Fourteenth annual Independence Day celebration at Port of Camas-Washougal
by DIwpBacon on June 29, 2015
The Port of Camas-Washougal invites the community to a day full of family friendly activities to celebrate Independence Day on Saturday, July 4. Festivities kick off with the annual patriotic themed Children’s Bike Parade. Children ages three to 11 are invited to dress up and decorate their bikes for a parade around Marina Park.
Several food, resource and craft vendors will be on hand, as well as a kids activity booth, coloring station, hula hoops, face painting, a bean bag toss, and more. An all-age sack race begins at 5 p.m. Concerts begin at 6 p.m. with jazz and rock from the Skybound Blue Band, followed by 5 Guys Named Moe from 8 to 9:30 p.m.
Fireworks start at 10 p.m. The City of Washougal will launch them from a barge in the Columbia River. Fireworks will be visible along Cottonwood Beach at William Clark Park, but food and entertainment will only be available at Marina Park. For further details, connect with The Port of Camas-Washougal on Facebook, here.
Register now for “Hoops on the River,” early bird discounts end today
Posted June 29th, 2015
The One Team Kids Foundation and its partners have announced that the ninth annual Hoops on the River is now open for registration. This 3-on-3 street basketball tournament is open to youth teams going into grades one through 12, adult women’s recreational teams and men’s recreational and elite teams. Wheelchair and Special Olympics divisions are encouraged to participate with entry fees waived.
In 2014, Hoops on the River was a huge success that saw 23 street ball courts, 185 teams, 740 players, and almost 10,000 spectators surround Esther Short Park. This year, the event will be Saturday, August 15, and Sunday, August 16. Sign up before Tuesday, June 30, to receive early bird discounts on registration.
Tournament information, team registration and hotel accommodations can be found at www.hoopsontheriver.org. Hoops on the River proceeds benefit Share and One Team Kids Foundation. For sponsorship or volunteer information, contact Eric Anderson, president, One Team Kids Foundation, at email@example.com.
City of Vancouver partners with volunteers, donors to improve Marine Park
Posted June 29th, 2015
Photo courtesy of the City of Vancouver.
Last week, volunteers from the Southwest Washington Contractors Association (SWCA) joined Vancouver Mayor Timothy D. Leavitt, Councilmembers Bart Hansen and Jack Burkman, and Vancouver Parks and Recreation staff at Marine Park to celebrate the start of a collaborative community project that will give the park a facelift.
The City recently received a $50,000 grant from the Community Foundation of Southwest Washington for improvements to Marine Park, thanks to a donation from the Shirley and Jim Johnson Charitable Fund.
The grant, in combination with the donation of equipment and labor from the members of the SWCA, will allow the City of Vancouver to stretch those dollars even further. Over the next month, SWCA members will replace 13 picnic tables, add a drinking fountain and recognition signage, and make landscape repairs.
The local SWCA members contributing equipment and labor to the project are Anchor Concrete, Catworks Construction, Equipment Rental Services, North Fork Landscape Inc., Stellar J, Precision Rebar & Accessories and Waste Connections Inc.