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FALL CITY DAY Schedule of Events • 6:30 a.m. State Route 202 closes, 324th to Preston - Fall City Road • 7 a.m. Mason’s annual Pancake Breakfast, Masonic Lodge • 7:30 to 8:30 a.m. Fun run registration, Olive Taylor Quigley Park • 9 a.m. Fun runs starts, 10k, 5k and 1k walk; Awards announced at 10:30 a.m. • 9 to 10 a.m. Parade registration and check-in at Totem Pole Park • 10 a.m. Kiddie parade and hay ride check-in at Fall City Library • 11 a.m. Kiddie parade, followed by the Grand parade, with Grand Marshals Carl and Nadine Lind • 12:30 to 4:30 p.m. Live music, Miles from Chicago, plays at Olive Taylor Quiqley Park • 1:30 p.m. Watermelon eating contest, Olive Taylor Quigley Park • 2:30 p.m. Ducky Derby race, Snoqualmie River; Winners announced at 4 p.m. • ALL DAY Arts and crafts, food on Main Street; Kids carnival, Fire Dept. dunk tank, at 335th and Market Left: Volunteers round up the rubber duckies following the 2013 Ducky Derby. Below: The Fall City Day committee.


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You might notice similarities between this year’s Fall City Day festival T-shirts and anything Seattle Seahawks fans are wearing. That similarity is deliberate, says Judy Dix, one of the coordinators of the festival, and only partly because the Seahawks are hot right now. “It’s a big seahawk totem,” Dix said, from Native American legend. “That’s our theme this year, but it’s not really so much to do with the (Seattle) Seahawks. It’s about being part of a team….because Fall City is unincorporated, we have to do everything ourselves.” Nothing happens for Fall City’s annual festival without a lot of teamwork, Dix explained. Volunteers run all the events, local businesses contribute the use of their dumpsters for cleanup and Main Street restaurant El Caporal allows vendors access to its sinks and hot water, to meet food safety requirements. Beyond the annual festival, volunteers do much of the other work, in the community, too, Dix said. The Fall City Community Association, a board of volunteers, arranges such events as periodic litter pickup and weed trimming along the roads, much of it funded by the Fall City Day proceeds. It’s the same in the schools, where the parent volunteer rates are the highest in the district. Fall City Day proceeds also support many school programs. Fall City Day is still a free community festival, so the opportunities to raise funds for community maintenance and schools are limited to the morning fun run, afternoon Ducky Derby, vendor and parade fees and the minimal T-shirt sales, each with their own additional restrictions. Even the band, Miles from Chicago, is free to watch, and paid for by Fall City Day proceeds. “The fact that everyone volunteers is the only reason we can give back about $10,000 every year,” said Dix. This year’s volunteers include fun-run coordinators Perry and Sharon Wilkins and Kirk and Sophie Harris, Angela Donaldson organizing the kiddie parade, Libby Phillips on the grand parade, Sean and Renee Christensen on the (free) watermelon-eating contest and Laurie Hauglie on the ducky derby. Heather Hamerly and the Mount Si wrestling club are running the kids carnival in a new location this year on 336th, next to the Farmhouse Market. In return, all those volunteers get is a day of community building, and one of those T-shirts.

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Runners sprint for the lead in the 2014 Fall City Days fun run, a fundraiser for Snoqualmie Valley schools.

Run for fun

Fall City Day’s annual fun runs celebrate 26 years of running Saturday, June 20. Sign up for the USATF certified, chip-timed runs on the fast and flat 5K or 10K courses, or just watch the kids in the kids’ 1K walk/run. Registration begins at 7 a.m., and the 1K starts at 9. Runners in the 5K and 10K start together at 9:15. All proceeds from the runs benefit Snoqualmie Valley

Meet the pioneers Stop by the Fall City Historical Society for a selfie with a pioneer, a look at baseball in the last century, and a spinning wheel demonstration. You’ll be met at the historical society booth by two early Fall City Pioneers, Jack Bush and Nancy Moore, or lifesize cutouts of them, ready to pose with you for a photo. Baseball has a long history in Fall City and 2015 will provide another chapter,

schools. Entry in the Fall City Day run includes the competition for the Snoqualmie Valley Cup, a tradition now entering its 10th year of attracting top local talent to the only age-graded competition in the region. Fall City Day’s fun run is one of four participating races in the Cup. For more info visit Awards for the runners are announced at 10:30 a.m. Online registration is closed. Visit html for registration forms and more information.

as the Northwest Honkers, a semipro team, will play their home games in the Community Park across the river. Pick up a Honkers schedule at the historical society’s booth. In honor of baseball’s resurgence, the society will have a display on baseball in the early 1900s in Fall City, and a season that ended with a winning percentage of 800 for the local team. Hilde Gettinger will demonstrate spinning on two wheels.

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Road closed for festivities From 6:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, June 20, the highway in Fall City will be closed for the community’s annual Fall City Day celebration, including a parade and street fair. State Route 202, between the Preston-Fall City Road (milepost 21.71) and 24th Avenue Southeast, (milepost 20.64) will be closed to all vehicle traffic.

Linds named Fall City Day grand marshalls Carl and Nadine Lind have been named the 2015 Fall City Day Grand Marshalls. The couple have made their home in Fall City for the past 45 years, raising a family, working at local businesses and helping visitors to the area sometimes with information, sometimes with a photo and occasionally, with a tire change. The early part of their lives together was where they put on the miles. Carl grew up in Seattle and Nadine was born in Waldron, Ark., and moved to Yakima when she was 8 or 9 years old. At 17, she visited Seattle in 1955, where she met Carl, then 20, at a stoplight. “I looked to the left and there sat a really cute young man,” said Nadine, “but I continued to look around being it was my first time to see Seattle.” She saw him again later that day, at Dick’s Drive-In, and again at Green Lake Park, where Carl was still trying to catch up with her. Nadine said she’d decided to go for a walk by herself in the park, and soon heard footsteps behind her. She heard a voice say “Could you wait up?” and turned around to see that cute young man from Dick’s Drive-in. She waited.

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Carl and Nadine Lind are Grand Marshalls of the Fall City Day parade, starting at 11 a.m. Saturday. Later, at a party they were both attending Carl asked, “Could I drive over and visit you?” Nadine said he could. Carl drove his white 1953 Lincoln Capri with extended fenders and continental kit from Seattle to Yakima every other weekend for almost a year. Then he said, “Honey, we are either going to have to get married or break up, because I’m wearing out my car.” They still have that car. They’ve been married 59 years. The couple began their married life in Ballard, where Carl worked at the Plywood Plant. They had five sons Brian, Cal, Dana, Alan, Dale and a daughter, Diane, when they moved to Fall City in 1970. All of their children continue to live in the Northwest, and as a family they see each other often. Alan owns the Last Frontier Saloon. The couple has 11 grandchildren and 7 great-grandchildren. Carl was a paper boy around age 7, delivering the Seattle Times around his neighborhood by riding his horse, Snow Ball. As an adult, he mainly worked construction in downtown Seattle, for Nelms Mortenson, Hoffman and Sellen. He took great pride in always being to work on time, never taking leave and working all the hours he could get. “In fact, at one time I had the most earned time off hours on the union books,” he said. Nadine worked for many years as a cook at the Colonial Inn and the Fall City Grill when her daughter Diane was part owner. She also worked at a Montessori school for son Dana’s business, Sunstrand and a fish processing plant. The couple play tour guide at Snoqualmie Falls. Nadine takes pictures and mails them to the tourists. They love to help stranded people. Carl remembers, “One time I helped a man with a flat tire. I went and got my jack, took him to get some money and then to get a tire. I just like helping people.”


Children are invited to take part in the Fall City Day parade Saturday at 11 a.m. Ride your bikes, or ride on the hay wagon, pulled by an antique tractor. Registration is not required, but to ensure enough ice cream treats are available for all children, organizers ask that anyone bringing a large group call Angela Donaldson at Hauglie Insurance, (425) 222-5881. Parade lineup is at the Fall City Library. Families can watch the parade and meet their children at reserved spots in front of the Model Garage.

Ready, set, eat! The free watermelon-eating contest is scheduled for 1:30 p.m., Saturday at Olive Quigley Park behind the Snoqualmie Valley Young Life booth. Competitors will race to be the first to finish their portion of watermelon, in a hands-free eating challenge. Participants will be divided by age groups: Ages 5 to 7; 8 to 10; 11 to 13; and 14 and older. Participants under the age of 18 must have a parent or guardian present. There may be some adjustment to age brackets depending on the number of participants signed up. Registration forms are available online at and at the event. Return all forms by 1 p.m. Winners will receive ribbons and their names will be announced from the main stage. The event is organized by Snoqualmie Valley Young Life.

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Trash-bag wearing contestants line up for the 2014 watermelon-eating contest.




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SVR Special Pages - Fall City Day June 20 2015  


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