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Area residents brave the heat to enjoy 2018 Camas Days

Annual celebration included events spread out over four days

CAMAS — Weather nearing 100 degrees wasn’t enough to slow down the crowds over the weekend at the 2018 Camas Days celebration.

The theme of this year’s celebration was “Celebrating Papermaker History.’’ The annual community festival included events spread out over four days — covering Thursday through Sunday.

Members of the Southwest Washington Afifi Shrine Clowns were among the participants in the Camas Days parade Saturday. Photo by Mike Schultz
Members of the Southwest Washington Afifi Shrine Clowns were among the participants in the Camas Days parade Saturday. Photo by Mike Schultz

The biggest day of the celebration was Saturday as area residents flocked to downtown Camas for the annual parade, bathtub races, vendor booths — consisting of food, jewelry, art, clubs and service organizations — and a Kid’s Street set up on Dallas St., which included bounce houses and a rock climbing wall for the youngsters.

Camas United Methodist Church hosted a blueberry pancake breakfast Saturday morning and those in attendance also enjoyed food booths throughout the day featuring food from all over the world, as well as classic, festival favorites. Later on Saturday evening. A Toast of Camas: Wine & Microbrew Street was offered as well as a steak feed at Grove Field.

Members of the Dayley Dance Academy participated in the Camas Days parade Saturday. Photo by Mike Schultz
Members of the Dayley Dance Academy participated in the Camas Days parade Saturday. Photo by Mike Schultz

The Camas Library conducted a book sale Friday and Saturday.

On Sunday, an ASA sanctioned softball tournament took place throughout the day as well as an open house at Grove Field and a Ducky Derby on the Washougal River, hosted by the Camas-Washougal Rotary Club.

My Happy Pill, a high energy funk pop band, had a concert in the park on Thursday evening at Crown Park. More live music was offered Friday evening at A Toast of Camas: Wine & Microbrew Street including The Beth Willis Band and Wise Guys.

Ken Navidi, Jacob Schulstad and Craig Schulstad — of the Light Brigade — navigate a turn during a heat of the bathtub races at the annual Camas Days celebration Saturday. Photo by Mike Schultz
Ken Navidi, Jacob Schulstad and Craig Schulstad — of the Light Brigade — navigate a turn during a heat of the bathtub races at the annual Camas Days celebration Saturday. Photo by Mike Schultz
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