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Meeker Days Festival begins Friday; more than 250 vendors participating

Post by Kari Plog / The News Tribune on June 20, 2013 at 12:54 pm with No Comments »
June 20, 2013 12:54 pm

The 74th Annual Meeker Days Festival begins Friday in Puyallup.

Festival coordinator Paige Griffith said the Puyallup Main Street Association, which sponsors the three-day-event, expects more people to attend the festival than in past years.

This year’s event attracted more than 250 vendors, and four stages will host musical acts all weekend long.

“It’s a celebration of our city’s heritage,” Griffith said Thursday.

The event runs noon-9 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday.

Griffith said two musicians from  NBC’s “The Voice” are scheduled to perform. Beverly McClellan, a finalist from season one, and finalist Amanda Brown from season 3 will both perform.

A new event this year includes a 5K fun run paired with Puyallup’s first ever Walk a Mile in Her Shoes event, which raises money and awareness for domestic violence issues and resources.

For Walk a Mile, city officials will walk a mile — literally — in women’s shoes. The event is at 10 a.m., immediately following the 5K run at 9 a.m.

“It’s a community event,” Griffith said. “It really brings the whole city together.”

For more information, visit the festival website or go to its Facebook page. For more information on Walk a Mile in Her Shoes and the fun run, go here.

Also, watch for coverage of the events in The News Tribune this weekend.

Kari Plog: 253-597-8682

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