Molson Midsummer Festival June 16

MOLSON – The community of Molson is inviting everyone to come participate in their Midsummer Festival on Saturday, June 16, a summer fun day with something for everyone.

Barbara Dart has been chosen as this year’s Grand Marshal and will have a place of honor in the parade, which starts at 11 a.m.

The day starts with an all-you-can-eat pancake feed at 8 a.m. at the grange hall. The “Run, Walk or Shuffle” race starts at 9 a.m. – see the lakes and collect wildflowers for the traditional May Pole to bring in the summer. Decorations and songs take place at 10:30 a.m.

There will be a classic car show at the school house museum and the cars will be among the many participate in the parade.

“We would like to remind you that almost anything that walks or rolls is encouraged to participate in the parade, classic cars, tractors, you name it,” say organizers.

Family games, the horse shoe tournament and scavenger hunt start right after the parade. Frisbee golf is from 12:30 p.m. to 3 p.m. and the favorite car awards will be at 2 p.m.

Organizers promise activities all day with arts and crafts, vendors and drawings in the grange hall and viewings at the two museums. There will be music being performed in the hall for most of the day and the Sitzmark Ski Club will offer a lunch concession from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Contact Mary Louise Loe at (509) 485-3292 for more information and Jeanette LaMonte at (509) 485-2035 for arts and crafts tables. Those with door prizes to donate should call Willy Penner at (509) 485-1922. proceeds from the event go to the Molson Museum Association.

About Gary DeVon

Gary DeVon is the managing editor of the Okanogan Valley Gazette-Tribune and celebrated his 25th year at the newspaper in August 2012. He graduated from Gonzaga University with a degree in Communications - Print Journalism, with an emphasis in photojournalism. He is a proud alumnus of Oroville High School. His family first settled in Okanogan County in the late 1800s. His parents are Judy DeVon and the late Larry DeVon and he has two younger brothers - Dante and Michael. Many family members still call Oroville home. He is single with a grown daughter, Segornae Douglas and a young granddaughter, Erin.

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