By Gretchen Harnack
FORKS — Nearly 1,000 participants and spectators kicked off the 2001 Forks Old Fashioned Fourth of July on Wednesday.
The annual Grand Parade, themed “Let Freedom Ring,” was the highlight of the day.
Hundreds of spectators lined Forks Avenue to see more than 80 entries make their way to Tillicum Park.
“We have a good crowd this year,” Forks police officer Jim Dixon said. “It seems quieter this year.”
Upcoming events are:
* Noon — Arts, crafts & Photo Show, Forks Middle School, South Spartan Avenue.
* 10 a.m. — Frog jump contest, Tillicum Park; Arts, Crafts & Photo Show, Forks Middle School.
* 2 p.m. — Kiddie’s Playday, Tillicum Park.
* 7 p.m. — Downtown merchants will have their annual Moonlight Madness sale.
* 9 a.m. — Horseshoe Tournament, Tillicum Park.
* 10 a.m. — Firecracker Fun Run, Spartan Track; Arts, Crafts & Photo Show, Forks Middle School.
* 11 a.m. — Log Show eliminations, Tillicum Park Arena.
* 2 p.m. — Log Show, Tillicum Park Arena.
* 6 p.m. — Cribbage Tournament, Veterans of Foreign Wars Hall, South Spartan Avenue.More details appear in today’s editions of the Peninsula Daily News, on sale throughout Clallam and Jefferson counties. Or click onto “Subscribe” to get your copy delivered to your home or office.