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Family festival to bridge the community set for Bull Mountain

Organizers invite the whole community to a day of family fun and activities high on the mountain

BULL MOUNTAIN - The residents of Bull Mountain are inviting their friends and neighbors to come to their first Family Festival on the Mountain, set for Saturday, Sept. 16, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

The event will be held at Alberta Rider Elementary School, 14850 S.W. 132nd Terrace, and feature a wide variety of activities.

There will be carnival games for kids, fun contests, live music, food for sale, a classic car show and a dog costume contest plus sales of craft items, flower bulbs and used books.

Food items for sale include hot dogs, soft drinks, popcorn, chips, cookies and ice cream.

'We're trying to bridge the community,' said Holly Shumway, who is one of the organizers of the event. 'Regardless of boundaries, this is a day to celebrate. It's going to be fun. It's a way to get the community involved and also create a bridge between the school and the community. Not a lot of people have visited the school if they don't have children there, so this is a chance to see it.'

There also will be a silent auction for gifts and activities, plus a safety and riding demonstration by the Washington County bike patrol.

Although the day is intended as a celebration, this is also a political season with the November election less than two months away.

With the incorporation of Bull Mountain as a city on the ballot along with numerous candidates running for city council, there will be a bit of political activity at the festival as well.

An information booth about the incorporation process will be open, and city council candidates will be on hand to meet and greet the crowd.

The event is free, as is parking.

'We're just hoping people will come,' Shumway said. 'This is intended to get the community together, and the school is anxious for us to be their guests.'

For more information, contact Dianne Hill at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or at 503-710-8359.