Press Editorial

October 2, 2012

By Staff

Get ready to greet Salmon Days visitors

It’s that time again.

Time to strut our stuff for the 180,000 or so people who will come to our city to see the best we have to offer.

Time for us to gather together to celebrate the return of the salmon to their home of Issaquah. (And if you haven’t been to the hatchery to watch them swim and leap, you simply must go. The majestic fish have traveled far and wide into the ocean and back. Go and see them while you can.)

Time for us to have one last outdoor festival before the rain and cold settle in. (And yes, we’ve done our sun dance for the weekend, and we’re hoping that worked to bring nice weather for Salmon Days.)

Every year our festival welcomes people from near and far, introducing them to the best in fair food, entertainment and artists. There is so much to see and do that you couldn’t do it all in one day!

Make sure you welcome folks to town, and kindly give directions to people who really don’t know where they are or where they’re going. Try to have patience with the added traffic and people. They’re here to have fun!

If you attend the festival, take the shuttle if you can. And recycle and compost your trash.

And do not bring your pets. While you might think they’re having a good time, many pets get fearful and anxious. Dog bites or fights are not on anyone’s list of a good time. Better to keep them at home safe and sound.

Most importantly, hold your head up high and be proud to call Issaquah home. And enjoy this incredible festival weekend.

Long live our salmon!

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