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New Snoqualmie Valley Block Party, happening Saturday, is all about linking locals

Snoqualmie Valley Block Party organizers Lisa Stafford, Tina Townsley, Jaymie Blatt, Jason Green, Laurie Scott and Rosie Lynch cross Center Boulevard, site of this weekend’s inaugural event, posters in hand. - Seth Truscott/Staff Photo
Snoqualmie Valley Block Party organizers Lisa Stafford, Tina Townsley, Jaymie Blatt, Jason Green, Laurie Scott and Rosie Lynch cross Center Boulevard, site of this weekend’s inaugural event, posters in hand.
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Jason Green has never been an emcee before. Come Saturday, he’ll step away from his chiropractic booth to run the biggest party of his life, the inaugural Snoqualmie Valley Block Party at Snoqualmie Ridge.

While every Center Boulevard business signed on for the party, Green and the six other organizers from Snoqualmie, North Bend and Fall City stress that this party reaches far beyond the confines of the Ridge Marketplace. They knew that for this new event to be successful, it had to include the whole Valley.

The Snoqualmie Valley Block Party is 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 21, and includes demonstrations by Cascade Dance Academy, DMW Martial Arts and Big Star Studios, live music performances by In Cahoots, Motorsled and The Mysterious Fatmen, a fashion show featuring clothing from Angel’s Shabby Chic, as well as children’s entertainment and ID booths, a Star Wars reading promotion by the Snoqualmie Library, and a wine tasting.

Along with Green, organizers include Lisa Stafford of Finaghty’s Irish Pub, Rosie Lynch of DoTerra IPC products, Tina Townsley of Totally Tina jewelry, Jaymie Blatt of Snoqualmie Miche accessories, and Laurie Scott of Total Health Solutions. He and fellow organizers have been planning this for months.

In unison, the group points to Green as the main force behind the new party.

After Green opened Snoqualmie Optimal Health Chiropractic on the Ridge last October, he watched empty storefronts fill up with new business on the Ridge. Noticing other festivals finding success, Green saw a closer opportunity for involvement. The vendors, Lynch, Townsley, Blatt and Scott, are all excited about the opportunity to meet people and show their wares.

“I’ve never had my purses in a show before!” said Blatt.

For them, the connections that inspired this party are natural.

“I think of it as one community,” said Townsley.

“I’m in all three areas on a daily basis.”

You can find the Block Party on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/events/625084000869663.

What’s happening

Block Party action takes place Saturday, Sept. 21, on Center Boulevard on Snoqualmie Ridge.

Find vendors, live shows and demos.

• 10 a.m., Fashion show

• 11 a.m., live music by Motorsled

• Noon, Cascade Dance Academy

• 12:40 p.m., DMW Martial Arts

• 1:20 p.m., Big Star Studios

• 2 p.m., live music, The Mysterious Fatmen

• 3 p.m., live music, In Cahoots

 

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