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Three events liven up downtown Hillsboro

City's Public Works Day, school district's Proud to be HSD Festival and weekly farmer's market give Hillsboro residents plenty to do on Saturday


HILLSBORO TRIBUNE PHOTOS: TRAVIS LOOSE - To encourage healthy competition and school spirit, Hillsboro School District mascots are joined by mascots from Portland State University and the Portland Winterhawks to entertain onlookers with a rousing game of musical chairs. HILLSBORO TRIBUNE PHOTOS: TRAVIS LOOSE - To encourage healthy competition and school spirit, Hillsboro School District mascots are joined by the mascot from the Portland Winterhawks to entertain onlookers with a stacking game.HILLSBORO TRIBUNE PHOTO: TRAVIS LOOSE - THe STEAM pavilion was part of the Pround to be HSD FEstival showcasing the best of the Hillsboro School District.HILLSBORO TRIBUNE PHOTO: TRAVIS LOOSE - Led by Hillsboro High School music teacher Benjamin Noyes, Mariachi Sangre Azul -- with J.T. Greenwood (front) -- performed on Main Street during the festival May 21. Noyes also led the South Meadows Middle School and Hilhi choir performances on the Washington County Courthouse lawn. HILLSBORO TRIBUNE PHOTO: TRAVIS LOOSE -  Liberty High School sophomore Jacob Schroeder, 16, twists balloons into hats and more for fellow classmates Sophie Bailey (front) and Ciara Bennett during the downtown event Saturday. While its only his fourth year performing at Hillsboro farmers markets, Ive been twisting balloons for a decade now, Schroeder said. HILLSBORO TRIBUNE PHOTO: TRAVIS LOOSE - To celebrate Public Works Day and the Public Works Department, kids were given the chance to climb on the departments big trucks and have their faces painted, and adults were treated to educational materials showing all the various ways the department keeps the city running smoothly.