Northwest NEWS

July 12, 1999


More Kla Ha Ya Days news

Liz Loomis is parade marshal

   Liz Loomis, 29, is the 1999 Top Foods Sunset parade marshal. She is among the youngest to sit on Snohomish City Council and is now one of the youngest to be honored in Kla Ha Ya Days' Festival. Loomis applied for and accepted city council appointment in June 1997, after another councilperson's job transfer left a vacant seat. Five months later, Loomis won her seat, campaigning on children's and seniors' issues. Today, she donates her $2,400 annual city council salary to charities that benefit these groups, all while working on her current goals--a youth center and skateboard park for Snohomish.

Top Foods Sunset Parade

   The Top Foods Sunset Parade will be held this Saturday at 6:30 p.m., and includes the Clan Gordon Pipe Band of Bellingham, the Electronettes and Babynettes dance style drill teams, the Seafair Clowns, the 4-H equine clubs, Caribbean Pirates and Lake City Vigilantes, clowns, floats, restored vehicles, and more. The Snohomish High School band, along with the cheerleaders and football players, will march in the Top Food Sunset Parade, joined by the senior class officers riding in an 1880s carriage provided by the Snohomish Historical Society. Runners in the 8K River Run start at 5:30 p.m. sharp. Those returning in less than an hour will beat the parade.

Arts & Crafts Street Fair

   Children and adults will enjoy the Arts and Crafts Fair. Artisans, entrepreneurs, and non-profits will participate in the fair from 10 a. m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday and 10 a. m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday, July 17 and 18. Located off 1st Street on Union in downtown Snohomish. Look for handmade gifts for home, garden, gifts, and wardrobes. Paintings, jewelry, toys, candy, photographs, sculptures, and much more will be available.