The 16th annual West Valley Days celebration will take place on the first Saturday in June as usual, but also as usual a few things will be changed.
This year kids who play the carnival games will win tickets that they can turn in for prizes. “We’re going to have a store,” said West Valley SCOPE president June King. “We’re doing it a little different.”
This year six children’s bicycles will be raffled off and helmets will go with them. The raffle is free, but children must be present to win.
There will be a silent auction, along with a car show, DJ, booths and food.
Everything takes place in the Millwood City Park at Frederick and Stout from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
The event kicks off with a parade at 11 a.m. at Trent Avenuue and Boeing, moving north to Grace Avenue, west on Grace to Stout Street, and north on Stout to the park. The grand marshal will be Spokane County Sheriff’s Deputy Travis Pendell. Make sure to arrive early to get a good spot to watch the floats go by.
King is hoping there will be sunshine for the annual event. “Most of the time the weather has been good for us,” King said.
West Valley SCOPE puts on the event as its only fundraiser of the year. Each year the group takes the proceeds from the event and votes on which local charity to donate the proceeds to.
“We usually choose three or four we want to donate to,” King said.