Island Park Competition Scheduled for This Weekend

Island Park – In case you’re on the lookout for one thing enjoyable to do that weekend, Island Park has a celebration occurring.

Organizers are getting ready for the Island Park Competition this Friday and Saturday, September 2 and three. The pageant, free to the general public, brings collectively dozens of distributors, good meals, and raffle prizes in celebration of the massive weekend of summer time.

The Island Park Competition could be the right solution to say “goodbye” to the summer time of 2022.

“We’re excited,” pageant organizer Gene Phillips informed “For Labor Day, we’re gearing up. We’ve near 100 distributors on this (pageant) and persons are coming from throughout.

This weekend’s occasion is the Second Island Park Competition, with the primary being held over the Pioneer Day weekend. Phillips mentioned the seed for the Island Park pageant was planted from a dialog he had with Connie Funkhauser, the proprietor of a neighborhood restaurant.

“Final Labor Day, I used to be at Connie’s restaurant,” Phillips mentioned. “There have been three distributors and lots of people who could not go inside to see what they had been promoting. All of us needed to stand in line to affix them.

Philips negotiated a choice to place collectively an occasion that may carry in additional distributors to serve a bigger crowd. Over the subsequent a number of months, she used her thirty years of expertise planning occasions to carry out distributors. He deliberate the primary celebration to happen on Pioneer Day weekend.

“I did it on Pioneer Weekend as a result of they mentioned that and Labor Day was the busiest weekend,” Phillips mentioned. “I had estimated round fifteen distributors however we ended up with nearer to ninety sellers. Folks got here from in all places and it was nice!”

Courtesy Jean Phillips

Phillips mentioned distributors will provide a wide selection of arts, crafts and meals at this weekend’s pageant.

“It is like a giant craft honest,” she mentioned. “You may come and show your wares and every part is on the market. We’ve meals distributors, and this weekend we’ve got a caricature artist. We’ve added music this time as properly.”

There may even be a raffle with prizes together with a free keep on the Black Swan Inn and Sotel Mountain Resort.

Phillips mentioned Island Park is a very cool setting for an occasion just like the Island Park Competition and that the pageant would make a enjoyable a part of a cheerful Labor Day weekend.

“Island Park is a pleasant place,” she mentioned. “It is within the mountains, and it is only a enjoyable place. There’s fishing and tenting and ATVs and every part else you possibly can think about. Simply come over for a enjoyable time and it is free and also you simply go to all of the cubicles.” However can flip round. Folks come again two or 3 times as a result of they’ve had a lot enjoyable there.”

Labor Day Weekend Island Park Competition is that this Friday and Saturday, September 2 and three the place Kwaki meets Freeway 20 close to Sottel Lodge in Lane Island Park. Admission is free and hours are 3 a.m. – 7 p.m. on Fridays and 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Saturdays. For extra info go to the Island Park Competition web site or Fb web page.

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Courtesy Jean Phillips

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