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THE KENT LIONS THANK OUR 2017 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 46th 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 make this event happen.

PRESENTING SPONSOR

THE KENT LIONS THANK OUR CORPORATE SPONSORS

MEDIA SPONSORS

EVENT PARTNERS KENT .com

REPORTER Mitzel’s American Kitchen Wells Fargo Bank-Kent

DRAGON BOAT SPONSORS

Kent Dragon Boat Association Kent Lions Club & Foundation

SCHOLARSHIP PAGEANT SPONSORS Kent Lions & Foundation

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CORNUCOPIA 5K FUN RUN /WALK Aegis Living Kent Lions Club & Kent Cornucopia Days Kikkoman USA Republic Services Road Runner Sports Outpatient Physical Therapy Proliance Orthopedic Associates Tab Wizard West Coast Awards

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SPECIAL THANKS

City of Kent Festivals Inc Kent Downtown Partnership Kent Dragon Boat Association Kent Regional Library Kent Reporter Kent School District Kent Station Kent Youth Soccer Association Seafair Royalty & Pirates Seafair Parade Marshal’s ShoWare Center Thunderbird Hockey Team

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Welcome

GENERAL HOURS

Steve Crowell

Kent Lions Club, working in association with the City of Kent has produced The Cornucopia Days event in Kent for the past 46 consecutive years. The event has not only provided good family entertainment for the more than 200,000 attendees each year, but also has provided funding by which Kent Lions have been able to generously contribute to community projects and charities.

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FRIDAY, JULY 14 Street Fair: 10:00am – 8:00pm SATURDAY, JULY 15 Street Fair 10:00am – 8:00pm SUNDAY, JULY 16 Street Fair: 10:00am – 5:00pm Admission to Kent Cornucopia Days is FREE

(There is a registration fee to participate in some events. Those events include: Dragon Boat Races and Cornucopia Days 5k Fun Run & Walk. )

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.................. 253-852-5466 Kent Cornucopia Days Fax............... 253-852-6263 Kent Farmers Market ........................ 253-457-6235 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

The Kent Cornucopia Days Official Guide is a supplement of the Kent Reporter. PUBLISHER Polly Shepherd MULTIMEDIA CONSULTANTS Joy Alford & Marie Skoor COVER & PAGE DESIGN Julie Black KENT

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It is my pleasure to welcome you to Kent and the 46th annual Kent Cornucopia Days celebration with a multitude of activities, entertainment and fun for the whole family. This years theme is “Lions Clubs: 100 Years is only the beginning”. From its roots in hops and lettuce farming to aerospace and high-tech manufacturing, Kent has come a long way since incorporation, with nearly 125,000 residents making it the sixth largest city in Washington, Suzette Cooke and home to a culturally-fluent population who Mayor City of Kent collectively speak 137 different languages. Kent’s Cornucopia Days is South King County’s oldest and largest festival featuring a street fair with a wonderful array of booths offering a variety of items, delicious smells from the food court, and entertainment to capture your attention. The annual “Cornucopia Dragon Boat Races” will be held on Lake Meridian Park again this year, and don’t miss the parade! And if robust physical activity is more your speed, the City’s Parks Department and the Kent Arts Commission will host the ever- popular Steve Crowell President, Cornucopia Days 5K. We hope you will join us in Kent Lions Club acknowledging all the work they do to bring such a successful fun run to Kent year after year. An enthusiastic thank you to the Kent Lions who produce Kent Cornucopia Days each year. Their members and dedicated volunteers have devoted thousands of hours to planning and organizing this festival. They work hard to produce a successful event that appeals to all ages, groups and interests.  We are happy to have you join us in celebrating Kent Cornucopia Days.  The volunteers thank you for supporting all of the non-profit and charitable groups who depend on this great family festival.  Enjoy Cornucopia Days!

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DOWNTOWN FESTIVAL MAP

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ShoWare Center

James St.

Carnival Smith St.

Street Fair Parade Route

Festival HQ

Smith St.

Kid’s Zone

Library Food Court

Gazebo Food Court & Beer Garden

First Aid GAZEBO STAGE

Restroom Meeker St.

Food Court

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Railroad Avenue

PLAZA STAGE 1st Avenue

Wheelchair Access

Kent Regional Library

2nd Avenue

Parking

Central Ave.

LIBRARY AREA FESTIVAL MAP

Stage Police

Railroad Ave.

Willis St.

Gazebo Stage

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Parade Assembly

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Street Fair

2nd Ave.

Titus St.

Kid’s Zone

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4th Ave.

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Events during Kent Cornucopia Days 46TH ANNUAL KENT CORNUCOPIA DAYS “LIONS STREET FAIR” July 14-16 One of the largest street fairs in the NW with more than 400 vendors, food booths, sponsors, merchants and market.

KENT CORNUCOPIA DAYS SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM Kent Cornucopia Days 2017 royalty will be crowned at a ceremony scheduled for 2 pm on Friday. Mayor Suzette Cooke will announce the names of the three scholarship winners: one young lady to be crowned as Miss Cornucopia. Two runnersup will become Cornucopia Princesses. These fortunate scholarship winners will be crowned by the current Miss Cornucopia. This event will be held at the “Plaza Community Stage” held at Town Square Plaza (2nd & Smith St.) Participants in this event are judged on their strengths in academics, community service, and public speaking. Miss Cornucopia will recieve a scholarship of $3000. The Cornucopia Pricesses will also receive scholarships from the Kent Lions Foundation and will represent the Kent Lions and Cornucopia Days at many SEAFAIR events.

17TH ANNUAL KENT CORNUCOPIA DRAGON BOAT RACES Lake Meridian – July 15 – Opening Ceremony races all day starting at 8:30 am, includes vendor & food booths. 17TH ANNUAL KENT “CORNUCOPIA CUP” SOCCER TOURNAMENT July 13-15 All Day Wilson Playfields, Petrovitsky Park, Kentridge High School and the Pea Patch fields. 21ST ANNUAL KENT CORNUCOPIA DAYS “OLD TIMER’S ROYALTY FOR THE DAY” KENT CORNUCOPIA DAYS ENTERTAINMENT • Plaza Community Stage – Town Square Plaza • Gazebo Stage – Burlington Green Park • Kent Cornucopia Days Square Dance

TASTE OF CORNUCOPIA Over 30 Food Booths Also includes Beer Garden at Burlington Green Park Food Court

SEAFAIR ROYALTY IN THE GRAND PARADE In its 69th year, the tradition of SEAFAIR Royalty is rich with custom and acclaim. KENT CORNUCOPIA DAYS “GRAND PARADE” Sunday, July 16 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. CHILDRENS ACTIVITY AREA Burlington Green Park Llamas, Pokémon, Free Activities and more.

BLOOD DRIVE The Bloodworks Northwest will hold a blood drive during Kent Cornucopia Days at Kent Station, Friday, July 14 For further information visit www.psbc.org 10 am – 4 pm 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 Park on 1st Ave between Meeker & Gowe streets.

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Admission to Kent Cornucopia Days is FREE SAFETY STREET Visit the Kent Police, Puget Sound Regional Fire Authority, 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. 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 non-profit groups. 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 15 at Three Friends Fishing Hole Park. Day of race registration will begin at 7:30 am with the race start time at 9am. Registration 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 at kentarts.com. • For more information contact Kent Parks and Recreation at 253-856-5050 or mhendrickson@kentwa.gov.

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EVENTS SCHEDULE FRIDAY KENT LIONS “STREET FAIR” & “TASTE OF CORNUCOPIA” 10 am to 8 pm An unbelievably large variety of arts & crafts and food vendors, including commercial and other displays with over 500 booths to choose from. Over 30 food booths throughout the streets, and two food courts next to the entertainment stages at the Town Square Plaza & Burlington Green Park. MISS CORNUCOPIA SCHOLARSHIP AWARDS Starts at 2:00 pm Meet our 2017 Miss Cornucopia and two new Cornucopia Princesses as they are announced by Mayor Suzette Cooke at the Plaza Stage, Town Square Plaza on the corner of 2nd and Smith. BEER GARDEN Noon to 8 pm Located in Burlington Green Park, next to the food court and stage. This event will benefit several non-profit groups. KENT VALLEY ARTISTS ASSOCIATION ART SHOW 10 am to 8 pm Art show and sale at the Rosebed Park, on 1st and Meeker.

KENT YOUTH SOCCER ASSOCIATION’S ANNUAL “CORNUCOPIA CUP” TOURNAMENT 9 am to 8 pm Watch over 125 youth teams from throughout the Puget Sound area compete at this event. Tournament headquarters will be at Wilson Playfields (U13-U18) and Pea Patch fields (U10 –U12). Most matches will be held at Pea Patch Soccer Fields, Green River Road & S 265th St., Kentridge – SE 208th at 120th Ave SE; Wilson Playfield – 132nd Ave SE at SE 248th St.; Petrovitsky Park – SE Petrovitsky Road at Parkside Way SE, Renton. EDUCATIONAL & SPECIAL EVENTS 11 am to 4 pm 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, all are welcome to climb aboard a fire engine. CHILDRENS ACTIVITY AREA KID’S ZONE Llamas, Pokémon, FREE ACTIVITIES ALL DAY Burlington Park BLOOD DRIVE 10 am to 4 pm The Bloodworks Northwest will hold a blood drive during KC Days at Kent Station

SATURDAY KENT CORNUCOPIA DAYS 5K FUN RUN AND WALK Race starts at 9 am 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 15 at Three Friends Fishing Hole Park. Day of race registration will begin at 7:30 am. The race features a fast down and back along the Green River Trail. KENT CORNUCOPIA DAYS ANNUAL “DRAGON BOAT RACES” 8:30 am to 5 pm Enjoy this beautiful event on Kent’s own Lake Meridian. Nearly 40 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 pm. 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. KENT LIONS “STREET FAIR” & “TASTE OF CORNUCOPIA” 10 am to 8 pm An unbelievably large variety of arts & crafts and food vendors, including commercial and other displays with over 500 booths to choose from. Over 30 food booths throughout the streets, and two food courts next to the entertainment stages at the Town Square Plaza & Burlington Green Park. KENT VALLEY ARTISTS ASSOCIATION ART SHOW 10 am to 8 pm Art show and sale at the Rosebed Park, on 1st and Meeker.

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BEER GARDEN Noon to 8 pm Located in Burlington Green Park, next to the food court and stage. This event will benefit several non-profit groups.

KENT LIONS “STREET FAIR” & “TASTE OF CORNUCOPIA” 10 am to 5 pm An unbelievably large variety of arts & crafts and food vendors, including commercial and other displays with over 500 booths to choose from. Over 30 food booths throughout the streets, and two food courts next to the entertainment stages at the Town Square Plaza & Burlington Green Park.

KENT YOUTH SOCCER ASSOCIATION’S ANNUAL “CORNUCOPIA CUP” TOURNAMENT 9 am to 8 pm Watch over 125 youth teams from throughout the Puget Sound area compete at this event. Tournament headquarters will be at Wilson Playfields (U13-U18) and Pea Patch fields (U10 – U12). Most matches will be held at Pea Patch Soccer Fields, Green River Road & S 265th St., Kentridge – SE 208th at 120th Ave SE; Wilson Playfield – 132nd Ave SE at SE 248th St.; Petrovitsky Park SE Petrovitsky Road at Parkside Way SE, Renton. EDUCATIONAL & SPECIAL EVENTS 11 am to 4 pm 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, all are welcome to climb aboard a fire engine. CHILDRENS ACTIVITY AREA KID’S ZONE Llamas, Pokémon, FREE ACTIVITIES ALL DAY Burlington Park

KENT VALLEY ARTISTS ASSOCIATION ART SHOW 10 am to 5 pm Art show and sale at the Rosebed Park, on 1st and Meeker. GRAND PARADE PARADE STARTS AT 2 PM 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 4th to Ramsey. The reviewing stand is in front of the Kent Police Dept.

KENT YOUTH SOCCER ASSOCIATION’S ANNUAL “CORNUCOPIA CUP” TOURNAMENT 9 am to 8 p.m Watch over 125 youth teams from throughout the Puget Sound area compete at this event. Tournament headquarters will be at Wilson Playfields (U13-U18) and Pea Patch fields (U10 – U12). Most matches will be held at Pea Patch Soccer Fields, Green River Road & S 265th St., Kentridge – SE 208th at 120th Ave SE; Wilson Playfield – 132nd Ave SE at SE 248th St.; Petrovitsky Park – SE Petrovitsky Road at Parkside Way SE, Renton. EDUCATIONAL & SPECIAL EVENTS 11 am to 3 pm 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, all are welcome to climb aboard a fire engine.

BEER GARDEN Noon to 5 pm Located in Burlington Green Park, next to the food court and stage. This event will benefit several non-profit groups.

CHILDRENS ACTIVITY AREA KID’S ZONE Llamas, Pokémon, FREE ACTIVITIES ALL DAY Burlington Park

Admission to Kent Cornucopia Days is FREE

(There is a registration fee to participate in some events. Those events include: Dragon Boat Races and Cornucopia Days 5k Fun Run & Walk. )

3 ON 3 BASKETBALL TOURNAMENT DEMO The ShoWare Shootout will be promoting their event at Kent Cornucopia Days. On the corner of 1st & Gowe, from 9 am until 1 pm. Demo games by teams will be presented complete with tables & scorekeeper. Kids, there will be some free throw shooting contests with small prizes being given away. JULY 14-16

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Kent Cornucopia Days Road Map Cornucopia Cup Scoccer Friday - Sunday Petrovitsky Park (Hdq for 2012) Pea Patch

5K Fun Run & Walk

Riverbend Golf Course parking at Russell Road Park

Dragon Boat Races Follow Rt. 516

DIRECTIONS

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. From the Eastside: 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 Moines 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. 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

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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. 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. To Lake Meridian Follow the above directions, but after driving under Highway 167, continue on State Route 516, turn left on Central, then right on Smith Street, continue on Route JULY 14-16

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516 following Kent-Kangley 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

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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. 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. 3. On Railroad Ave. between Gowe and Titus streets.


EVENT LOCATIONS ART SHOW Rosebed Park 1st Ave. between W. Gowe & W. Meeker, 204 W. Meeker St. Kent, WA 98032 BEER GARDEN Burlington Green Park W. Meeker & Railroad Ave. N 114 Railroad Ave. N. Kent, WA, 98032 DRAGON BOAT RACES Lake Meridian 14800 SE 272nd St. Kent WA, 98042

EVENT HEADQUARTERS Kent-Kherson Park 307 W. Gowe St. Kent, WA, 98032

SOCCER TOURNAMENT Pea Patch 26400 Green River Rd. Kent, WA 98030

GAZEBO STAGE Burlington Green Park W. Meeker & Railroad Ave. N. (use) 114 Railroad Ave. N. Kent, WA, 98032

Petrovitsky Park 16400 SE Petrovitsky Rd. Renton, WA 98058

GRAND PARADE 4th Ave. between Willis St. & James St. 220 4th Ave. S. Kent WA, 98032 KID’S ZONE Burlington Green Park W. Meeker & Railroad Ave. N 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 5K FUN RUN WALK Three Friends Fishing Hole 20025 Russell Rd. Kent, WA, 98032

SAFETY FAIR Railroad Ave. between Gowe St. & Meeker St. (use) 233 Railroad Ave. S. Kent, WA 98032

STREET FAIR Lions Street Fair and Fine Arts NOTE: Kent Farmers Market will be closed during Cornucopia Days Meeker St. between 4th Ave. & Central, 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. 202 1st Ave. S. Kent, WA 98032 Railroad Ave. between Gowe St. & Smith St. 114 Railroad Ave. N. Kent, WA, 98032

INFORMATION BOOTH

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. Stop here also for help, lost & found, first aid, police & fire contact, event communications, public service announcements and childcare station. The Kent Cornucopia Days “Festival Headquarters” is in KentKherson 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, along with the police department on the corner of 4th & Gowe. The Dragon Boat Race headquarters are in Lake Meridian Park, and the Soccer “Cornucopia Cup” headquarters are at Petrovitsky Park, 16400 SE Petrovitsky.

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ENTERTAINMENT Plaza Community Stage

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FRIDAY 2:00-3:00 Miss Cornucopia Days Coronation 3:15-4:30 TBA 4:45-5:45 Kassidy Lynne – Country Music Singer Rising Stars Martial Arts Club 6:00-6:15 – Elite Warriors Boot Boogie Babes 6:30-7:00 Jacks and Jills Youth Square Dance Club 7:00-Dusk

Blue Lizard Band Saqra’s School of Belly Dance (on ground) Spirit of Ojah

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Groove Kitchen Nate Burch Band Saqra’s School of Belly Dance (on ground) 6:00-8:00 Aquanets

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DRAGON BOAT RACES ON LAKE MERIDIAN

SHORT BACKGROUND ON DRAGON BOAT RACING Dragon boat racing is people friendly, and takes into team’s people of varying degrees of athletic ability and physical limitations. Some teams are recreational, in condition, and others may be seriously athletic. Some others may be blind, survivors of disease such as cancer, have diabetes, and have other special needs. They learn about what they can achieve and do not allow themselves to be overwhelmed with any restrictions. They celebrate life by being actively engaged with it, and having a great time living it. The time spent in a dragon boat results in teams learning to work together in unison to race to the finish line first. The skills that are acquired have more to do with technique and synchronization, than brawn. Upper body strength is achieved in the gym and increased in the dragon boat, however. Dragon boats can go at a fast clip, rising upon the water, as paddlers do up to 90 strokes and more a minute, an amount for a well seasoned experienced team. In China a dragon boat team looks like an extremely fast perpetual motion machine. The lighter the weight, the more seasoned the paddlers, the faster they can go. The Kent Dragon Boat Association would like to invite anyone interested in the sport to check us out at www.kentdragonboat.com, we would love to have you join us. Questions, contact LionPatty@gmail.com.

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Lake Meridian & Park

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Saturday, July 15th, forty plus teams will come to Kent to race for medals. The races begin at 8:30 a.m. and finals are after 3 p.m. Teams are from western 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 one of the largest races in the state of Washington. 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, displays and fun for all ages. For more information, go to www.seattledragonboatraces.com

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TO LAKE MERIDIAN: After driving under Highway 167, continue on State Route 516, turn left on Central, then right on Smith Street, continue on Route 516 following Kent-Kangley Road, pass 132nd, and continue east for about 1 mile. You will see the lake on the left.

DRAGON BOAT SHUTTLE – SATURDAY ONLY Our special “Dragon Boat Races Bus” with stops at Horizon Elementary, Meridian Elementary, Kent Fire Station #75, Lake Meridian Metro P&R. You can also take route 158, 159, 161, 168, & 914 from the Metro P&R to the lake. 6 am until 6 pm.


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OLD TIMERS KING AND QUEEN By MARK KLAAS, Kent Reporter Regional Editor - June 2017 Ed and Florence Amundsen have always been true to their roots, big on family and supportive of youth. The Kent couple know no other way. “That was just a part of our family … giving back,” said Florence, 87, who along her husband has lived and worked in the Kent-Renton area for more than 60 years. “You did things for the community.” Added Ed, 90: “It’s about community service.” From work to play, the Amundsens have helped show others the way in a community that has grown substantially since they first became a part of the Kent area in 1953. For their many contributions, they are this year’s Kent Cornucopia Days Old Timers King and Queen and will be honored as part of royalty in the festival’s concluding-day grand parade on July 16. While they briefly worked for other enterprises, Ed established and built a career that spanned 33 years as a cost accountant and cost estimator for The Boeing Co. Florence worked as a secretary and legal assistant for attorneys for about 30 years. Beyond their occupations, their impact goes far deeper as volunteers and leaders in a variety of community roles. Raised in southern Idaho, Ed and Florence met at Idaho State College in Pocatello and were married in 1949. They celebrate their 68th wedding anniversary in September. Ed enlisted in the Navy in 1945 and served on active duty for 18 months during the end of World War II and then in the Navy Reserve. After Ed graduated from Idaho State in 1950, the Amundsens welcomed a son, Skip. Two years later, Ed was recalled during the Korean War and served aboard the USS Kearsarge as a supply corp officer. Lieutenant commander was his highest rank. He spent four years in active duty, 16 in the reserves.

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that promotes the country’s traditions The Amundsens and fraternal fellowship through cultural eventually came to the and social outreach, and became Pacific Northwest and involved with the Norway Committee made Kent their home, of Kent Sister Cities Association (KSCA) soon welcoming a in a variety of capacities. daughter, Sonja. They live Florence served as president and today in the same house secretary for the Kent Sister Cities that was built on East Hill program for several years and has been in 1956. the chair or vice chair of the Norway At Boeing, Ed Committee since 2001. As a committee collaborated with teams member, Florence initiated the youth of concept-designing ambassador program, which has had 11 engineers, estimating the Florence and Ed Amundsen at their East Hill home. successful student exchanges. — Photo Credit: Mark Klaas/Kent Reporter cost of the out-of-theEd has served as treasurer for several box-thinking projects “We had a good working program years for three of the six sister cities – El and whether they were going,” Ed said. “We spent a lot of time Grullo, Mexico; Kherson, Ukraine; and economically viable to commercial on the trails.” Sunnfjord, Norway – and has served as airplanes. Some were, many were not. After raising their two children, they treasurer for KSCA for several years. “I enjoyed that. I had a good job,” Ed took up boating, built a cabin in Shelton The Amundsens cherish their recalled. “I was the only one supporting and traveled. close ties to the community and the this whole group from an estimating They also pursued their interest in opportunity to serve, especially in standpoint. … It was interesting job.” genealogy, tracing Ed’s extensive roots helping under-served youth find their Florence, meanwhile, did secretarial in Norway and Florence’s lineage to way. work for several Kent attorneys, Ireland. In 1996, they took their first As to the secret to their longevity including Emerson Thatcher and Jim European tour to Scandinavia and St. and a happy, fulfilling life? “Genes,” Curran, and Renton’s Roger Lewis. She Petersburg, Russia. Ed replied with a smile. That, and the enjoyed the challenging, engaging legal When they returned, they joined the willingness to help others. work. Sons of Norway, a benefit organization “I spent time reading the law to find out what the heck I was doing,” she said. “Roger would let me participate in what was going on,” she said of their 25year working relationship. “As I became a little more proficient in understanding the law, I often sat in on the conferences. … If I didn’t understand what it was I was working on, I’d ask the questions, and he would spend time explaining it to me.” Florence and Ed retired in the same year, 1989, but their lifetime work was far from done. They remained active in many Kent activities, including the PTA, Boy Scouts, Campfire Girls, Beta Sigma Phi, 4-H, Diversion Committee for Juvenile Court, the volunteer fire department as well as some functions in Ballet, Pointe, Tap, Jazz, Lyrical, Pre-dance, Creative Movement, Renton. Hip Hop, Tumbling, Drama, Musical Theater, and more… Ed still belongs to the Noon Rotary Club, an association he has had for nearly 20 years, and Florence remains an • Larger 12,000 sq ft facility • Air-conditioning • Viewing into All Dance Rooms • 6 dance rooms honorary Rotarian. • Student Lounge with Kitchenette • Rent Allegro Scouting was a passion for Ed and his • Large Spacious Lobby and Hallways for your next party son. They both earned Eagle Scout, the organization’s highest rank. Ed served as Superb, quality instruction in the performing arts! outdoor activities chairman for Troop 406 for 20-plus years, planning and leading trips throughout the Cascades and other places.

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“Lions Clubs 100 Years Only The Beginning” 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, the SEAFAIR pirates and clowns and the Seattle All City band. SEAFAIR ROYALTY: In its 68th 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 continuity and knowledge. The King is the highest honorary dignitary of SEAFAIR, is recognized as such throughout the Pacific Northwest, attends key SEAFAIR events and out-of-town festivals with the SEAFAIR Float tour, and serves as a representative of SEAFAIR and of the City of Seattle. SEAFAIR PARADE MARSHALS We also would like to extend our thanks to the SEAFAIR Parade Marshals for their nearly 45 years of support in helping us organize and stage our Kent Cornucopia Days Grand Parade. OTHER DIGNITARIES AT PARADE: • Miss Cornucopia 2017 and and her court • Kent Old Timer’s King & Queen Royalty for the Day • Mayor Suzette Cooke • Members of the Kent City Council • Numerous local, state & national elected representatives

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Short History of

Kent Cornucopia Days The Kent Cornucopia Days has a long and historical presence in Kent. Kent Cornucopia Days, as we know it today, has a history as an on-again, off-again summer festival in Kent for more than 80 years. Beginning in the 1930s, as the Kent Lettuce Festival, the event was a cooperative effort of several community service organizations, led by Kent American Legion Post 15. The Kent Lions Club, which was originated in 1938, began an active role in the community festival beginning that year. The festival emphasized the valley’s cash farm crop of lettuce, the area’s main farm product in that period. During the years from 1939 through World War II, the Lettuce Festival disappeared, only to emerge again in 1946 as the Kent Cornucopia Festival. Cornucopia, which is Latin for “horn of plenty” and symbolized by the horn-shaped basket full of fruits and vegetables, was the festival’s new name because Kent had emerged as a producer of many farm crops besides lettuce and had a widely diversified agricultural base. The Cornucopia Festival existed in Kent until the mid-1950s. During the late-’50s and into the 1960s there was an on-again, off-again Cornucopia Home Show during the summer, which was organized by one of the Kent Lions. In 1969, the Cornucopia Home Show disappeared, and a festival reappeared but under the name Ezra Meeker Days in honor of Ezra Meeker, an early entrepreneur and farmer who first brought hops to the Kent Valley, which caused the farming economy to boom in the 1880s and 1890s. Meeker had run a business not far from the festival’s location decades earlier. Meeker Street in Kent still bears his name. When the Kent Lions took over

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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

stewardship and management of the summer festival in 1972, they shortened the name to simply Meeker Days. But, as many know, there was also a summer festival named Meeker Days (completely different event) in Puyallup. The first Meeker Days was a two-block street fair, located at the site where The Commons complex now exists at Smith Street and Fourth Avenue. In 1980, the Kent Lions renamed the Kent summer festival Cornucopia Days, thereby reverting to local tradition and relieving the confusion with the Puyallup festival. Then, in 1981, the Lions made another slight name change to Kent Cornucopia Days. That name has remained unchanged ever since. Each year since 1970, Kent Lions have produced this summer festival during early July, including a large street fair, parade, carnival and numerous athletic events, including soccer tournaments, skateboarding competitions, as well as 5K and 10K running events. In 2001, the Lions added a dragon boat racing event on Lake Meridian, which has grown to be the largest such race in the state and enabled a thriving community of dragon boating competitors in the city of Kent. Annually, more than 200,000 visitors attend various functions of Kent Cornucopia Days.

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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) 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)

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Who Are The Lions? What Do They Do For The Community? How Can I Get Involved? I’m glad you asked, so here are the answers. You belong here.

Who Are The Lions?

The Kent Lions & Foundation, located in Kent Washington, is one of more than 46,000 clubs within Lions Clubs International – the world’s largest service club organization. The Kent Lions Club has been serving the greater Kent community since 1938.We are an all-volunteer “Community Service Organization”, dedicated to helping those in need, providing enhancement to our community through handson projects and grants, and creating an environment that allows our members to enrich their own lives by selflessly serving others.

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The Club is involved in many service and fund raising events which include: • Kent Cornucopia Days – part of the Seafair and South King County’s largest family festival celebrating its 46th year in 2017. Kent Cornucopia Days includes a street fair with over 600 vendors, food courts, entertainment stages, soccer tournament, parade and dragon boat races at Lake Meridian. • Kent Farmers Market – established in 1974 and currently held in the Town Square Plaza Park.This market is the oldest market in South King County presenting up to 100 vendors each Saturday beginning in June. • Kent Winterfest – “A Gift to Kent” by the Kent Lions includes a parade and Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony on the first Saturday in December. • Tahoma National Cemetery – support for the Veterans’ Day and Memorial Day ceremonies. • Kent Youth Sports Teams – sponsorship of numerous Kent youth sports teams. • Senior Breakfast and BBQ – several times a year, serves free breakfast and BBQ at the Kent Senior Center. • Eye and hearing exams – provides free exams, glasses and hearing aids to local needy individuals with the emphasis on Kent School District students. • Sponsorship of numerous other local organizations including: Children’s Therapy Center, Kent Food Bank, Kent Historical Society and Kent Senior Center.

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100 Years of Lions International 2017 marks the centennial of Lions Club International.These highlights from the 100 years of service are condensed from the Lions International Magazine December 2016 – January 2017 edition along with the addition of important events in the Kent Lions Club history. 1917 – Melvin Jones convenes representatives from 27 businessmen’s clubs at a Chicago hotel.They agree to unite and vote on a name: the Association of Lions Clubs. Jones had turned the businessman’s club model on its head: instead of angling for business, Lions will focus on community service. 1920 – Lions Clubs becomes international by chartering a club in Windsor, Canada. 1925 – During the international convention in Cedar Point, Ohio, Helen Keller beseeches Lions to become “knights of the blind in the crusade against darkness.” Her eloquent plea provides Lions with their primary mission. 1930 – Lion George Bonham paints a cane white with a wide red band to aid the visually impaired after he witnesses a blind man having trouble crossing a street. Clubs vigorously promote white canes, and by 1956 every state has passed white cane safety laws giving the blind the right-of-way. 1931 – Lions head south and establish a club in Nuevo Laredo, Mexico. 1938 - The Kent Lions Club is established. The club was earlier known as the Kent Commercial Club. 1939 – After a fellow Lion is not able to enroll in the only U.S. school for guide dogs, members of the Detroit Uptown Lions Club start their own. Leader Dogs for the Blind popularizes guide dogs worldwide. 1939 - To provide an organized baseball program for children, Carl Stotz of Williamsport, Pennsylvania soon to be a Lion, appeals for support from Lions clubs and others. Clubs help fuel the explosive growth of Little League by sponsoring teams and contributing funds, labor and materials. 1945 – The world’s second eye bank, the Buffalo Eye Bank, is founded by the Buffalo Lions Club.Today, most eye banks are Lions-sponsored. 1954 – After an international contest among Lions, an official motto is chosen: “We Serve”.

1957 – The first Leo club begins in Abington, Pennsylvania, after Bill Graver asks his father, “Why isn’t there a Lions-sponsored service club for young people?” 1968 – The Lions Clubs International Foundation (LCIF) is established. 1971 - Kent Lions Club takes over the management of the street fair associated with Kent Cornucopia Days. 1986 – Mother Teresa accepts the Lions Humanitarian award. She urges Lions to love: “The most terrible poverty is being unloved and having no one to care for you.” 1987 – The association amends its bylaws and invites women to become members. 1993 – Kent Lions Club takes over the primary management of Kent Cornucopia Days. 1995 – LCIF partners with The Carter Center, led by former U.S. President and Lion Jimmy Carter, to curtail river blindness in Africa and Latin America. 2000 - Kent Lions Club assumes management of Kent Winterfest. 2001 – The first dragon boat race associated with Kent Cornucopia Days happens on Lake Meridian. 2003 – Kent Lions Club takes over management of the Kent Farmers Market. 2010 – The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation contributes US$5 million to the One Shot: One Life campaign, and Lions raise more than US$10 million to support measles efforts over the next two years. 2013 – Kent Lions Club celebrates its 75th anniversary by making monetary donations to the City of Kent Parks & Recreation, Lions Club International, Kent Senior Center, City of Kent Parks & Recreation Scholarships, and Seattle Light House for the Blind. 2014 – Kent Lions Club is awarded the hat of Captain Sully Sullenberger after they matched donations from all other Lions Clubs in District 19C, which encompasses Washington, British Columbia, and Northern Idaho for Lions Club International Foundation “One Shot One Life” measles initiative. 2016 – Lions meet their goal and serve their 100th million person in two years through the Centennial Service Challenge. JULY 14-16

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Serving Kent Since 1938

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 Non-Profit 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

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