As of Wednesday, August 23, 2017
YAKIMA If you are a keyboardist, here’s your chance to play the calliope for the masses.
As part of the 125th Anniversary celebration at this year’s Central Washington State Fair, there will be an old-time calliope to entertain guests as they enter the Fair.
Only one drawback, Fair officials don’t know any players.
The calliope, on loan from the Yakima Valley Museum, is a circa 1924 Harrinton Newtone Air Calliope, made in Kansas City, Mo.
Fair officials are looking for anyone who has calliope, piano and/or organ playing ability who might want to play at some times during the Fair.
If you are interested, call Tami Rennie at the Fair office, 509-248-7160.