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News Release

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Monday, April 21, 2014

Sheep shearing and family fun

The popular Kelsey Creek Sheep Shearing event will take place rain or shine on Saturday, April 26, 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, dog herding trials, children's crafts, tractor-pulled wagon rides, pony rides, food and more.

Admission is free, but the costs vary for some activities ($1-$5).  Food is also available for purchase.  No ATM is available on-site. 

Free parking and shuttle services are available to and from Wilburton Park & Ride, 720-114th Avenue Southeast and to and from Bannerwood Sports Park, 1790 Richards Rd.

The annual sheep shearing event originated in the early '90s, and has drawn ever-increasing crowds each spring. 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. 

For more information, visit the Community Calendar or call 425-452-7688.

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Parks & Community Services
450 110th Ave. NE
P.O. box 90012
Bellevue, WA 98009
Contact: Robin Haaseth, Public Information Officer
Phone: 425-452-6182
E-mail: rhaaseth@bellevuewa.gov

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