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Garlic Festival This Weekend!

There was a great article this week in the Chinook Observer on the Garlic Festival.  Did you see it?  The below is an excerpt:

29th ANNUAL NW GARLIC FESTIVAL

Admission is free

Saturday, June 19, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Sunday, June 20, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Wilson Field on Sandridge Road just south of Bay Ave., at Beach Barons Field

In addition to entertainment and vendors, highlights will include:

  • Raffle drawing for Beach Bonus Gas Discount Cards from Jack’s. Tom Downer of Jack’s said they have prepared three cards with a $2 per gallon discount loaded on them. With each card, there will be a note explaining the mechanics of the discount. “Each card is worth up to $30, depending on how it is used. It’s good for a single transaction, up to a limit of 15 gallons,” Downer said. The drawing will be at 3:30 p.m. Sunday. Tickets can be purchased at the Ocean Park Chamber of Commerce’s information booth. Ticket holders need not be present to win.
  • Vendor maps will be available at the Chamber’s information booth.
  • The Bounce House will be back, offering inflated fun for kids.
  • Pacific County Fire District 1 personnel will be on hand with their first aid ambulance. They will also offer blood pressure checks. Kids can learn about fire safety and get free coloring books.
  • Garlic Festival posters, both current and from festivals past, will be available for purchase at the PAA booth.
  • Hospice will have an information booth. Rose Power stated that, “This is the first year they’ve been there. A group of the local volunteers will take turns manning the booth and giving out information.” Power is an active member of the Peninsula’s Friends of Hospice Foundation. “We have yard sales and fundraisers.” She stressed that this is “all about the patients” and that by being present at the festival, “Hopefully, we’ll get more hospice volunteers.”
  • NOTE: Food booths will be plentiful. There will be picnic tables and benches set up for those who wish to dine on the variety of cuisine offered, but seating is limited. The Chamber suggests that people who want to spend time kicking back and listening to the nearby entertainment consider bringing lawn chairs, to be sure everyone has a place to sit.
  • The Garlic Festival is pet friendly. But if you bring your dog, the Chamber asks that you please pick up after him/her. Pooper scooper bags will be available at the South Pacific County Humane Society booth.

OBSERVER File photo:  “It wouldn’t be the Garlic Festival without Carl Long and Vince Stevens spreading good cheer in clove costumes.”