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Religion Events 8/1

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Softball, Mud Run, Music keep Raymond busy this weekend

It’s a full slate of activities this weekend at the Willapa Harbor Festival in Raymond. From strolling to full out dashes (through the mud!), this festival offers something for everyone. Interspersed with activities for all, are a few pre-registered competitions; a softball tournament all weekend long and a golf tournament Saturday.

Instructor Patty Lokken will offer knitting classes at Yarn ‘n’ Darn in Grayland from 1 to 3 p.m. Aug. 1 and 8.

Aberdeen ArtWalk This Weekend

The Aberdeen’s 2015 Art Walk &Rod Fest launches on Friday, July 24, with “Art Blast” on Broadway between Wishkah and Heron streets starting at 4 p.m. with an “early cruise.” Then, at 6 p.m., fans can enjoy live music, free hot dogs (while supplies last), street dancing and a beer and wine garden until 10 p.m.

Looking Back — 1955 Apprentice of the Year

Frank H. Parker of Hoquiam, center, holds the plaque he received for being named the National Association of Manufacturers Washington state outstanding apprentice for 1955 as he is surrounded by his coworkers at Lamb Grays Harbor. Parker was presented the award in February of 1956 by Martin N. Deggeller, just to Parker’s right, who was president of Harbor Plywood Corporation and a representative of the National Association of Manufacturers. Second from Parker’s left, also wearing a suit, is Lamb Grays Harbor General Manager Henry Fairbairn. If you have any information on this photo or others from this feature, visit and submit it via the website’s feedback form.