Newcastle Days Celebrating 17 years of community spirit!
September 9 & 10, 2011 Lake Boren Park
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Newcastle Days celebrates our history Welcome to our 17th annual Newcastle Days! Newcastle Days allows us to celebrate and remember our history. Our city incorporated 17 years ago, but Newcastle was founded in 1869 as a coal-mining town. It is the coal carried from Newcastle that is attributed to making the Port of Seattle a dominant West Coast seaport. Those days are long gone, but our rich history remains. It’s present and future is even richer. The coal mines have given way to worldclass golf courses, diverse housing developments and new parks. When this city incorporated in 1994, many of you were with me. And a lot of you have joined us along the way. With each of us comes a sense of community and pride that we can call Newcastle home. I thank Councilman Sonny Putter, who has been with me on the council since
our city’s inception; he served as mayor from 2000 to 2001. Sonny will retire from the council this year after 17 consecutive years of community, regional and civic Mayor John duty. Dulcich This year, for the second time, Newcastle was selected as one of CNN’s Money Magazine’s Best Places to Live in America. It’s not a secret to us that we live in a wonderful place. Thank you to our Grand Presenting Sponsor Valley Medical and our other sponsors. Also thank you to our Newcastle Days Committee (Koleen Morris, chairwoman) and the posse of volunteers who have made Newcastle Days
flourish each year. As we wrap up a summer filled with peek-a-boo sunshine and a troubled economy, we stand strong as a community. We come together at the fruit stand, our neighborhood restaurants (we are spoiled with their offerings), Wednesday night concerts, picnics, cookouts and while shopping at our neighborhood stores. Soon, we’ll watch children come and go on school buses, pick out pumpkins and cornstalks, rake leaves and enjoy neighborhood Halloween festivities. We look forward to Thanksgiving and holiday gatherings with fireplaces and friends to share with in the winter months. I salute each individual who has pride in Newcastle. Please join me and my family this Newcastle Days in celebrating our community heritage. Very truly yours, Mayor John D. Dulcich
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Discover who’s ready to serve you Food vendors ❑ Jumpin’ Jacks – espresso, smoothies, ice cream ❑ Shiskaberry’s – chocolate-dipped strawberries ❑ BUNS – gourmet natural hamburgers and fries, soda ❑ Tastyz Kettlecorn – Kettle corn, caramel corn, shaved ice ❑ Hanley Family Elephant Ears – elephant ears ❑ Maximus/Minimus – pulled pork and veggie sandwiches
Booth vendors ❑ Costco – what’s new for fall at Costco ❑ Vacation Giveaways LLC – time-
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6 FROM PAGE 4 share, Hawaii vacation ❑ Pet Pros – give away samples, tennis balls, Frisbees ❑ Seattle Revival Center – children’s activity booth, information ❑ Gerken Financial Coaching – informational service oriented ❑ Exceed Martial Arts – promotional information, martial arts display ❑ Cummins Chiropractic – stress test, spinal health ❑ Rainier Ballet Academy – general information about dance studio ❑ Newcastle Dentistry – dentistry information ❑ Orthodontic Excellence – orthodontic information, children’s activity ❑ Advocare – 24-day community get fit launch, personal training, food supplements ❑ Renton Technical College – college information ❑ Arbonne International beauty and health products ❑ Viviane Skin Care – cosmetic
products and skincare demonstrations ❑ Tuttle Chiropractic – chiropractic and massage ❑ 3 Degrees/Green Power Program – educational outreach about energy ❑ Coal Creek Utility District – rain barrel demonstration, maps ❑ Alpine Acupuncture – acupuncture information ❑ Stella & Dot – boutique style jewelry and accessories ❑ Close to My Heart Stamping – card making and scrapbooking ❑ Club Z Tutoring – information about tutoring services ❑ Pet Station – pet services
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Step back in time with Newcastle Historical Society The Newcastle Historical Society will have a “What is it?” table at Newcastle Days where people can identify objects from the city’s past. The table will feature old gadgets that would have been used around the home and barnyard that are interesting, especially to children. There will also be old farm implements, such as corn huskers, water pumps, etc. that are handson items for people to experience. There will also be historical photos and memorabilia on display, and the Newcastle Historic Cemetery will be open to the public. When residents discover the cemetery “they are really proud to have a special identity,” according to Pam Lee, who has been involve with the Newcastle Historical Society since its beginning. The cemetery “is a source of pride for the city,” she said. “It’s a pleasant and peaceful place to be.”
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Rediscover downtown at sidewalk sale The Newcastle Days kick-off event will be a sidewalk sale held throughout Newcastle’s downtown from 3-7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 9. The purpose of the sale is to acquaint the public to downtown businesses, and provide an opportunity for home businesses to have exposure. All Newcastle businesses participating in the sale are offering specials. There are prize drawings for anyone (older than 18) who enters participating businesses and visits the booths. The prize drawings will be at 7:30 p.m. at Sweet Decadence (must be present to win). Businesses that would like a sidewalk location to set up their own booths will need to fill out an application and pay a $25 fee for participating. Get the General Vendor Application online at www.newcastledays.com. Click on
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Newcastle 5K is now an annual tradition The third annual Newcastle 5K is now a regular part of the Newcastle Days celebration! The Newcastle Days 5K Run/Walk kicks off at 8:30 a.m. Sept. 10 at Lake Boren Park. The 3.1-mile route, like the two previous years, winds through May Creek Park and Lake Boren Park on paved roads and wide trails. This race is for beginning runners, seasoned runners, walking groups and everyone in between! The past two years, the race has had a fun atmosphere — the race is dog friendly, there are great volunteers who come out to help and following the run/walk there is a kid’s dash! Our fabulous sponsors also provide snacks and services for participants and spectators. This year, the race is putting money toward a scholarship fund for college-bound high school seniors from Newcastle. As college tuition goes
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A lineup with something for everyone Lake Boren Park schedule 10:30 a.m.
5K Run Awards
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Boy Scouts troop ceremony
Cornerstone Studio (in front of stage)
11:30 p.m. to noon Rainier Ballet Academy (in front of stage) 12:15-12:45 p.m.
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Tim Noah (in front of stage)
Blue Dog Dance (in front of stage)
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The Rain Kings (classic rock)
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Spirit of Ojah (Ghanaian highlife, reggae and funk)
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Car show showcases the classics Emcee Lance Lambert (of “The Vintage Vehicle Show”), amazing classic cars, dashboard plaques and trophies highlight the Newcastle Days Classic Car Show! The car show will run from noon to 4 p.m. with onsite registration starting at 11 a.m. Participants can also register online through the NewcastleDays.com website – under the Classic Car Show tab. Newcastle Days committee member and ex-Parks Commissioner Suzi O’Byrne; volunteer and classic car owner Mark Ryker; Newcastle Parks Manager Michael Holly, plus Newcastle Parks Commissioner, Newcastle Days Committee member and NewcastleDays.com webpage designer Craig Belcher have worked together to fine tune the trophy categories, posters, sponsors and logistics of the Classic Car Show.
The Animal Hospital of Newport Hills and Oil Can Henry’s are the sponsors this year. They are providing dash plaques to all participants and trophies to the winners of the following categories: Best Foreign/Import; Best Pre ’50s Vehicle; Best ’50s Vehicle; Best ’60s Vehicle; Best ’70s Vehicle, Best ’80 Vehicle: Mayor’s Choice; and the People’s Choice – Best in Show. There will be ballots provided for voting at the Classic Car Show registration booth. Lambert will announce the winners at 4 p.m. Vehicles will enter Lake Boren Park off of 129th Avenue and will be wonderfully displayed on the rolling lawn in the north part of the park. This year marks the 100th “birthday” of Chevy – something to think about when you’re looking at all of these classic cars. All cars are welcome.
Volunteers keep the festival rolling Newcastle Days volunteers are still needed to help with the event. Wow, what a great way to get involved with the community and have fun at the same time. As Uncle Sam Newcastle would say, “We Need You!” ... but it’s only a short-term commitment — one day, and you don’t have to cut your hair! Seriously, we need adults to help with the parking in the morning, directing the 5K runners, showing vendors to their locations, and later in the day, helping in the beer tent. Any takers? Oh yes, volunteers receive an event T-shirt. Email Grace Stiller at firstname.lastname@example.org, or call 228-7827 or 206795-5783 for more information. Students are welcome to volunteer and receive community service hours. Thank you to the Hazen High School football team and the Newcastle Weed Warriors, who will be with us again this year! Volunteers check in at the volunteer station located near the restrooms. Sign up online by taking the brief Survey Monkey survey found on the home page at www.NewcastleWeedWarriors.org and order your T-shirt in advance! Also, stop by the King County Noxious Weed Program booth and learn how to control invasive noxious weeds in King County. Free brochures are available, and new this year — paperless information can be sent directly to your smart phone! Or go to www.kingcounty.gov/environment/ animalsAndPlants/noxious-weeds/ outreach/fairs.aspx. The Weed Warriors have been with us for the past four years, and we are glad to see them back with us again this year! Look for them in the shelter area by the restroom, with the Newcastle Weed Warriors.
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Thank you to helpful hands A big thank you to the Newcastle Days Planning Committee: Angela Wingate (Newcastle Chamber of Commerce president) Sandra Wixon (Newcastle chamber/business owner) Suzi O’Byrne (Newcastle resident), Diane Lewis (Parks Commission), Craig Belcher (Parks Commission), Doug Kunkle (Newcastle chamber) and David Harris (HTS Audio). These fabulous people volunteered their time and energy to make Newcastle Days possible. This annual event could not have been achieved without them! Koleen Morris Chairwoman, Newcastle Days
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