This drive across America in 5 minutes is kinda cool, especially because it features our area (2:20 minutes in).
Thanks to Brian Gawley for calling it to our attention.
Here’s all about the Harvest Festival starting Friday, September 13, 2013.
There’s something for everyone here.
Community-wide yard (park) sale
There’s still time to be a part of the Chamber of Commerce’s community yard sale Friday and Saturday at North Dam Park. You can set up there for a $10 fee good for both days.
It’s one of the features of the two-day fall Harvest Festival.
Bring your own tables and set up for what could become a busy time sharing your pre-owned articles.
Yard sales are one of the community pastimes and the festival should produce plenty of lookers and potentially buyers. You can call the Chamber, 633-3074, for additional details.
Hay rides on Saturday
Terry Batterman is providing the team of horses and Janet O’Neil the wagon for Saturday’s hay rides.
The team and wagon will be near the skateboard park area from 10-4 on Saturday. The hosts say that young and old can take part in a good old-fashioned hayride through the park area roads.
The wagon will be loaded with hay bales as seating for the ride.
Costumed pet show
Bob Valen, a member of the Chamber Board of Directors, will run the Costumed Pet Show at the skateboard area.
Be creative — and take a chance that your pet will be good natured about it all — and be part of the judged show.
Last year more than a dozen pet owners dressed up their pets and put on quite a show.
Valen said that pets and their owners will show off, and then judges will make awards.
There’s plenty of room to show off your pets, or be a spectator to enjoy the pets, hopefully at their best.
The show is from 11 a.m. Saturday to noon.
Bring kids to the petting zoo
Come in to North Dam Park Saturday and meet “Spike,” the bearded dragon lizard. That’s all we are going to say about Spike; you’ll just have to come see for yourself.
It’s all part of the Petting Zoo Saturday from 10-4 at North Dam Park.
Spike will be on hand for only an hour, from noon to 1 p.m., so make your plan now to be there.
The chamber says there will be alpacas, sheep, horses, donkeys and much more. Kids can get close and in most cases touch and pet the animals.
Chalk art in the park
This is a good time to show your art skills.
The chamber furnishes the chalk and you furnish the talent. Draw your creations where everyone can enjoy them.
The chalk art opportunity is for young and old alike. It runs from 1-4 Saturday at the skatepark arena.
Beer Garden for two days
A beer garden will be set up in the picnic area from 5-10 p.m. Friday and from 3 to 10 p.m. on Saturday. Adults only. Come and have a good time.
Rotary to offer a BBQ
The Grand Coulee Dam Rotary Club plans a barbecue at North Dam Park on Saturday from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Rotarians will have hamburgers and German sausages and side dishes, and cold drinks for festival fans. Bring your appetites.
Sponsors for this year’s Harvest Festival in addition to the Grand Coulee Dam Area Chamber of Commerce are the Coulee Dam Federal Credit Union, Loepps Furniture & Appliance and the Colville Tribal Casinos. For more information on this year’s Harvest Festival, contact the chamber at 509-633-3074.
Kids, there’s a special day for you this Saturday, June 15.
It’s the Grand Coulee Dam Area Chamber of Commerce’s Koulee Kids Fest.
Details and a map are available to help you plan your day, inside this week’s Star newspaper.
A host of prizes will be awarded to some lucky kids.
The grand prize, being awarded by the chamber, is an iPod Touch. Other prizes include a remote controlled Spy Tank, an inflatable boat set, three AquaZookas, four tickets to Ephrata Raceway Park, gift certificates, free ice cream cones, a digital video camera, t-shirts, a sweatshirt and a gift card. Details on the firms providing the prizes can be found inside today’s newspaper.
Here’s all you have to do!
Visit the sites outlined in today’s Star, have someone sign off on your visit, and deposit your entry.
Prizes will be awarded at 1:30 p.m. Saturday at Faith Community Church in Electric City and kids can enjoy a feature-length movie while there.
Good hunting and good luck! See page 8 in The Star.
You can also read on, but the map may be easier to follow on paper, which also offers the entry form.
Koulee Kids Fest Activity list
Geode Break at Funzee’s (bring your own sock)
Pedal Boats at Coulee Playland
Mini Golf at Sunbanks Lake Resort
Geo cache at the Visitor Arrival Center
BB- North Dam Park – Lions Club
Coulee Cruizers Car Show North Dam Park,
kids vote for their favorite car
Sidewalk Chalk Art – in Electric City
(by the post office, city hall in front of Tropical Pig & ECT)
Fire truck at North Dam Park
Disk Golf demonstration at the new
Disc Golf course in North Dam Park
Delight Ice Cream truck, free ice cream
for all kids participating in the event.
Sponsored by Coulee Dam Federal Credit Union
And the Wednesday night before that, bull riding fans can get their fix of “beer, burgers and bulls” in a special event at the Ridge Riders Rodeo Grounds.
The rodeo grounds open at 6 p.m., Aug. 15, for what could become a frequent event next year. Bull riding begins at 7 p.m.
Then on Friday night, a local rock group called Mister Meaner will take to the “stage” at the bottom of the grass amphitheater.
The very next evening a cool trio from Spokane, The 45s, will rock your Saturday night with a rockabilly sound. Think “The Stray Cats” and you’ll come to close to hearing this fun band.
nity Church. The next night Mister Meaner hopes the word will have spread, and you’ll bring your friends back for a good time.
Labor Day weekend kicks of Aug. 31 with a big-name band in the Pacific Northwest — Jr. Cadillac. Folks who gathered for their concert in the park last year had a great time, and said they wanted more.
Saturday night, Sept. 1, will see another encore from a band that proved popular last year. “33” bills itself as the loudest band in Spokane. By the way, we should do something to welcome back Joe Oliver that night, a band member originally from the coulee.
The series is sponsored by the Grand Coulee Dam Area Chamber of Commerce, which is advertising it across the state and paying for it with the help of tourism tax dollars from Electric City, Grand Coulee and Coulee Dam.
An array of fun stuff, mostly free, is coming up this Saturday, June 16 throughout the Grand Coulee Dam Area.
The annual Father’s Day weekend event is geared to kids 12 and under, but includes lots of things adults will enjoy, too. And kids who take part can win a variety of prizes at a drawing later, including a Kindle Fire.
Here’s the skinny, in a chamber of commerce provided poster: