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Festival Centennial By Luke Tolley Hillyard Festival Association Gazette Editor

MARK YOUR CALENDAR! June: 18th: ChalkArtWalk and Community Yard Sale.

Hillyard rarely needs an excuse to party. We are a proud neighborhood that is happy to celebrate our community at any chance we get. Thus it has been since 1911, the first recorded public celebration of Hillyard. This year, we recognize the centennial of the first street fair with our 100th Hillyard Festival and Hi-Jinks Parade on August 5th, 6th & 7th in Hillyard at Sharpley-Harmon Park and on North Market Street. Special thanks to Billy Oakley for designing our 100th anniversary logo that you‘ll no doubt be seeing all over the neighborhood in the coming months. Check out the special centerfold pull out poster with the beautiful logo on pages 6 and 7. Hang it in your window to help spread the word about this year‘s Hillyard Festival. Over the years, the festival has generally been celebrated in August, sometimes early in the month like it is now and sometimes later as a harvest celebration. It seems there was also a time when it was celebrated around the time of Independence Day as well. The Festival has been celebrated for various reasons (as if we needed a reason). One of the earliest accounts found in the Spokane Daily Chronicle in 1911 was a fellowship and installation of various ―secret orders‖ like the Hillyard Commercial Club, Masonic Temple and the Improved Order of the Red Men of Hillyard. These days we call them community service organizations, not secret orders, but they‘ve always been a big part of the Festival. The people of our neighborhood have come together for lots of

July 16th: Wild West Days Street Fair. August 5th-7th: Hillyard Festival & Hi-Jinks Parade, Harmon Park. September 10th: Hippie Happening Street Fair. October 8th: Hillyard Fest. October 29th: Hillyard Howl. November 12th: Girls Day Out, Ladies Shopping Event. December 3rd: Hillyard North Pole. *All events are held on Market Street in Historic Hillyard Business District (5000 N Market St), unless otherwise noted. Watch the Hillyard Blog for more info: http:// other reasons too. In 1911, thanks to $10,000 from the Carnegie Fund, Hillyard got its first public library. In the following years, new water service to the neighborhood was recognized. Street projects have always been popular reasons as well. In the 30s, the Francis Street Bridge was completed and celebrated and the paving of Market Street both originally and last year played big parts in the ...Continued on Page 9

Greater Hillyard Receives Excellence on Main Award By Sarah Hansen, Washington State Main Street Program SEATTLE —The Greater Hillyard Northeast Planning Alliance (GHNEPA): Joint Neighborhoods‘ Long Range Planning Effort in Spokane was recognized as an Outstanding Special Project‖ at Washington Main Street‘s Excellence on Main Awards Ceremony, May 12 in Walla Walla. The ceremony was held in conjunction with Revitalize WA, Washington State‘s Main Street and Preservation Conference.

―We are delighted to present this award to GHNEPA for the Joint Neighborhoods‘ Long Range Planning effort.‖ says Sarah Hansen, Washington State Main Street Coordinator. ―We are so impressed with the community‘s willingness to work together and their recognition that neighborhoods and communities do not function in isolation. It is clear that this project is an effort the whole community is involved with and can certainly be proud of. We look forward to seeing how the revitalization efforts take shape.‖

JR Sloan, Manager of GHNEPA from 20082010 states that, ―For the first time in decIn 2008, the Spokane City Council allocated ades, Greater Hillyard has a comprehensive funds for neighborhood planning. They definition for a vastly improved future. In a thought the 27 neighborhoods would each sense, we‘re taking the ‗Main Street‘ idea take on their own projects, but three neigh- and applying it to three united neighborborhoods in the State‘s poorest ZIP codes hoods.‖ combined their funding, their volunteers and their common heritage to develop a model The Excellence on Main Awards are orgafor community planning. The Bemiss, nized by the Washington State Main Street Hillyard and Whitman neighborhoods in NE Program to recognize communities, organiSpokane joined together to form the Greater zations, and individuals who are helping Hillyard Northeast Planning Alliance achieve sustainable communities and eco(GHNEPA). nomic vitality in Washington State through The plan was published in July 2010 and includes ten ―Strategy Areas‖ for revitalization. Ken Close, President of the Greater Hillyard Business Association sees the plan providing guidance for overall community projects, as well as allowing neighborhood groups and institutions to take on their own projects, giving, ―local groups goals and a formal way to track their progress.‖ One vital part of the planning process was getting input from the widest range of citizens possible. Creative efforts to engage and involve the community were extensive and included public meetings, community exhibits and conducting and analyzing a remarkable 1500 resident and business owner surveys.


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downtown revitalization and preservation. Washington‘s Main Street Program is housed in the Department of Archaeology and Historic Preservation and administered, under contract, by the Washington Trust for Historic Preservation. Turn to Page 9 for more pictures.

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2011 Hillyard Festival Gazette Early Edition “Early Edition?” By Luke Tolley, Hillyard Gazette Editor This year, in honor of the 100th Hillyard Festival and Hi-Jinks Parade celebration the Hillyard Festival Association has really tried to re-invent ourselves. We didn‘t take the winter off as we usually do, to the contrary we worked to create new and better committees to divide up the work and make sure everything gets its due amount of attention. We have some great new volunteers, but the majority of our volunteers have been doing this for a very long time and when that happens, putting on our events becomes like second nature. That‘s good; it makes it easier for the volunteers to give the hundreds (maybe thousands) of hours it takes to put on the Hillyard Festival and ChalkArtWalk. It‘s also bad because it doesn‘t leave a lot of opportunity for innovation.

The Hillyard Gazette is a publication put out yearly by the Hillyard Festival Association and is supported by our advertisers.

should publish the Gazette much more than once a year. As editor for the last 5 years, I‘ve always balked at the ideas because of the amount of work it takes to put together. Ad sales, story solicitation and writing, artwork, layout, etc.; it all takes time. For me and our ad sales volunteers, this is a labor of love. The Gazette is a snap shot of Hillyard at any given time, saved forever on paper (and now online: and it‘s worth the time it takes. That said, it‘s difficult to agree to more publications, thought it would be very cool if it were a monthly paper. Maybe some day with a lot more volunteers.

This year, Marty said he would be willing to work on the committee to get the ads, if I was willing to put together the stories and layout for a second, May edition of the Gazette. The goal was to help advertise for ChalkArtWalk and get more and better content for the main edition of the Gazette and Well, thanks to our awesome new volunfor the Festival. How could I say no? Espeteers there is no shortage of innovation this cially for the centennial celebration of the year. The Parade and Beer Garden Commit- neighborhood I love. tees are doing new and exciting things (check out the Hi-Jinks Parade info on the So here it is, the Hillyard Festival Gazette, next page). We produced an awesome new Early Edition. We‘ll still have the regular logo for the 100th and we‘ll have great new Hillyard Gazette published in July, so if t-shirts and other memorabilia, thanks to you‘re reading this and you‘re interested in more time and effort, for you to collect. The advertising, submitting a story or anything main edition of the Hillyard Gazette pubelse having to do with the Gazette, you can e lished in July will have a lot more info and -mail me at or the new stuff coming for the 100th Hillyard call me at 509-475-3509. Festival. Another innovation, born of freeing up our past-President Marty Phanco for committee work was this Early Edition of the Hillyard Gazette. It‘s been suggested many times that we

Thanks & Enjoy -LJT

Editor: Luke Tolley Ad Sales: Marty Phanco If your business or organization would like to be added to the contact list for next year’s Gazette, please contact the editor at The Hillyard Festival Association (HFA) is a non-profit organization of Hillyard citizens and business people committed to bringing quality fun and entertainment to Hillyard and Northeast Spokane. The HFA meets the 2nd and 4th Tuesday of every month at 6:30 p.m. in the Northeast Community Center, 4001 N Cook St. All are welcome to attend. We appreciate any feedback you might have and are always looking for new members. President: Desi Bucknell Vice President: Ken Close Secretary: Richard Burris Treasurer: Vickie Plastino Copyright © 2011 Hillyard Festival Association.

The Hillyard Festival Association always needs volunteers! If you are interested please contact our President, Desi Bucknell at 489-1122

VENDORS WANTED! The Hillyard Festival is expanding! More vendors! More electricity! More food vendors! Join the 100 year tradition in Northeast Spokane! Reach over 3,000 people! We are looking for craft vendors, commercial vendors, carnival vendors, bake sales, flea markets, kids games, inflatables, anybody who wants to sell their wares or entertain folks.

2505 N Division Spokane, WA 99207 Phone Number: (509)326-5845 First Call: (509)326-7104

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Booth spaces start at $85, ($40 for non-profits, $135 for food vendors) for all three days. Contact our Vendor Chair, Marty Phanco (509) 879-1450 or e-mail There is still time!

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Changes for the 2011 Hi-Jinks Parade By Richard Burris Hillyard Festival Association Parade Committee MARSHALLS & HONORARY CHAIRMAN The Hillyard Festival Association is pleased to announce that the Grand Marshalls for this years parade are four of our local school principals that are recognized for outstanding achievement. They are Lori Wyborney of Rogers High School, Lisa MattsonColeman of the OnTrack Academy, Christine Lynch of Shaw Middle School, and Julie Simmons of St. Patrick's Catholic School. Congratulations to each of them, and please give them a warm welcome and much deserved recognition as they pass by in this, the Centennial Festival Parade. We are also pleased to announce that for this year's event, we have created a special category to recognize another of Hillyard's finest as the Honorary Chairman of the Centennial Festival Parade, Chancy Welliver, more popularly known as "The Hillyard Hammer"! He is currently ranked as the #8 Heavyweight in the World, and as an internationally recognized boxer, he is the current

WBC Continental Americas Champion, and the WBO Asia-Pacific Champion. Please recognize his outstanding achievements as well, and give him a warm welcome in this year's Centennial Festival Parade. PARADE FEES: Your Hillyard Festival Association has worked tirelessly almost since the decorations were stored from last year's parade, and have made a number of decisions to significantly improve this year's event, our Centennial Festival Parade. We will have an expanded Festival Booth, with credit card capability for the first time, a Lost and Found focal point, and better information to enhance your visit. The Beer Garden is being rebuilt, the vendor area is being considerably expanded due to a major, and expensive, extension of the Harmon Park electrical system, and we are improving security over the three day event. In recognition of the 100th Festival, the budget for this years entertainment, for which there is never an attendance charge, is being increased, and the Fireworks Display will be longer and grander than last year, and accompanied by music to enhance your enjoyment. As a result of all of these improvements, and to help recover these costs, we have raised the entrant fee to this

year's Hi-Jinks Parade to $20, and have also reached agreement with the Historic Hillyard Merchants Committee to receive $5 from every entrant in their car parade this year. We have also put together a scholarship fund for those who cannot afford the new fee. For this and other questions you can contact Parade Committee member Ken Close at (509) 990-1913, make it known on your registration for or approach a HFA Parade Committee member before the parade. As you can see, we are all pulling together to continually improve our Festival, and we make every effort to spend wisely while making every effort to put together the best experience that we can. Thank you for your understanding and appreciation, and we'll see you at the Festival!

Parade Instructions By Richard Burris Hillyard Festival Association Parade Committee

be closed from Francis to Wellesley at 9:00 am. Parade participants are to access the assembly area only on Queen Street from Haven Street after that time to cross Market Street into the assembly area. Welcome to this year's Hi-Jinks Parade, our The assembly area begins at Queen Street Centennial Festival! If you plan on being a and Market. Proceed east on Queen to participant this year, please read the new Green Street, then south on Green to Broad, instructions provided not only on these pag- and west on Broad to Market and line up es, but attached with every application that directly behind any entrant ahead of you is available in advance until July 30th at until the staging route is filled back to Hillyard Variety and the Outlaw Cafe, both Queen and Green. Overflow participants on Market Street in beautiful downtown will be staged as directed from that location. Hillyard. Parade personnel will travel the assembly route in an electric cart to register or check The Parade will begin at Broad and Market in all participants as they arrive, so be cerpromptly at 10:00 am, and will proceed tain to leave room for this cart to travel. Do north on Market to Central, and then left on not leave the assembly route until you have Central to disburse. All participants will been registered or checked in and issued follow the directions of the Parade Coordi- your numbered identification placard, which nator or designated Parade Committee per- is only available the day of the parade. This sonnel. placard will be used by the announcer during the parade and for voting for best entries Registration begins at Broad and Market at in various categories. All entrants must be 8:30 am and closes at 9:45 am. Parade entry ready to move with the parade when it befee is $20 in cash or by check made payable gins, or risk being removed and not allowed to Hillyard Festival Association. Credit or to participate. Entry fees will not be refunddebit cards will not be accepted. Registraed. tion forms are also available until July 30th at Hillyard Variety or the Outlaw Café. If We hope this process will be easier on you, you register and pay your entry fee at either the entrant, and on us, the parade personof those locations, be certain to retain your nel. You can certainly help by being paportion of the entry form, as you must pretient, arrive on time, and have your forms sent it to the parade registration personnel filled out and your check ready if you alon the day of the parade. You may fill out ready have them. Otherwise, the registrathe form and bring it with you to the parade tion cart will have everything you need. So and pay your fee at that time if you prefer. enjoy the parade, and see you on August 6th! Side streets to the parade route will be closed starting at 8am. Market Street will

For more info on the Hi-Jinks Parade, including an entry form, please turn the page. Additional forms are available at Hillyard Variety, Outlaw Cafe and COPS NE in the Hillyard Business District or by e-mailing hillyardfestival


Lilac Foundation float in the 2010 Hillyard Hi-Jinks Parade

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Hillyard Neighborhood Council, 3rd Wed at 6:30pm, NE Community Center (NECC), 4001 N Cook. Regular North-South Corridor Updates with WSDOT Staff. Neighborhood Planning Neighborhood Clean-Up Regular Reports from All Neighborhood Organizations

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Whitman Neighborhood Council, 3rd Wed at 6pm, NECC Bemiss Neighborhood Council, 2nd Tues at 6pm, even months, NECC Greater Hillyard Business Association, 2nd Thurs at 6:30pm, NECC Hillyard Festival Association, 2nd & 4th Tues at 6:30pm, NECC Hillyard Steering Committee, Last Thurs at 7:00pm, NECC Historic Hillyard Merchants Committee, Every Wed at 8:30am at Outlaw Café, 5012 N Market St. COPS Northeast General Meeting, 3rd Thurs at 6:00pm, 5208 N Market. For more information and additional events, check out our Google Calendar at or To get on this list, contact

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ChalkArtWalk, 15 Years in the Making By Katie Wesselman HFA Public Relations Committee

This is a completely FREE event! Cash and prizes are awarded for the 1st, 2nd and 3rd best designs in 5 age categories, as well as the overall ―Best of Show‖ winner, who reThe Hillyard Festival Association to host the ceives $100 and a custom-framed picture of 15th annual ChalkArtWalk sidewalk chalk their winning entry. This year‘s theme is art event on our brand new sidewalks. Reg- ―Getting There.‖ Each artist is encouraged istration starts at 10am on Saturday June to use their imagination and creativity in 18th on the corner of Olympic Ave. and expressing the theme in their chalk artwork. Market St. The HFA has moved the event to Judging begins around 2:30pm and will be the third Saturday in June. There are good announced at the registration booth as soon reasons for the move: no longer conflict as the scores are tallied. All participants will with the Rogers High School Graduation, nor receive a small assortment of colored chalk, conflict with the Skytona 500 tricycle race but additional, hand-made, more vibrant coland hopefully to take advantage of better ors are available for a minimal cost (as a weather! fundraiser for the Hillyard Festival Association). Artists are encouraged to bring their own chalk, but oil pastels are prohibited, as

is surface preparation. The first 100 participants will also receive a free tshirt featuring the 2010 ―Best of Show‖ winning design to commemorate their participation. Come early, sizes are limited. During ChalkArtWalk, the Historic Hillyard Merchant Committee (HHMC) will also be holding a Community Yard Sale in the business district from 9am to 4pm to raise funds for the committee. You can sell your own items; get a 10‘x10‘ space for $10. Contact Vickie to reserve your space at (509) 487-1138. If you have items you would like to donate to the HHMC, you can also call Vickie. Funds raised go to business district promotions and maintenance of the new lights and landscaping. Remember, somebody‘s junk is always someone else‘s treasure! Don‘t forget to mark your calendars for August 5-7 for the Hillyard Festival and HiJinks Parade and August 28th for the Hispanic Heritage Festival, both at Sharpley-

Harmon Park, on Market St., one block south of Francis. For more information, please contact Hillyard Festival Association President, Desi Bucknell 489-1122 or

June 2, 1933 Rogers Record—January graduating class, the final class to graduate from the old Hillyard High School. The mother of Whitman Neighborhood Council leader Charles Hansen is seated in the front row. The June graduating class of 132 was the first to graduate from the “new” John R Rogers High School.


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You’re Invited! Whitman Safety Fair & Talent Show By Luke Tolley Whitman Neighborhood Council Secretary

parents as part of Operation Family I.D. They take a digital photograph and fingerprints of your child, then put the digital media and fingerprint card into an envelope that goes to the parent or guardian. The kit is infinitely helpful if the child is ever missing.

Whitman Elementary School is having their Talent Show on June 2nd at 7pm at the school, 5400 N Helena St. For the hour prior, 6pm to 7pm, the Whitman Neighborhood The organizers are also planning on having Council, COPS NE and various other organ- the Spokane Fire Department on hand to izations will be hosting show off their equipment a Safety Fair outside the and teach parents and school. children fire safety tips. A bicycle rodeo is also The goal of the organiplanned. zations is to introduce kids and parents to variHead to Whitman Eleous ways they can be mentary School at 6pm more safe in our neighon June 2nd to check out borhoods. The COPS the Safety Fair and then Shop will be photohead inside at 7pm to graphing children and enjoy the talent show. providing packets to

Hillyard’s Annual Hall of Fame Awards By Luke Tolley GHBA Events Committee

Festival event and it would be hard to pull off our awesome events without him.

Three individuals were nominated for the The Design Your Own Award: Ross RusOn April 9 , the Greater Hillyard Business sell—various contributions as the Chief Association hosted the Hillyard‘s Annual Grunt of Hillyard, Pr. Ron Ulmer—Hillyard Community Recognition Banquet. More than twenty people came to Outlaw Café on a Baptist and his contributions to the Kids Christmas in Hillyard program, Katie WesSaturday night to recognize our community selman—for best business event, Girls Day leaders nominated by their neighbors. The Out. The winner Mr. Russell could not atGHBA Events committee received 48 inditend the event because he was under the vidual nominations at the Outlaw Café and weather that night, but his plaque was aconline. Thirty-four individuals, businesses and organizations were nominated and each companied by a 12 pack of Kokanee, fitting of his recognition. received a certificate of recognition. The committee collated the nominations and voted by secret ballot to come up with the win- Rookie of the Year was an obvious choice. Richard Burris is relatively new to the neighners. borhood and has made significant contributions and had a positive impact in his short The first award of the evening was Junior/ time involved with the community. Mr. BurSenior Volunteer of the Year to recognize a youth, a senior or an advisor of them for hav- ris was the most nominated of 2011, with 5 alone for this distinction. Also nominated ing made a significant positive impact over were Red Dragon Restaurant and Usher‘s the past year on either the Seniors or Youth of our community, as a participant or an ad- Corner Bar. th

visor. The Nominees were: Clyde Decker— Kids Christmas in Hillyard, Laura O‘Brien— O‘Brien‘s Used Furniture, Van Phillips— Hillyard Kiwanis, Mandi Reinken—NEYC, Jerry Unruh—Hillyard Senior Center and Lori Wyborney—Rogers High School. Laura O‘Brien was recognized for her amazing artwork and talent and contributions to the Historic Hillyard Merchant Committee.

There were several nominees for the Above & Beyond award. Nominees were businesses or individuals who have gone ―above and beyond‖ the call of duty for the betterment of the Greater Hillyard community and their unique contribution is deserving of recognition. The nominees were: Rob O‘Brien— Historic Hillyard Merchant‘s Committee, Outlaw Café—Business, Marv & Vickie Peterson—Historic Hillyard Merchant‘s Next, the Best Supporting Neighbor Award Committee et al, Mike Rapp—GHBA et al, was given to Steve Bucknell. Steve is the and JR Sloan—GHBA et al. Two winners husband of Hillyard Festival Association were recognized for this award, a business President Desi Bucknell and his support and an individual. The business winner was made it possible for her to contribute to the a no brainer; they never fail to accommodate neighborhood the way she does. He was nominated by 3 different people, each high- the needs of the neighborhood. They host lighting his long time, unwavering dedication meeting after meeting, are the headquarters to Hillyard. He may not come to many meet- of the Hillyard Santa and oh yeah, the sell food too. The winner of our Above & Beings, but he is ever present at the Hillyard yond Business award is Outlaw Café. The individual winner was more difficult to pick. The committee actually had to have a tiebreaker vote between 2 of our extremely deserving nominees. The winner of this award was nominated for their work bringing the community together and pushing it forward in excellent fashion. The winners of the Above & Beyond individual award were Marv & Vickie Peterson!

“Rookie of the Year” - Richard Burris

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Friend of Hillyard was awarded to recognize the individual or organization/ business from outside the Greater Hillyard neighborhood who‘s significant or

unique contribution to our community is worthy of recognition. The nominees were: Larry Davis—EWU, The Exchange Newspaper, Pam Farnsworth— Hobo Bulletin, Pia Hallenberg— Hillyard Blog, John Hickman— River Award winners, Steve & Desi Bucknell Church, Kirsten Straight—Various, Teri Stripes—City of Hillyard neighborhood. All of our nominees Spokane and Mayor Mary Verner—City of were very deserving, but the winner of the Spokane. Two recognitions were awarded, 2011 Hillyard Hall of Fame Award, Desi business and individual winners. The busiBucknell was described in the nomination as ness winner, the Exchange has their offices a ―definite force‖ in their work in Hillyard in Downtown Spokane, but they are Hillyard and she has held a top position of leadership at heart. They have reached out to our neigh- of 2 major neighborhood organizations in borhood for years to help us advertise events 2011, with an almost 10 year history of being and businesses, especially through the tough a leader in our neighborhood. times. The individual winner of the Friend of Hillyard award, Pia from the Spokesman‘s The GHBA Events Committee would like to Hillyard Blog wanted to come to the neighthank Safeway on North Market, Yoke‘s borhood event earlier than she did, but the Fresh Market on N. Foothills, Pastor Ron powers that be made her start her work else- Ulmer for making the awesome plaques and where. She can be found in Hillyard as much NW Business Stamps for the engraving. We as almost anyone else that doesn‘t live or also can‘t thank Lynn and Wes Moore of the own a business here, but even better she Outlaw Café enough. Thanks to them a good shares with the world how great Hillyard is! time was had by all. Please make an effort to thank all of the nominated businesses, indiNext, Luke Tolley was recognized as Citizen viduals and organizations for their contribuLeader of the Year. Nomination was based tions. on being a volunteer in an officer or board of directors position in the Greater Hillyard community. His contributions as a leader within an organization over the past year were deserving of the highest recognition. The other nominees were: Richard Burris, Ken Close—GHBA et al, Bernadine Howell—COPS NE, and Marty Phanco—Hillyard Festival Association & VFW Men‘s Auxiliary. Luke‘s nominations say ―he loves Hillyard and it shows in everything he does.‖ He is a board member on most of Hillyard‘s community organizations and he loves the neighborhood so much, he has a Hillyard crest tattoo on his leg! Finally, the last award of the night was the Hillyard Hall of Fame Award. The nominees, Aunt Bea, Marj Brewer, Desi Bucknell, Jim & Deana Solomon and Dave Griswold, are deserving of ―emeritus‖ status. They Citizen Leader of the Year—Luke Tolley & have displayed long term exemplary service, fiancé Katie Wesselman dedication and contribution to the Greater

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Big Sky’s Tavern 5510 N. Market, Spokane, WA 99217


*Best Beer Garden in Town *Pool *Darts *Live Music *Karaoke *Pull Tabs *Video & Golf Machines *Kegs to Go Upcoming Events: June 11th, 2pm: Skytona 500 Tricycle Races Aug 6th, after the Hi-jinks Parade: Car Show

June 16th Hillyard Neighborhood Council Northeast Comm. Center. 4001 N Cook St., 6:30pm: Meet Rogers Principal— Lori Wyborney

...Excellence on Main Pictures

...Centennial Continued Festival. There have been myriad organizations responsible for carrying forward the tradition of celebrating Hillyard. A quick scan of Google News archives back to 1911 will dig up some familiar names like the Hillyard Lions Club who probably turned up most often. You should definitely thank a Lion when you come to the Festival in August for their long time support. Of course the Rotary Club, Masonic Temple and more recently the Kiwanis

Club were also mentioned. You‘ll also find many older organizations that have long since disbanded or evolved into other organizations like the Forward Hillyard Club, Hillyard Boosters, Hillyard Commercial Club, and the Hillyard Development Corporation. For the last couple of decades the current Hillyard Festival Association has held the reigns. I can‘t begin to fathom the number of man (and woman) hours over 100 years that have been put into hosting a great party. I‘m by no means a historian nor an archivist; you‘ll note the general lack of specific detail in this story. What I am is someone who loves my neighborhood and wants to share that with the world. If you feel the same way and have stories from the last hundred years of the Hillyard Festival, Jim Hill Days, Hillyard Hi-Jinks (or Jinx I‘m still not sure) or whatever it was called when you participated we would sure love to hear them and publish them in the main edition of the Hillyard Gazette that will come out in July.

Luke Tolley accepting Excellence on Main award from Sarah Hansen of Washington State Main Street Program.


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If you have stories to share, please e-mail them to or mail them to HFA-Festival Stories, PO BOX 6253, Spokane, WA 99217.

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NECC Market Sale

By Bryan Brown P.e.a.c.h. Community Farm

Want your story in this year’s July Hillyard Gazette? E-mail to find out how. Tae Kwon Do Club Exhibition at Festival By Ken Close NEYC TKD Club Instructor

Sadly this year the Hillyard community mourned the passing of a beloved friend, Norma Casey. Norma has been a fixture at the Hillyard Festival and Hillyard Variety for number of years and has touched many of our lives.

For a small donation of two cans of food per month students can learn the self-defense style of Tae Kwon Do and the physical and mental discipline that accompanies this training.

The NEYC TKD Club will be putting on an exhibition during the Hillyard Festival on Sunday August 7th, at 1:30pm at Harmon Park.

Hillyard Has A Lot Going For It By Mike Rapp Editorial

of town. But being poor isn‘t the same as living poor.

Hillyard has a lot going for it. Many people who live inside and outside of our kingdom are working hard to make it a place for everyone to live, work, play and visit.

Taking care of yourself or your neighborhood isn‘t always about money. It‘s a mindset. The words ‗Hillyard Pride‘ are often spoken or seen. This pride can be shown by simply making the effort to pick up trash in your yard, cutting the grass, etc. You don‘t own a lawn mower. Get creative. Offer to exchange a service with someone who can. Cook a meal. Make something for them.

There is some frustration however, particularly with some of those who live here. For them giving up on the neighborhood has become a way of life. Imagine getting up every day thinking my neighborhood, my It‘s time to stop feeling sorry for ourselves life, everything is as good as it gets. Why and make a difference. bother to improve my house, my yard, my life? It‘s no secret that we live in a poor area

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HFA Morns the Passing of a Favorite Volunteer By Luke Tolley Hillyard Festival Association

The Northeast Youth Center Tae Kwon Do Club has been active in our community for 30+ years. The founder Sabeomnim Starley Mason, has been a positive force and mentor for 1000‘s of children and adults.

All of the instructors for the Northeast Youth Center Tae Kwon Do Club volunteer their time every Monday, Wednesday and Friday. Every Christmas the food donations collected from the students throughout the year are donated to help families and organization in the community.

The second annual Community Roots Market will offer 50% OFF locally grown food for customers with EBT/WIC and a free cooking/nutrition class on-site. WIC Farmers Market and Senior Nutrition Vouchers will be accepted here. The market will take place outside the east entrance of the Northeast Community Center at 4001 N. Cook in Hillyard every Monday from 3pm to 5:30pm June 20 to October 10. For more information contact Bryan Brown(509-2169273 Community Roots Market is brought to you by Northeast Community Center, p.e.a.c.h, Spokane Regional Health District, WIC, and WSU Extension.

We were proud to recognizer in in 2010 at our Hi-Jinks Parade Marshall. Below is a reprint of Norma‘s obituary. She will be dearly missed. “CASEY, Norma E. (Age 73) Died April 25th, 2011, at her residence in Spokane, WA. No Services. Celebration of Life to be April 30, 2011 at 3:00, Harmon Park, Spokane, WA. Norma loved family, friends and gatherings with food, please bring your favorite dish to share.

Wes Parks, Spokane, WA; David Parks, Livermore, CA; one daughter; Dawn Catselas, Spokane, WA. two grand children; Cassandra Parks, San Diego, CA and Brandon MorBorn March 23, 1938 in Hominy, OK, to Jacop Peter and Ester Latta Doerr, she was ris, Spokane, WA. two brothers; Paul Doerr, preceded in death by her parents; a brother, Ut. and James Doerr, KS. and one sister Oramae Doerr, Spokane, WA. Bob Doerr; and four sisters, Stella Doerr, Virgina Lemaster, Shirley kennedy, and Ruth Thompson. Norma loved her family, friends In lieu of flowers please send donations in Norma's name to St. Jude Children's Reand community. search Hospital , 501 St. jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105” Survivors include her husband of 32 years William casey, of the same home; two sons;

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Agnes Kehoe Place Update homeless veterans; twenty percent of the units will be set aside for the disabled. Sixty percent will serve open community members.

By Spokane Housing Authority Staff The Agnes Kehoe Place is located at 5313 N. Regal Street, in the Hillyard neighborhood of northeast Spokane, WA, approximately five miles from the Central Business District. The project, now under construction, will create 50 affordable one-bedroom apartments and one resident manager unit. Twenty percent of the project will house formerly

Supportive services will be provided offsite to the forAgnes Kehoe Place merly homeless Veterans through the VA Medical 5313 N. Regal Center. Amenities include Spokane, WA energy efficient appliances, 509-487-5244 air conditioning, tenant storage, computer lab, and com- munity laundry facilities. All Equal Housing Opportunity residents will have criminal es. There will be a background checks done as part of the screening process. A history of being a good grand opening event on March 14, 2012. neighbor is one of the criteria for being sePlease call 487lected. Opening day is scheduled March 2012. The Agnes Kehoe Place development 5244 for rental information. involves the acquisition and gut rehabilitation of a three story masonry, former school building that was constructed in the Hillyard Spokane Housing Authority is proud neighborhood in 1912. Originally Hillyard this building will High School, the building was converted to housing immediately after WWII to accom- again provide housmodate returning servicemen and is listed on ing for our Veterans. the National Register of Historic Plac-

SNAP Give Business Loans to Small Businesses By Cara Weipert Spokane Neighborhood Action Programs Business Development Specialist SNAP is a non profit organization, which has been in Spokane since 1966. SNAP is most known for assisting Spokane residents with their heating bill during the winter months. What people are not aware of is that SNAP Financial Access, a subsidiary of SNAP, has been involved in starting or expanding businesses for low to moderate income families, through technical assistance and business loans. Access also provides assistance through credit building & repair, budgeting & assistance with past due child support payments. In 2008, SNAP Financial Access received federal funding to assist and loan to businesses that perform green and sustainable business practices. This was made possible by a grant from the US Department of Health and Human Services, Community Economic Development Program.

Snap Financial Access has been involved with Hillyard Businesses for the past couple of years. They have provided free commercial audits through Avista Corporation as well as providing technical assistance and financing for businesses. In March 2010, Access provided financing to the Outlaw Café to expand their location. Lynn Moore, owner of the Outlaw Café, felt that she needed more seating to accommodate the growing number of customers & growing number of meetings held at the café. With assistance from Access, the Outlaw Café was able to rent the space next to the cafe & expand their seating. Besides providing meals to customers, the Outlaw Café also hosts the Hillyard Lions Club, Hillyard Kiwanis Club, Greater Hillyard Business Association and the Downtown Hillyard Merchants Committee. The Outlaw Café is open from 6am – 3pm, Tuesday – Thursday & 6am – 7pm, Friday & Saturday‘s. The café is located at 5012 N Market Street.

In addition to small business loan funds, SNAP Financial Access offers free assisBusinesses can practice one or all of the tance in writing up Business Plans, marketfollowing to be considered green; Energy ing & recordkeeping. For additional quesEfficiency, Pollution Prevention, Renewable tions or assistance, please feel free to contact Energy, Waste Reduction, Water Conserva- Cara Weipert, Business Development Spetion and Green building and Transportation. cialist, at 209-6141.


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