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Arts & Crafts • Food • Music & Entertainment • Fireworks A Supplement to The Star Newspaper • June 29, 2011


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Music lined up for Fourth celebration by Roger S. Lucas


ook for three days of outstanding music when the Grand Coulee Dam Festival of America is celebrated July 2, 3 and 4. The Town of Coulee Dam is sponsoring the music for the second straight year, and according to Mayor Quincy Snow, the town is offering an outstanding assortment of music for the three-day event. The venue for the event is the park below the Visitor Center. Music begins Saturday, July 2, with Eric Engebretson at 4 p.m. Eric E, as he is also known, is familiar to coulee area music fans, having been a regular for several years during the Festival of America celebration. With his voice, guitar and a digital “looper” Eric E can pump out a song from just about any year named back to the first part of the last century. Snow has scheduled what he calls “happy music” for the night cap with the Mariachi Estrella De Mexico band of Wenatchee. They make their second appearance here, and will be on stage from 6 p.m. until 9:30, just before the 10 p.m. showing of the Laser Light Show. On Sunday, music begins again at 4 p.m. with Scott Smith and Kayla Taylor, a couple of area

Steve Sogura impersonates Elvis Presley.

favorites. They play country, pop and rock renditions. At 6 p.m. Campbell Road, a Celtic band, will perform in its first appearance at the festival. The 8 p.m. appearance of the ever popular Steve Sogura, high-

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lights the evening. His impersonation of Elvis Presley and his music has been a favorite at the festival for years. He will perform until just before the Laser Light Show. On Monday, July 4, at 4 p.m., Smith and Taylor will be back with their variety of music styles for another two-hour performance. At 6 p.m., older music lovers will connect with William Florian, former lead singer with the “New Christy Minstrels.” He will perform until 8 p.m., when Sogura will rock the area with a couple of hours of Elvis music. The concerts, all three days, are free and financed through the town of Coulee Dam’s hotel/ motel tax receipts. Mariachi Estrella De Mxeico of Wenatchee.

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Something for everyone in the park


ring your blankets and sunscreen and plan on staying a while during the Festival of America celebration this July 4 weekend. There’s food, music, a craft fair, Laser Light Show and fireworks. What a way to spend the holiday weekend! Things get underway Saturday, Sunday and Monday, July 2, 3 and 4, at 11 a.m. , with food vendors and the arts and craft show, which continue daily until 9:30 p.m. Music begins all three days at 4 p.m. The Laser Light Show begins at 10 p.m. and lasts 35 minutes. On July 4, right after the Laser Light Show, fireworks will be let off on top of Grand Coulee Dam. It should be a patriot’s dream with all the events going on. The celebration is sponsored by the Grand Coulee Dam Area Chamber of Commerce and the Coulee Dam Casino. Music is sponsored by the town of Coulee Dam. No pets or fireworks are allowed in the park venue below the Visitor Center, which is open daily and free to visitors. Food vendors for the threeday celebration include: • Brandy’s Fried Oreos, handdipped ice cream bars; • Marsalee’s Thai, a favorite of

the show for over 20 years; • Pizza By the Slice, pizzas and butterfly fries; • MW Tropical Sno, shaved ice & elephant years, 12th year; • White’s Concession, Buffalo burgers, fajitas, curly fries, cotton candy; • Fleetwood Espresso, smoothies, Italian sodas; • Huckleberry Heaven, ice cream and fresh lemonade; • Top Chef Concessions, steak grinder, coconut prawns, fish & chips; • DelSol on the Go, burritos, taco salads, nachos; • RCS Concessions, kettle korn; • and Fair Food Concessions, new this year, with gyros, Greek salads, Polish sausage. Arts & crafts vendors include: • Sculptures in Glass, handblown glass, handmade soaps; • Elsners Wooden Things, bird houses, benches & more; • Big Bear Chocolates, new this year from Idaho, with carameled apples fudge, taffy; • Scentsy Wickless Candles, pots and assorted wax scents; • Ann’s Sensations, lotions, massage oils; • PS Henna Body Art, tatoos; • Mountain Meadow Artisans, beads from around the world; • Sand Buds, kids ejoy these fun sand animals;

• Bill’s Souvenirs, photos of area & more, wood rocking chairs; • Ever Clever Connection, bucket chairs, aprons, baskets; • JP Fossil Creek, varieties of hot mustard, pecan chews; • Racks-Plaques & More, glycerin soap, clocks, hand-painted tiles, jewelry; • Rock Cabin Farm, metal

silhouettes, wire names, wood ornaments; • RST Sales, magnetic jewelry; • The Recycled Spoon, silver jewelry; • The Toy Box, check out the pirate booth; • and Wilk Leather, leather purses and leather goods. See you at the celebration!

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t’s a good idea to drop by the Visitor Center before taking tours of Grand Coulee Dam. That way you’ll get oriented, have a lot of questions answered, and get stocked up on some questions to ask your tour guide. The Visitor Center is open at 8:30 a.m. through July and is open until 11 p.m. In August, the hours are 8:30 a.m. to 10:30 p.m. and in September, 8:30 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. In October, the Visitor Center begins its winter hours, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Visit the displays in the Visitor Center, then go up in the elevator to the second floor where there are movies about the dam being played. There are also stairs if you want the exercise. Displays include an interactive video game in which you fly through the dam, a game in which you are presented as a group, which choices about how the dam should be operated, then see the results of your decisisions; and a heavy-duty jackhammer that gives you a feel of what it was like for workers on the dam during construction. An hour can easily be spent in the Visitor Center, and there’s something for all ages.

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BRANDY’S: Fried Oreos, hand-dipped ice cream bars and more MARSALEE’S THAI: Over 20 years attending the show…Great Favorite PIZZA BY THE SLICE: variety of pizza, butterfly fries MW TROPICAL SNO: 12 years coming with shaved ice – elephant ears WHITE’S CONCESSION: buffalo burgers/fajitas, curly fries, cotton candy etc. FLEETWOOD ESPRESSO: annual favorite of smoothies, Italian sodas etc. HUCKLEBERRY HEAVEN: Ddlicious ice cream and fresh lemonade TOP CHEF CONCESSIONS: steak grinder, coconut prawns, fish & chips DELSOL ON THE GO: burritos, taco salads, nachos RCS CONCESSIONS: can’t pass up their delicious kettle korn. FAIR FOOD CONCESSIONS: New this year! Gyros, Greek salads, polish sausage

Arts & Crafts Vendors

SCULPTURES IN GLASS: Hand blown glass, handmade soaps ELSNERS WOODEN THINGS: Birdhouses, benches & more BIG BEAR CHOCOLATES: (New) From Idaho -Flavored Caramel apples,fudge,taffy SCENTSY WICKLESS CANDLES: Pots and assorted wax scents ANN’S SENSATIONS: Lotions, massage oils etc PS HENNA BODY ART: Tattoos MOUNTAIN MEADOW ARTISANS: Beads from around the world SAND BUDS: Kids enjoy these fun sand animals BILL’S SOUVENIRS: Photos of area & more, wood rocking chairs

EVER CLEVER CONNECTION: Check out the Kids Bucket Chairs, aprons, baskets JP FOSSIL CREEK: Varieties of Hot Mustard to try, pecan chews RACKS-PLAQUES & MORE: Glycerin soap, clocks, hand painted tiles, jewelry ROCK CABIN FARM: metal silhouettes, wire names, wood ornaments, etc RST SALES: awesome magnetic jewelry THE RECYCLED SPOON: Beautiful silver jewelry THE TOY BOX: Check out the Pirate Booth with lots of fun things for kids WILK LEATHER: Beautiful leather purses and leather goods

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This is what the shoreline of Lake Roosevelt looked like in mid-May. Held way down by the Bureau of Reclamation for flood control, the water is still rising and will be through the Fourth of July holiday. If you’re camping or boating on the lake, keep that in mind.

Watch out for sneaky water levels on Roosevelt


amping or boating on Lake Roosevelt? Watch yourself and the lake, which will continue to rise at a couple of feet a day, even on the Fourth of July. That means you shouldn’t pitch your tent

too close, or you might be floating before you wake up. And your boat, anchored out very far, could lift its anchor as the water rises. Good luck finding it the next morning. Better to tie it off at shore with a long rope.

Take a piece of the area home with you! Locally designed souvenirs - a lasting reminder of the unique beauty and rugged appeal of this area. Look for our booth at the park this weekend!

• Construction Photos of Grand Coulee Dam • Area Souvenirs • Wind Chimes • Belt Buckles & More

Lake Roosevelt likely won’t be full until about July 10 or 11 this year, a good week later than most years, due to the late spring runoff.

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The pyrotechnicians of Entertainment Fireworks, the largest pyrotechnic company in the state, just love the dramatic venue for fireworks provided by the Grand Coulee Dam.

Dam makes a dramatic venue for fireworks


etter arrive early for the fireworks show. Parking is adequate, but you may have to walk a ways if you come late. Besides, there’s free music in the park below the Visitor Center, plenty of food booths and a number of arts and craft vendors with a variety of things to sell the Grand Coulee Dam Festival of America celebration. The fireworks display from the top of the dam will begin at around 10:40 p.m., Monday, July 4, right after the Laser Light Show ends.

Lean back and enjoy the fireworks display as water cascades over the 300-foot-high spillway of Grand Coulee Dam so you can enjoy an added feature of the celebration. Entertainment Fireworks of Olympia, puts on the show. And the entire Festival of America event is sponsored by the Coulee Dam Area Chamber of Commerce and the Coulee Dam Casino, with music sponsored by the town of Coulee Dam.

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neither the glow from cell phone cameras or glow sticks, nor even starlight competes with the amplified light of lasers that tell the story of Grand Coulee Dam on its massive surface each night.

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ne of the more popular features for visitors to Grand Coulee Dam is the Laser Light Show. The show kicks off nightly during July at 10 p.m., and lasts about 35 minutes. Best viewing area is near the Visitor Center where some seating is available, the park below the V.C,, across the bridge in the park facing the dam, or really anywhere below the dam.

The show tells the story of the dam. Sound is piped into those areas and is available by radio on 90.1 FM. In August, the Laser Light Show begins at 9:30 a.m. and in September, the show begins at 8:30 p.m.

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Events and schedule at Grand Coulee Dam over the Fourth of July weekend, 2011.

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