Northwest NEWS

June 12, 2000

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Fall City Days 2000 is June 17

Ducky Derby added this year

   The Ducky Derby is the latest addition to the 29th annual Fall City Days festival on June 17. This year's festival expects over 800 runners from around the area to take place in the 5K/10K Fun Run and 5K Walk. The USA Track and Field Association certifies the race. The Fun Run starts at 9 a.m.

   The festivities start with the annual Mason's Pancake Breakfast, beginning at 7 a.m., at the Masonic Lodge. The Street Fair, with over 100 arts, crafts, food, and fun exhibitors, will be ready at 9 a.m. All children and parents are encouraged to participate in the Kiddie Parade, a four-block long adventure starting at 11 a.m. Remember to register before the parade begins. The Grand Parade, with Les Jones and Mary Kay as this year's Grand Marshals, follows the Kiddie Parade.

   The Firefighters Water Fight follows the main parade along the Snoqualmie River. Parade winners will be announced at 12:45. The Suffering Gaels and The Jim Basnight Band will be on stage from 1-4 p.m. There will be helicopter rides, pony rides, go-carts, the Fall City Little League speed pitch contest, and the ever-popular Dunk Tank.

   The Official Ducky Derby will take place at 3 p.m. on the Snoqualmie River. "Adopt" a rubber ducky for only $5. The Ducks will be released upriver and the first ones that cross the finish line in "downtown" Fall City will win fabulous cash and prizes for its adopter. Entrants must be 18 or older to participate and must "adopt" their ducky prior to 1 p.m.

   This year's entertainment is the Suffering Gaels, a traditional Irish band. They will be playing a mix of dance music and instrumentals, along with contemporary and traditional Irish songs, at Olive Taylor Quigley Park.

   Also, the Jim Basnight Band will perform pop songs with a combination of jazz, blues, hillbilly, and acoustic rock flavors on the Parade Stage.