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By JILL JOHNSON

Executive Director, Oak Harbor Chamber of Commerce

It’s the end of an era. As with most true Oak Harborites, I am prone to bouts of extreme nostalgia. The mere mention of places like Chris’ Bakery, Kow Korner or Smiley’s Pizza evokes some pretty strong emotions, not to mention food cravings. So the idea that this is Elmer and Marlene Veldheer’s last Holland Happening is taking some adjustment.

Elmer and Marlene have been coming to the Holland Happening parade for as long as I can remember. They proudly dress in Dutch costume as Elmer spends the two days of the festival whittling away at a block of poplar wood, slowly turning it into a wooden shoe. He carves by hand, no modern day tools or technology allowed, and he patiently answers the same questions year after year: What kind of wood is it? How long does it take to make a pair of shoes? Are the shoes comfortable? How did you learn to do that? When Elmer gets tired of talking, Marlene gamely steps up and fills the silence with her joyful words and Elmer drops his head and returns to carving. It’s a glimpse inside a

culture that is slowly slipping away. In today’s overly homogenized world (let’s admit it, we are a culture that likes the familiar), and in the midst of a street fair that is anchored by a buzzing and neon-lit carnival, Elmer and Marlene offer a wonderful respite…a connection to what we have romanticized as a simpler time, and a purer way of life. True, carving wooden shoes is more of novelty than a practical skill in today’s world, (today’s machines can carve a pair in less than 30 minutes!), but watching Elmer carve is less about the product and much more about the process. Last year, when they said they were not going to be able to come again, a sense of serious loss settled over the Holland

Happening committee. We were not prepared to say goodbye…not yet. We needed a little more fanfare. So bring on Holland Happening 2012, The Year of the Wooden Shoe! In honor of Elmer and Marlene, who have blessed us with their talents and allowed a new generation of Whidbey Islanders a chance to carve their own memories out of a simple block of street fair activities. And as for those questions I was asking earlier, of course I am not going to give away the answers. Those conversations are for Elmer and Marlene. You can pose those questions to them yourself, when you visit their woodcarving booth…for one final year.

See inside for Vendors, Event Schedule and Entertainment Details!


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Great Mexican FOOd

1100 SW Bowmer St Suite A101, Oak Harbor

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Treasures

State Route 20

Wake’s Island

Antiques•Vintage Collectibles•Art Clothing•Tools Furniture•Books Music •Jewelry

Dinky Donuts Sno-Kone Joe Pioneer Farms Tailgate Bar-B-Que Julie’s Lumpia Hut Whidbey Island Kettlecorn Road Runner Concessions Teriyaki King The Sunshine Tiki Hut Ray’s Food Franks Place Mission Ministry AJ Concessions Bangkok Bistro Nadya’s Greek Cuisine Sequim Valley Products Duna Hungarian Foods ShoNuff Foods

(in the Gallery Building)

360.320.6631

KLOMPEN CANAL

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PR

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BOOTHS 1 - 28

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LIC. BONDED. INSURED.

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A Touch of Dutch From Coupeville

ESPRESSO & DELI

HOMEMADE SOUPS SPECIALTY SANDWICHES GRILLED PANINIS ESPRESSO & PASTRIES

360-682-6279

FREE DELIVERY

Mon-Thur 9-8• Fri 9-5 • Sat 10-4 390 NE Midway Blvd. A104 • Oak Harbor

10% OFF

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Bringing you over 30 kinds of Dutch licorice! Visit us at the Holland Happening booth.

FLORIST & NURSERY

A Family-Grown Business Since 1954

❁ Florist ❁ Nursery ❁ Hydroponic Supplies ❁ Indoor Gardening & Plants ❁ Gifts & Books

877-855-9222 360-675-6668

555 NE 7th Ave, Oak Harbor www.thegreenhousefandn.com

The Store with a Big Heart Proceeds Go to community ProGrams

(360) 675-1133 Your locally owned & operated Ace Hardware 150 SE Pioneer Way Oak Harbor • 360-679-3533

600 SE Barrington Dr. Oak Harbor mon-sat 9am-5:30pm

• Paper Arts

de Para te Rou s begin

Entertainment Lineup: 12-12:30pm 12:45-1:10pm 1:25-1:45pm 2-2:15pm 2:15-2:20pm 2:30-3pm 3:15-3:45pm 4-4:30pm 4:45-5:15pm 5:30-6pm 6-7pm 7-8pm 8-9pm 9-11pm 11-11:30am 12-12:30pm 12:45-1:15pm 1:30-2pm 2:15-2:25pm 2:35-3:05pm 3:15-3:45pm 4-4:30pm 4:45-5pm 5:15-5:45pm

• Card Making • Rubber Stamps

360.675.1741

770 SE Pioneer Way Oak Harbor

360-679-2525

www.midwayflorist.com www.mymidwayflorist.com

91 NE Midway Blvd Oak Harbor

Weekdays 9am-5pm • Sat. 9am-1pm

JEWELRY, GIFTS, AND MUCH, MUCH MORE! 861 Pioneer Way, Suite 102 Oak Harbor

360-679-6933

Unique Home Decor and Gifts 360.675.1741

770 SE Pioneer Way • Oak Harbor

© 2011 AllstateInsurance Insurance Company Company © 2011 Allstate

Ryan Rodgers and Jamar Jenkins Leaps and Bounds Fil-Am Dance Troupe OH Youth Cheer Razzl DazzLrs Whidbey Whirlers Lehuas Aloha Dancers Oompah Band The Dandelion Family String Band Janie and Joe Highway 20 KG3 Elizabeth Whitmore Article 115

Shady Ladies’

• Antique & Vintage Furniture • Collectibles • Jewelry & Gifts

(360) 679-1902

656 SE Bayshore Dr, Ste 5 (Next to Drivers License Office)

Sunday April 29th

Dr e r o h s Ba y

888-394-2525

466 NE MIDWAY OAK HARBOR mattiverson1@allstate.com

Saturday April 28th

Flintstone Park

• Scrapbooking

mattiverson1@allstate.com MATT IVERSON (360) 675-5978

www.atouchofdutch.com

Zumba by Cheridan Lem Pratt & The Hard Road Band Circles Hooping On Broadway Dance In Motion International Dance Team Shifty Sailors Acoustic Snacks/Jimmy Free Marcia Kester Aikido Seikikai/Don Pierce Ryan Rodgers and Jamar Jenkins

Antiques • Collectibles

Where the parade ends and the savings begin

MATT IVERSON (360) 675-5978 466 NE MIDWAY OAK HARBOR

Auld Holland Inn “Olde World Charm with Modern Convenience”

Rooms for Every Occasion (360) 675-2288 Toll Free (800) 228-0148 33575 State Route 20 Oak Harbor, WA 98277

relax rejuvenate • recharge

OPEN / MON-FRI: 9AM-9PM / SAT: 9AM-7PM / SUN: 10AM-6PM

(360) 240-0946

1100 BOWMER ST OAK HARBOR

360.679.9227

FREE WEEK OF

715 SE Fidalgo Ave, St. 202

With The Purchase of $30 or More of Lotion!

www.gallerysalon.net

TANNING

w w w. i s l a n d d r u g . c o m

FRIENDLY HELPFUL CUSTOMER SERVICE!

Two Locations: Oak Harbor Clinton 230 SE Pioneer Way 11042 SR 525 #130 in Downtown Oak Harbor

in Ken’s Corner Shopping Plaza

360-675-6688

360-341-3880

Hair stylists • Manicures & Pedicures acrylic nail services • tanning

360-675-9157

749 SE Fidalgo Ave. Suite 101 Oak Harbor

Bring this ad in and receive 1 week Free oF tanning

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Home Maintenance & Improvement General Contractor Specializing in the “Honey Do List”

r i a F et e r t S

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www.wakesisland.com

ISLAND HANDYMAN, INC. 360-240-0850

- 57 S 30 H T BOO

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Scentsy Sharray Shasta Image Tibetan Handicraft Emporium Trailblazers Travel Club Uncle Stinky’s Magic Whidbey Inspirations Whidbey Island Roller Girls World watchers VQ-1 FRG Xyngular Bev and Larry’s Creations Faddish Feathers Ava Anderson NonToxic Damsel in Defense Blue Fox Drive-In Theater THRIVE Fitness WHIDBEY LOCAL

WNT PRO

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715 SE Fidalgo, Ste 105 •Oak Harbor

9 66 7 46 KZ3 W KZ1 64 40 11 65 3-4 48 Z X B 61 68

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210 Pioneer Way Suite1, Oak Harbor

1-2 72-73 74-76 77-79 80-81 82-83 84-85 86-87 88-90 91-92 93-94 95-96 97-98 99 100-101 102 103-104 105-109

360-682-2340

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360.6 75 .0 96 2

www.el-cazador.com

Oak Harbor, WA

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Come see our new spring fabric and yarn.

Member FDIC

FOOD Vendors

K nit & Se w H a r bor

Spinning, Knitting, Crochet & Quilting

360.675.6114

32195 SR 20 • Oak Harbor

665 SE Pioneer Way Ste 2

SE Ci

Oak

dine in • Take Out • delivery

OF

800-781-7261

Discover popular brand names fashion for men and women.

RO

Since 1982!

4-H Livestock Sale Committee A Stitch in Time A Touch of Dutch Ace Leather Goods ACS/ Relay For Life Adams Baby Creations and Photo Cards Alaska USA Andean Essence At home america Bombay Trends Campfire USA Caricatures/Over The Line Productions Chamber Tent Comcast Cultural Homestay Intl. Curly Girly Boutique Cutco Cutlery Doggiestyle Done by Hassan Double R Rentals Elmer-Klompen Carver Elodios Beads

Equestrian Crossings Facepainting Harbor Jewel Creations Hillcrest PTA Island County Democrats Island Transit Jim Campbell Committee Just Toffee Katrina’s Place Kindleworks Photography Light Up Store Mary Kay Ma’s Arts Studio Me & Mom’s Hats Motorsag Carving MMCWS Medical Collective Nativa Craft Neat Stuff NHSWI FCPOA Norm’s Nothwest Distribution Northend Fitness OHYFL Oxygen Bar Paint Your World PBY Memorial

Midway

WN

Connected to Island, Skagit and to merchant services, Banner Bank has everything you need to help your business grow. Whatcom Counties. Stop by your local branch today and see for yourself.

35 36 27 15-16 49 10 29 41-42 67 54-55 KZ2 39 26 44 32 21-22 52 13 14 69 24-25 50

43 KZ 60 12 51 56-57 Y 47 19 33 58-59 70-71 8 17 62 45 37-38 5-6 34 18 20 30-31 63 53 A

BEER GARDEN

ARTS, CRAFTS & Community booths

“I expect a lot from my bank — not just convenient, flexible products and services, but a real understanding of me and my business. I get that from Banner. I like that they’re local, like me, and really understand the value I place on being connected to my community. They take the time to really get to know me, the Boundary Bay Brewery staff, how my business works and what I need from my local bank. They’re friendly too — definitely the kind of folks you can sit down and have a beer with... a Boundary Bay beer, of course!” - Ed Bennett, owner, Boundary Bay Brewing Co.


s looking for a business bank good ideas are always brewing. ess who I connected with?”

Holland Happening • Food • FUN • parade • rides • ENTERTAINMENT • Oak Harbor 2012 Serving Oak Harbor

TP

Great Mexican FOOd

1100 SW Bowmer St Suite A101, Oak Harbor

Better ideas. Better banking. Next to Papa Murphy’s Better ideas. Better banking. erving Island, Skagit and Whatcom Counties with nine locations. www.honeymoonbaycoffee.com To find a location near1-800-272-9933 you, please call or visit our website. www.bannerbank.com 360-682-6654 www.bannerbank.com 1-800-272-9933 Member FDIC

Treasures

State Route 20

Wake’s Island

Antiques•Vintage Collectibles•Art Clothing•Tools Furniture•Books Music •Jewelry

Dinky Donuts Sno-Kone Joe Pioneer Farms Tailgate Bar-B-Que Julie’s Lumpia Hut Whidbey Island Kettlecorn Road Runner Concessions Teriyaki King The Sunshine Tiki Hut Ray’s Food Franks Place Mission Ministry AJ Concessions Bangkok Bistro Nadya’s Greek Cuisine Sequim Valley Products Duna Hungarian Foods ShoNuff Foods

(in the Gallery Building)

360.320.6631

KLOMPEN CANAL

T WN

PR

ay W r e e n o i P

BOOTHS 1 - 28

kid’s zone KZ - KZ3

LIC. BONDED. INSURED.

SE

A Touch of Dutch From Coupeville

ESPRESSO & DELI

HOMEMADE SOUPS SPECIALTY SANDWICHES GRILLED PANINIS ESPRESSO & PASTRIES

360-682-6279

FREE DELIVERY

Mon-Thur 9-8• Fri 9-5 • Sat 10-4 390 NE Midway Blvd. A104 • Oak Harbor

10% OFF

71 64 -

STAGE

-76 D 72 FOO

-109 D 97 FOO

-96 D 77 FOO

ival n r a C ne Zo

Year of the Klompen!

THE

Bringing you over 30 kinds of Dutch licorice! Visit us at the Holland Happening booth.

FLORIST & NURSERY

A Family-Grown Business Since 1954

❁ Florist ❁ Nursery ❁ Hydroponic Supplies ❁ Indoor Gardening & Plants ❁ Gifts & Books

877-855-9222 360-675-6668

555 NE 7th Ave, Oak Harbor www.thegreenhousefandn.com

The Store with a Big Heart Proceeds Go to community ProGrams

(360) 675-1133 Your locally owned & operated Ace Hardware 150 SE Pioneer Way Oak Harbor • 360-679-3533

600 SE Barrington Dr. Oak Harbor mon-sat 9am-5:30pm

• Paper Arts

de Para te Rou s begin

Entertainment Lineup: 12-12:30pm 12:45-1:10pm 1:25-1:45pm 2-2:15pm 2:15-2:20pm 2:30-3pm 3:15-3:45pm 4-4:30pm 4:45-5:15pm 5:30-6pm 6-7pm 7-8pm 8-9pm 9-11pm 11-11:30am 12-12:30pm 12:45-1:15pm 1:30-2pm 2:15-2:25pm 2:35-3:05pm 3:15-3:45pm 4-4:30pm 4:45-5pm 5:15-5:45pm

• Card Making • Rubber Stamps

360.675.1741

770 SE Pioneer Way Oak Harbor

360-679-2525

www.midwayflorist.com www.mymidwayflorist.com

91 NE Midway Blvd Oak Harbor

Weekdays 9am-5pm • Sat. 9am-1pm

JEWELRY, GIFTS, AND MUCH, MUCH MORE! 861 Pioneer Way, Suite 102 Oak Harbor

360-679-6933

Unique Home Decor and Gifts 360.675.1741

770 SE Pioneer Way • Oak Harbor

© 2011 AllstateInsurance Insurance Company Company © 2011 Allstate

Ryan Rodgers and Jamar Jenkins Leaps and Bounds Fil-Am Dance Troupe OH Youth Cheer Razzl DazzLrs Whidbey Whirlers Lehuas Aloha Dancers Oompah Band The Dandelion Family String Band Janie and Joe Highway 20 KG3 Elizabeth Whitmore Article 115

Shady Ladies’

• Antique & Vintage Furniture • Collectibles • Jewelry & Gifts

(360) 679-1902

656 SE Bayshore Dr, Ste 5 (Next to Drivers License Office)

Sunday April 29th

Dr e r o h s Ba y

888-394-2525

466 NE MIDWAY OAK HARBOR mattiverson1@allstate.com

Saturday April 28th

Flintstone Park

• Scrapbooking

mattiverson1@allstate.com MATT IVERSON (360) 675-5978

www.atouchofdutch.com

Zumba by Cheridan Lem Pratt & The Hard Road Band Circles Hooping On Broadway Dance In Motion International Dance Team Shifty Sailors Acoustic Snacks/Jimmy Free Marcia Kester Aikido Seikikai/Don Pierce Ryan Rodgers and Jamar Jenkins

Antiques • Collectibles

Where the parade ends and the savings begin

MATT IVERSON (360) 675-5978 466 NE MIDWAY OAK HARBOR

Auld Holland Inn “Olde World Charm with Modern Convenience”

Rooms for Every Occasion (360) 675-2288 Toll Free (800) 228-0148 33575 State Route 20 Oak Harbor, WA 98277

relax rejuvenate • recharge

OPEN / MON-FRI: 9AM-9PM / SAT: 9AM-7PM / SUN: 10AM-6PM

(360) 240-0946

1100 BOWMER ST OAK HARBOR

360.679.9227

FREE WEEK OF

715 SE Fidalgo Ave, St. 202

With The Purchase of $30 or More of Lotion!

www.gallerysalon.net

TANNING

w w w. i s l a n d d r u g . c o m

FRIENDLY HELPFUL CUSTOMER SERVICE!

Two Locations: Oak Harbor Clinton 230 SE Pioneer Way 11042 SR 525 #130 in Downtown Oak Harbor

in Ken’s Corner Shopping Plaza

360-675-6688

360-341-3880

Hair stylists • Manicures & Pedicures acrylic nail services • tanning

360-675-9157

749 SE Fidalgo Ave. Suite 101 Oak Harbor

Bring this ad in and receive 1 week Free oF tanning

O

OO

Home Maintenance & Improvement General Contractor Specializing in the “Honey Do List”

r i a F et e r t S

a-B

www.wakesisland.com

ISLAND HANDYMAN, INC. 360-240-0850

- 57 S 30 H T BOO

Z-S

Scentsy Sharray Shasta Image Tibetan Handicraft Emporium Trailblazers Travel Club Uncle Stinky’s Magic Whidbey Inspirations Whidbey Island Roller Girls World watchers VQ-1 FRG Xyngular Bev and Larry’s Creations Faddish Feathers Ava Anderson NonToxic Damsel in Defense Blue Fox Drive-In Theater THRIVE Fitness WHIDBEY LOCAL

WNT PRO

SE

715 SE Fidalgo, Ste 105 •Oak Harbor

9 66 7 46 KZ3 W KZ1 64 40 11 65 3-4 48 Z X B 61 68

63 58 -

t

210 Pioneer Way Suite1, Oak Harbor

1-2 72-73 74-76 77-79 80-81 82-83 84-85 86-87 88-90 91-92 93-94 95-96 97-98 99 100-101 102 103-104 105-109

360-682-2340

ach S

360.6 75 .0 96 2

www.el-cazador.com

Oak Harbor, WA

ty Be

Come see our new spring fabric and yarn.

Member FDIC

FOOD Vendors

K nit & Se w H a r bor

Spinning, Knitting, Crochet & Quilting

360.675.6114

32195 SR 20 • Oak Harbor

665 SE Pioneer Way Ste 2

SE Ci

Oak

dine in • Take Out • delivery

OF

800-781-7261

Discover popular brand names fashion for men and women.

RO

Since 1982!

4-H Livestock Sale Committee A Stitch in Time A Touch of Dutch Ace Leather Goods ACS/ Relay For Life Adams Baby Creations and Photo Cards Alaska USA Andean Essence At home america Bombay Trends Campfire USA Caricatures/Over The Line Productions Chamber Tent Comcast Cultural Homestay Intl. Curly Girly Boutique Cutco Cutlery Doggiestyle Done by Hassan Double R Rentals Elmer-Klompen Carver Elodios Beads

Equestrian Crossings Facepainting Harbor Jewel Creations Hillcrest PTA Island County Democrats Island Transit Jim Campbell Committee Just Toffee Katrina’s Place Kindleworks Photography Light Up Store Mary Kay Ma’s Arts Studio Me & Mom’s Hats Motorsag Carving MMCWS Medical Collective Nativa Craft Neat Stuff NHSWI FCPOA Norm’s Nothwest Distribution Northend Fitness OHYFL Oxygen Bar Paint Your World PBY Memorial

Midway

WN

Connected to Island, Skagit and to merchant services, Banner Bank has everything you need to help your business grow. Whatcom Counties. Stop by your local branch today and see for yourself.

35 36 27 15-16 49 10 29 41-42 67 54-55 KZ2 39 26 44 32 21-22 52 13 14 69 24-25 50

43 KZ 60 12 51 56-57 Y 47 19 33 58-59 70-71 8 17 62 45 37-38 5-6 34 18 20 30-31 63 53 A

BEER GARDEN

ARTS, CRAFTS & Community booths

“I expect a lot from my bank — not just convenient, flexible products and services, but a real understanding of me and my business. I get that from Banner. I like that they’re local, like me, and really understand the value I place on being connected to my community. They take the time to really get to know me, the Boundary Bay Brewery staff, how my business works and what I need from my local bank. They’re friendly too — definitely the kind of folks you can sit down and have a beer with... a Boundary Bay beer, of course!” - Ed Bennett, owner, Boundary Bay Brewing Co.


Holland Happening • Oak Harbor 2012 Schedule Of Events: THURSDAY, April 26 - Friday, APRIL 27: 10 am

Family Carnival on Bayshore Drive

Saturday, APRIL 28TH:

7am 8am 10am 10am 11am 11am - 5pm 7pm 7 - 11pm 7:30 - 10pm

Pancake Breakfast, North Whidbey Fire & Rescue Station 25 OHCS Eagle Run, Bayshore Drive/Hwy 20 www.eaglerun.org Family Carnival, Bayshore Drive Street Fair Open, Pioneer Way Grand Parade, Bayshore Drive Lion’s Club Sockeye Salmon BBQ, Chamber Street Fair Close Boys and Girls Club Barn Dance, Roller Barn Whidbey Whirler’s Square Dance, Leaps and Bounds

h lland happening

Sunday, APRIL 29TH:

10am 10am 11am - 5pm 2pm 5pm

Family Carnival, Bayshore Drive Street Fair Open, Pioneer Way Lion’s Club Sockeye Salmon BBQ, Chamber Klompen Canal Races, Pioneer Way Street Fair Close

sketch by Lisbeth APRIL 27 - 29, 2012 • OAK“Elmer” HARbOR, wACort, of Whidbey Island Style

THE yEAR Of THE KLOMPEN • SPRINg 2012

THANK you to our event sponsors:

CARNIVAL • STREET fAIR • gRAND PARADE • INT’L STAgE • KLOMPEN CANAL RACES

This wonderful annual three-day celebration that honors the unique Dutch Heritage of Oak Harbor OAK HARBOR CHAMBER OF COMMERCE • WWW.HOLLANDHAPPENING.ORG could not be put together without the generous support of our sponsors.

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