Photos: 2017 Old Town Days & Civil War Reenactment

Old Town Days & Civil War Reenactment
Report and photos by Clay Graham / Selah Sweets

On weekend of June 17th & 18th, 2017, The annual Old Town Days & Civil War Reenactment was held at Fullbright Park and the Central Washington Ag Museum in Union Gap, WA.

This was a fun and very educational event. We cannot wait to attend again next year.

About the event:

Washington State’s biggest Civil War Reenactment, Encampment & Living History Event is right here in Union Gap every Father’s Day weekend! FREE ADMISSION and FREE PARKING Thanks to great community support by our sponsors!

Civil War Reenactment Battles – 5 total including the popular evening battle Saturday!

-Acres of Living History Camps on display with demos on life during the Civil War
-Trading Posts with Merchandise for Sale
-Food & Vendors
-Kiddie Train Rides
-Old Town Kids Games (plus NEW this year – kids’ bounce house obstacle course!)
-Photo Opportunities
-People Tram & Wagon Tours
-Working Blacksmith Shop
-Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address
-Scavenger Hunt Through History – find the Living History Demo Areas and be entered to win a prize!
-BEER GARDEN Saturday Only! Open Noon – 8:PM
– LIVE MUSIC with Odie Green Saturday from 5PM – 8:30PM while you wait for the popular Evening Battle immediately after!
-FIREWORKS & the history of Francis Scott Key to end the evening Saturday after the last battle!

Now you can enjoy it as a Grand Ceremony Procession at Fullbright Park in front of the Main Battlefield at 11AM just prior to the first battle Saturday! Come See Horse Drawn Wagons, Abe Lincoln, Father’s Day Contest Winners, Civil War Reenactors, Old Town Days Sponsors, Ag Museum Equipment & More while you wait for the first battle! Grab some great food from a vendor and settle into a good spot! Limited bleacher seating available, please feel free to bring a chair!

Here are some photos of the 2017 Old Town Days & Civil War Reenactment:

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Old Town Days & Civil War Reenactment

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Eastern Washington Adventures


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Shaved ice, Souvenirs, and makes pre-order snacks.
Inside and outside seating at the shop. Off site catering.

Eastern Washington Adventures
is an Outdoor Recreation Information Center that holds many free events.


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Photos: Yakima Downtown Summer Nights – June 15 2017

Yakima Downtown Summer Nights
Report and photos by Clay Graham / Selah Sweets

On Thursday, June 15th we set up the Selah Sweets vendor trailer up on Historical North Front Street in Yakima for the first of 10 Downtown Summer Nights events in 2017.

The weather was not that great. It was warm, but it was raining when we got there and then the wind picked. Everyone seemed to had a good time anyways.

Yakima’s Entice the Mice followed by Portland’s Scott Pemberton Band played on the Downtown Summer Nights stage.

The kids really got a kick out of the Stormtroopers walking down Front Street.

Great music and good times!

More about the event by Townsquare Media

The free shows, presented by Stewart Subaru and Downtown Association of Yakima, run every Thursday through August from 5:30-9 p.m. on North Front Street between Yakima Avenue and Staff Sgt. Pendleton Way. Chinook Fest powers the music, Legends Casino Hotel sponsors the stage and Virginia Mason Memorial provides a cooling station (not that anybody needed one last night) complete with a misting tent.

Meantime, Regional Health hosts an interactive, safe and fun kids area, and MOD Pizza — with help from Arts on the Move — oversees all of the weekly activities. U.S. Cellular supplies the cellphone charging stations.

Here are some photos of Downtown Summer Nights in Yakima:

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Getting ready for Downtown Summer Night in Yakima.

Yakima Downtown Summer Nights

Yakima Downtown Summer Nights

Historical North Front Street

Yakima Downtown Summer Nights

Yakima Downtown Summer Nights

The Beer Garden

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Yakima Downtown Summer Nights

Yakima Downtown Summer Nights

Yakima Downtown Summer Nights

Yakima Downtown Summer Nights

Yakima Downtown Summer Nights

MOD Pizza staff hosting children activities.

Yakima Downtown Summer Nights

Yakima Downtown Summer Nights

Yakima Downtown Summer Nights

Yakima Downtown Summer Nights

Historical North Front Street

Yakima Downtown Summer Nights

Yakima Downtown Summer Nights

The Imperial Outlanders Pacific Northwest Division Stormtroopers are here!

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Yakima Downtown Summer Nights

Yakima Downtown Summer Nights

Yakima Downtown Summer Nights

Yakima Downtown Summer Nights

Yakima Downtown Summer Nights

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Yakima Downtown Summer Nights

Yakima Downtown Summer Nights

Yakima Downtown Summer Nights

Yakima Downtown Summer Nights

Yakima Downtown Summer Nights

Yakima Downtown Summer Nights

Yakima Downtown Summer Nights

Yakima Downtown Summer Nights

Yakima Downtown Summer Nights


Eastern Washington Adventures


Selah Sweets - Eastern Washing AdventuresSelah Sweets
Shaved ice, Souvenirs, and makes pre-order snacks.
Inside and outside seating at the shop. Off site catering.

Eastern Washington Adventures
is an Outdoor Recreation Information Center that holds many free events.


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Happy Flag Day!

Selah Sweets Shaved Ice

Selah Sweets Shaved Ice

Happy Flag Day!

It is Flag Day. Please drop off your worn flags at Selah Sweets for the Boy Scouts to retire. This offer is year round.

We are hoping you are having a great Flag Day!

Selah Sweets Shaved Ice

Selah Sweets Shaved Ice


Eastern Washington Adventures


Selah Sweets - Eastern Washing AdventuresSelah Sweets
Shaved ice, Souvenirs, and makes pre-order snacks.
Inside and outside seating at the shop. Off site catering.

Eastern Washington Adventures
is an Outdoor Recreation Information Center that holds many free events.


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Last day of school special offer at Selah Sweets!

Shaved Ice

Selah Sweets Shaved Ice

LAST DAY OF SCHOOL SPECIAL OFFER

Last day of school special all this week at Selah Sweets; Buy one Selah Sweets Shaved Ice and get a second shaved Ice the same size for 1/2 price.

Don’t forget to bring your Selah Sweets Shaved Ice punch cards.

 


Eastern Washington Adventures


Selah Sweets - Eastern Washing AdventuresSelah Sweets
Shaved ice, Souvenirs, and makes pre-order snacks.
Inside and outside seating at the shop. Off site catering.

Eastern Washington Adventures
is an Outdoor Recreation Information Center that holds many free events.


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Photos: Spring 2017 Beverly Dunes Clean Up & Camp Out

Beverly Dunes Clean Up and Camp Out
Hosted by Eastern Washington Adventures with cooperation from the Department of Natural Resources.
Sponsored by Selah Sweets
Report and photos by Clay Graham / Selah Sweets

Around 1 PM Friday, June 2nd, 2017, my son Doc and I headed out from the Eastern Washington Adventures Club House in Selah toward Beverly Dunes to set up camp for the annual clean-up.

Once at Beverly Dunes we set up camp and then took a drive across the area to see how much trash was left after the Memorial Day Weekend. It was not to bad for the most part, but there was a lot of garbage around and under the dumpster. Someone also left a stripped VW Bug in the old parking lot. We found someone cut the east fence wires and the cable wide enough to fit a small rig through.

Saturday morning the Department of Natural Resources (DNR) staff showed up early to greet the volunteers for the Beverly Dunes Clean Up as they signed in. There was 5 of us from Eastern Washington Adventures and two guest from Western Washington. We started off picking up around the dumpster. We winched the dumpster off the garbage the garbage truck buried. Next some headed out to the dunes to pick up trash, the rest of us cleaned out the fire pits and picked up trash in the campground.

After the clean up, we went and played in the dunes until dinner. That evening there was an awesome sunset and then the wind started blowing. Late that night the wind was blowing so hard that it was rocking our van. You could hear our pop up moving around. I was surprised the pop up was not damaged.

Sunday morning we took a short run in the dunes and then backed up for home.

My son and I stopped at Wanapum Dam on the Columbia River to check out the new Turbine Park. We took a walk around the park and then headed home by running the Old Vantage Highway and the Yakima River Canyon.

This event was a very fun weekend.

Here are some photos of the Beverly Dunes Clean Up & Camp Out:

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Beverly Dunes Spring Clean Up


Eastern Washington Adventures


Selah Sweets - Eastern Washing AdventuresSelah Sweets
Shaved ice, Souvenirs, and makes pre-order snacks.
Inside and outside seating at the shop. Off site catering.

Eastern Washington Adventures
is an Outdoor Recreation Information Center that holds many free events.


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