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Hometown fun in the sun: A North Bend Block Party photo gallery
Outsiders who consider North Bend a sleepy little town clearly haven’t been to the Block Party.
The fourth annual North Bend Block Party was full of wholesome community fun. Events of the day featured a petting zoo with an assortment of animals including baby wallabies, cavies, and bunnies, a pancake eating contest which would satisfy anyone’s hunger, and live foot-tapping music.
“It was a lot of fun for family and friends,” said North Bend visitor Lindsey Speck. “It made me want to be a part of the community. It brought people together from all walks of life and gave people an excuse to take a break from their lives and enjoy one another.”
It didn't matter how old you were. Only that you had the hunger for pancakes, in the Twede's Cafe Block Party eating contest. Only one person had to use the "B Bucket."
A grimacing Eli Clure awaits a dunking in the Mount Si Wrestling Team's cool tank. The street splash was a fundraiser for the team.
Mount Si Artist Guild offerings on North Bend Way.
15-year-old Rachel Donka holds an eight month old wallaby. "It's important for people to interact with animals so that they will be motivated to protect the environment," Donka said.
Haylee Farrell holds a bunny at the Animal Encounters petting zoo. Now, “I really want one,” she says.
Hayden Farrell loves holding baby bunnies. "They are just really cute and fluffy," Farrell said.
5-year-old Chase Johnston chases his brother 7-year-old Casey Johnston.
Sun and shade along the vendor boulevard.
New York jazz guitarist Mordy Ferber, right, plays with a trio on the Main Stage,
A great big game of chess tempted several players on North Bend Way.
Eleanor DeVore scales a climbing rock: “It was scary going up so high."
“He’s so soft,” says Mattie Mitchell, holding a 12-day-old bunny.
Olivia Lockwood paints a smiling mask for the Mount Si Artist Guild community art project.
Mount Si Gymnastics and Dance students flip across North Bend Way in their demonstration.
Members of Snoqualmie Valley Strings perform a summer selection at the Community Stage.