The Mason Area Fair & NPRA Rodeo continues today (Saturday) and tomorrow (Sunday). Gates open at 10 AM both mornings and attendees will find plenty of music, food, animals, fire shows by Dragon Steps, carnival rides, free hands-on kids activities, all types of vendors and exhibitors, and so much more.
The Paddle to Squaxin 2012 is underway and a record number of tribal canoes will be landing Sunday afternoon. The Landing will around 1 PM at North Point in Olympia (between the studios of KGY Radio and the Swantown Marina) and will include the traditional ceremony to welcome ashore each Canoe Family who has made the journey.
Construction on Grapeview Loop Road will impact access to the Grapeview Water and Arts Festival Saturday. Mason County Public Works has closed Grapeview Loop Road at milepost 3, which is just east of Murray Road, so those wising to attend this annual event hosted by the Grapeview Community Association and the Fair Harbor Marina will need to use the northern most end of Grapeview Loop Road. That is the end closest to Allyn.
A ribbon cutting has been set for the Belfair Wastewater and Water Reclamation Facility. The Mason County Commissioners will be joined at 8 AM Monday (July 30th) by Congressman Norm Dicks and Bob Bergquist of the Washington State Department of Ecology at the Water Reclamation Facility in Belfair (22250 SR 3 – near milepost 28 across from Belfair Yard “Log” Road). The public is encouraged to attend.