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FOURTH OF JULY EVENT GUIDE Fireworks and more around the Harbor Details inside: Aberdeen Splash Festival • Chief Taholah Days • Ocean Shores beach fireworks Oakville celebration • Seabrook Porch Illumination • Westport celebration Tokeland parade, picnic and trek

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ave you ever thought about what the world would be like if we had not won the Revolutionary War? I did the other day while thinking about the Fourth of July. And, thinking of how England works today, here is what I came up with: some questions, some conclusions, some conjecture. Many of our country’s early heroes would instead be criminals: George Washington, Ben Franklin, Thomas Jefferson, Samuel Adams and many other fathers of the revolution. And Benedict Arnold would be a hero. The U.S. practices the federal constitutional republic form of government, while the U.K. uses constitutional monarchy and a parliamentary system. We would not have a president; we would serve the queen. We would probably not be able to elect an American to the office of prime minister. We could not have anyone serve in the House of Lords, the governing body. And our representatives

A VETERAN’S VIEW Jim Daly in the House of Commons would be in England more than half the year, which would make it difficult for them to represent their constituents. We would be using pounds and pence, not dollars and cents. Banks would be different, and building societies (which could be equated with credit unions) are primarily members’ savings to provide mortgages to members, not full-service financial institutions. Properties and houses would be much smaller, often handed down

from generation to generation, and owning acreage would be only for the extremely wealthy. Our judges would not be elected. Instead, lower court judges would be appointed in some kind of competition by the Judicial Appointments Commission. Much of English law is settled in small claims courts and magistrate courts. There would be no state courts per se. We would only have one state, probably called America. Would we even have higher courts in America? Or would we have to travel to the U.K.? Would we have Americans on the High Court? Our taxes would be much higher. The top rate of federal income tax is 35% in the U.S., and it becomes lower until we earn more than $398,100 in a yearIn the U.K. the tax rate is 40% if you earn more than £42,475 (U.S. $52,583) and 50% if you earn more than £150,000 (U.S. $189,000). Also, Social Security is charged at 5.65% of most incomes, compared with the equivalent National

Insurance, which is calculated at 12% (although only above income of £7,605, or U.S. $9,582, per year). But the reason Americans rebelled was that taxes were being levied against individuals and on items imported into America that were not charged in England. I think the most obvious difference is that we would be driving on the left side of the road and not on the wrong side of the road as we do today. There also might not be any muscle cars, hot rods, drag races, recreational vehicles, SUVs or pickup trucks. And I don’t believe we would have our “interstate” highway system. Would we have personal computers? The internet? Cellphones? They were invented in the United States as it exists now, unencumbered by U.K. rules on business investment and research. Much of the medicine used today might not exist, either. Speaking of medicine, health care would be free. The U.K.’s general practitioners are on

contract with the government to provide services, even if they are not government employees. Hospital workers are all government (National Health Service) employees. I can’t really fathom how different our world would be today if we had not won the Revolutionary War. These thoughts are only a few fairly obvious differences. There are nuances in government and politics, economy, education, law, society, technology and so much more that would cause infinite differences from what we are to what we would have become. Would you want to live in America if we had not won the Revolutionary War? Not me. This is the greatest country in the world, just the way it is. Jim Daly, a retired captain in the U.S. Marine Corps, is a member of the Aberdeen Veterans of Foreign Wars, Post 224, and the Vietnam Veterans of America.

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FOURTH OF JULY EVENT GUIDE Compiled by Kat Bryant Grays Harbor News Group

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The tall ship Lady Washington provides a view of the fireworks over the Chehalis River.

The first week of July is a very busy time around Grays Harbor. Numerous events will celebrate America’s Independence Day, including the 40th annual Tokeland Parade. In addition, there’s plenty going on up north for Chief Taholah Days — the Quinault Indian Nation’s annual commemoration of the signing of the Quinault Treaty in 1855. That massive festival includes a variety of sporting competitions and much more from July 3 to 7. Within these pages is a complete rundown of the major community events going on this week.

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Seabrook’s homes are decked out in red, while and blue for the annual Porch Illumination.

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Canoe races take place near the mouth of the Quinault River during Chief Taholah Days.

Wednesday, July 3 Seabrook The annual Porch Illumination walk starts at 6 p.m. Each year,

residents decorate their homes and people walk around to pick their favorites. Participants must vote by 9 p.m. at Crescent Park, where

s’mores will be served around the firepits.

Taholah Chief Taholah Days kicks off July 3 with the diabetes

fun run/walk starting at 9 a.m. at the Fitness Center. After that, the Family Fun Day Barbecue with field sports will begin at 11 a.m. at the Taholah School and the volleyball tournament will start at noon at the school. Kids Bingo will start at 3:30 in the school gym, and a free hypnotist show will be staged there at 6:30.

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Aberdeen The annual Splash Festival, split between Morrison Park and Seaport Landing, is a day of family activities to celebrate America’s

independence. The festivities will begin at noon at Morrison Park with interactive games, local crafts and food, and live entertainment. Games will include a pipeline dual-lane slide, an “all star” obstacle course, and an “under the sea rock wall. The local Home Depot will host a youth workshop, and the YMCA of Grays Harbor will offer temporary tattoos. On the family-friendly entertainment schedule are magician Jeff Evans at 12:30 p.m.; comedian Bill Robison at 2; and pirate performer Cap’n Arr at 3:30.

The Morrison Park activities will shut down at 5 p.m. Across the Chehalis River at the Grays Harbor Historical Seaport, the gates will open at 1 p.m. for dockside tours of the Lady Washington and Hawaiian Chieftain, which will be available until 3:30. The tall ships will leave the dock for a Battle Sail from 4 to 6 p.m., followed by an 8:30 Fireworks Sail. (Tickets for those sails, and others during the week, are available in advance through www. historicalseaport.org.) Live music will start at 5 p.m. with Six Pack Pretty, followed by Electric Eye at 7:30 and Nerve On Ya at 9:15. Fireworks will begin at 10 p.m. over the water. Food and beverages at Seaport Landing will be provided by Galway Bay Irish Pub of Ocean Shores. Other vendors also will be on hand, along with a variety of family games and activities. Parking is available at the Seaport. A $5 donation per car is appreciated, with proceeds going to the Grays Harbor Historical Seaport.

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Wednesday July 3, 2019 Fun Run/Walk Family Fun Day—BBQ Horseshoe Tourney Field Sports Cultural Competition Kids Kickball Canoe Races Boxing Dance

10:00 - Noon Fitness Center 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM Taholah School Field 1:30 PM Sea Breeze Stadium 2:00 PM Taholah School Fields 3:00 PM Heritage Park 3:00 PM Taholah School Field 5:30 PM Riverfront 7:00 PM Community Center 9:00 PM - Midnight Heritage Park

Thursday July 4, 2019 Fun Run/Walk Parade 1 Royalty Pageant ** Talent Show ** Field Sports Canoe Races Boxing Dance Fireworks

9:00 - 11:00 AM 2:00 Noon 1:30 PM 2:30 PM 4:00 PM 6:00 PM 7:00 PM 9:00 PM - Midnight Dusk

Community Center Heritage Park Heritage Park Taholah School Field Riverfront Community Center Heritage Park Riverfront

Friday July 5, 2019 Co-Ed Volleyball Tourney Adult Bingo (Free) Scavenger Hunt (Free) 3 on 3 Basketball Tourney Kids Bingo (Free) Hypnotist Show (Free) Canoe Races

8:30 AM 10:00 AM 12:00 PM 1:00 PM 1:00 PM 3:00 PM 6:30 PM

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On July Fourth, we celebrate the birthday of the United States of America, and all the great things our nation represents. We’re proud of our country and the values it upholds, and we gratefully salute the brave men and women of our Armed Forces who fight to defend America and her ideals. God bless the U.S.A.

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Youth compete in the Chief Taholah Days boxing tournament, one of many sporting competitions included in the multi-day celebration.

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Members of the Grays Harbor Mounted Posse Indoor Pro Rodeo Court ride in the 2016 Oakville Independence Day Parade.

fireworks show will start at dusk (about 10 p.m.). Local deejay Johnny Manson will coordinate music with the pyrotechnics. Personal fireworks will be allowed on the beach only from the Damon approach to the Marine View Drive access road. They may be set off only between noon and 11 p.m.

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Seabrook The winners of the Porch Illumination people’s choice and judges’ choice awards will be announced during the Flag Presentation at 11 a.m. at the Front Street Amphitheater flagpole.

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Taholah The IHS Fun Run/ Walk will start Day Two of Chief Taholah Days at 9 a.m. at the Community Center. The horseshoe tournament will begin at 9:30 at Sea Breeze Stadium. At noon, the parade will start lining up at Housing. The Royalty Pageant will follow at 2 p.m. at Heritage Park (or, in case of rain, in the school cafeteria). Sporting competitions will go on all afternoon. The 3-on-3 tournament is set for 1:30 p.m. at Snob Hill Court; field sports at 3 at Sea Breeze; outboard canoe races at 3:30 at the riverfront; and boxing at 7 at the Community Center. At Heritage Park, the Cultural Jam will begin at 5 p.m., followed by a dance at 9 p.m. Fireworks will start at dusk at the mouth of the Quinault River.

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Westport The Westport South Beach Historical Society will host the annual Old-Fashioned Fourth of July Celebration from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Maritime Museum. The flag ceremony with National Anthem will start at 11 a.m. Access to the grounds is free; tickets may be purchased for food and some activities. Children’s games will be conducted with prizes. There also will be bounce houses, a cake walk, a bake sale, craft and food vendors, live music and a silent auction. Later on, the Booming Bay Fireworks Display will begin at dusk over the Westport Marina.

Friday, July 5 Taholah The Cancer Fun Run/ Walk will start Day Three

of Chief Taholah Days at 9 a.m. at the Community Center. The horseshoe tournament will continue at 10:30 at Sea Breeze Stadium, and adult Bingo will start at 11 a.m. at the Taholah School. Outboard canoe races will continue at 4 p.m. at the riverfront. Field sports will take place at the stadium starting at 5, and boxing at the Community Center at 7. At Heritage Park, the Talent Show will start at 1:30 p.m. and the watermelon eating contest at 3:30. Later, the dance will begin at 9.

Saturday, July 6 Oakville The annual parade will kick off “Scoot the Route,” Oakville’s Independence Day celebration. The parade and cruise will begin at 11 a.m. with


The Daily World the theme “America the Beautiful.” Entries will include classic vehicles, marching bands, equestrian units, logging equipment, decorated floats and more. Classic cars, trucks and motorcycles will park after the parade and remain on display for the rest of the day. The family-friendly celebration will start downtown at noon, with live music, food purveyors, arts and crafts vendors, and more. A Kids Zone will feature bounce houses and art activity tables. The annual “Hoop it Up” 3 on 3 tournament and other games will take place throughout the afternoon. And at dusk, the Chamber of Commerce will show a “Movie in the Park.” The annual Oakville Junior Rodeo also will be going on all weekend at the rodeo grounds.

Taholah Chief Taholah Days culminates in the two-day Adult Co-Ed Softball Tournament, starting at 8 a.m. July 6 and 7 at the Tribal Office field. Tokeland The Tokeland North Cove Chamber of Commerce is presenting the 40th annual Old Fashioned Fourth of July Parade & Picnic. The parade begins at 11 a.m. at the Tokeland Marina and winds its way up Kindred Avenue past the Tokeland Hotel. Anyone can walk in the parade, even with pets. Prospective participants must be at the marina no later than 10:30 a.m. to register and begin lining up. Prizes will be awarded in several categories. For spectators, public parking locations will be designated along the route. (The lot at the Tokeland Hotel will be reserved for hotel guests and handicap

include a traditional sack race and a water balloon toss for all ages. Toddlers will be able to find treasure in the hay pit. To commemorate the event’s 40th anniversary, the Tokeland Chamber will have photo albums on display showing parades from years past. The chamber says Gene Kuest documented the first parade in 1979: “Two neighbors and I decided we would like to have a parade. We just talked it up with some of the neighbors and without any permits or permissions we hit the highway.” FILE PHOTO

Fireworks are sold at various locations around the Fourth.

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parking.) Plan to arrive early, as vehicle access to Kindred Avenue, Emerson Avenue, Eighth Street and Fisher Street will be closed from 10:45 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. for the parade. Afterward, hot dogs,

Tokeland The Tokeland Chamber also is sponsoring the annual Tokeland Trek, a family- and dog-friendly community hike. On-site registration will begin at 10 a.m. at the

beans, chips and lemonade will be served behind the Tokeland Hotel. Donations will be requested for the Tokeland-North Cove Chamber of Commerce to help fund future parades. After lunch, games will

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Tokeland Hotel. The trek itself is free. Walkers may choose to purchase the commemorative shirt ($15$20) and/or a $10 sack lunch from the hotel (cash only on the day of the trek). The highlight of this event is exclusive access to Dave’s Tokeland Trail. At 11:15 a.m., longtime resident and hiking enthusiast Dave Hawthorne will conduct a guided tour from the rainforest to the seashore, talking about about the area’s flora and fauna. Guests also are welcome to meander through the Willapa Bay grasslands on a self-guided walk; the trailhead is behind the Tokeland Hotel gazebo. The Shoalwater Bay Tribe graciously maintains the 12-foot-wide mowed trail from the Tokeland Hotel about three-quarters of a mile back toward the bay. Pre-registration is available through TokelandNorthCove.com.

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