On Jan. 6, 1913, Duvall was incorporated as a city by its rugged pioneer citizens, and named after logger James Duvall, who homesteaded in 1871, according to city records. On Sunday, the city of 6,900 will kick off its 100th birthday Centennial Celebration from 1-4 p.m. at the Riverview Education Service Center Auditorium, 15510 1st Avenue NE.
Highlights of the event will include City and State Representative keynote addresses, live music by the River Winds Band, community booths, interactive children’s games, theatrical skits of Duvall’s colorful past played by Cascade Community Theatre actors in period costume, refreshments, birthday cake, giveaways and more. The event is free and open to the public.
Duvall has grown over the last 100 years, yet it has maintained its small town feel and charm. Once a small logging community in the early 1900’s then ebbing into a Seattle suburb playground for artists and hippies in the 1960 & 70’s, Duvall is now a diverse community supporting talented artists and families many who work for fortune 500 companies.
The Centennial Kick-Off Celebration on January 6th is an opportunity to celebrate a wonderful city, honor its past and embrace the future. It’s a chance to reconnect with history and visit with old and new friends. Please join us as we look forward to fun party and amazing Centennial year ahead.”
--Duvall Mayor Will Ibershof
Below are some of the activities Jan. 6 with more to come throughout 2013.
Film Documentary Trailer Premiere
"Spirit of Duvall - The First 100 Years" produced by A2 Media Productions, is being created as a “heritage-based documentary highlighting events, personalities and milestones in the life of Duvall and the lower Snoqualmie Valley” says film producer Rich Andrews. The trailer will premiere during the January 6th Kick-Off Celebration. Full feature debut summer of 2013. www.Duvall100Film.com
Legislative addresses will include Mayor Will Ibershof, Senator Andy Hill, Representative Roger Goodman, Congresswoman Suzan DelBene, Representative Larry Springer, and King County Council Member Kathy Lambert.
Learn more about the Centennial Kick-Off Celebration by clicking on their website here.
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