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Kooskia Days set for this weekend

Frazier to serve as grand marshal

A view of the 2015 Kooskia Days parade.

Photo by Andrew Ottoson
A view of the 2015 Kooskia Days parade.

— It’s time to “Explore the Joy of Kooskia” for the 65th annual Kooskia Days celebration. The event is set for Thursday, July 26, through Saturday, July 28.

“Kooskia Days 2018 is going to be a fantastic celebration of everything Kooskia! Good friends, softball game, best parade around, Street Dance, 3-on-3 baseball, car show at the park and many more fun activities,” said volunteer Lara Smith of Lowell. “Be sure not to miss the parade Saturday at 10 a.m., shop the vendors on Main Street and then cool off by enjoying the park.”

2018 Event Sponsors

Sponsors for Kooskia Days include Freedom Northwest Credit Union, Autozone, O’Reilleys, Backroads Cafe, Cloninger’s Harvest Foods, Backroad Graphics and Eggen Signs, Custom Coat, Final Touch Detailing, Hub Restaurant, Jacobs Lumber, Kooskia Cafe, NAPA Auto Parts, Point “S” Tires, Perfection Tire, and Simmons Sanitation.

Thursday, July 26, will feature the Kooskia Farmers’ Market at the park from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday, July 27, a variety of street vendors will start to set up. UYLC will sponsor Kidzone activities, games and fun at the community splash pad from 1 to 4 p.m. A coed softball game at Kooskia City Park will take place at 6 p.m.; anyone 16 and older is welcome to play.

Saturday, July 28, will bring more street and park vendors as early as 5 a.m., followed by the Kooskia Color Run at 7:30 a.m. Three-on-three basketball begins at 8 a.m. at Clearwater Valley Elementary School.

The famous ping-pong ball drop is set for 8:30 a.m. sharp at the Kooskia City Park/Airport. The show and shine will begin at the park at 9 a.m.

The Kooskia Days parade on Main Street will feature grand marshal Kelly Frazier who worked for the City of Kooskia for 30 years. Lineup is 9 a.m. The National Anthem will be performed by Elizabeth Nuxoll.

Play Bingo at the park from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in addition to viewing a free historical display 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. and free health screenings and ice cream at the library and city hall on Main Street.

After the parade, play horseshoes at noon while chicken poop Bingo will take place on Main Street in addition to a hot dog eating contest.

Enjoy the street dance with music by 6 String Circus, sponsored by Freedom Northwest Credit Union, from 8 p.m. to midnight.


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