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Arlington summer festivals provide fun, raise funds Food, fun, games, competition, duck races, fireworks, airplanes, art and music, and memory making—Arlington Festival is comprised of three ­major events: the Fourth of July, Arlington Fly-In, and Arlington Street Fair.

through the years, but many elements were established as far back as the 1880s, when there were enough early settlers to compete in fun games, dance to the music, and race down the river. While things have changed, one thing’s for Independence Day Arlington’s Fourth of sure: the Arlington FestiJuly Independence Day val involves many groups celebration has evolved and residents collaborat-

ing to present fun events for the whole community to enjoy together. Independence Day begins with Pancakes in the Park. Starting at 7 a.m., breakfast is served by members and friends of Arlington Heights Fire District 21. Your choice of a stack with eggs and bacon, or a stack topped with strawberries and whipped cream, $5 per

plate, until 10 a.m. (or until the pancake batter runs out!) at 1100 West Ave. The Pedal, Paddle, Puff Triathlon is sponsored by the ArlingtonSmokey Point Chamber of Commerce and offers a real challenge to bikers, runners, and water enthusiasts. The triathlon consists of a 5.8 bicyle race, a 6-mile canoe or kayak trip down the Stilly, then a 2-mile relay at River Meadows Park. Registration starts 8 a.m. and the race starts at 10 a.m. As the competitors in the Pedal Paddle Puff Triathlon pass through the park on the final leg of the race, competitors of a different sort are competing for a good deal at the Kiwanis Auction. The Arlington Ki-

wanis Club Auction raises funds for its scholarship program at this event each year, with seniors graduating from Arlington and Lakewood schools reaping the benefits. Two silent auctions will close at 8:30 a.m. and 10 a.m., and the live auction begins at noon. The Rotary Club of Arlington also taps the Fourth of July market for its annual fundraiser in the Great Stilly Duck Dash. With a lot of goodnatured quacking, funds raised benefit youth and seniors in the community. The Rotarians gather in the park in the morning to rally enthusiasm and sell ducks, but the race isn’t until after the Grand Parade, at 7:30 p.m. Games and food ven-

dors are ongoing at Legion Park, to keep families busy in town until the Grand Parade starts. Kids 12 and under are invited to lead the Grand Parade with the traditional Kiddies Parade. Registration begins at 3:30 at PUD, 210 Division St., with line-up and judging at Frontier Bank. For information call Jennifer at 360-618-7848 or go to the city’s website, www. arlingtonwa.gov, for an application form. The Grand Parade starts at 5 p.m. It’s truly grand, with marching bands, bagpipes, antique cars, military vehicles, tractors, trucks, floats, and more. Pick your viewing spot early— chairs start appearing on See Festivals on page 6

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Parade Grand Marshal doesn’t let disease slow him down By Sarah Arney

The marshal of Arlington’s Fourth of July Grand Parade is Kody Cunningham, who turned 11 on March 30. Kody attends President’s Elementary School. Kody was named Police Chief for a Day recently, and parade organizers decided he should also be the grand marshal. “Kody and I will be leading the parade in a police vehicle, as is custom-

ary for the police chief, then we’ll be circling back to jump on the parade marshal vehicle,” Police Chief Nelson Beazley said. Kody was diagnosed with cystic fibrosis (CF) when he was five weeks old. CF is a lung and digestive disease. He takes inhaled and oral medications throughout the day to keep his lungs healthy and maintain his weight. Kody is very active with sports (soccer, baseball, basketball) and doing “nor-

mal kid things” like riding his bike, hanging out with friends and playing video games, said mom Lynnea Shephard. “He slows down long enough to do his treatments and take his pills, but the disease does not keep him from being active. We are so fortunate that medications have helped keep Kody healthy and active,” she said. Shephard said her son is like any typical kid. “He complains some-

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n Kody Cunningham, 11, was named Arlington’s Police Chief for a Day recently. He will attend a police conference with Arlington’s police chief in August, and he will be the marshal of Arlington’s Fourth of July Grand Parade too.

Day.” The average life expectancy of a CF patient is 37 and 1/2 years old, but all of Kody’s goals are long term, Shephard said. Kody lives with his mother in Arlington. His

dad, Brandon Cunningham, lives in Stanwood. He has a stepbrother, Justin Shepard, and a stepsister, Amanda Shepard. Give him a shout when you see him drive by in the parade.

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Arlington service clubs plan fun activities to benefit locals Kiwanis Auction

The Kiwanis Club of Arlington scholarship fundraiser auction, held the 4th of July at Haller Park, benefits Arlington and Lakewood High School graduating seniors. The morning event features two silent auctions, the first of which opens at 8:30 a.m. and closes at 9:30 a.m., with the second opening at 10 a.m. and closing at 11. A live auction follows at noon. Auction items often include a flag that has been

flown on the U.S. Capitol, donated by Rep. Rick Larsen, Arlington’s home boy, and also septic pumpings, loads of wood, estate plans, beer brewed by the community development director, and massages, too, among many other fun items. The auction is a fun chance to see supporters sneak in a subtle bid on the item of their choice, hoping not to gain the attention of their bidding rivals. The silent auctions provide an exciting activity between the pancake

breakfast and the different legs of Pedal, Paddle, Puff Triathlon. It’s truly fun in the park on the Fourth of July—a chance to bid on some great items while supporting our local scholars.

Rotary Duck Dash

With all the painted ducks around town reminding the community to enter for a chance to win the Arlington Rotary Club’s Great Stilly Duck Dash, the 22-year-old fundraiser for Rotary causes, which benefit youth and seniors

as well as the community in general, should do well this year. Last year’s Duck Dash was cancelled due to unsafe river conditions, but a random drawing was held to determine winners. Organizers are hopeful that the river spectacle can take place as planned this year. The Arlington Rotary Club’s major fundraiser adds a special air of festivity to the full day of Independence Day events, and the weeks before. Sporting bright orange T-shirts and maybe even a duck costume or two, Rotarians roam through town persuading people to buy chances to win the $5,000 cash first place prize. Other finishers get shopping certificates. At 7:30 p.m., the bright yellow rubber ducks, with numbers affixed to their bottoms, are dumped into

n Arlington Rotarians Dave Duskin (left) and John Meno hit the streets to sell Duck Dash tickets before the rubber ducks are dumped into the river on July 4. Photo by Sarah Arney

the river on their short journey to the finish line at Haller Park. Since the Haller railroad bridge opened to the public as part of the Centennial Trail, spectators can enjoy a great view up the South Fork of the river, where the ducks will swim from the Lincoln Bridge upstream.

To get your ducks, watch for Rotarians around town—they’re hard to miss. Check out the Web site at greatstillyduckdash. com for photos and info.

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northsoundRE.com n Bidders check out some of the wares during the Kiwanis live auction last year. This lot looks like gallon jugs of home brewed beer. Photo by Sarah Arney

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the edge of the sidewalk early in the morning. After the parade, back at the river, if it isn’t flowing too high, thousands of numbered rubber duckies are dumped over the Lincoln Bridge. They float down the river and the first one through the chute at Haller Park wins $5,000. A partnership of the Arlington-Smokey Point Chamber of Commerce and the Rotary Club, Fireworks on the Fourth starts at dark at Quake Park 18501-59th Ave, with outdoor seating and parking available at the Boys and Girls Club.

Arlington Fly-In

The following week, July 11-15, the Arlington Fly-In is presented at the renowned Arlington Airport. For more than 40 years the Fly-In has attracted aviation enthusiasts with exciting air shows, exhibitions and displays. A treat for all ages, the Fly-In offers informative workshops and seminars for pilots alongside family-friendly activities, jaw-dropping air shows, and up-close tours of vintage and military aircraft. For more details, see pages 16 and 17.

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Fly-In, on July 13-15 Olympic Avenue will be filled with fun things to do, unique vendors and treats. Enjoy the anticipated Arlington Idol competition in Legion Park Friday evening and live music through the weekend. See pages 14-15 for more details. The Arlington Arts Council is expanding its Art for Kids at the Street Fair to a plaza full of artistic activities, all day Friday and Saturday. “All of these events n The Arlington 4th of July Parade is enjoyed by spectators and participants alike. are made possible by Photo by Sarah Arney many volunteers who are Or just have fun, get Involvement with lationships that lead to a dedicated to community to know your neighbors, community activities is collective vision for the involvement,” said Mayand make some new the best way to build re- city, Tolbert said. or Barbara Tolbert. memories.

A little competition to get the heart pumping By Sarah Arney

A modern interpretation of an ancient tradition in Arlington, the Pedal, Paddle, Puff Triathlon adds biking and running to the tradition of river boat races during its Independence Day celebration. The Pedal, Paddle, Puff Triathlon is sponsored by the ArlingtonSmokey Point Chamber of Commerce and the manpower is provided by city employees and community members who care: Bikers, runners, water enthusiasts, and their relatives and friends. In recent years, the race has been coordinated by airport manager Rob Putnam, a cyclist at heart. He has been assisted by another biker,

Park, then boaters paddle 6 miles downstream in the Stillaguamish River South Fork by canoe or kayak. Scouts and other helpers wait at the river bank at Haller Park to help triathletes out of their boats, so they can deliver the baton to the runners. Some iron men and women do the whole darn thing themselves. Putnam is seeking an assistant volunteer PPP coordinator to help out and get trained to take over.

n Mike Wootten and Jeff Gastineau were the top two finishers of the 2011 PPP triathlon. Photo by Sarah Arney

Many others rally to Tom Barry, and fellow the cause. Police and firecity employee, natural resources manager Bill fighters guard the route as bikers depart from the Blake.

park, heading east on SR 530, to Arlington Heights Road. Bikers ride 5.8 miles to River Meadows

“I am hoping to find a trainee/assistant this year who might take over management next year,” he said. Registration starts 8 a.m., a short meeting for all participants starts at 9 a.m., and the race starts at 10 a.m. Pedal, Paddle, Puff is sponsored by the Arlington-Smokey Point Chamber of Commerce, Putnam said. “They provide the insurance coverage, the Tshirts and cash awards.”


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n Firefighters serve up a popular pancake breakfast on the 4th. Photo by Sarah Arney

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July 12, 19, 26 ....................9pm Outdoor Movies at Terrace Park, karaoke at 7pm July 7-Sept 1 .............10am-3pm Arlington Farmers Market, Saturdays, Legion Park www. arlingtonfarmersmarket.org July 21 ................................6pm Shakespeare in the Park Terrace Park City of Arlington, www. arlingtonwa.gov/recreation July 21 & 22 ..............10am-4pm Red Rooster Route Days www. redroosterroute.com July 28 ......................11am-3pm Bryant Blueberry Farm Festival August 2, 9, 16, 23 ........6:30pm Music in the Park, City of Arlington www.arlingtonwa.gov/ recreation August 4 .............................9am Rivers & Rails Run at Haller Park, ARC, 425-359-0868 www. arlingtonrunnersclub.org August 7 .............................TBD National Night Out, City of Arlington August 11 & 12 .................10am Festival of the River, River Meadows Park, www. stillaguamish.nsn.us/festival.htm August 11 ..........................TBD Chainsaw Art Show, Tremko Studio, downtown Arlington

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August 18 .................10am-4pm Sittin Pretti Car Show www. sittinpretti.com September 8 & 9 ........9am-5pm Art Show in the Park, Legion Park, Arlington Arts Council www. arlingtonartscouncil.net September 8 ...............9am-4pm Dragstrip Reunion Car Show, Airport, www. arlingtondragstripreunion.com September 8 .............11am-2pm Pozole & Corn Roast- Garden Treasures www.redroosterroute. com September 15 .....................TBD Freedom Walk, Operation Homefront September 15 ............................ 1-4pm ........ Pioneer Days, www. stillymuseum.org September 15 .....................9am Airport Run for Hope, ARC, 425-359-0868 www. arlingtonrunnersclub.org September 22 .....................1pm Friendship Walk, Village Com. Services, Legion Park, www. villagecommunitysvcs.org October 1-31 ..............9am-5pm Fosters Pumpkin & Hidden Gnome Corn Maze Festival www. redroosterroute.com

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Hometown parade caps off downtown 4th of July activities Arlington loves a parade, and the Fourth of July Grand Parade is always an anticipated hometown experience. It’s fun to see people walking down the center of the street, interacting with fellow Arlingtonians and visitors. The real thrill, though, is riding in the parade. Anyone can do it, just sign up and show up. It’s mostly free, unless you are running for office.

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Art for kids at the Arlington Street Fair By Sarah Arney

Art experiences for all ages of kids—that’s one of several goals in the Arlington Arts Council’s mission. To that end, the AAC has offered art for kids at the Arlington Street Fair for several years. Kids painted a mural in a day two years ago and last year they painted rocks. Early on kids painted the Three Beauties mural with Arlington artist Harry Engstrom. This year, AAC’s youth art committee, Youth Engaged in Art (YEA!), is planning a bigger and better spread of hands-on art projects on the City Hall Plaza, 238 N. Olympic Ave., on Friday and Saturday dur-

n Two young artists paint rocks at the street fair in 2011. Photo by Sarah Arney

ing the Street Fair, July 13 and 14. Projects include puppet making, abstract expressionism Pollack style, and chalk art on the sidewalk, among others.

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art today!” Mike Nordine, AAC’s muffler sculptor, is planning something special with his granddaughter, Taylor Howes, that will n Kids’ activities are also planned during the day for the 4th of July at Legion Park. Photo by Sarah Arney be fun for all kids.

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A street full of fun, food, fabulous buys The Arlington Street Fair fills North Olympic Avenue in historic downtown Arlington with arts and crafts, commercial vendors, information and fun activities with local community groups, fair food and music, bouncy houses for kids and more. Presented by the

Downtown Arlington Business Association, the street fair provides a break from the Fly-In for those who want to do a little shopping while enjoying free entertainment and activities. A complimentary shuttle runs from downtown to the Fly-In throughout the weekend.

Entertainment at the street fair includes an open mic from 4 to 6 p.m. Friday in Legion Park, followed by the Arlington Idol contest at 7 p.m. Registration starts at 6 p.m. On Saturday, the day starts with Zumba. Country music by Knut Bell is featured from 2 to 3 p.m.,

and at 5:30 p.m. Shades of Purple perform the music of Bad Company. Cherry Cherry, a Neil Diamond tribute band, will perform on Sunday. The street fair runs July 13 through 15, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 11 a.m. to 3 n Denise Putnam’s sister from out of town buys kettlekorn at the p.m. Sunday. 2011 Arlington Street Fair. Photo by Sarah Arney

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High-flying family fun in store at the Arlington Fly-In The Arlington Fly-In, set for July 11-15 at the Arlington Airport, is the area’s premiere fun family event with an aviation theme. This year’s activities include new attractions to delight both young and young at heart while bringing back the best of the Fly-In, including daily airshows, static aircraft displays, the runway theater, bi-plane and warbird rides, and the Saturday evening Hot Air Balloon Night Glow. On Wednesday, July 11, join local pilots and enthusiasts at the Fly-In to celebrate the 75th anniversary of the venerable Cub aircraft with special fly-bys and a barbecue lunch. Kids’ Day is Thurs-

tivities planned all day. Kids can climb aboard a flight simulator, try their hand at candy airplane making, and see a demonstration by Arlington High School’s robotics team. Admission is free for kids, accompanied by an adult. Friday is Vintage Day, featuring 1920 and 1930era aircraft and displays by North Cascades Vintage Aero Museum in the red barn. Be sure to look for the beautiful ‘Sentimental Journey,’ a World War II vintage B-17 bomber airplane, a unique piece of aviation history. Tours of the rare aircraft are availn Vintage aircraft demonstrate “barnstorming” techniques able July 11-14. There’s with the help of the authentic barn set. even an opportunity for day, July 12, with a uled for 2 p.m. and kid- some lucky individuals special airshow sched- friendly displays and ac- to actually take a flight

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and experience this vintage aircraft first-hand. The classic car show, set for Saturday, July 14, features an expanded display area and lots of exhibitors. A fundraiser for the Arlington Food Bank, pre-registration for the car show is open until July 2. The application form is available on the Fly-In website, wwwlarlingtonflyin.org. Wednesday through Saturday evening, bring your lawn chairs or blankets and enjoy a free family-rated aviation-themed movie at the Runway Theatre, a 25-foot outdoor screen. Movies scheduled for this year include “Air Racer,” “Flyabout” and “Red Tails.” RC hobbyists will en-

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Fly-In – cont’d. play of Vietnam river patrol boats. The public will be able to board the boats for a look at these strategic vehicles. The spectacular Hot Air Balloon Glow happens Saturday at dusk, with dozens of tethered balloons lit from the inside. Guests must be on the grounds by 8 p.m. to witness the display. Food vendors and a

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2012 Arlington Festivals Program  

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