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hewelah’s 2019 Distinguished Young Woman Lily Kirry (center) and her alternates Mackenzie Acord and Avery Arnold welcome you to the 2019 Chataqua festival! It’s always a fun time here in Chewelah during the second weekend of July. With entertainment all weekend, carnival rides, arts and crafts vendors, activities for the kids, and delicious food, you don’t want to miss this long-time tradition in our town!

A Place for All Seasons See the Chewelah Community float in the park on July 11 during Chewelah night. This year’s theme is based on the town’s slogan “A Place for All Seasons.” So far the float has won top awards at Spokane’s Armed Forces Torchlight Parade and the Moses Lake Grand Moonlight Parade.

From the Mayor Welcome to Chewelah and Chataqua 2019! We are honored that you chose to spend this week with us in our beautiful city! Downtown Chewelah is more beautiful than ever! The Chamber of Commerce has added flowers on both bridges on Highway 395 and more planters on the ground on South Hwy 395, which coordinate with the City’s baskets on the light poles. Our colors this year are red, white and blue. The City Council changed the name of our airport (formerly Sand Canyon Airport) to Chewelah Municipal Airport. We are in the process of obtaining an aircraft fueling station, and have engaged an engineering firm to update our Airport Layout Plan, as well as plan development of the adjacent 36 acres. Look for some housing lots and light industrial/commercial development in the future. New this past year is a 9-hole disc golf course (located off North Street); the Farmer’s Market downtown on the first Wednesday of each month from 5 pm – 8 pm; the addition of an upscale B&B on Richmond Lane; submission to the State for designation of a ‘Creative District’ and much more! Plan your next vacation or ask about relocating your business to Chewelah! We are friendly, and offer a wide variety of recreational opportunities: golfing, skiing, Chewelah Casino, camping, horseback riding, hiking, biking, walking, running, ATV riding, hunting, fishing, boating and other water activities; community theater, or simply relax and breathe in the natural beauty of the area! Dorothy Knauss Mayor

Get ready for another fun Chataqua! R C anked as one of the largest events of its kind in the state of Washington, Chewelah and Chataqua continue to attract over 30,000 visitors to this fun festival for folks of all ages. For those in Chewelah, the festival begins on Chewelah Day (Thursday) where the carnival is open in the evening, along with food vendors and limited craft vendors, and some great local performers take the stage. Chewelah Chataqua is an updated version of an American tradition established at Lake Chautauqua, New York, in 1874. Every summer, thousands flocked to the Chautauqua grounds to hear and see lecturers, musicians, artists, actors, explorers, evangelists, poets and presidents. It became so successful, that traveling Chautauqua set out by rail to bring this unique form of entertainment to the nation’s hinterlands. Huge tents were set up and the programs lasted ten days and nights. President Teddy Roosevelt once declared, “Chautauqua is the most American thing in America!” The New York site continues to draw thousands of visitors to the compound each summer. Community Celebrations adopted the concept of Chautauqua for Chewelah in 1974, simplified the spelling of the name to Chataqua, and condensed the entertainment to three and one half days. Chewelah Chataqua is a community event presented by Community Celebrations Inc. a registered 501(c)3 nonprofit organization. More information, event schedules and lodging info

can be found at www.ChewelahChataqua.com.

hataqua has added some new CenterStage acts this year! Chewelah’s own Dave DeVeau – the Singing Fire Chief – will be performing Thursday evening before the Talent Show. Soul Proprietor will be on stage Friday night ahead of the Sara Brown Band. And Murphy’s Law has been added to the schedule to kick off the entertainment on Saturday morning. See the full schedule for CenterStage on Page 11. But of course Chataqua isn’t just about the entertainment. The parade, the carnival, the rides, the food, the vendors, beer garden, fun run, golf tournament, children’s art activities, and much more draw people from near and far to enjoy a once a year tradition in our lovely small-town park.

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Community Celebrations

Bringing CHATAQUA to Life Since 1974

Community Celebrations, a non-profit organization, has been bringing outstanding events to the Chewelah community for over 40 years! We are a volunteer group of dedicated people who believe in the community and wish to ensure that Chewelah is an outstanding place to live or visit with fun activities throughout the year. Membership is free; we encourage new members and are always searching for ways to increase our positive impact on the community. Join our group and share whatever time and talents you have with us.



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These community businesses and organizations have provided support and funding to keep Chataqua coming back every year. Please thank each of them for their support of Chataqua.

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Every year, thethe Chataqua festival and the Every year Chataqua Event and the Chewelah Cityhost Park are host Chewelah City Park are to over 30,000 to overIt40,000 guests. It takes many guests. takes many dozens of volunteers dozens of four-day volunteers to keep the happily four to keep the festival moving day festival moving happily along. along. If you are interested in helpingIfwith yougreat are interested in helping with this this event, please contact Community great event please contact Community Celebrations address below: Celebrationsatatthe the address below:

CONTACT US: Community Celebrations PO Box 501 Chewelah WA, 99109 (509) 936-0275 chataquavendors@gmail.com See our website for detailed information: www.chewelahchataqua.com

Our History A small group of Chewelah area residents joined together in 1974 to assist “Rainbow“ Emily Touraine, a nationally recognized artist specializing in Native American themes, bring to Chewelah a display of Native American relics, art and ceremonial costumes. The event generated considerable interest and participation by local tribal members and non Indian artists in the area. The Chewelah group which had formed in 1974 decided to incorporate as a non-profit organization and develop a Bicentennial celebration for southern Stevens County. The name Community Celebrations was chosen and in 1975 they filed Articles of Incorporation with the Washington Secretary of State. Community Celebrations also filed for non-profit status with the Department of Internal Revenue and received the IRS 501-C3 designation late in 1975.

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Honored Citizens of 2019 Geno and Sharon Ludwig

The Independent


Your Place For All Seasons January

First Thursday Art Walk Sheimo Cup - 49° North Park Avenue Players Theater Saturday Night Skiing - 49° North


Community Art Show - Chewelah Arts Guild Saturday Night Skiing - 49° North First Thursday Art Walk Cork & Keg Event



Golf Season Opens First Thursday Art Walk Wild Turkey & Fishing Seasons Open

May Geno and Sharon Ludwig were named Chewelah’s 2019 Honored Citizens after years of service to the community.


Farmers Market Opens - Every Friday First Thursday Art Walk City Wide Garage Sale Nostalgia Days Car Show Becky’s Best Buddies Furry 5K Quilt Show - Chewelah Arts Guild Mixed Golf Tournament


Chewelah Independent

Taste of Chewelah - Chewelah Arts Guild Farmers Market - Every Friday First Thursday Art Walk Rev It Up For Vets Car Show


hataqua is going to be a bit different this year. Geno Ludwig has been the MC of the festival’s downtown parade for as far back as he can remember. Geno has always requested a little longer mic cord so he could talk to the parade entries walking by, leading to a more organic parade announcement rather than just “here is float A.” But this year will be slightly different as he’ll be in the parade with his wife Sharon as Chewelah’s Honored Citizens for 2019 rather than holding the microphone. Such is their involvement in the Chewelah community, when this year’s nomination process came around, a general reaction was “haven’t they already been Honored Citizens? They must have been, they’re involved in everything!” “I am amazed that Sharon and Geno have not been recognized as honored citizens yet,” Gail Churape wrote in a letter nominating the couple. “They are part of the heart and soul of Chewelah.” Thanks to a glitch in the Matrix, or some sort of oversight, despite being cornerstones in the community since the 1970s, it took until 2019 for the Ludwigs to get this honor. That may have been fine with Geno who would much rather be announcing the parade than riding in it. Announced last Tuesday evening during a Community Celebrations meeting to organize Chataqua, the two received flowers, balloons and the word that they were selected as honored citizens. Geno was born in Chewelah in 1947, played on the very first Chewelah Little League team, played football, basketball and baseball and was also on the first Chewelah High School wrestling team in the 1960s. “Growing up I had a lot of fun, we would play baseball at the old field, make and race little wooden hydroplanes on Peye Creek and we just did a lot of things outside,” Geno said. He then went to the Harvard of the West Plains — Eastern Washington University — where he met Sharon, and the two married in 1970. Sharon grew up in Quincy, Washington, and went to college for a few years before being hired by EWU as a computer programmer, where she wrote the programs for registration, payroll, and other projects. “She was one of the few that could program a punch card computer,” Ludwig’s daughter Heather said. “She earned the dough to put my dad through school.” Geno’s degree allowed him to teach all grades, and he started a 48-year See HONORED CITIZEN Page 23

Chewelah’s Past Honored Citizens 1979 - Catherine Bresnahan 1980 - Gus Girnus 1981 - Carolina Beck 1982 - Jane and Paul Coffey 1983 - James Culverwell Sr. 1984 - Walt Goodman 1985 - Jim Mach 1986 - Frances Fogarty & Sister Erwina 1987 - Roger Fisk 1988 - Gloria Davidson 1989 - Bob Egland & Rob Chalmers 1990 - Shigeko Hirai & George Wuesthoff 1991 - Patsy Cotter 1992 - Pat Thompson 1993 - Steve Deal 1994 - Lenora Hume 1995 - Tom Boone, M.D. 1996 - George Foos 1997 - Ole Alm 1998 - Doug Asbjornsen

Chewelah Home & Garden Show Suds ‘N Spuds Event First Thursday Art Walk Bavarian Race - 49° North KCHW Anniversary Concert Hawaiian Daze - 49° North Pecha Kucha - Chewelah Arts Guild

1999 - Roberta McMillin 2000 - Harvey and Louise Savitz 2001 - Gene Schalock 2002 - Ken Hall 2003 - Phil Skok 2004 - Denise Smith 2005 - Dale Bundy 2006 - Larry Richmond 2007 - Janet McLaughlin 2008 - Lynn Hume 2009 - Bob and Joy Gardner 2010 - Becky Washington 2011 - Tom Bristol 2012 - Mary Firor 2013 - John and Sherri Hansen 2014 - Kevin Herda 2015 - Chris Carpenter 2016 - Kay Comer-Lupton 2017 - Heidi Zornes 2018 - Bud and Diane Evans



Chataqua Festival Farmers Market - Every Friday Chataqua Golf Tournament First Thursday Art Walk Ladies Invitational Golf Tournament

Farmers Market - Every Friday Chewelah Peak Fun Run First Thursday Art Walk



Chewelah Chamber Auction Dinner Romp ‘N Roar Golf Tournament Farmers Market - Every Friday 54 Hole BB/Scramble Golf Tournament Music On The Mountain - Chewelah Arts Guild First Thursday Art Walk Sprotty’s Memorial EOD Fundraiser Golf Tournament

Light Up the Park/Boofest Hunting Season Open Farmers Market - 1st Friday Lions Club BikeTour Burgers, Brats & Brew Event Becky’s Best Buddies Walk ‘N Wag Tour De Rock Bike Ride - 49° North First Thursday Art Walk November Becky’s Best Buddies Pub Crawl Park Avenue Players Theater Veterans Dinner - American Legion First Thursday Art Walk Holiday Craft Show 49° North Opens


Chewelah Chamber of Commerce 401 S Park St / P.O. Box 94 Chewelah, WA. 99109 509-935-8595 www.chewelah.org

City Sidewalks Event - including Pet Photos with Santa & Breakfast with Santa Farmers Market Christmas Faire Joy To The World Winter Concert - Chewelah Arts Guild First Thursday Art Walk

Call us for a Service Directory! The Independent The official newspaper forStevens County, City of Chewelah and the town of Springdale. The Independent is published weekly by Chewelah Independent, Inc. from the office at 401 S Park St. Suite A, Chewelah, WA 99109 Mailing Address: PO Box 5, Chewelah, WA 99109 Phone: 509-935-8422 Fax: 509-935-4755 Email: theindependent@centurytel.net Jared Arnold, Publisher - Brandon Hansen, Managing Editor Andrea Arnold, Office Manager - Colin Haffner, Reporter Geno Ludwig, Sports - Bonni Haskell, Advertising Sales Member of Washington Newspaper Publisher’s Association

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2019 entertainment

CenterStage Headliners Thursday, July 11 | 8-10 p.m.


Soul Proprietor

ased in Spokane, Soul Proprietor is a nine-piece, high-energy Urban Soul band. With a goal to “funkifize”, they specialize in the music of legendary R&B horn bands such as Tower of Power, Blood Sweat and Tears, Chicago, and Kool and the Gang, as well as Blues and Motown classics by Aretha Franklin, Stevie Wonder, Tracy Chapman, Wilson Pickett, and Bruno Mars. A super-tight rhythm section propels infectious funk grooves that are then spiced with punchy horn lines and exquisite, soulful vocals. Dancing is imminent. Soul Proprietor is a favorite among Northwest concert-goers. Visit them on Facebook at Soul Proprietor, Spokane, Washington (musician/band) https://www.facebook. com/pages/Soul-Proprietor/273537119435047

Friday, July 12 | 8-11 p.m.

The Sara Brown Band


he Sara Brown Band is based out of Kettle Falls, WA. They are a rhythm and blues band that plays throughout the pacific northwest. Sara Brown, a

small-town redhead from Stevens County, packs each track with her signature power-house vocal style, but also displays subtle nuance and versatile stylizations as the unique mood of each song demands. Their album features screamin’ guitar solos by Dave Keeley, infectious grooves by drummer and bassist, Brendan Cesaratto, and Jesse Brown, and colorful interjections by trombonist/keyboardist, Brent Purvis. Brendan Cesaratto has a vast experience as a drummer and percussionist and has even served our Country while entertaining the troops in the Mid-East as a former member of the Air National Guard Band. Classically trained as a trombonist in college, Brent Purvis picked up the keys and transformed his musical passion into blues and jazz. Brent seamlessly switches between the two instruments giving the band a unique timbre. When the full band isn’t on stage, Jesse and Sara Brown are busily composing the bulk of the band’s tunes. They also might be found performing as the husband and wife duo, “Rusty & Ginger.” Whether singing harmony, strumming the guitar or laying down a bass line, Jesse is known throughout the region as an excellent musician. Sara’s voice is one of the most recognizable and sought after in the Inland Northwest. Elegantly dressed and always flashing her amazing shoes, Sara’s stage presence is engaging and her genuine love and care for her fans is always on display.

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2019 entertainment

CenterStage Headliners Saturday, July 13 | 8-11 p.m.

The Kelly Hughes Band


his is country/rock at its best! Whether it’s a driving uptempo arrangement or a “someone done me wrong” song, this group from State Line is one hot bunch of pickers and grinners. Their threehour show will be the closing act on Saturday night. Kelly says it’s “knee-slappin’ fun. Sing along and dance on the grass.”

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See More on CenterStage Thursday, July 11


Also appearing Thursday... Sara Cochran’s Piano Students - 4 p.m. Keyboard virtuosos will provide an entertaining musical interlude. Honored Citizen Introduction 5:45-6 p.m. Thursday evening is the time to honor Chewelah’s 2019 Honored Citizens Geno and Sharon Ludwig Top Notch Talent Show 6-7:30 p.m. - The unique talents of Chewelah’s youth are showcased on CenterStage.


ave DeVeau, a.k.a. the Singing Fire Chief, has had a love for Country music since a very young age, but as only decided to act on his passion since his retirement from the Austin Fire Department and relocation to Chewelah. He has played numerous venues throughout Washington and Idaho as well as awarded the 2018 PACA Award for Outstanding Community Musical Performance. He is looking forward to his first time performing at Chataqua this year!

See the entire CenterStage Schedule on Page 11



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he McQuain family band Spectra is composed of Doug, Sally, Silas and Craig McQuain playing a variety of musical styles and originals. Doug is the host of “Dirt Road Blues” Wednesday evenings 8 - 10 p.m. on Chewelah’s own Northern Lights Public Radio 102.7FM. Silas lives in Spokane and plays drums whenever he can. Craig, a singer songwriter, regularly performs regionally. Doug, Sally, and Dino Armendariz (Dino Soars) regularly host the Pro Jam Thursday evenings at Dan & Jo’s Bar & Grill in Valley. Spectra will be featuring Dave Bergman, an incredible Valley musician and composer on sax and keyboard.


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180 Proof Rock. Chris Rieser and The Nerve have been performing for over 14 years. Members include Rick Lillemon, Joe Oliver & Chris Rieser. This group gets you up and moving.

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oeurimba brings you exhilerating marimba music from southern Africa. The melodies and polyrhythms resonate from their large, wood xylophone-like instruments. They’re powerful, energetic and great fun for all ages.

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urphy’s Law is a five-member band that have played together for decades and continue to play dance music, summer event performance gigs and private parties. They enjoy making people happy and toes tapping! Clifford Ward, Jim Murphy, John Corcoran, T’ien T’ei Zemelka and Ruby Page blend their voices into beautiful harmonies, fun rhythms and familiar songs. When good friends play music together, magic happens. We would love to share our music with you!

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e are The Powers and we call our music indie folk/country. We're based out of Coeur d'Alene, Idaho and our group has a delightful mix of parts from dynamic harmonies with acoustic guitar to banjos fighting with fiddles! Everything we play finds its way into our style of strong vocal harmony with a folky vibe.

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See More on CenterStage sunday, July 14 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.


An Dochas with The Haran Irish Dancers

n Dochas, Gaelic for “The Hope,” captivates audiences of all ages with their lively interpretation of traditional Irish music. The band members’ individual cultural and musical backgrounds culminate in a sound that is as dynamic as it is poignant. With a foundation of authentic instrumentation – Uileann pipes, bodhran, fiddle, mandolin and guitar – the band blends new and old, elegantly incorporating contemporary sounds into their diverse repertoire. Moving vocals, rife with loss, longing, energy, and adventure are layered with familiar and original melodies. Audiences are inspired as they hear the music of An Dochas and feel the sorrow, the joy, and The Hope.

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CenterStage Schedule

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Thursday, July 11 - Chewelah Night

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4:00 - 5:00 p.m. 5:00 - 5:45 p.m. 5:45 p.m. 6:00 - 7:30 p.m.

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8:00 - 11:00 p.m.

sara brown band

Saturday, July 13 10:00 - 10:45 a.m. Murphy’s Law* 11:15 a.m.- 12:45 p.m. Stevens County Stompers 12:45 p.m. Parade Awards 1:15 - 2:45 p.m. Kevin Wolfe - Magic & Hypnosis 3:15 - 5:00 p.m. Coeurimba 5:30 - 7:00 p.m. The Powers

8:00 - 11:00 p.m.

THE Kelly Hughes Band

Sunday, July 14 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. An Dochas & the Haran Irish Dancers

2:00 - 4:00 p.m.

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Experience Chataqua


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Information Booth

1-7 p.m.

11 a.m. - 7 p.m.

Noon - 7 p.m.

11 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Office (Open Wed 1-6 p.m.)

8 a.m. - 7 p.m.

8 a.m. - 4 p.m.

1 p.m. - 4 p.m.

1 p.m. - 4 p.m.


4-10 p.m.

1-11 p.m.

10 a.m. - 11 p.m.

11 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Craft Vendors (See Page 18)

(Optional) 1-7 p.m.

10 a.m. - 8 p.m.

10 a.m. - 8 p.m.

10 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Food Court Vendors

Noon - Close*

10 a.m - Close*

10 a.m. - Close*

10 a.m. - Close*


11 a.m. - 8 p.m.

10 a.m. - 8 p.m.

10 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.

Beer Garden (See Page 19)

5 p.m. - 11:30 p.m.

Noon - 11:30 p.m.

Noon - 11:30 p.m.

Noon - 4 p.m.

Carnival (See page 17)

5-10 p.m.

Noon - 10 p.m.

Noon - 10 p.m.

Noon - 5 p.m.

Children’s Art Pavilion

3-5 p.m.

Noon - 6 p.m.

Noon - 6 p.m.

10 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Chataqua Challenge Fun Run (See Page 21)

Register 6-6:45 a.m. Race 7 a.m.


Check in 7:30 a.m. Parade starts 10 a.m.

Boy Scout Breakfasts

7 - 11 a.m.

7 - 11 a.m.

11 a.m. - 6 p.m.

Noon - 7 p.m.

Noon - 4 p.m.

10 a.m. - Dusk

10 a.m. - Dusk

Games 8 a.m.-9 p.m.

Games 8 a.m.-9 p.m.

(See Page 16) (Chewelah Civic Center)

5-7 p.m.

Helicopter Tours Little League Tournament (Schedule Page 20)


Games 5-9 p.m.

Chataqua / Chewelah Heli Tours Chataqua Heli Rides Friday & Saturday 10 a.m. to Dusk

$50 Per Person Located at Gess Elementary School Baseball Field *Weight Restrictions Apply


James Dawe, Pilot / Instructor 509-534-9114 - Flight Office 509-951-8926 - Cell james@inlandhelicopters.com

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Dave McGrane, Charlie Schuerman, Alison McGrane, Mike Waters, Logan Worley & Krystal Tate

Games 8 a.m.-8 p.m.

On beautiful Lake Gillette, Hwy 20

NOTE: Events and times in this schedule are subject to last minute changes or cancellation. Updated schedules may be obtained from the Information Tent located near the office. The Chataqua office is located in the cabin on the southeast corner of the Chewelah City Park. Please remember: No animals in the park (except campground) per City of Chewelah ordinance - service animals allowed. Free WiFi in the park all weekend. Some activities and booths may choose to open early or stay open later than posted times. *Food booths stay open as long as people are eating, and often close when the beer garden closes.


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Children’s Art Pavilion THURSDAY, JULY 11: 3-5 pm: “More Hands are Good to Have” with Gina Greenwood. Art with Random Acts of Kindness- Audience interaction welcomed! FRIDAY, JULY 12: 12-1 pm: “Collage Portraits” with Susanne Griepp 1-4 pm: “Tie-Dyeing T-shirts” with Indigo Kennedy. Create a bright and colorful retro 1960s shirt. A limited supply of child t-shirts are available (can bring your own item to dye). 3-4 pm: Face Painting with the JHS Cheerleaders 4-5 pm: StageTime Summer Theater School under the direction of Janet McLaughlin performs “How to Eat Like a Child” and improvisations with the audience. 5-6 pm: “Painting Pet Rocks” with Dave Giessen SATURDAY, JULY 13: 12-2 pm: “Something Messy” (To Be Announced) with Chewelah Makers Larah and Chuck Ritchie 2-3 pm: Face Painting with the JHS Cheerleaders 2-4 pm: “Create a String Ornament” with Chewelah Arts Guild staff 3-5 pm: (To Be Announced) 5-6 pm: StageTime Summer Theatre School under the direction of Janet McLaughlin performs “How to Eat Like a Child” and improvisations with the audience. SUNDAY, JULY 14: 10 am - 12 pm: “Create a Masterpiece” Hands-on Airdry Clay with Kathy Zender 12-1 pm: Wrap-up

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Children’s Art Pavilion T

he Children’s Pavilion is a place where parents can bring their children to escape the hustle and bustle of the crowd and enjoy an “ART” experience. See some new and exciting featured activities on the schedule on Page 14. On-going activities throughout the Chataqua event include water play, easel painting, and various craft projects. All activities are free to the public compliments of the Chewelah Arts Guild and Community Celebrations.

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The Parade

Sponsored by Windermere Real Estate Chewelah

The annual Chataqua parade will roll through beautiful downtown Chewelah on Saturday morning, July 13, beginning at 10 a.m. Floats, classic cars, commercial trucks, marching and mounted units, and many others will all be on display to entertain the crowds. Be sure to get your favorite spot early and, after the parade, be sure to visit the unique downtown shops. Parade awards will be presented in the park on CenterStage at 12:45 p.m. PARKING INFORMATION Parking anywhere along the parade route is prohibited after 6 a.m. on Saturday morning. Improperly parked and/or unattended vehicles will be towed at the owner’s expense. Once a tow truck has been dispatched, a towing fee will be charged. Prior to 10 a.m., customers needing to make necessary pick

ups from Main Street businesses will be allowed access by the traffic patrol person at the intersection of Main and East Fifth Street. Vehicles must be off the street by 10 a.m.

be removed from the area. Ask the Parade Registrar helpers for proper (non-tow away) areas in which passengers or support vehicles may be parked.

SAFETY REQUIREMENTS PARADE PARTICIPATION FOR PARADE ENTRIES Everyone is welcome to subThrowing anything, includmit an application to be in the ing candy, from vehicles or floats Chataqua Parade. Line up starts towards the parade watchers is at 8 a.m. in the staging area ad- strictly prohibited to prevent jacent to the City Hall on Clay children from dashing out into Avenue and East 3rd Street. The the street. Candy may be handed Parade starts at 10 a.m. out by person(s) walking close to On arrival at the staging area, curbs. have one person from your party Please be careful rounding register with the Parade Registrar corners. The parade route has at the corner of Webster and 2nd some sharp turns and spectators, St. East to obtain a number and especially kids, tend to crowd placement in the parade. Once into the street. you have been assigned via Na number 5th St E See ChewelahChataqua.com and directed to your staging loca- for more information. Or email tions, please get4your car, chewelahparade@gmail.com minfloat, without tra c group, horses, logging truck, etc to its proper location as quickly as possible. Private cars must

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• All rides require more than one ticket. • Minimum of 36” to ride. • Height restrictions apply and vary by ride.

Closing Time Depends on Crowds and Weather

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Boy Scout Chataqua Breakfast at the Civic Center

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Only $8 Adult, $5 10-5 years Under 5 Free All you can Eat!

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2019 Chataqua Vendors Ann’ue Sensation LLC: Lotions and healing creams 10, 11 Art Line Studios: Acrylic paintings, scroll saw, bird houses 78 Artistry in Wood: Carved and regular hardwood cutting boards 31 Artstone Garden Ornaments: Metal garden art 64, 65 Baby Kisses: Soft Sculptured Dolls 28 Barbara J Wilson Ceramics* 58 Barb’s Oil Paintings 79 Big Bear Chocolates: Gourmet chocolate caramel apples, Fresh fudge 22 Bockemuehl Jewelers: Handmade 14K, sterling silver and genuine gemstone jewelry 102 Branding Iron Foods: Roy’s Rubs and pre-seasoned planks 25 Burlap Dragonfly Boutique: Jewelry, towels, coozies, stainless steel tumblers 2 Carleens Coffee & Country Catering*: Beverage mixes, meat rubs, spice blends 103, 104 CG Rocks Jewelry and Chinese Crafts: Macrame jewelry, gold/silver jewelry, crystals 9 Chalkmon* 36 Chase Honey Company: Beewax candles, honey, lip balm, lotion bars, pollen 82 Clear Impressions Gifts & Décor: Etched mugs, wine glasses etc. 33 Clearwater cultures* 51 Country Strong: Handmade jewelry made from spent ammunition and shotgun shells 35 Crafts By Granny’s Hands: Neck coolers, jackets, reversible bags, oven door towels 30, 41 Craft’s Galore: pillow quilts, bag sacks,cool neck 6, 7 Curlew Bead Store: Antler bone jewelry, walking sticks, Indian pencil portraits 8 Custom Creations and Alterations: Aprons, quilts, tutus, kitchen, baby & hair items 32 D&R Creations*: Cement and stone, stone and metal sculptures 74 Deer Creek Designs*: Silver and copper jewelry made with custom cut stones 93 Dorothea Pritchett Pottery 66, 67 Dream Keepers*: Beadwork, dream catchers, deer skin gloves, mocs and pouches 105 Elsners Wooden Things: Birdhouses, whirly gig, folding chairs, stools 98, 99 Fab Baskets by Darlene: Fabric-wrapped baskets 109 Flutterbye Creations: Handmade jewelry 45 Fox Island Trading Co: Bath & body, skincare and men’s grooming products 37 Hair Claws: Wood 2 and 3 prong, curved hairforks, butterfly suncatchers 72 Heaven Scent Candles: Washington candles, sachets, room sprays, diffuser sets 87 Henna Me Pretty LLC: Freehand drawn henna body art 74 Highland Sanctuary: Native American Art, jewelry, flutes, smudge products 59 Homemade Baby: Homemade Baby Items 61 Indian Creek Opals: Handcrafted Gemstone Jewelry 21 J.B. Nokes Photography: Printed and digital photography 60 Jed N Ennie Enterprises LLC: Wire jewelry, wire wrapped cabachons, earrings 100

Jewerly Works: Handcrafted jewelry, stick art, leather works, chain saw carvings 88,89 Jillzee’s Treasures: Sewn children’s items, aprons, birdbaths, pincushions 69 Jim French Co. Inc. Metal Art*: Keychains, magnets, wall art, trivets, lamps, clocks 104 K Merrill Designs: Handmade jewelry - necklaces, earrings, bracelets 43,48 Ken Matson Clocks 16 Kiwi Signs*: Personalised/customised metal signs 29 LCM Artwork*: Fan art, caricatures, woven rings and pendants 27 Lethal Customs LLC: Plasma cut metal art and yard art 106, 107, 108 Ling Bower Art Studio: Chinese watercolor paintings, prints, cards 3 Lisa’s Basketry: Handcrafted baskets 73 Liz’s Country Collectibles: Soaps, lotions, candles,wreaths, swags, florals, bears 91, 92 Loriko Sews: Weighted blankets, bean bags, dragon eggs, pillows, beaded bracelets 63 Love Hath A Way: Soap, small wood items, bracelets, barrettes 12 Maria Sabella Creations: Beaded jewelry, gemstone jewelry 17, 18 MC Metal Art: 3-D blued & brushed wall art and metal sculpture 94 MD Creations*: Handmade jewelry from sterling silver and polished stones 80 Morando Sculptures: High quality concrete yard art 54, 55 Nature’s Images: Watercolor printing, children’s book author 42, 49 Primitive Technique*: Primitive goods, jewelry, wool fur, volcanic glass and obsidian 5 RBT Craft Closet: Handcrafted wood home décor signs, home décor general 44,47 Red Cottage Designs: Handpainted glass 26 Rippled Prints LLC: Barnwood pictures, magnets, coasters, bulletin boards 38, 39 RnR Garden Creations: Metal yard art/ rust & black 95, 96, 97 Rock Cabin Farm: rock jewelry, metal silhouettes, earrings, welcome signs, rings 57 Rustic Rocks: Stone-based jewelry, gem and mineral specimens 40 Sarah Scates Pottery: Handmade pottery 101 Sculptures in Glass: Goat milk soaps and hand blown and sculptured glass 76, 77 Simplistic Designs: Metal jewelry 70 Stone Crazy: Gemstone and Sterling Jewelry, Hand collected, cut and polished 14 The Rusty Shoe Creations*: Metal art, yard art, wearable, fabric art, leather, knitting 4 Three Rivers Gourmet: Gourmet Olive Oils & Balsamic Vinegars 19 Tom And Ginger Creations: Wood bowls, cribbage boards, greeting cards, trivets 50 True Imagery Studio: Face Painting 81 VIP’s Magnetic Jewelry: Magnetic jewelry 71 Washington Rocks: Rocks and minerals, wire-wrapped natural stone jewelry 62 WimsicalWelds: Metal art, embroidered wear materials 34 Xtreme Pet Products: Handmade Humane Pet Leashers & harnesses 52 *new vendors

Overview of the Park

Chataqua 2019

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Food Vendors Azar's

Kettle Corn

Gyros, Hummus

Varieties of popcorn

Big House Backyard BBQ

LyLo's Oriental Café Chicken

Ribs, brisket, pork

Teriyaki, sesame and orange chicken. Noodles, rice, egg rolls


Breakfast, seafood, grilled cheese, chicken strips

Mac Daddy’s

Gourmet Mac and Cheese

Marsalee's Thai Food

Beef/Chicken Teriyaki, rice, veggies, noodles, egg rolls, pot stickers

Pizza By The Slice

Pizza and butterfly fries

Chewelah Firefighters

Fire Burgers, pop, ice ($2/bag)


Turkey legs, pulled pork fries, pulled pork sandwich, nachos, chicken strips

Coffee Caravan, Inc. Espresso, soda, freezes, pastries

Terry's Breakfast

John Kennedy’s Lemonade

Donuts, fresh lemonade, deep fried mushrooms, pork rinds

Funnel cakes, Philly cheesesteaks

Inland Empire Concession

Italian Sausage sandwich, garlic fries

The Bibby Booth

Deep fried cheesecake, Twinkies, Snickers, ice cream

White's Concessions

Sausage, corn dogs, curly fries, steak sandwich, hamburgers, elephant ears, nachos

Inland Northwest Dairy Women Ice cream cones, dishes, sundaes

Yummy Tyme Shaved Ice Shaved Ice

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Near CenterStage! The Beer Garden is a shady place for adults (age 21 and over) to enjoy visiting with friends and sipping some suds while catching the entertainment on CenterStage. The Beer Garden is operated by Community Celebrations in strict compliance with Washington State Liquor Control Board rules and regulations. WSLCB restrictions on over-serving will be fairly, but firmly enforced. The proceeds from the Beer Garden partially offset the cost of entertainment on CenterStage. We ask for your cooperation in following WSLCB rules: 1. Serving intoxicated patrons (over-serving) is prohibited. 2. Every person on the premises or seeking entry is required to have ID on their person to verify age identity. 3. After ID has been checked by security, a mark will be stamped on the hand allowing that person to leave and re-enter without having to check their ID again. The mark must be plainly visible. 4. Beer or wine or any other beverage may not be handed over the fence or carried into or out of the beer garden in any kind of container.

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Little League Tournament Chataqua 2019 Mike Carpenter Memorial Tournament The Chewelah Little League will once again host the Chataqua Mike Carpenter Memorial Tournament. They will be playing Thursday through Sunday at the Chewelah Bowling Alley baseball field across the street from the Chewelah Park, and the Barbour Complex behind Jenkins High School (on East Lincoln). The Mike Carpenter Sportsmanship Award will be presented Sunday after the selected team’s last game. Although the game schedules were not available by press time, schedules can be picked up at the tournament or at the Chataqua information booth in the park.

Chataqua Golf Tournament E

very year the Chewelah Golf and Country Club hosts an annual 2-Man Best BallScramble golf tournament during Saturday and Sunday of the Chataqua Festival. For the 2019 tournament, 2-Man Best Ball is on Saturday, July 13 and the 2-Man Scramble is on Sunday, July 14. Call the pro shop at 509-935-6807 for more information or visit www.chewelahgolf. com. The Chewelah Golf & Country Club is a 27-hole facility open to the public. The beautifully maintained course is designed to challenge golfers of all ability levels. Scenic views and glimpses of abundant wildlife are extra benefits. An RV park is adjacent to the course and includes modern laundry facilities and showers. Three tennis courts and the driving range are all within a short walk. The only 27-hole course in the region, the combination of both a nine and eighteenhole venue has golfers raving about the versatility of the facility. The well designed fairways, traps, water hazards and greens are proving to be a major attraction for golfers from throughout the Inland Northwest. Another major attraction is the beautiful clubhouse and the Rusty Putter restaurant and lounge. Every conceivable amenity has been included for golfers and non-golfers. The clubhouse has been the site for many large area functions and serves that purpose nicely. For informations on clubhouse availability and reservations, call 509-935-6807.

Shuttle leaves the casino every hour before 1PM, and every half hour after 1PM, with stops at Spoko Fuel and Chataqua both ways.




Cool off in our beer garden before casting your vote for the car show “People’s Choice” award! This family friendly BBQ will also be hosting a cake walk every 30 minutes from 12:30PM – 7:30PM, and your kids can play in our Kid’s Zone while you snap some great photos of them enjoying things like a slip ‘n slide, face painting, and water balloons! After all the excitement, take some time to shop from our local crafters!

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No animals in the park (except campground) per Chewelah City Ordinance – service animals allowed

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nland Helicopters and pilot James Dawe are offering helicopter tours of Chewelah and Chataqua on Friday and Saturday of Chataqua. Tours start and end at the baseball field at Gess Elementary. Cost is $50 a person. Tours are available from 10 a.m. until dusk.

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he Chewelah Chataqua Challenge 5K and 10K races begin at 7 a.m. on Saturday, July 13 at the Jenkins High School parking lot (702 E. Lincoln Ave.) Pick up your number between 6 a.m. and 6:45 a.m. Trophies will be awarded to first place male and female winners of each race and medals and ribbons for first, second, and third places in eight different categories. If you need a registration form you can print one off at http://www. chewelahchataqua.com. After opening the page, find Featured Downloads and click on the Fun Run Registration 2019 link. This is a great event to keep you on track to better health and enjoy scenic Chewelah. Make it even more fun by inviting a friend. Hope to see you at the race. If you have any questions, call Rhea Ross at 509-936-0758. The Chataqua Challenge is sponsored by the Chewelah Lions Club.


Boy Scout Breakfast

oy Scout Troop 989 of Valley, WA will be serving breakfast at the Chewelah Civic Center on Saturday and Sunday of Chataqua from 7-11 a.m. on the morning of July 13 and July 14. It will include all-you-can-eat pancakes, sausage, biscuits and gravy, eggs, coffee and juice for $8 a plate. Children 10 and under are $5. Proceeds benefit Boy Scout Troop 989.


hataqua T-shirts and tank tops are available for purchase now at Valley Drug Co. (E. 102 Main Ave.) and Akers United Drug (N. 406 Park St.) in Chewelah. During Chataqua weekend, you can purchase them at the Information Booth in the Park. The shirts are available in many colors and sizes like the one seen here. Prices are Youth $8; Ladies Cut and Adult $10; 2X-3X $15; and Tank Tops $15. The shirt design was produced by Patsy Cotter and Valley Graphics.

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coaching career, alongside legends like Herm Pein and Blaine Hyde. He also ended up starting the 7th grade football program and the middle school wrestling program.

“Geno has loved and nurtured a whole generation of students at the junior high with professionalism and concern, instilling values of good ethics, hard work, honesty and patriotism,” Bill and Linda Johnson wrote to the nomination committee. Sharon began her community involvement when their oldest daughter wanted to start Girl Scouts, but they needed more leaders in the organization, so she volunteered to help lead a troop. She was a troop leader during the time all four of her daughters were Girl Scouts. Since then, Sharon has volunteered or worked at the school district for 14 years and was also on the Chewelah City Council for 22 years. She’s been the spearhead for the PACA organization, playing a big part in bringing a community theatre building to Chewelah. Sharon is the PACA president and also does many of the costumes for Stagetime Theatre.

“She, along with others, patiently held the vision for years, hoping to have a theatre here in town,” Diane Evans said. “Thanks to her and others, we can believe that dreams do come true. Sharon was appointed to the city council in the mid-90s with the interest of the safety and what to do for kids in town after a council person had resigned. She was then elected to five consecutive terms. Together, the Ludwigs have been involved with Chataqua for nearly 40 years. It started in the early 1980s with Geno being a Boy Scout leader and having the local troop pick up garbage. That eventually morphed into more involvement, and now Sharon is the Chataqua coordinator and Geno is the President of Community Celebrations, the organization that runs Chataqua. You can see them both at the city park all weekend for the event. Geno also began writing for the Chewelah Independent in high school when then sportswriter Chuck Dayley needed someone to cover away basketball games. He ensnared Ludwig into doing so and that since started a long, long sportswriting career that has won several awards. When he moved back into town in 1971 as a coach, the Independent’s Jeff Lorello called him and asked if he could pen more

Cougar write-ups. “This requires a passion for sports as well as the students to watch and report on all of the different sporting events,” Jessica Sety wrote in a letter nominating the Ludwigs. “Geno and Sharon have both been employed by the Chewelah School District and have been fantastic role models for the students throughout the years.” Geno stands as a rarity in sportswriting, having played, coached and wrote about the same program since the 1960s. He is also a rarity in teaching as Mr. Ludwig could teach both middle school and high school, spending probably more years in the middle school building than anyone else. He loved to teach history and that turned into a passion for Chewelah history. While giving lessons on Washington State History he was curious what was going on in Chewelah during the key points of the state’s history. After getting Walt Goodman’s book Chewelah and Vicinity, he began adjusting his history classes to also give Chewelah history along with state history. With Chewelah being an old town, one that dates back to the fur trapping days of the area, Geno has absorbed a ridiculous amount of information and has for the most part become the town’s de facto historian. “I’ll get random phone calls from people throughout the day with questions about what this used to be or what this building was,” Ludwig said. “I really enjoy

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Both Sharon and Geno are involved with the local Chewelah Museum and help out with “A Night at the Museum” for Light up the Park. The Ludwigs have also been active in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints since moving here in 1971. “We had to drive all the way to Colville before they built a church down here in the 1980s,” Geno said. They have been involved in leadership and community positions in the church. “We have watched Geno have some recent health challenges, but he seems to get to Chewelah places and events regardless,” Tom Bristol said. “The interest in so many things motivate him to being as active as possible.” Their love for their community is unmatched and it shows when Sharon glows about the town. “I’ve watched this town through the years, and this is the best I’ve seen it in 48 years,” she said. “It’s the busiest it’s ever been. We have a vibrant Chamber of Commerce and downtown, and people are wonderful in how they come together and work on things.” The Ludwigs played a big part in that, so give them a wave when they drive by in the side-by-side ATV during the Chataqua parade.

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2019 Chataqua Program  

2019 official Chataqua festival program published by The Independent.

2019 Chataqua Program  

2019 official Chataqua festival program published by The Independent.