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Monday, September 10, 2012
By Dave Graybill
There is a special event that I want to share with you that is coming up later in September. It takes place the fourth weekend of the month and it’s the 22nd annual Wenatchee River Salmon Festival. This event is one of the best for families in the region. It takes place at the National Fish Hatchery in Leavenworth and is outdoor-education based. A main theme is the lifecycle of the salmon that return to the hatchery, but children can learn much more about the outdoors. Thursday and Friday the hatchery hosts as many as 90 classrooms of kids from throughout the state for special educational activities, and on Saturday and Sunday the doors are open to the general public. Educational exhibits and displays are scattered throughout the grounds, and there is a very large Native American Village, with dancing, smoked salmon and a new log house. Also very popular at the event is the Outdoor Recreation Area that offers bow and arrow shooting, kayaking, fly casting and fly tying and other outdoor activities. The public is invited to come on Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and it’s all free!