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Grandview plans centennial bash

GRANDVIEW - The city of Grandview plans to celebrate its centennial in style this summer.

On tap during next month's Yakima Valley Fair & Rodeo is a series of events and activities to recognize Grandview's 100th birthday.

Organized by the Grandview Centennial Committee, the events will take place over the course of four days from Wednesday, Aug. 5, to Saturday, Aug. 8.

One of the activities will be a tour of Grandview municipal facilities open to the general public:

- Grandview fire and police departments from 10 a.m. to noon Aug. 5 and 6. The fire department is located at 110 Avenue A and the police department is located at 201 W. Second Street.

- The Grandview wastewater treatment plant will offer three separate tours on Aug. 5 and 6 at 11 a.m., 1 p.m. and 2 p.m. both days. The plant's address is 850 Brideview Road across from the Yakima River.

Shortly following the Centennial Parade on Thursday, Aug. 6, the Country Park Events Center Amphitheater will be the site of a centennial ceremony with featured guest speaker Senator Jim Honeyford. This event will begin shortly after 8 p.m.

The centennial fun extends beyond Wednesday and Thursday, as the Carl L. Stevens Senior Center (401 W. 2nd Street) will be open all day Saturday, Aug. 8, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. for a centennial photo display presented by Cookie Shannon.

History will also take center stage Wednesday through Saturday, as the Ray E. Powell Museum will be open to the public during fair week. The dates and times are Aug. 5-8 from 2 to 4 p.m.

The Centennial 5K Fun Run/Walk is set for Saturday, Aug. 8, beginning at 9 a.m. at Palacios Parkway.

Pre-registration is not required for the fun run. Participants are asked to show up 15 minutes prior to the event for a route overview. Families are encouraged to attend and strollers are welcome. This is a free event. Centennial t-shirts, hats and pins will be on sale during this time.

For more information regarding the centennial activities, contact the Grandview Parks and Recreation Department at 882-9219.

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