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Welcome Members and their dedicated volunteers have devoted thousands of hours to planning and organizing this festival. Bill Westcott They work hard to produce a successful event that appeals to all ages, groups and interests. The City’s Parks Department will again be actively involved organizing the 5K Fun Run / Walk on the 13th. We hope you will join us in acknowledging all the work they do to bring such a successful occasion to Kent year after year. We are happy to have you join us in celebrating Kent Cornucopia Days. The volunteers thank you for supporting over 250 non-profit and charitable groups who depend on this great family festival. Come back to Kent and enjoy our community and local businesses long after Kent Cornucopia Days are over. Enjoy the summer!

Information Booth & Headquarters

The Kent Lions Kent Cornucopia Days “Information Booth” is located on the corner of 1st & Meeker. Stop here for any questions, directions, or help. You may also pick up a free Event Guide to the Kent Cornucopia Days. This booth is also known as “Mary’s Booth” honoring volunteer Mary Atwood many years of running this service. Stop here also for help, lost & found, first aid, police & fire contact, event communications, public service announcements, childcare station. The Kent Cornucopia Days “Festival Headquarters” is in Kent-Kherson Park at the corner of 2nd & Gowe. In addition, the “Lions Street Fair”, the Kent Farmers Market headquarters, sponsor headquarters, and the volunteer headquarters is at the same location. Additional police & fire contacts at the southwest corner of Railroad & Meeker, the carnival area, along with the police department on the corner of 4th & Gowe. The Funtastic Shows office is in the former Metro parking lot (where the carnival is located) near the corner of Smith & Lincoln Ave. The Dragon Boat Race headquarters are in Lake Meridian Park, and the Soccer “Cornucopia Cup” headquarters are at Petrovisky Park, 16400 SE Petrovisky.

The Kent Cornucopia Days Official Guide is a supplement of the Kent Reporter. PUBLISHER Polly Shepherd

Suzette Cooke Mayor City of Kent

ADVERTISING CONSULTANT S Tamie Beitinger - Marie Skoor Carol Bower - Jim Purviance Jamie Faasse COVER & PAGE DESIGN Julie Black KENT

Bill Westcott Volunteer Festival Director, Kent Cornucopia Days Kent Lions & Foundation

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It is our pleasure to welcome you to Kent and the 42nd annual Kent Cornucopia Day’s celebration Suzette Cooke held July 11 -14 with a multitude of activities, entertainment, and fun for the whole family. South King County’s oldest and largest festival features a full size carnival and street fair with a wonderful array of 600 booths offering a variety of items, including magnificent smells from over 35 food booths to tempt the palate, and entertainment to capture your attention. Join us Sunday, July 14 downtown for South King County’s largest parade – nearly 100 entries. With such a delightful assortment of activities, there is something for everyone to enjoy. The beautiful 13th annual “Cornucopia Dragon Boat Races” will be held on July 13 at Lake Meridian Park. The Kent Youth Soccer Association will also host the “Cornucopia Cup” and will have over 150 teams this year! The 17th annual Kent Cornucopia Days Skateboard Tournament will be held on July 13th benefiting the Lions “Camp Leo” for diabetic kids. And a 25, & 100 mile Bike Ride on June 29th by the Emerald City Lights Bike Ride Organization. The Kent Lions produces Kent Cornucopia Days each year.

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Published by Sound Publishing © Copyright Kent Reporter - 2013 PO Box 130 Kent, WA 98035-0130

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New for 2013

Children’s Activity Area

Wells Fargo Bank parking lot on the corner of Meeker and 1st. Lots of activities for the kids, arts & crafts, balloons, painting and much more. Bring the kids for a funfilled day.

Kent Historical Society Museum Since the early days the historical festival has roots going back to 1890’s when the event was known as the “Lettuce Festival.” To continue a family festival that binds the current generations to their past by continuing a historical festival is one of three mission statements adopted by the renamed event known today as “Kent Cornucopia Days”. SAs a part of the binding, we encourage resident to reflect on Kent’s historical past. The Historical Society Museum, which started in 1992, purchased the Bereiter house in 1996 for it historical value as the museum. The house was built by Emil Bereiter in 1908. Emil was the owner of a lumber mill in the Covington area at the turn of the century. The 15-room home consists of 1940 square feet of floor space on the first floor and 1635 square feet on the second floor with the third floor having two rooms, one had a pool table and the other was used as a card-room with approximately 800 square feet. The basement was only large enough for the hot water boiler used to heat the house, which has 12 radiators. Today the house is used as an education to the past with exhibits displaying interesting artifacts, documents and photos. The home is furnished with donated period furniture. The outside includes a 20 by 24-foot Carriage House and Gazebo in the back yard. Stuart Nakamura created the “Another Place, Another Time” an outdoor work of art honoring Kent’s Japanese-American community. The mission of the Greater Kent Historical Society is to collect, preserve and promote the history of the Greater Kent area. Stop by and view a video in the reading room. Visitors are welcome to browse on their own or they may make an appointment with the staff for assisted research. Hours: The Museum is open Tuesday through Saturday, from noon to 4 p.m. and by appointment. Admission is by a suggested $2 donation; no tickets are required for entrance to the Museum. Address: 855 E. Smith Street, Kent, WA 98031 Telephone: 253-854-4330 for tours Or visit our web site, www.kenthistoricalmuseum.org

GENERAL HOURS THURSDAY, JULY 11 3:00 pm until closing for the Carnival FRIDAY, JULY 12 10:00 am - 8:00 pm 3:00pm until closing for the Carnival SATURDAY, JULY 13 10:00 am - 8:00 pm noon until closing for the Carnival SUNDAY, JULY 14 10:00 am - 5:00 pm 2:00 pm for the Parade 1:00pm until closing or the Carnival Admission to Kent Cornucopia Days is FREE (There is a registration fee to participate in some events. Those events include: Dragon Boat Races, Skateboard & Inline Skate Tournament, CornucopIa Bike Ride, Cornucopia Days 5k Fun Run & Walk. Carnival rides are by paid ticket.)

Information booth at 1st & Meeker. Online information at www.kcdays.com Event Phone Numbers: Kent Lions Street Fair vendors ...... 253-852-5466 Street Fair Food Vendors & Fine Crafts Market section .......... 253-852-5466 Kent Cornucopia Director .............. 253-852-5466 Kent Cornucopia Days Fax ............ 253-852-6263 Kent Farmers Market ..................... 253-486-9316 Cornucopia “Skateboard & Inline Tournament” .................... 253-852-5466 Sponsors ........................................ 253-852-5466 Grand Parade ................................. 253-852-5466 Cornucopia Dragon Boat Races ..... 253-653-0961 “Cornucopia Cup” Soccer Tournament ........................ 425-306-7855 5K Fun Run-Walk ........................... 253-856-5050


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Event Location STREET FAIR Lions Street Fair, Fine Arts, Kent Farmers Market Meeker St between 4th Ave & Central, (use) 307 W Meeker St, Kent, WA 98032 2nd Ave between Gowe St & James St, Kent WA, 98032 (use) 212 2nd Ave N., Kent WA, 98032 1st Ave between Titus St & Smith St, (use) 202 1st Ave S, Kent, WA 98032 Railroad Ave between Gowe St & Smith St, (use) 114 Railroad Ave N, Kent WA, 98032

FOOD COURTS Kent Library parking lot, 212 2nd Ave N., Kent WA, 98032 Burlington Green Park – W Meeker & Railroad Ave N, (use) 114 Railroad Ave N, Kent WA, 98032 CARNIVAL Lincoln Park & Ride Lot, (use) 203 Madison Ave, Kent, WA 98032 PLAZA STAGE Town Square Plaza Park, 426 W Smith, Kent WA, 98032

GAZEBO STAGE Burlington Green Park – W Meeker & Railroad Ave N, (use) 114 Railroad Ave N, Kent WA, 98032 BEER GARDEN Burlington Green Park – W Meeker & Railroad Ave N, (use) 114 Railroad Ave N, Kent WA, 98032 ANIMAL ADOPTITHON Burlington Green Park – W Meeker & Railroad Ave N, (use) 114 Railroad Ave N, Kent WA, 98032 LIONS BINGO Burlington Green Park – W Meeker & Railroad Ave N, (use) 114 Railroad Ave N, Kent WA, 98032 SAFETY FAIR Railroad Ave between Gowe St & Meeker St, (use) 233 Railroad Ave S, Kent, WA 98032 ART SHOW Rosebed Park, 1st Ave between W Gowe & W Meeker, (use) 204 W Meeker St, Kent, WA 98032 5K FUN RUN WALK Three Friends Fishing Hole, 20025 Russell Rd, Kent WA, 98032

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DRAGON BOAT RACES Lake Meridian, 14800 SE 272nd St., Kent WA, 98042 SOCCER TOURNAMENT Wilson Playfield, 13028 SE 251st St., Kent WA, 98031 KM High School, 10020 SE 256th St., Kent, WA 98031 Meridian Middle School, 23480 120th Ave SE, Kent, WA 98031 Auburn Mountainview HS, 28900 124th Ave SE, Auburn, WA 98092 Pea Patch, 26400 Green River Rd, Kent, WA 98030 Petrovitsky Park, 16400 SE Petrovitsky Rd., Renton, WA 98058 (Hdq for 2013) Tahoma High School, 18200 SE 240th St., Covington, WA 98052 SKATEBOARD TOURNAMENT Arbor Heights 360, 11525 SE 240th St., Kent WA, 98030 GRAND PARADE 4th Ave between Willis St & James St. use 220 4th Ave S., Kent WA, 98032 EVENT HEADQUARTERS Kent-Kherson Park, 307 W Gowe St, Kent WA, 98032

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14th Annual Cornucopia Cup Scoccer Thursday - Sunday July 11-14 Fields and Schools in the Kent area Petrovitsky Park (Hdq for 2012) Wilson Playfield, KM High School Meridian Middle School Auburn Mountainview HS Pea Patch (See page 16)

From the North: From the Seattle area, take Interstate 5 south to the Kent Des Moines exit (also known as state route # 516 ). Drive east on this road, drive under Highway 167, then turn left (north) on 4th Ave, just a couple of blocks and you are there. Take Interstate 405 south to Highway 167, take Exit 2 (you will see Kent, Auburn signs). Drive south on 167, exit at the Willis Street / Des Monies exit (also know as state route # 516). Turn left (east) on this road, drive under Highway 167, then turn left (north) on 4th Ave, just a couple of blocks and you are there.

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Parade participant: Follow the directions above, make sure you exit at the Willis Street / Des Moines (also know as state route # 516). Go east Willis until 4th Avenue, turn left (north) on 4th.  Follow Police and SEAFAIR Marshall directions.

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James St.

Riverbend Golf Course parking at Russell Road Park Saturday, 7/13 (See page 20)

SE 240th St. Skateboard Tournament Arbor 360º Park 116th & 240th Saturday, 7/13 (See page 18)

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From the South: From the Tacoma area, take Interstate 5 north to the Kent Des Moines exit (also known as state route # 516). Drive east on this road, drive under Highway 167, then turn left (north) on 4th Ave, just a couple of blocks and you are there. Or take Interstate 5 north to the Highway 18 exit, go east on 18, turn north on Highway 167 (Kent, Renton exit), drive north on 167, exit at the Willis Street / Des Moines exit (also know as state route # 516). Turn right (east) on this road, drive under Highway 167, then turn left (north) on 4th Ave, just a couple of blocks and you are there.

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167, continue on State Route 516, turn left on Central, then right on Smith Street, continue on Route 516 following KentKangley Road, pass 132nd, and continue east for about 1 mile. You will see the lake on the left.

PARKING

The Kent Cornucopia Days has the following parking areas for its use in Downtown Kent. 1. Kent Transit Center & Sounder Parking Lot & Garage West Smith St & Railroad Ave. The following routes take you to the Transit Center: Buses are 150, 153, 158, 159, 162, 164, 166, 168, 169, 180, 183, 566, 913, 914, 916, 918. Sounder Trains are 1500 - 1516 2. Centennial Garage Titus & 2nd Right next to Kent Cornucopia Days, sanctioned fund-raiser for PICC. 3. Municipal Titus & 1st Right next to Kent Cornucopia Days 4. Kent Meridian High School Canyon Rd & 101 Ave SE Take the Metro or Kent “Shuttle” bus from this point to event, park in school parking lot and

walk just outside of school fence for pick-up at Metro sign. The following will take you to & from Kent Meridian High School to Kent Cornucopia Days: 159, 169, 914 & 916. 5. The old Kent Park & Ride James & Lincoln & Smith St The following will take you to & from the Park & Ride to Kent Cornucopia Days: 150, 158, 159, 162, 166, 180, 913 & 918. 6. Any legal Public side street. Park in any open public side street parking spot, please observe all signs and street barricades. Please observe private property, no parking rights, you will be towed. Kent Cornucopia sanctions no private parking sales.

Dragon Boat Races Follow Rt. 516 (See directions on page 15)

City of Kent’s “Shuttle” Routes 913, 914, 916 Call 253-838-2333 for more informtion. Buses generally run every 15 minutes on Friday and 30 minutes on Saturday & Sunday. Call Metro at 206-553-3000 for updated information, assistance, times, and fares.

DISABLED PARKING

There is disabled parking only (valid state tag must be displayed) at three locations. 1. On 2nd Ave between Gowe and Titus Streets. 2. On Harrison St. between 2nd Ave and old JC Penny parking lot driveway (for Kent Library

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Street Fair Parade Route

Street Fair

Festival HQ

Smith St.

PLAZA STAGE

Beer Garden & Gazebo Food Court

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SEAFAIR PARADE MARSHALS We also would like to extend our thanks to the SEAFAIR Parade Marshals for their nearly 41 years of support in helping us organize and stage our Kent Cornucopia Days Grand Parade.

“FUN for ALL and ALL for FUN” PARADE INFORMATION Our children of Kent are encouraged to decorate their bikes and practice their parade waves as parents and friends look on the sidelines. There won’t be a separate category for the kids this year but rather a chance just to join in and have fun being in our home town parade. We are anticipating the presence of several floats including our very own Kent Lions “Kent Cornucopia Days” float. SEAFAIR pirates and clowns, and the Seattle All City band. SEAFAIR ROYALTY: In its 65th year, the tradition of SEAFAIR Royalty is rich with custom and acclaim. Known throughout the Northwest and as far away as Mexico and Japan. SEAFAIR Royalty serves as the official “mascots” for SEAFAIR and Greater Seattle. King Neptune Rex and the Prime Minister for decades have embodied the Puget Sound Area’s image of fun, celebration and community involvement and esteem. King Neptune Rex and his Prime Minister represent the SEAFAIR Festival at key events throughout the year. They symbolize the dignity of the community and serve as greeters and promotional spokespersons for the festival. The King is chosen for his community leadership and stature. The Prime Minister is chosen from the experienced ranks of SEAFAIR and provides festival

OTHER DIGNITARIES AT PARADE: • Miss Cornucopia 2013 and court • Kent Old Timer’s King & Queen Royalty for the Day • Mayor Suzette Cooke • Members of the Kent City Council • Kent School District Teacher of the Year – Travis Geving • Kent Senior of the Year • Numerous local, state & national elected representatives PETE GOMES SR. SENIOR CITIZEN OF THE YEAR The 2013 Pete Gomes Senior Citizen of the Year is DONNA WORDEN who serves as the Kent Senior Activity Center Front Desk Volunteer two mornings a week.  Nominating forms describe Donna as being cheerful, kind, knowledgeable, professional, well informed, lovely, easy-going and one who goes out of the ordinary to be helpful to all.  Donna initially became involved as a singer in the Kent Songsters and then began helping with clerical projects which she continues as she answers phones and greets participants at the Front Desk.  She also volunteers with the Tattered Pages Book Club and substitutes with the Meals on Wheels program as well as at the Fairwood United Methodist Church where she sings in the choir, helps with office tasks and does yard work.  Donna has also served as a fund drive volunteer with the National Public Radio network.  She has been a Kent Senior Activity Center volunteer since the fall of 2007.

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Events during Kent Cornucopia Days 42ND ANNUAL KENT CORNUCOPIA DAYS “LIONS STREET FAIR” July 12 – 14th Largest Street Fair in the NW with over 600 vendors, food booths, sponsors, merchants, market. KENT CORNUCOPIA DAYS “FUNTASTIC SHOWS CARNIVAL” JULY 11 – 14TH Full size carnival with rides for all ages Lincoln Park & Ride lot at the corner of W. Smith St. and Lincoln St. KENT CORNUCOPIA DAYS SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM Kent Cornucopia Days very own Royalty will be crowned in a ceremony scheduled for 2 p.m. Friday afternoon when Mayor Suzette Cooke announces the 2013 Kent Cornucopia Queen, who will be crowned by last year’s Miss Cornucopia, Kelli Sheldon . This event will be held at the “Plaza Community Stage” held at Town Square Plaza (2nd & Smith St.). Participants in the Miss Cornucopia Scholarship Program have the opportunity to showcases their talents through academics, creative expression, public speaking, community service, and participation in many SEAFAIR events.

13TH ANNUAL KENT CORNUCOPIA DRAGON BOAT RACES Lake Meridian – July 13th – Opening Ceremony races all day starting at 8:30 a.m., includes vendor & food booths. See page 15 for details. 14TH ANNUAL KENT “CORNUCOPIA CUP” SOCCER TOURNAMENT July 11th – 14th All Day Petrovitsky Park (Headquarters for 2013), Pea Patch, Wilson Playfield, Kent Meridian High School, Meridian Middle School, Millennium Elementary, Auburn Mountainview High School, and Tahoma High School. See page 16 for deails. 17TH ANNUAL KENT CORNUCOPIA DAYS “OLD TIMER’S ROYALTY FOR THE DAY” See page 5 KENT CORNUCOPIA DAYS ENTERTAINMENT • Plaza Community Stage – Town Square Plaza • Gazebo Stage – Burlington Green Park • Kent Cornucopia Days Square Dance – July 12th & 13th SEAFAIR ROYALTY IN THE GRAND PARADE In its 65th year, the tradition of SEAFAIR Royalty is rich with custom and acclaim.

KENT CORNUCOPIA DAYS “GRAND PARADE” Sunday July 14th will provide lots of colorful costumes, drill, dance and marching teams. What would a SEAFAIR event be without the Pirates, a Grand Marshal, Honorary Grand Marshal, City officials, floats, kids, Scouts and bands. Kent Cornucopia has them all. Live broadcast on City of Kent channel 21 17TH ANNUAL KENT CORNUCOPIA SKATE BOARD TOURNAMENT At the “Arbor 360 Park”, corner of 116th & 240th. Registration at 12 noon and tournament at 1 p.m. with $5 registration fee. Live entertainment and music. See page 18. Noon – 5:30 p.m. 15TH ANNUAL CITY OF KENT’S 4TH OF JULY SUMMER SPLASH & KENT CORNUCOPIA DAYS PARTICIPATION TASTE OF CORNUCOPIA Over 40 Food Booths Also includes Beer Garden at Burlington Green Park Food Court KENT CORNUCOPIA DAYS 5K FUN RUN AND WALK The Kent Parks Department is pleased to present the Kent Cornucopia Days 5k Fun Run. Its focus will be on encouraging families to participate together to get outside and exercise. The race will take place on Saturday, July 13 and this year will start and end at the Three Friends Fishing Hole Park. Day of race registration will begin at 7:30 am with the race start time at 9 a.m. Registration through July 11th is $10 or $25 with technical t-shirt. Day of race registration is $15 and $30 with a technical t-shirt while supplies last. Participants age 60 and over run for FREE courtesy of the Tab Wizard! • Registration available on active.com or printable form kentarts.com. • For more information contact, Kent Parks and Recreation at (253) 856-5050 or mhendrickson@ci.kent.wa.us. See page 20. CHILDRENS ACTIVITY AREA Wells Fargo parking lot corner of Meeker and 1st. All day. Lots of fun activities for the kids. KENT VALLEY ARTIST “ART SHOW” Enjoy this long standing event at Kent Cornucopia Days. The Kent Valley Artists demonstrate and showcase their art in the Rosebed Bud Park on 1st Ave between Meeker & Gowe Streets.

LIONS BINGO Bingo returns with Lions Bingo at Burlington Green Park near our Gazebo Stage & Food Court.. SAFETY STREET Visit the Kent Police, Fire Dept. RFA, and Kent Office of emergency Management Safety Street, located on Railroad Ave between Gowe and Meeker, for tips to keep your family safe, earn a prize, and the young & young at heart are always welcome to climb aboard a fire engine. BLOOD DRIVE The Puget Sound Blood Center will hold a blood drive during Kent Cornucopia Days at Columbia Bank, corner of 4th & Meeker, on Saturday only. For further information visit www.psbc,org. 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. BIKE RIDE Join us for our newest event at Kent Cornucopia Days, our 3rd annual Kent Cornucopia Days Bike Ride. This is a 25 and 60 mile bike ride, and a 100 mile training route, all on June 29th. Sponsored by the Emerald City Lights Bike Ride Organization, this event starts at the Kent Burlington Green Park, corner of Meeker and Railroad, in Kent, registration goes from 7 a.m. until 10 a.m., and the Bike Ride starts at 8 a.m. (100 mile starts at 7 a.m.). Benefiting the “Our Daily Bread Basket” to feed families healthy organic foods. See page 16. PET ADOPTITHON The Kent Cornucopia Days Committee and the Kent Lions are please to have our 4th annual Pet Adoptithon by the RASKC (Regional Animal Services of King County - Kent Shelter), located in the Burlington Green Park on Railroad Ave & Meeker Street. You will be able to adopt a pet right at our event all three days. BEER GARDEN Sponsored by the Ram Restaurant, and located in Burlington Green Park. A wonderful place for you to enjoy handcrafted beers from the Big Horn Brewery. It is also right next to the Gazebo Stage and the Gazebo Food Court. Come on over and enjoy this event that benefits several nonprofit groups.

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THU July 11 FUNTASTIC SHOWS” CARNIVAL: Experience the thrills of this full size carnival that has rides for all ages, from the latest and fastest rides available today to smaller rides just for the small kids. There is a full Midway and a dedicated Children’s rides area. Look for opening day discount coupons at participating merchants. Corner of W. Smith and Lincoln Ave. (former Metro Park & Ride lot), 3 p.m. until closing (approx. 10 p.m.) KENT YOUTH SOCCER ASSOCIATIONS 14TH ANNUAL “CORNUCOPIA CUP” TOURNAMENT: Watch over 125 youth teams from throughout the Puget Sound area compete at this event. Headquarters are located at Petrovitsky Park, but most matches will be held at Pea Patch Soccer Fields, Green River Road & S 265th St., with many more at local Kent facilities, see page 16 for details. 3 p.m. – 8 p.m.

FRI July12 KENT LIONS “STREET FAIR” & “TASTE OF CORNUCOPIA”: An unbelievably large variety of arts & crafts and food vendors, including commercial and other displays with over 600 booths to choose from. Over 40 food booths throughout the streets, and two large food courts next to the entertainment stages at the Town Square Plaza & Burlington Green Park. 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. FUNTASTIC SHOWS CARNIVAL: Continues, 3 p.m. until closing (approx. 10 p.m.) PLAZA STAGE: Sit down and relax while being entertained by our live performers. The Plaza Stage entertainment features local community performances throughout the weekend. Town Square Plaza on the corner of 2nd and Smith. 2 p.m. until dark.

Miss Cornucopia Days Coronation Theresa Mae - Singer Grand Central Fit Club - Zumba Dylan Cragle – Singer/Songwriter Spotlight Dance & Performing Arts Center 7:30-Dusk Square Dancers 2:00-3:00 3:15-3:45 4:00-5:00 5:15-6:00 6:15-7:15

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SQUARE DANCE: Join in or just watch and enjoy our annual square dance at the Plaza, Plaza Stage on the corner of 2nd and Smith, seating area provided. 7:30 p.m. until Dusk, July 12th & 13th

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MISS CORNUCOPIA CORONATION: Meet our new Miss Cornucopia 2013 as she is announced and crowned by Mayor Suzette Cooke at the Cornucopia “Plaza Stage”, Town Square Plaza on the corner of 2nd and Smith. 2 p.m. GAZEBO STAGE: Another full stage of live entertainment provided by the “Kent Lions” by the Gazebo, enjoy a variety of music at its best. Located next to our Gazebo Food Court and the “Ram Restaurant” Beer Garden in Burlington Green Park on Railroad Ave. 3 p.m. to 8 p.m.

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BEER GARDEN: By the Ram Restaurant, located in Burlington Green Park, next to the food court and stage. This event will benefit several non-profit groups. Noon to 8 p.m. BINGO: Lions Bingo. Burlington Green Park, Railroad and Meeker. 10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. “KENT VALLEY ARTISTS ASSOCIATION ART SHOW” presents an art show and sale at the Rosebed Park, on 1st and Meeker. 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. KENT YOUTH SOCCER ASSOCIATIONS 14TH ANNUAL “CORNUCOPIA CUP” TOURNAMENT: Watch over 125 youth teams from throughout the Puget Sound area compete at this event. Headquarters are located at Petrovitsky Park, but most matches will be held at Pea Patch Soccer Fields, Green River Road & S 265th St., with many more at local Kent facilities, see page 16 for details. 8 a.m. – 8 p.m. EDUCATIONAL & SPECIAL EVENTS: Visit the Kent Police, Fire Dept. RFA, and Kent Office of emergency Management SAFETY STREET, located on Railroad Ave between Gowe and Meeker, for tips to keep your family safe, earn a prize, and the young & young at heart are always welcome to climb aboard a fire engine. 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Adopt a pet at our annual KENT CORNUCOPIA DAYS PET ADOPTITHON From the RASKC (Regional Animal Services of King County - Kent Shelter) right at our festival. Burlington Green Park, Railroad And Meeker. You Can Also Have Your Photo Taken With Live Lamas Nearby. 10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. CHILDRENS ACTIVITY AREA Wells Fargo parking lot corner of Meeker and 1st. All day. Lots of fun activities for the kids.

SAT July 13 KENT CORNUCOPIA DAYS 5K FUN RUN AND WALK The Kent Parks Department is pleased to present the Kent Cornucopia Days 5K Fun Run. Its focus will be on encouraging families to participate together to get outside and exercise. The race will take place on Saturday, July 13 and this year will start and end at the Riverbend Golf Complex rather than the Three Friends Fishing Hole Park (due to the Green River sandbag issue). Day of race registration will begin at 7:30 a.m. The race features a fast down and back along the Green River Trail. Race starts at 9 a.m. See page 20 for details. KENT CORNUCOPIA DAYS 13TH ANNUAL “DRAGON BOAT RACES”: Enjoy this beautiful event on Kent’s own Lake Meridian. Nearly 50 Washington, Oregon, Canadian, California, and local teams will race in eight giant 45-foot boots with a crew of 22 people. Races begin at 8:30 am. until 5 p.m. The park will have activities for the family including food booths, along with souvenir and team booths. Shuttle from Kent Fire Station #75, Horizon Elementary School, Meridian Elementary School, and the 132nd Park & Ride lot. See page 15 for details. 6:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. KENT LIONS “STREET FAIR”, “TASTE OF CORNUCOPIA”, “KENT FARMERS MARKET” & KENT STATION “FINE CRAFTS MARKET”: Continues, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. FUNTASTIC SHOWS CARNIVAL: Continues, Noon until closing (approx. 10 p.m.) PLAZA STAGE: Sit down and relax while being entertained by our live performers. The Plaza Stage entertainment features local community performances throughout the weekend. Town Square Plaza on the corner of 2nd and Smith. 11a.m. to 8 p.m.

11:00-11:30 Balefire Irish Dancers 11:45-12:15 Heel Klickin Cloggers 12:30-1:00 At the Ridge Theater: Scenes from “Beauty and the Beast” 1:15-1:45 Children’s Dance Theater: Virtuoso Dance 2:00-2:45 Dylan Cragle – Singer/Songwriter 3:00-4:00 Saqra’s Studio of Belly Dance 4:15-4:45 Jet Cities Chorus 5:00-5:30 Allegro Performing Arts Academy 6:15-7:15 Once Upon a Tuesday – Band 7:30-Dusk Square Dancers Note: Schedule Subject to Change


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SAT July 13 SQUARE DANCE: Join in or just watch and enjoy our annual square dance at the Plaza, Plaza Stage on the corner of 2nd and Smith, seating area provided. 7:30 p.m. until Dusk, July 12th & 13th GAZEBO STAGE: Another full stage of live entertainment provided by the “Kent Lions” at the Gazebo, enjoy a variety of music at its best. Located next to our Gazebo Food Court and the “Ram Restaurant” Beer Garden in Burlington Green Park on Railroad Ave. Noon to 8 p.m.

12-2:00 UC7 2:00-3:00 St. James Thrift Store Benefit Fashion Show 3:00-5:00 Groove Kitchen 5:00-6:00 Saqra’s Studio of Belly Dance 6:00-8:00 Dorian Blu Note: Schedule Subject to Change

BEER GARDEN: By the Ram Restaurant, located in Burlington Green Park, next to the food court and stage. This event will benefit several non-profit groups. Noon to 8 p.m. BINGO: Lions Bingo. Burlington Green Park, Corner of Railroad and Meeker. 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. KENT YOUTH SOCCER ASSOCIATIONS 14TH ANNUAL “CORNUCOPIA CUP” TOURNAMENT: Watch over 125 youth teams from throughout the Puget Sound area compete at this event. Headquarters are located at Petrovitsky Park, but most matches will be held at Pea Patch Soccer Fields, Green River Road & S 265th St., with many more at local Kent facilities, see page 16 for details. 8 a.m. – 8 p.m. EDUCATIONAL & SPECIAL EVENTS: KENT CORNUCOPIA BLOOD DRIVE: The Puget Sound Blood Center will hold a blood drive during Kent Cornucopia Days at Columbia Bank, corner of 4th & Meeker, on Saturday only. For further information visit www.psbc.org. 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Visit the Kent Police, Fire Dept. RFA, and Kent Office of emergency Management SAFETY STREET, located on Railroad Ave between Gowe and Meeker, for tips to keep your family safe, earn a prize, and the young & young at heart are always welcome to climb aboard a fire engine. 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.

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CHILDRENS ACTIVITY AREA Wells Fargo parking lot corner of Meeker and 1st. All day. Lots of fun activities for the kids. Adopt a pet at our annual KENT CORNUCOPIA DAYS PET ADOPTITHON from the RASKC (Regional Animal Services of King County - Kent Shelter) right at our festival. Burlington Green Park, Railroad and Meeker. You can also have your photo taken with live Lamas nearby. 10:00. a.m. to 5:00 p.m. SKATEBOARD TOURNAMENT: Our 17th Annual Skateboard Tournament. Registration is at 12 noon and tournament is at 1 p.m. with $5 registration fee. Live entertainment and music by area radio stations. At the Arbor 360 Park, corner of 116th & 240th.  Noon until 5:30 p.m. 3 ON 3 BASKETBALL TOURNAMENT DEMO: On Saturday, July 13th, the ShoWare Shootout, which will be held at ShoWare Center on July 27 & 28, will be promoting their event at Kent Cornucopia Days. On the corner of 1st & Gowe, this Shootout, Presented by Allied Waste, will bring portable baskets to our event from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. Demo games by teams will be presented complete with tables & scorekeepers under the supervision of Beth Sylves. Kids, there will be some free throw shooting contests with small prizes being given away. KENT VALLEY ARTISTS ASSOCIATION ART SHOW” Continues in Rosebed Park:10 a.m. to 8 p.m.

SUN July 14 KENT LIONS “STREET FAIR”, “TASTE OF CORNUCOPIA”, “KENT FARMERS MARKET” & KENT STATION “FINE CRAFTS MARKET”: Continues, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. FUNTASTIC SHOWS CARNIVAL: Continues, Noon until closing (approx. 10 p.m.) KENT VALLEY ARTISTS ASSOCIATION ART SHOW: Continues in Rose Park, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. GRAND PARADE: Join with thousands of spectators who line the streets for Kent’s largest and most prominent parade. Enjoy floats, marching bands, drill teams, and the SEAFAIR Pirates. Bring the family early for this outstanding event, which will be held along 4th Ave., starting at Saar St., turning West on Smith St and ending at 6th Ave. The reviewing stand is in front of the Kent Police Dept. This year’s theme is “Fun For All & All For Fun, Just

Sayin” and will be broadcast live over the City of Kent’s Channel 21. Parade starts at 2 p.m. PLAZA STAGE: Sit down and relax while being entertained by our live performers. The Plaza Stage entertainment features local community performances throughout the weekend. Town Square Plaza on the corner of 2nd and Smith. 11 a.m.to 5 p.m.

11:00-NOON American Colleges of Mixed Martial Arts 12:15-12:45 South Side Dance Force 1:30-2:00 Blue Dog Dance 2:00-3:00 No Entertainment - PARADE! 3:00-3:30 Daughters of Royalty Drill Team and Royal Elite Drum Squad 3:40-4:10 Lucha Libre Volcanica – Mexican Wrestling Demo 4:15-4:45 Grand Central Fit Club Zumba Note: Schedule Subject to Change

GAZEBO STAGE: Another full stage of live entertainment provided by the “Kent Lions” at the Gazebo, enjoy a variety of music at its best. Located next to our Gazebo Food Court and the “Ram Restaurant” Beer Garden in Burlington Green Park on Railroad Ave. Nnoon to 5 p.m.

NOON-2:00 The DogTonez 2:00-3:00 No Entertainment - Parade 3:00-5:00 Them Guyz Note: Schedule Subject to Change

BEER GARDEN: By the Ram Restaurant, located in Burlington Green Park, next to the food court and stage. This event will benefit several non-profit groups. Noon to 5 p.m. BINGO: Lions Bingo. Burlington Green Park, Railroad and Meeker. 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. KENT YOUTH SOCCER ASSOCIATIONS 14TH ANNUAL “CORNUCOPIA CUP” TOURNAMENT: Watch over 125 youth teams from throughout the Puget Sound area compete at this event. Headquarters are located at Petrovitsky Park, but most matches will be held at Pea Patch Soccer Fields, Green River Road & S 265th St., with many more at local Kent facilities, see page 16 for details. 8 a.m. – 3 p.m. Continued on page 14


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COMING EVENTS American Idol LIVE! - July 19, 7:30PM 4th Annual ShoWare Shootout 3-on-3 Basketball Tournament - July 27-28 Ladies Night Out Concert vol. 6, featuring Ginuwine, Jon B, J. Holiday, Case, Adina Howard, Soul For Real, Changes Faces - August 2, 8PM Northwest’s Premier Custom Car Show - August 11, 11AM-5PM Led Zeppelin Experience No Quarter w/laser light show - September 19, 7PM

EDUCATIONAL & SPECIAL EVENTS: Visit the Kent Police, Fire Dept. RFA, and Kent Office of emergency Management SAFETY STREET, located on Railroad Ave between Gowe and Meeker, for tips to keep your family safe, earn a prize, and the young & young at heart are always welcome to climb aboard a fire engine. 10:00am to 5:00pm.

Seattle Thunderbirds HOME OPENER vs. Portland - September 21, 7:05PM Ringling Bros., Barnum & Bailey Circus - October 3-6, 7 shows! Disney On Ice - November 13-17

Adopt a pet at our annual KENT CORNUCOPIA DAYS PET ADOPTITHON from the RASKC (Regional Animal Services of King County - Kent Shelter) right at our festival. Burlington Green Park, Railroad and Meeker. You can also have your photo taken with live Lamas nearby. 10:00am to 5:00pm.

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KENT CORNUCOPIA DAYS DRAGON BOAT RACES ON LAKE MERIDIAN Saturday the 13th, forty plus teams will come to Kent to race for medals. The races begin at 9 a.m. and finals are after 3 p.m. Teams are coming in from all over Canada, Washington & Oregon, along with individual paddlers from California and across the nation! There will be numerous local Kent teams racing for the honors. The Kent Lions and the Kent Dragon Boat Association have spent all year planning for this event; it is the largest Dragon Boat Race in the State of Washington and part of the Northwest Circuit Challenge. The beautiful venue of Lake Meridian provides the perfect location for this style of race while giving the team members and public an outstanding view. This race benefits the Northwest Lions Foundation for Sight and Hearing. There will be food, vendors, and displays for all ages.

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CLASSIFICATION Competitive Select Sanctioned By: Washington State Youth Soccer Association (WSYSA) FORMAT: Teams will play in an even numbered bracket (6 team min). We reserve the right to combine or modify age divisions to create even numbered brackets. Each team will play 2 preliminary round games from which point they will be reseeded and will advance to the playoffs. All teams will be scheduled for four games minimum (a game will not be made up in the case of a team forfeit). AGE GROUPS U10 to U16 (Boys and Girls) U10: 6 v 6 (Center Ref only; Jamboree format) U11: 9 v 9 (Center Ref only for Preliminary & Consolation games) U12-U16: 11 v 11 (The three ref system will be used whenever possible in these age groups)

AWARDS 1st and 2nd place winners in each division will receive awards. All roster players and coaches will receive a tournament memento.

CHECK-IN Teams must check in with the tournament registrar at least one hour prior to their first game. Failure to check in will result in disqualification and forfeit of registration fee, any exceptions must be arranged with the Registrar or Tournament Director in advance. The registrar is located at Petrovitsky Park, at the east end of the south parking area. Registration packets including instructions and participation pins will be available at the registration check in. Tournament staff will be on site at all game locations and will wear tournament staff identification. Please ask any staff member questions you may have.

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Short History of

Kent Cornucopia Days The Kent Cornucopia Days has a long and historical presence in Kent. In the 1890’s, the community of Kent had some form of a “Festival” to celebrate that harvest of the lettuce in the Kent Valley, which at the time was a well known lettuce farming region of the country. However, details are very spotty about the festival or event during this time period.  We do however have documentation of the 1st annual “Kent Lettuce Festival” in 1934, a run that ended in 1937 (we do have some evidence that it also occurred in 1938).  This four year run was primarily sponsored by the Kent American Legion.  Also involved with the event were the Kent Commercial Club (which became the Kent Lions Club in 1938), the Kent Breakfast Club, the Kent Eagles, the Kent Kiwanis Club, the Young Men’s Breakfast Club, and the Izaak Walton League.   The festival ended when its chief promoter William Harn left the area for Bellingham, where he soon became Mayor.  You should also note that this is the time of the “Great Depression” (starting at the end of 1929 until the early 1940’s) and “World War II” (which for our country was from 1941 until 1945). Shortly after World War II, the festival was resurrected and ran for several years starting in 1946 and was known as the “Cornucopia Festival” to represent the now newly diversified crops being grown in the Kent Valley.  We are not sure who organized it at this time, but there was a group that was formed and incorporated in 1951 at “Kent Cornucopia Inc”.  This group appears to have run the festival until the end of 1954 when the Kent American Legion was asked to run this festival, and ran (we believe) until at least 1965.  It is unknown why it ended this time around. We are not sure yet if a “festival” per se was in existence during the years of 1965 - 1969.  However, there was a short lived “Home Show” that was held indoors for a couple of years during this time period.  It was advertised as a resurrection of the “Cornucopia Festival”.  The chairman of this event was area businessman and Kent Lions Club member Ed Jahn. We do have documentation of the Ezra Meeker Days in 1969 & 1970, and possibly 1971 from a very short news clip but not much else.  Then in 1971 (with the first festival held in 1972), the Kent Lions and other community organizations (all now non-exis-

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tent except for the Kent Lions Club) named the festival “Meeker Days” since the club’s Street Fair took place on only a couple of blocks along Meeker Street (named after the Ezra Meeker business). Credit for founding this newer festival goes to Dave Hillemeyer, a Kent Lion and original chairman of the festival.   The Kent Lions worked closely with the Kent Federated Women’s Club (no longer in existence), and together these two groups brought our festival through it formative years. In 1980, it was agreed that the City of Puyallup would retain the title of “Meeker Days” due too the Ezra Meeker Mansion being in that city even though Meeker Street in Kent was named after the same man.   In that decision, the Kent Lions agreed to have the Kent Festival renamed to “Cornucopia Days” (after the downtown association of merchants in Kent, which owned the rights to that title, disbanded its corporation) an adaptation from the 1940’s when the event was known as the “Cornucopia Festival”, with a permanent theme of “The Festival of the Valley”.  In 1981, we have the first appearance of “Kent Cornucopia Days Festival”.  The Kent Lions Club exclusively maintains this festival, and our festival is now commonly referred to as “Kent Cornucopia Days”, “The Festival of the Valley”.

1890’s: Lettuce festival celebration begins

1934-1937: First documented “Kent Lettuce Festival” occurs

1946-1965: Festival revived, renamed “Cornucopia Festival” 1969 & 1970: “Ezra Meeker Days” celebrated 1971: “Meeker Days” celebration begins 1974 – Kent Farmers Market

1981: Renamed “Kent Cornucopia Days Festival” celebration begins. 1983 – Kent Winterfest started 1997 – Kent Cornucopia Skateboard / Inline Skate Tourney 1998 – Old Timers King & Queen 1999 – Beer Garden 2000 – Kent Winterfest (Kent Lions now control)

The current Kent Cornucopia Days logo is a stylized version of the original logo produced by Kent Lion John Solis in 1987. The original represented the “Kent Valley” between the west & east hills with the Sun shinning above.  The standard Cornucopia basket was also incorporated in this artwork.  The newer logo is a similar way of representing that “Valley” & “Hills” with the “Sun”, which was started by the Metro Advertising agency on one of our advertising campaigns and finalized in its final version by Kent Lion Bill Westcott. See our web site for more historical information and photo’s.

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2001 – Kent Dragon Boat Races 2001 – Kent Cornucopia Cup 2003 – Kent Cornucopia 5K/10K Fun Run/Walk 2004 – Kent Farmers Market (Kent Lions now control) 2010 – Kent Cornucopia Days Bike Ride

2013: Kent Cornucopia “Fun for All and All for Fun”


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Committee & Volunteers

We wish to thank all of the following volunteers who have given freely of thousands of man-hours without any compensation in order to make this event a success, they are the true sprit of “VOLUNTEERISM”.

* denotes a Lions member or volunteer ** denotes Kent Dragon Boat Association member or volunteer *** denotes Emerald City Lights Bike Ride volunteer

Gwen Allen-Carston * Charles Carston * Barb Atrop ** Gary Atwood * Jimmy Batin ** Delinda Baughan ** Curtis Baxstrom * Shirley Beard ** Ralph Bowen* Don Brasher * Judy Brenden * Bonnie Cannon ** Ken Cavanaugh * Patty Christiansen * Margit R. Collins** Alex Conn * Mayor Suzette Cooke* Cheryl Croft * Steve Crowell * Pat Czekaj ** Brandon Davey * Sandra DeMarre **

Nelton Dsouza * Lisa Foster ** Don Frey * Terri Frey * Nikki Garcia ** Georganne Glassner ** David & Kathleen Hammerquist ** Patricia Hansen *** Erin Harth * Steve Harvey ** Kristy Hazen-Pflughoft ** Peggy Hebblehwaite ** Lisa Henderson ** Lori & Cheri Hilderbrand ** Stacie Holder ** John Holt ** Kate Hughs ** Brian Ipsen * Thor Johnson * Merr Johnston * Brett Kappenman * Maureen Kisinger ** Susan Kiminki ** Keith Klug ** Karla Kreger ** Sally Krie ** Arthur Kritzer *

Joy Kuhlmann ** Dawn Kunz ** Andi Lanxon* Mike Lanxon * Bill Leach *** Eric Madsen * Sue Madsen * Jeff and Ann Markley ** Maria Martinez ** Caryn McConnon ** Eugene McCoy * Cheri Merrill ** Dee Mihok * Christen Miller * Edna Morris ** Kevin Mullins* Kyle Mullins * Leland Mullins * Rosalene Mullins * Sandy Munoz ** Kirk Nelson * Greg Nokes** Eileen Ormsby ** Lisa Palmer ** Mark Parrett ** Mary & Cathy Petersen ** Taylor Pfhghoft ** Saqra Raybuck * Maureen Roberts **

Sandra Roberts ** Nadine Rosendin ** Christine Salzer ** Randi Shartin ** Joel Shilling ** John Sheller ** Patty Sikora ** Dan Silvestri * Delilah Sinclair * Connie Sorenson ** Sig Soriaga ** Mary Jo Sorenson ** Randy Smith ** Debbie Taylor ** Mark Taylor * Richard Todd * Dee Turner ** Karm Virk * Gail Vaden ** Cathy Wegner ** Bruce Weissich * Bill Westcott * Chris Westcott * Kimberly Westcott * Linda Westcott * William Westcott Jr * Stephanie Westcott * Susan White ** Emily White **

Jim White * Georgina Wichlund ** Anita Wilkie * Tacoma Dragon Boat Association ** Seafair Parade Marshal’s Boy Scout Troop 453 * City of Kent Staff Robert Constant Mark Hendrickson Nancy Clary Tom Rusbuldt & Crew Melanie Taylor Representatives: Arthur Kritzer Seafair Marshal’s Brett Gorrell, Cindy Stohr Festival Inc Monica Ostler Kent Youth Soccer Association Rob Rhew Funtastic Shows Michelle McDowell Lake Meridian Homeowners Association President The entire staff Kent Regional Library

Kent Lions Legal Statement The Kent Lions Club (and its event committee, the Kent Cornucopia Days) is an all volunteer, dues paying, organization with no paid staff, no office or owned building. All money made through Kent Cornucopia Days goes back into the community in the form of grants, scholarships, community events, aid, and services or projects. 1.The Kent Lions Club was formed as a community service organization on November 2nd, 1938. 2.The Kent Lions Club is incorporated in the State of Washington as a NonProfit Corporation, since 1983. 3.The Kent Lions Foundation was formed and incorporated in the State of Washington, since 1996. 4.The Kent Lions Club has a State Master Business License and UBI number. 5.The Kent Lions Club is a 501 c(4), the Foundation is a 501 c(3) for federal

tax and filing purposes. 6.The Kent Lions Club files for and maintains all proper City of Kent permits. 7.The Kent Lions Club is the governing and prime sponsor of the Kent Cornucopia Days and all of its affiliations. The Kent Cornucopia Days is a committee of the Kent Lions Club and is governed by the Kent Lions Club Board of Directors. The Kent Cornucopia Days is treated as a project of the Kent Lions Club, a purpose of the Kent Lions Club, and one of the many events or activities for which the Kent Lions Club exists as a non-profit organization. The Kent Lions Club does allow and encourages non-member (non-voting) volunteers to serve on this committee. 8.The Kent Cornucopia Days is a wholly owned project of the Kent Lions

Club with all rights reserved to it. The Kent Lions Club owns all trade names, logos, trademarks, concepts, and historical assets associated with the Kent Cornucopia Days. No portion of the Kent Cornucopia Days may be used by anyone without expressed written permission of the Kent Lions Club. The Kent Lions Club has exclusive use and control of all public areas used by the Kent Cornucopia Days including a two (2)-block area beyond its visible and actual usage areas. 9.The Kent Lions Club and the Kent Cornucopia Days assume no liability or responsibility for any action, occurrence, or event that occurs at or during the Kent Cornucopia Days to any person, business, or property. All persons arriving, parking, viewing, working, or participating in the Kent

Cornucopia Days will assume sole responsibility for any action that occurred by or to them and will hold the Kent Lions Club and the Kent Cornucopia Days harmless. The Kent Lions Club is not responsible for any damage, theft, loss of personal property, fire, injury (mentally or physically), or any other causes that may occur while said persons are attending, or affected by, the Kent Cornucopia Days or any other Kent Lions Club activity. The Kent Lions Club also reserves that right to refuse services to, or allow participation by, any person or organization in any activity of the Kent Lions Club. Kent Lions Club PO Box 5094 Kent, WA 98064 253-852-LION www.kcdays.com


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The Kent Lions Thank Our 2013 Sponsors The Kent Lions & Foundation and the Kent Cornucopia Days Committee would like to thank the following sponsors who contribute to the outstanding success of the 42nd annual Kent Cornucopia Days Festival. To all those unlisted sponsors we want to

apologize and we thank you. We also want to say a special thanks to the all the Employees and Departments of the City of Kent whose invaluable help and understanding help make this event exist without peer.

presenting Sponsor

THE KENT LIONS THANK OUR Corporate Sponsors

Fiesta Times Foods

GUTTER

Solutions NW

Factory Direct Windows

Featuring Leaf Solution

Media Sponsors

EVENT PARTNERS KENT

REPORTER

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Festival Inc

Local Area Sponsors MOD Equipment Management, Meeker Street Law Building, Mitzel’s American Kitchen, McLendons Hardware, Sunbelt Rentals, Wells Fargo Bank-Kent

Dragon Boat Sponsors Kent Lions & Foundation, Kent Dragon Boat Association

Scholarship pageant sponsors Kent Lions & Foundation, West Coast Awards & Athletics

Skateboard sponsors Kent Lions & Foundation

cornucopia 5K Fun run /walk special thanks

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Kent Lions & Kent Cornucopia Days, Road Runner Sports, West Coast Awards, Kikkoman USA, Republic Services (Allied Waste) Tab Wizard, Kent Fit Body Boot Camp, Outpatient Physical Therapy City of Kent, Emerald City Lights Bike Ride, Festival Inc, Kent Dragon Boat Association, Kent Youth Soccer Association, Kent Reporter Seafair, Kent Regional Library, Kent Downtown Partnership, Kent School District, Kent Station, Lake Meridian Home Owners Association, Metro, Seafair Parade Marshal’s, Royalty & Pirates, ShoWare Center, Sound Transit, Thunderbird Hockey Team


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