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Snoqualmie celebrated its heritage over the weekend with a parade, music, art, timber sports, classic cars, living history, and, the star of the weekend, an authentic steam-powered locomotive engine. The Santa Cruz and Portland Cement Locomotive 2 steam engine, owned and operated by Skathi Pappan, drew a crowd of photographers and admirers with every stop at the Snoqualmie Depot, and turned heads with every blast of its whistle.
Community Events, August 2014
As part of its annual “Kids Need School Supplies” drive during the summer months, Hopelink is collecting school supplies to distribute to schoolchildren in low-income families to help ensure they come to school ready to learn.
Six-year-old Nikos Cox, who lives with severe hemophilia, will be police chief for one very special day. Snoqualmie Police are taking part in “Chief For a Day,” an event that celebrates the lives of children who have been diagnosed with a life-threatening chronic illness.
The Women and Girls Outdoor Workshop, or WOW, is planned for Friday to Sunday, Sept. 12 to 14, at Camp Waskowitz in North Bend. Now in its 17th year, WOW’s mission is to engage the next generation and pass on traditions to new generations. The camp brings together women and girls ages 9 to 12 for a weekend of fishing, hunting, and outdoor skill education. Cost is $375.
Gigantic Bicycle Festival takes over Centennial Fields Park and surrounding venues in Snoqualmie, for the weekend of Aug. 22 to 24.