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Arlington Festival Index Schedule of Events.......................3 Mayor Tolbert’s Welcome ..........4 Pancake Breakfast........................5 Pedal, Paddle, Puff.......................6 Foam 5K......................................7 Kiwanis Auctions.........................8 Stilly Beer & Wine Garden........10 Old Fashioned Fourth...............11 Kiddies Parade...........................13 Grand Parade.............................14 Rotary Duck Dash.....................15 Rotary Head Ducks...................16 Fireworks...................................17 Parade Grand Marshal...............18

7-11 a.m. Pancake Breakfast at Haller Park 9 a.m. Pedal, Paddle, Puff Triathlon (FOAM 5K Run begins at 10 a.m.)

9 a.m. & 10:30 a.m. Kiwanis Auctions at Haller Park 11 a.m. - 9 p.m. Stilly Beer & Wine Garden at Haller Park

(Stilly Beer & Wine Garden will be open on July 3, 2 p.m. - 10 p.m.)

Noon - 4:30 p.m. Old Fashioned Fourth at Legion Park

Summer Events

4:30 p.m. Kiddies Parade on Olympic Avenue

Arlington Street Fair..................20 Festival of the River...................21

5 p.m. Grand Parade on Olympic Avenue 7:30 p.m. Duck Dash at Haller Park 9 p.m. Fireworks Display at Boys & Girls Club


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Welcome from Mayor Tolbert Dear Friends and Visitors, Welcome to Arlington’s 2019 4th of July Frontier Days! It is our privilege to be your host and to invite you to participate in the many Festival activities that begin on July 3rd and conclude on July 14th. Once again, this year’s Festival kicks off with food and entertainment in Haller Park on July 3rd from 2 p.m. to 10 p.m., and July 4th from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m., sponsored by the Arlington Runners Club. The Stilly Beer & Wine Garden will be serving local micro-

brews and wine, with music to keep you entertained. July 4th is a packed day, with events starting at 7 a.m. and concluding well past dark. We hope you will join us for a fun filled day starting at Haller Park at 7 a.m. for a pancake breakfast prepared by Stilly Valley Youth Dynamics. For just $7 you can enjoy a breakfast of pancakes, eggs and sausage or pancakes with strawberries and whipped cream. Proceeds go to Stilly Valley Youth Dynamics to help continue running their youth drop-in centers, The

Mud Hut, The Spot and The Den. Money raised will also help Youth Dynamics take local students on adventure trips and help provide positive places and people in the lives of teens in the Stilly Valley. You can also cheer on the participants of the Pedal, Paddle, Puff Triathlon beginning at 9 a.m. The Arlington Kiwanis silent and live auctions, also at Haller Park, support local scholarship funds also begins at 9 a.m. If you’re looking for a way to burn off some calories from your pancake

Mayor Barbara Tolbert

breakfast, join in the fun and run or walk in the Foam 5K beginning at 10 a.m. The brand new Splash Pad will be open beginning at 11 a.m. Constructed with generous donations from the Stillaguamish Tribe of See MAYOR on page 23

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Begin the Fourth at the Pancake Breakfast 7-11 a.m. Haller Park

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olunteers will be flipping pancakes on the Fourth of July to help local kids and teenagers. The pancake breakfast, which takes place from 7 a.m. to 11 a.m., Thursday, July 4, at the Stilly Snack Shack at Haller Park. This is the fourth year Arlington-based Youth

Dynamics has organized the annual pancake breakfast which served around 500 people in 2018. The pancake breakfast is only $7 per person. Money raised from the pancake breakfast helps fund Youth Dynamics programs. “It helps kids in the Stilly Valley go on trips, and helps fund the drop-in centers,” said Jessica Ronhaar, director of the Stilly Valley See PANCAKE on page 9

The Fourth of July pancake breakfast will be at Haller Park from 7-11 a.m.


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Compete in the Pedal, Paddle, Puff

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riathletes will have a patriotic way to compete on the Fourth of July. Arlington’s Pedal, Paddle, Puff Triathlon takes place at 9 a.m., Thursday, July 4, at Haller Park. It has been a decades-long tradition in Arlington, said organizer Devin Brossard, with the Arlington Runners Club. The biking portion of the race will be altered this year going from Haller Park on SR 530 to the Cicero

Bridge near Oso. He said athletes will find the nearly 8-mile course more challenging because of the changes in elevation. Following the bicycling portion, competitors will take kayaks or canoes and travel the North Fork of the Stillaguamish River back to Haller Park, which is about a six-mile trip. Then they will finish the race with a 5K run. Brossard said about 50-60 people participate in the race. He said some people complete all three legs of the race while others team up and take one part of the race. The Pedal, Paddle, Puff Triathlon

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Get Red, White and Blue at the Foam 5K Starts at 10 a.m. Haller Park

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ver the course of a 5 kilometer route, runners’ white T-shirts will transform to a more patriotic look. By the time they finish Arlington’s Foam 5K, they will be wearing red, white and blue colored T-shirts thanks to the foam stations they run through during the course. “They dump out gallons of foam,” said Devin Brossard with the Arlington Runners Club that is orga-

nizing the Foam 5K. Runners start the race wearing a white T-shirt. As they go through the route that starts at Haller Park and goes to Dike Road and back, they will run through four foam stations that spew out patriotic-colored foam. In its third year, the route of the Foam 5K is the same as the running portion of the Pedal, Paddle, Puff, which is also organized by the Arlington Runners Club. The Foam 5K is one of a trio of events during the Fourth of July organized by the Arlington Runners Club,

the others are the Pedal, Paddle, Puff Triathlon, and the Stilly Beer & Wine Garden. The events help fund Arlington Runners Club events, which includes races that benefit nonprofits including the Stillaguamish Senior Center, Eagle Wings Disability Ministries, and the Christmas Wish Toy Drive. People can sign up for the Foam 5K at itsyourrace.com. The race costs $40 in advance and $45 on race day. Participants will receive a T-shirt, sunglasses and a ticket for a beer at

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The Foam 5K is a fun event for the entire family.

the Fourth of July Beer and Wine Garden or a personal pizza from the Stilly Snack Shack at Haller Park.


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Going, Going, Gone at the Kiwanis Auctions Silent Auction 9 a.m. Live Auction 10:30 a.m. Haller Park

made quilts, sandblasting service, restaurant dinners, sports memorabilia, oil changes and more, Phelps said.

rlington residents will be able to bid on a variety of items at the Kiwanis Fourth of July Scholarship Auction, which starts at 9 a.m., Thursday, July 4, at Haller Park. The auction includes two parts — a silent auction that begins at 9 a.m. with the live auction starting at 10:30 a.m. Silent auction items include hand-

The auction, which has taken place annually since the 1990s, helps students in Arlington and Lakewood continue their education. Last year’s auction raised enough money to provide seven $1,500 scholarships, according to the auction’s Facebook page. “Every single penny goes to scholarships for kids,” Kiwanis member Jan Bauer said of the auction.

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Live auction items include a hunting chair, a casino package, a fire truck ride to school for a student in Arlington, a golf package, a guided hike and more.

The Kiwanis Auction begins at 9 a.m. on July 4 at Haller Park.

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Youth Dynamics. The organization has rafting, kayaking and backpacking trips through the summer for youth. She describes Youth Dynamics as a parachurch organization

that works with middle schools, high schools, churches and organizations to provide safe places and activities for kids. Youth Dynamics provides drop-in centers in Arlington, Stanwood and Oso. For more information go to www.yd.org.

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reweries from Arlington, Darrington and Marysville will make sure there’s plenty of beer for people celebrating the nation’s birthday. They will be supplying the Stilly Beer & Wine Garden, located inside a fenced area at Haller Park, north of the new Splash Pad and next to the stage. Organized by the Arlington Runners

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The Stilly Beer & Wine Garden will be open July 3 and July 4 at Haller Park.


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Celebrate an Old Fashioned Fourth

Noon to 4:30 p.m. Legion Park

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mid the food, music, fireworks and festive atmosphere of Arlington’s July 4th Frontier Days is a place where family-friendly, traditional carnival games take place. The Old Fashioned

Fourth goes from noon to 4:30 p.m. at Legion Memorial Park located at 114 N. Olympic Ave. The Old Fashioned Fourth includes traditionalstyle carnival games, craft tables, photo booth, giant bubbles, bouncy houses and more. The Old Fashioned Fourth is hosted by Arlington Lifeway Church.

The Old Fashioned Fourth will be from noon to 4:30 p.m. on July 4 at Legion Park.

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is a fund-raiser for the Arlington Runners Club. Proceeds from the race help fund Runners Club activities throughout the year which include races

that benefit organizations such Eagle Wings Disability Ministry, Christmas Wish Toy Drive and the Stillaguamish Senior Center. Brossard said the Peddle, Paddle, Puff has people participating for a variety of reasons. Some have lost

a considerable amount of weight and they celebrate their accomplishment by completing the race. Others enjoy competing and want to win the race, while others want to help local nonprofit organizations. “It’s something fun to

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Children will fill Olympic Avenue during the Kiddies Parade.

Kids have fun marching in Kiddies Parade Begins at 4:30 p.m. Olympic Avenue

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eople lining Olympic Avenue before Arlington’s Fourth of July Grand Parade will see kids show their patriotism. The Kiddies Parade takes place at 4:30 p.m. when the youth will take their floats, trailers and wagons, some decorated with a patriotic flair and parade down Olympic Avenue in down-

town Arlington. They travel the same route as the Grand Parade. Kids and parents meet at Key Bank on Division Street to register for the Kiddies Parade, said Nathan Senff, event coordinator for the Stilly Valley Chamber of Commerce. Senff added that between 20 and 30 kids and parents participate in the Kiddies Parade, which wraps up in time for the Grand Parade that starts at 5 p.m.


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Grand Parade rolls down Olympic Avenue Begins at 5 p.m. Olympic Avenue

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housands of people will descend upon downtown Arlington at 5 p.m., Thursday, July 4, to enjoy the city’s Grand Parade, which highlights the area’s agriculture heritage. “What we’re famous for is tractors. We have all kinds of tractors,” said Nathan Senff, events coordinator for the Stilly Valley Chamber of Commerce, which, along with Arlington’s Action Sports, is sponsoring the

Fourth of July Grand Parade. He added that farms from the area will provide tractors that will travel the parade route down Olympic Avenue. Around 100 participants participate in the parade where around 5,000 people watch. In addition to tractors, floats, businesses, local nonprofits, the high school band and bagpipers are some of the groups involved in the procession. “The Stilly Valley Chamber of Commerce is proud See PARADE on page 26

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Rotary Duck Dash helps fund scholarships Begins at 7:30 p.m.

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ountless little rubber ducks will help pay for the continuing education of high school graduates.

Those ducks will float from Twin Rivers Park to Haller Park as part of the Rotary Club of Arlington’s annual Great Stilly Duck Dash, which takes place on the Fourth of July. Prize money for people purchasing ducks will be higher this year. First place will receive $10,000, and second-place winners will receive $5,000. To get a shot at winning first prize, just buy a duck. They are available for purchase from any Rotarian, as well as at Safeway, Arlington Hardware, and Grocery Outlet, said Bryce Duskin, Rotary Club of Arlington’s

president-elect who is also organizing the Duck Dash. A front-end loader will take the little ducks and dump thousands of them from the bridge at Twin Rivers Park. They will float down to Haller Park. “Whatever duck is the first one in the chute wins $10,000,” Duskin said. Each duck has a scan bar on it that matches a corresponding ticket. Between sponsorship dollars and duck sales, the Duck Dash raised $180,000 in 2018.

The Duck Dash has supported such organizations as the Boys & Girls Club, the Arlington Senior Center, Kids Closet and Boy Scouts. Thanks to the sponsorship for the 2019 Duck Dash, Rotary Club has been able to give out $5,000 scholarships each to high school seniors at Arlington High School, Darrington High School, Weston High School in the Arlington School District and a student attending a trade school.

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Barnett, Kmet crowned as Head Ducks

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pair of civic-minded Rotarians are donning duck costumes to promote a popular event that is a highlight of Arlington’s Fourth of July Frontier Days celebration. Jola Barnett and Bill Kmet were named Head Ducks for the Great Stilly Duck Dash that is organized by the Rotary Club of Arlington. “They’re basically our little mascots,” said Bryce Duskin, president-elect for the Rotary Club of Arlington who is organizing latest Duck Dash. They will be visible throughout the community attending events, showcasing Rotary activities and sponsors and carrying a stack of Duck Dash tickets ready to sell. “You never really know when it’s go-

ing to be your year. It’s really exciting,” Barnett said adding that it’s an honor to be the face of the Rotary Club of Arlington. she said Barnett said she will help celebrate Rotary Club activities such as helping raise money to fund construction of a new splash pad Haller Park, which opened in May. She also highlighted the Rotary Club’s efforts to fund scholarships for high school students in the area. The Rotary Club handed out $55,000 worth of scholarships in 2019 and that amount should be pushed to $60,000 in 2020. The Rotary Club is setting aside half of the sponsorship money to fund student scholarships, Barnett said.

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Fireworks will light up the Fourth of July Sundown Bill Quake Field

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fter running races, listening to live music, enjoying a couple of parades and relishing some good community cheer, people can finish the Fourth of July with an amazing display of pyrotechnic awe. Arlington’s Fourth of July Fireworks Display, which is sponsored by the city of Arlington, takes place at approximately 9 p.m. The fire-

works will be lit from Quake Field, located at 18501 59th Ave. near the airport next to the Boys & Girls Club, said Sarah Lopez, community revitalization project manager for the city of Arlington. Similar to the displays of previous years, Lopez said the Arlington Boys & Girls Club, the airport office parking lot and Evans Park are good places to view the fireworks. The city of Arlington is A fireworks display will light up the sky on the Fourth of July. paying $8,000 for fireworks.

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Jerry Vanney is Parade Grand Marshal

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ecause of his volunteer work in the community and at Cascade Valley Hosptial, Arlington local Jerry Vanney will be this year’s grand marshal for the Arlington Fourth of July Grand Parade. Vanney is an adult with a developmental disability and is involved with many local community organizations. “He is just a great example of someone who loves his community and works well with everyone,” said Nathan Senff, event coordinator with the Stilly Valley Chamber of Commerce and one of the organizers of the Fourth of July parade. Vicki Adams, who works with Vanney at music program Voices of the

Village, said that “he is a wonderful and caring soul,” and that he is a “great friend.” For many years Vanney has volunteered at Cascade Valley Hospital where he works mostly in the cafeteria. “He was chosen because of his incredible serving heart volunteering and helping out at the local Cascade Valley Hospital,” said Senff. Adams has known Vanney since the early ‘80s because she had two sons with disabilities as well, and recalls how Vanney was very thoughtful when they were at the hospital. “One of my sons was in the hospiSee VANNEY on page 19

Jerry Vanney is the Grand Marshal for the Arlington Festival Fourth of July Grand Parade.


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Originally he didn’t like participating, but liked the community of the tal for about 16 days, and Jerry would band so he kept coming to the program. come every day to visit us when we “He would always sit in the back,” were there just to tell us ‘hi’ and see said Adams. how we were doing,” she said. “Over the years he has become one Village Community Services and other local disability groups are also of our stars,” she said. Vanney plays the bongos, guitar helped by Vanney. “When some of our clients are hav- and also sings as part of Voices of the ing a bad day, he is there to comfort Village, who perform at festivals and other community events. them,” said Adams. Senff said that Vanney “lifts up those She said that both of her sons have passed away now, but Vanney is al- who have disabilities by performing skits and songs.” ways there to remember them. Vanney also volunteers at other orVoices of the Village from Village Community Services is a band pro- ganizations all around the community. gram for adults with developmental “I was at the Arlington Rotary and disabilities that Vanney has been a part Jerry was there doing the catering,” Continued from page 18

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pproximately 200 vendors will line Olympic Avenue with art, services and other merchandise for sale as part of the Arlington Street Fair this July. The annual event from the Downtown Arlington Business Association will be held July 12 to 14. The fair is open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on July 12 and 13, and from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on July 14. “People love the Street Fair for the variety of things that they can shop for. You can find that perfect gift that you wouldn’t be able to find at the stores,” said Jeri Rugtvedt, DABA member and one of the main organizers of this year’s event. The Street Fair is a good time to hang out with families or friends, she said. “You can have your friends come with you and spend the day there and have some friend time,” said Rugtvedt. Vendors like attending the event to talk to people and for the chance to show their arts and crafts to the community. “And they make money too, and let’s face it that’s what most are in the busi-

ness for,” said Rugtvedt. The event has become popular with vendors, she said. Last year the Street Fair had about 190 vendors and the event has already reached that number signed up for this year’s event. “We actually filled up pretty much full by April 1,” said Rugtvedt. “My vendor waiting list was 36 people long.” Last year’s benefit concert Kornstalk has again partnered with the Street Fair and will return for a second year. Local bands plan to perform throughout the weekend. “All the bands that are playing for the Kornstalk Festival are donating their time and you can bring nonperishable foods that they’ll take over to the food bank,” said Rugtvedt. A roving entertainer has also been hired, as well, to bring their music up and down Olympic Avenue during the Street Fair. More information about DABA and their events are available at arlingtonwa. org.


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owwow dancing, concert music and environmental groups will come together for the Stillaguamish Tribe’s Festival of the River on Aug. 10 and 11 this year. This is the 30th year for the festival which provides a mix of traditional Native American celebration and free concert music. As part of the 30th anniversary there will be “more music, later music and more national acts this year,” said Tamara Neuffer, coordinator for the festival, environmental outreach and education specialist for the Stillaguamish Tribe. On Aug. 10 country music singers and groups Lee Brice, Thompson

Square and Megs McLean will play. The next day funk, rock, and blues bands Boz Scaggs, War, and Big Brother and the Holding Company plan to perform. Entrance to the event is free. While normally the event has had a parking fee, there will be no parking fee this year in celebration of the 30th anniversary, said Neuffer. “We’re reducing prices on merchandise and the salmon bake is going to be down to $10, or $30 for families (a $30 deal for the 30th anniversary),” she said. The event is at River Meadows

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County Park in the Arlington Heights area. Some history around the festival will be on display, including thoughts from those who helped to organize it. “It started from a small little $5,000 water quality grant and this is what it has turned into over the years,” said Neuffer. Since then, the Stillaguamish Tribe has continued to put on the event as one of their biggest annual contributions to the Stillaguamish Valley area. “A lot of people think this is a casino project, but the Tribal community has decided to pay for this and sponsor this each year,” said Neuffer. The environmental education remains a part of the event, as conservation organizations come to the event to talk to the public. “We made a great big tent and put some arts and crafts in the middle that were all environmentally based,” said Neuffer. “It’s more open and the kids were entertained while the parents could walk around and ask questions.” The Sarvey Wildlife Care Center will also be giving a presentation this year at one

of the stages. The event is popular with people from all across the Puget Sound, and further out as well. “We have people from the midwest who make the trek every year,” said Neuffer. Tribal dancers come to take part in the festival’s large powwow. “The memory that stands out the most is the first year that I was a coordinator. Of course it was big and had a lot of moving parts, but I managed to find the time to go to the grand opening of the powwow,” said Neuffer. The powwow that the event helps organize brings Native American tribes together to take part in some of their traditional celebrations, something that many community members may be unfamiliar with. “When I started watching the powwow dancers I got chills and tears in my eyes because it felt like a magical moment to me. It was something I never experienced before. You read about the history of the Native Americans in books but until you get to experience it you really don’t know,” she said. More information about the festival is available at their website at festivaloftheriver.com.


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Indians, the Rotary Club of Arlington, the great citizens of Arlington, and grants from Snohomish County and the State of Washington, the Splash Pad is a testament to the true spirit of Arlington. We hope you take ownership of the new amenities and enjoy Haller Park to its fullest potential. Arlington Lifeway Church is hosting the Old Fashioned Fourth Carnival with old fashioned carnival games, face painting, crafts, photo booth, giant bubbles, bouncy house, and more free family fun in Legion Park from noon to 4 p.m. New in 2019 is the Mason’s Hot Dog BBQ to support the Bikes for Books Library Reading Award Program. Come join the fun from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. For just $5 you can get a BBQ hot dog or chili dog, chips and a soft drink and support the Bikes for Books program for children in Arlington, Lakewood, and Darrington. The 4th of July Grand Parade, sponsored by the Stilly Valley Chamber of Commerce, starts at 5 p.m. on Olympic Avenue. The annual Kiddies Parade will again be leading the Grand Parade. After the parade, we hope you join us once again at Haller Park for the an-

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nual Rotary Duck Dash and live music, before heading out to Bill Quake Memorial Park to watch the fireworks display sponsored by the City of Arlington. The fun continues the following weekend, with the Arlington Street Fair. The fair packs Olympic Avenue with booths from local artisans and vendors and food. “Kornstalk” Music Entertainment at the Arlington Street Fair features a dozen acts over the three days on the Legion Park Stage. Donations to the Arlington Community Food Bank will be gladly accepted at Kornstalk. The Street Fair begins on July 12, and concludes on July 14. The Arlington 4th of July Frontier Days is a tradition that brings Arlington together as a community to extend the welcoming spirit to all our visitors. It is through strong community partnerships along with countless volunteer hours that Arlington is able to bring you this incredible community event. More information on the 4th of July Frontier Days is available at https://www. facebook.com/ArlingtonJuly4/. More information on the Arlington Street Fair is available at https://www. facebook.com/arlingtonstreetfair/. Mayor Barb Tolbert

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to carry on this over 100-yearlong tradition in our community,” Stilly Valley Chamber executive director Jen Egger said in an email. “Each year, it is so fun to see our friends and neighbors line the downtown route.  We are grateful for all the sponsors and volunteers it takes to make this event a success.  We look forward to seeing everyone once again on the Fourth.” Senff said the American Legion will have a float marking the 75th anniversary of the Normandy Invasion. The float will include local veterans from World War II. The parade will travel down

Olympic Avenue in downtown Arlington and starts after the Kiddies Parade. The Grand Parade lasts about an hour. For people wanting to watch the parade but can’t see it in person, they can watch it online on the Stilly Valley Chamber’s Facebook page. Senff said in 2018 around 30,000 people watched the parade online. The parade wraps up in time for people to enjoy the Duck Dash that finishes at Haller Park and the city of Arlington’s Fireworks, which can be viewed from the Boys & Girls Club. For more information about Arlington’s Fourth of July, go to Arlington’s July Fourth Frontier Days Facebook page.

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different beers this year,” Brossard said, adding that people are being polled about what types of beer to offer. Wine will be supplied by Arlington’s Grocery Outlet. Entry to the Stilly Beer & Wine Garden is $5 and beverages cost $6. The Stilly Snack Shack will be offering food for the thirsty folks enjoying beer and wine. Money raised from the Fourth of July events helps pay for the Runners Club’s activities throughout the year. Notably, the organization runs races throughout the year that benefit such organizations as the Stillaguamish Senior Center, Eagle Wings Disability Ministries and Christmas Wish Toy Drive.

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