Work is underway for the third annual Night on a Dark Trail, a Snoqualmie Valley community event scheduled for Friday and Saturday, Oct. 25 and 26.
One new element for this year is a song-writing contest. Entries will be accepted until July 12. The winner gets a $150 prize.
Organizers are looking for original lyrics for a rap song entitled “The Mummy (W)rap.” The tune used may be existing music or your composition. It should be no more than two minutes in length. Something scary/funny or just scary is preferred. The song should tie in with the imagery of an ancient Egyptian princess/priestess having mummies coming out of their sarcophagi (coffins), performing the song and then returning to their eternal resting place. Material should be presentable to a general audience and “classroom acceptable.” The winning entry will be announced at the Dark Trail booth at the North Bend Block Party on July 20.
Actors, dancers and crew are needed for the performance, too. Cast members, from middle schoolers through age 90, including students, parents and grandparents, are encouraged to join. You can also join the dance team for the Valley parades in August or work at the NB Block Party booth. The proceeds for the performances go the Mt. Si Food Bank. This event is presented by the Snoqualmie Ridge ROA, The City of Snoqualmie Parks and Recreation Department, the Church on the Ridge, the Mt Si Food Bank, Cascade Dance Academy, Ignite Dance and Yoga, Snoqualmie Ridge Storage and Uhaul, Mark’s Pet Pals and sponsored by many community businesses and organizations.
Sign up online at http://nightonadarktrail.weebly.com or find them on Facebook under Night on a Dark Trail.