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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Thursday, April 23, 2009

Sheep shearing on show Saturday

sheep shearingSheep shearing, one of the showier examples of farming life at Kelsey Creek Park, takes center stage Saturday.

The annual sheep shearing event, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the park, 410 130th Pl. SE, will also feature a variety of fun farm events, including spinning demonstrations, children's crafts, tractor rides and pony rides

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

Called "Wild'n'Woolly" for a few years, the sheep shearing event originated in the early '90s, as the crowds coming each spring to watch the sheep being shorn of their winter coats kept growing. 

The shearing of the sheep is a traditional farm practice to gather wool for a variety of textiles. Each sheep produces from six to 10 pounds of wool each year. 

Free parking and shuttle service is available to and from Wilburton Park & Ride, 720 114th Ave. SE. For more information, call 425-452-7688 or 425-452-7688 or view Saturday events on the city's community calendar.

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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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