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News Release

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Thursday, April 28, 2011

Sheep-shearing this weekend

The annual Wild-n-Wooly Sheep Shearing will take place rain or shine Saturday at Kelsey Creek Park, 410 130th Pl. SE.

From 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., the community is invited to see sheep being shorn of their winter coats and enjoy a variety of fun farm events, including spinning demonstrations, children's crafts, tractor rides, pony rides, food and more.

Mayor Don Davidson is expected to welcome visitors to this popular event at 11 a.m.

The sheep shearing event originated in the early 90's.  It evolved into a special event when ever-increasing crowds grew each spring to watch as the sheep were being shorn of their winter coats.  The shearing of the sheep is a traditional farm practice to gather wool for a variety of textiles.  Each sheep produces from six to ten pounds of wool each year. 

Admission is free, but the costs vary for food and some activities ($1-$3).   No ATM is available on-site. 

Free shuttles are available from/to Wilburton Park & Ride, 720 114th Ave SE and Bannerwood Sports Park, 1630 132nd Ave.  

For more information, visit the community calendar; email kelseycreekfarm@bellevuewa.gov or call 425-452-7688. 

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Parks & Community Services
Bellevue, WA 98009
Contact: AnnaMarie Solomonson
Phone: 425-452-7688
E-mail: asolomonson@bellevuewa.gov

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