Thursday, September 9, 2010

Sedro Woolley Founders' Day

I have been informed by the Wild Woman of Woolley, Betty Jo Bouvier, that this coming Saturday and Sunday is Founders' Day in Sedro-Woolley, Washington. That is September 11 and 12.

The Founders' Day poster you see on the right is from 2008, so the dates are wrong, but the events are pretty much the same, including the re-enactment of the Infamous Sedro-Woolley Great Bank Robbery of 1914.

In 2007 the re-enactment of the Infamous Sedro-Woolley Great Bank Robbery of 1914 had to be halted when it was discovered there were real bullets in the guns instead of blanks.

In 1914 the town marshal in Sedro=Woolley was Charles Villeneuve. In 2010 the great-great grandson of Charles Villeneuve, Chris Heck, will play the part of the marshal.

The Sedro-Woolley Founders' Day events are put together by the Sedro-Woolley Museum.

Founders’ Day Schedule of Events

Saturday, September 11th 2010

Founders’ Day Breakfast
8:00 am to 11:00 aaam – Senior Center, 715 Pacific St
Menu: Scrambled Eggs, biscuits & gravy, juice and coffee
(Proceeds benefit Sedro-Woolley Senior Center)
$5.00 per person

Museum Video’s – Video of the 1914 Bank Robbery
725 Murdock St
10:00 am to 11:00 am

Bank Robbery Reenactment
12 Noon, in front of the Sedro-Woolley Museum at Woodworth & Murdock

Museum Open House
1:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Honoring the Villeneuve Family

Sunday, September 12, 2010

Open Car Show
9:00 am to 4:00 pm
Riverfront Park
2212 River Rd
$10 registration fee – dash plaques for the first 350 cars.
Sponsored by JJ’s Cruisers

Community Picnic
11:00 am to 3:00 pm
Riverfront Park
Featuring: Hot Dog, Chips, Cookies & Pop
$3.00 Donation

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