Northwest NEWS

May 31, 1999

Front Page

Fall City Days: a decade of fun

   FALL CITY--1999 marks the 10th anniversary of the present Fall City Days Committee. Fall City Days is a non-profit organization that operates strictly for the benefit of the children of the Snoqualmie Valley.

   All proceeds from each year's event are used in area schools and community organizations. This committee has given in excess of $40,000. Teachers' special requests have been granted and software, computers, books, playground equipment, and band uniforms have been purchased. Fences and signs have been erected at the schools and dramatic productions have benefited.

   The committee meets on the first Thursday of each month at 7 p.m., upstairs at the Colonial Inn. Some positions are seeking replacement.

   This year's Fall City Days, "A River Runs Through It," is scheduled for June 19. This is a family event, featuring a grand parade with a mile of floats, bands, acrobatics, drill teams, horses and tractors, and a fun run. There will be live music on two stages, food booths, and arts and crafts.

   The fun runs and walk have become a popular favorite for local runners. The gentle scenic route is enjoyed by runners and walkers of all ages. This course is now a certified course, with annual runners numbering in the 700s. The Mt. Si WIN is responsible for organizing and manning the races.

   Other attractions include the Firemen Fireball competition, dunk tanks, helicopter rides, a carnival, and pony rides.

   The 1999 Fall City Days Logo contest winner is Jacob Lund, a third grader at Fall City Elementary School. Jacob is the youngest of three logo design winners for Fall City Days. The Lund family has produced winning designs in 1996 with "tied flies," in 1997 with "heart of the valley," and now 1999 with Jake's "fish." This family of artists continues to create designs proven to be good sellers and popular with all ages.

   T-shirts, mugs, and hats are available for viewing or pre-sale at Fall City Cuts or at the Fall City Days Booth on June 19.

   As the 1999 winner, Jake will receive a pass to the rides, a free helicopter ride, a set of merchandise featuring his design, and a place of honor in the parade. Jake's teacher, Barb Van Overen, also will receive a free helicopter ride for taking the class time to do the logos as a project.