WEEKEND: Clallam Bay-Sekiu Fun Days by the beach on tap
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Bob Wall, owner of Compass Rose in Clallam Bay, stands with a fishing pole he will give away in a fundraiser drawing for wounded veteran Jonathon Moore during Saturday's Fun Days celebration.
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Clallam Bay Comicon organizer Donna Barr presents gift certificates for art supplies to Seattle artists/writers Mark Monlux, center, and Kevin Boze at last year’s event.

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Schedule for 3-day extravaganza
Here is the schedule for the 32nd Clallam Bay-Sekiu Fun Days, which runs today through Sunday:
Today
■ Amateur photo contest viewing and judging — Chamber of Commerce Visitor Center on state Highway 112, all day.
■ Kids Fish Painting — Paint a fish to spruce up the Clallam Bay streetscape, Three Sisters, 16950 state Highway 112, all day.
■ Friends of the Library local historic photo sale — School bus barn, 16933 state Highway 112, evening.
■ Festival potluck social — Bus garage, 6 p.m.
■ Poker game — Lions Club, 90 Bogachiel Way, 7 p.m.
Saturday
■ Amateur photo contest viewing and judging — Chamber of Commerce Visitor Center, all day.
■ Poker Ride — Sign-up in Clallam Bay School parking lot, 16933 state Highway 112, at 8:30 a.m., ride departs at 9 a.m.
■ Kids Fish Painting — Three Sisters, all day.
■ Lions Club Barbecue — Gary's Pay & Save, 16755 Frontier St.
■ Messy Palettes Art Show — Sekiu Community Center, 42 Rice St., 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
■ Friends of the Library book sale — Clallam Bay Library, 16990 state Highway 112, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
■ Grand Parade — Preceded by kids' parade, grand parade runs from Weel Road to Bogachiel Street, 11 a.m.
■ Kids games — After parade on the hill above vendor row.
■ Breakwater Inn Fireworks Auction — Bus garage, following parade.
■ Breakwater Inn Fireworks — Annual gala explosion, 15582 state Highway 112, dusk.
Sunday
■ Amateur photo contest viewing and judging — Chamber of Commerce Visitor Center, all day.
■ Fun Run — Run from Sekiu to Clallam Bay. Sign-up begins at 9 a.m., race at 10 a.m., awards at 11 a.m.
■ Messy Palettes Art Show — Sekiu Community Center, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Peninsula Daily News
EDITOR'S NOTE: "Today" refers to Friday, July 12; Saturday is July 13; Sunday is July 14.


CLALLAM BAY-SEKIU –– A three-day festival to celebrate these two picture-postcard coastal communities kicks off today.

The 32nd Clallam Bay-Sekiu Fun Days will run through Sunday with music, painted fish, whimsical comic books, poker, a fun run and the traditional Fun Days fireworks extravaganza.

Clallam Bay's Three Sisters Art Gallery, 16950 state Highway 112, will help youngsters paint fish that will then be used to brighten up the city's main drag.

The Friends of the Library will sell historic photos and used library books throughout the weekend to fund the Clallam Bay Library's programs.

The work of amateur shutterbugs can be spotted throughout the three-day festival in the Chamber of Commerce's Visitor Center just off state Highway 112.

Helping a vet

Special to this year's Fun Days is a fundraiser to help send injured Navy veteran Jonathan Moore to the 2016 Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro.

Bob Wall of Compass Rose in Clallam Bay and Main Ax custom fishing rods assembled a medium-heavy RDR Rainshadow Rod that will be given away Saturday afternoon to those who purchased tickets for a special drawing.

Tickets are $5 each and are available from Compass Rose, 16803 state Highway 112, and Fisherman's Outlet, 11 E. Runnion Road in Sequim.

Proceeds will help Moore, a cousin of Carol Batson at Fisherman's Outlet, build up a fund to pay travel costs to get to the games to compete in archery and sharpshooting.

“This is a good way to help someone who helped us,” Wall said.

Moore lost his right leg above the knee after an accident on an aircraft carrier.

“I appreciate so much that they're doing this for me,” Moore said Monday by telephne from Tampa Bay, Fla., where he was preparing for the National Veterans Wheelchair Games.

The drawing will be between 3 p.m. and 4 p.m. at Compass Rose.

The Grand Parade will take off from Weel Road at 11 a.m. Saturday and :inds past parade fans to Bogachiel Way.

Floats from other festivals on the North Olympic Peninsula regularly participate in the promenade.

The kids' parade will precede the main show.

One of the regular highlights of Fun Days is the gala explosion of fireworks off the Breakwater Inn, 15582 state Highway 112.

Fun Days fireworks

The two communities of Clallam Bay and Sekiu save up their potential Fourth of July firepower until Fun Days to give celebrants a chance to stretch out the Independence Day fun.

“Everybody loves fireworks,” said Tricia Hutson-English, Fun Days chairwoman.

She is also president of the Clallam Bay-Sekiu Chamber of Commerce and chief of the Clallam Bay Fire Department.

“So if you didn't get enough last week, we're giving you another chance to catch them,” she said.

The annual auction to pay for the explosives will be in the Clallam Bay bus garage after the grand parade.

Arts show

Throughout the weekend will be an arts and crafts show sponsored by the Messy Palettes Art League at the Sekiu Community Center, 42 Rice St.

The show will run from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday. It is open to all residents of the Cape Flattery School District or members of the Messy Palettes.

Cash prizes and ribbons will be awarded in adult and children's categories.

Entries will be judged by popular vote.

Entrants can submit up to five original pieces per person between 1 p.m. and 4:30 p.m. today.

For more information, phone June Bowlby at 360-963-2221.

Fun Run

The 3.7-mile Fun Run from Front Street in Sekiu along state Highway 112 to Clallam Bay will cap the festival Sunday.

Registration is at 9 a.m. Entry fee is $5.

Awards will be given to the top three men and women in each division.

Comicon II

Although not officially part of the Fun Days festivities, Clallam Bay comic artist Donna Barr has organized the second annual Clallam Bay Comicon for the weekend to help add whimsical art to the celebration.

The show will be in the Clallam Bay Lions Club Hall, 90 Bogachiel Way, beginning at 3 p.m. today and continuing from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday and from 10 a.m. to noon Sunday.

The first convention probably had only about 20 visitors. Barr didn't keep count because, unlike most comicons, Barr says of hers: “We don't have no stinking badges.”

Admission to the Comicon will be free.

Panels will cover cosplay — “costume play” — based on media or personal design.

Comic artists expected for the event are Seattle comics author Robert Gregory, Ann S. Koi from Virginia and Your Mom Comics.

Other events include gaming tournaments and original pirate songs from the convention's official high-seas singer, Dara Korrati.

Last modified: July 13. 2013 1:00AM
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