Northwest NEWS

May 10, 1999


A full day of activities this weekend at the Duvall Days Country Living Festival

CHS mascot co-chairs
The Cedarcrest High School Mascot will march in the Grande Parade on Saturday. Duvall Days' Co-Chairs Susan Aaron (left) of Valley Mailbox and Margie Coy (right).

   Everyone and their families are invited to come join the fun in Duvall this weekend at the 24th annual Duvall Days Country Living Festival. Two days of all kinds of activities will begin with a 5K (3.1-mile) Fun Run with the 8 a.m. registration.

   Main Street will close at 9 a.m. on Saturday and the Street Fair and Food Court will open. At 9 a.m., the Fit Happens! Aerobathon will take place at the Main St. Stage.

   Beginning at 11:00 on Saturday, Duvall Days' spectacular parade will take place, with the Kids' Parade first, followed by the Grande Parade. Kids in costumes, decorated bicycles and wagons, kid groups, etc. are invited to participate and be a part of the excitement. All kids must fill out an entry form, but there is no charge for their participation. Kids need to show up by 9 a.m. on Saturday and check in with the Parade Coordinator at Main and Valley. Each child will be presented a special Duvall Days Festival participant ribbon.

   The Grande Parade begins immediately following the kids' parade. Numerous "country theme" entries including floats, horses, antique tractors, wagons, trucks, and cars will be on hand as well as high school and junior high bands and a military jet on a trailer, Snoqualmie Valley Funeral Home will have an antique hearst pulled by ponies, and the Fire Department will parade its impressive fleet and some oldtime engines.

   Commercial entries are invited to join in. There is a $5.00 fee for each vehicle. Antique and farm-related vehicles are especially appropriate to the theme of the festival and are encouraged to participate. Becky Ish, dental assistant/business coordinator at Caron Nelson dental office, is the parade chair.

   For inquiries about the parade, please call the Duvall Chamber special event hotline at 425-788-8956. Pick up a parade entry form for both the Kid's and Grande Parade at Valley Mailbox, Seafirst Bank, or Valley Community Bank.

   Ribbons and awards will be presented at the grandstand at 12:30 p.m following the parade. Right after the parade, there will be pony rides for kids at the corner of Stella and Main, the Frog Jump Contest, Cow Pie Bingo, music, and entertainment, followed by a frog jumping contest and other events, and much more.

   Special entertainment will be offered by country gospel bands: The Circuit Riders, Rhythm of Life Band, Barefoot Moses Band, and Mended Heart Band. The TJ's Dance Studio will perform at 2:15 p.m.

   A fireworks spectacular can be viewed from Cherry Valley Elementary parking area or Cherry Valley Hunting area off Hwy. 203 just north of town Saturday evening.

   On Sunday, plan to enjoy the 39th annual Fire Fighters' Pancake Breakfast from 7 a.m.-1 p.m. at the Duvall Fire Hall, with all the pancakes, ham, and eggs you can eat. The price is $6.00 per adult, $4.00 for children and $5.00 for senior citizens.