Northwest NEWS

September 3, 2001



Kenmore Good Ol' Days Festival and Parade - Sept.9

A pancake breakfast, a fun run and a tap dancing group with members ranging into their 80s are just some of the innovations set for this year's Kenmore Good Ol' Days Festival and Parade to take place on Sunday, Sept. 9, at Kenmore Village, with free parking in the Park & Ride lot to the north.
   "There will truly be something for ladies and gentlemen and children of all ages," said Kay Rodriguez, festival coordinator.
   Last year's popular Kiddie Town will be back with some new features including a Teen Scene with food and music geared to the adolescent crowd.
   Free ice cream will be distributed by senior clowns from the Northshore Senior Center.
   After the traditional parade along Northeast 181st St., the Inglemoor High School Marching Band and cheerleaders will hold a pep rally at Kenmore Village.
   The annual Kenmore Dahlia Show will give visitors a chance to submit their favorite blooms for judging.
   The theme of this fourth annual festival is "Celebrating Kenmore's Past, Present and Promise."
   Bagpipers and the Kenmore Heritage Society will highlight the past, and a display about the LakePointe mixed-use project will look to the future.
   •Pancake Breakfast: 10 a.m. to noon
   Members of nearby Lions Clubs will staff this function to be held at St. Vincent de Paul, 7304 NE Bothell Way.
   • Fun Run: noon
   The new fun run will start at Tracy Owen Station (Logboom Park).
   The 2-mile route on the Burke-Gilman Trail will conclude with a celebration at the Kenmore Community Club.
   Walkers are encouraged to participate. Runners and walkers who wish to march in the Grand Parade only have to walk two blocks to the metro lot.
   Runners can register at the Northshore Citizen, 18120 Bothell Way NE; Mister T's Trophies, 7900 NE Bothell Way; and Ostrom's Drugs and Mikey's Original Chili, both in Kenmore Village. Registration on the day of the event will begin at 11:30 a.m. at Tracy Owen Station. Entry fee is $8.
   • Parade: 1 p.m.
   As in the past, the Kiddie Parade followed by the Grand Parade will assemble at the Park & Ride behind the Kenmore Fire Department. The route will follow Northeast 181st Street westward ending at Kenmore Village.
   • Festival:
   1:30-5 p.m.
   Booths and entertainment featuring dancers and musicians will entertain at Kenmore Village.
   Festival admission is free. For information or to volunteer to help out, call 398-8900 or visit