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Sunday, July 5, 2009

Red, White & Blues Festival A Big Bang In Federal Way

Above: Anticipation for the evening's display grew as the dusk soon arrived. Photo copyright 2009 by Mizu Sugimura.

This year's Federal Way Red, White & Blues Festival featuring live entertainment, hot dog eating contest, activities for kids and much anticipated public show of fireworks in Celebration Park also according to festival sponsors marked the tenth birthday of the facility.

The occasion was duly noted on Saturday night by attending civic leaders observed by an enthusiastic crowd of local citizens and their families. Musical performances included appearances by the : Randy Oxford Band, GruV box, Randy Hanson and the Federal Way Chorale.

Above: It was a definitely a crowd pleaser. Photo copyright 2009 by Mizu Sugimura.

Above: And there was something for everyone. Photo copyright 2009 by Mizu Sugimura.

Above: No doubt about it! Photo copyright 2009 by Mizu Sugimura.

Red, White & Blue Festival sponsors included: 4Culture, Federal Way Arts Commission, Federal Way Mirror, Rainier Pacific Bank, Red Canoe Credit Union, Waste Management and Woodstone Credit Union.

Note: Next year's festival planners might wish to provide additional microphones. As it was dignitaries and the Federal Way Chorale were poorly covered which minimized a clear hearing their remarks and performances. At the conclusion of the fireworks a warmer touch would be added if show organizers appoint a representative to gracefully wrap up the evening and bid goodnight to the crowd.


Kim Thompson said...

Gorgeous pics!

Stephanie Frieze said...

Thank you for sharing the great pictures and post!

JosephMcG said...

Pictures were wonderful... thank you... I hope the post get planners thinking!!!