Ed Stocker had long been known as the Corn King. Along with his wife of almost 60 years, Ed and Edith Stocker were going to lead the Kla Ha Ya Days parade in Snohomish on Sat, July 15th at 10:30 a.m. Instead, members of the Stocker family will fulfill the honors due to Ed's passing on June 1st.
Two concerts planned for this summer will raise money to replace Duvall’s aging mobile stage. Raise the Stage Dinner and Concert takes place on Saturday, June 24 at 6 p.m., at Kokopelli Gardens in Duvall.
The $35 ticket includes dinner and concert with Seattle musicians Reggie Garrett and The Snake Oil Peddlers, who play a unique urban strain of acoustic music that is rhythmically strong with blended influences of folk, Latin, blues, Celtic, rock, and jazz.
Rendition of finished Main Street project at SR 203 and NE 143rd Pl. (Courtesy of city of Duvall)The city of Duvall will be closing SR 203 at NE 143rd Place beginning at 7 a.m. on Monday, July 17th. The closure is expected to last nine days with a re-opening planned to occur by 4 p.m. on Wednesday, July 26th. Detour routes will be set up to bypass truck traffic and passenger vehicles around the closure area. The city will be sharing additional information and details as the closure dates approach.
The closure is necessary to allow for the replacement of an existing culvert that conveys Thayer Creek under SR 203 as well as NE 143rd. The work on 143rd will occur just after the 4th of July holiday, but is much less disruptive to local and regional traffic.
Duvall’s annual SandBlast Festival of the Arts is scheduled for July 15 & 16 at McCormick Park by the Snoqualmie River.
SandBlast Festival of the Arts, presented by Duvall Foundation for the Arts (DFA), has been a staple in the community for over two decades. Celebrating its 23rd year, SandBlast will be held the weekend of July 15 and 16, 2017.
There will be fine arts, live bands, a theater performance, and sand sculpting along the shores of the beautiful and historic Snoqualmie River at McCormick Park (26200 NE Stephens St, Duvall). Each day begins at noon. Bring your beach shovels and stay all day! For latest event updates, also visit DFA’s Facebook page.
Kellen Tozer (l), and his sister Kanlyss Tozer tried out the mechanical bull at the parking lot of the Duvall Tavern. Most riders didn’t last long. (Photos by Lisa Allen) For more Duvall Days photos, see page 4.