Woodinville's beloved Basset Bash and Brigade will once again grace the Celebrate Woodinville event on March 31.
The kinks that have all been worked out, according to Gary Greene, founder of the Basset Bash. The hound party will be held at at 1 p.m. after the parade.
"We’ll also have the Basset Brigade in the parade. There’ll be hound dogs drooling all over Woodinville,” Greene said.
Volunteers are still needed for the other events, according to coordinator Catherine Howard.
“In order for the 2012 celebration to run smoothly we still need groups, families and individuals that can step up to the plate and help with time, leadership and resources,” Howard wrote to Woodinville Patch. “This includes setup and teardown, help blowing up helium balloons for event decorations and more. Ambassetors (not a typo) are needed to fill a variety of positions.”
After a scaled-back version of Celebrate Woodinville in 2011, Howard is trying to recreate the former glory of past years when the event drew upwards of 1,000 families. Back then, it was the city’s Parks and Recreation Department that helped her run the event, now that the city has no recreation department; Howard is trying to create a new organization and at the same time, trying to plan this year’s festivities.
“A group could volunteer for any one of these needs. Individuals can, and are making a difference in this year’s event, but more help is needed,” Howard said.
People interested in volunteering can find the contact forms on the event’s website at celebratewoodinville.weebly.com.
Woodinville Patch will have a booth at the Celebrate Woodinville Arts & Crafts Fair inside the Carol Edwards Center starting at 9 a.m. Stop by to say hello.