Aquafest newsJOURNAL STAFF Calling for volunteers Aquafest 2009 is coming quickly and they are needing volunteers for this year’s event.
It takes a lot of people to make Aqufest a reality and any help you can give would be greatly appreciated.
Anyone 14 years or older is able to volunteer. For children 13 and under, they can still donate their time but would need an adult companion.
To register as a volunteer go to www.aquafest.org.
Friday is the beginning of surprises “The Fish” has in store for Aquafest goers young and old.
Beginning July 24, from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m., Main Street in downtown Lake Stevens becomes the stage for a live AM Sports Radio KRKO broadcast featuring popular radio talk show host Jeff, “The Fish”, Aaron.
Saturday night “The Fish” will entertain festival crowds with surprise guests during a ‘set’ on North Cove Park’s stage that will conclude with the spectacular, and 365 day awaited, Aquafest Firework Show.
Sunday Aaron will continue to dazzle residents of Lake Stevens with his skills and aptitude in the American Pastime and you are invited. Come cheer him on during this year’s First Annual Celebrity softball game.
Celebrities to be announced…Opponents to be a surprise.
On June 20, June 21, and June 27 from 12 noon to 4 p.m. those 20 years old and younger who would like to tryout for this year’s Idol will be competing.
Categories include 12 and under, 13 to 16 and 17 to 20 years of age.
Winners will compete at Aquafest on Saturday, July 25 (time to be announced).
For questions please contact Teri Allerdice 425-377-7100.
The event runs all three days of Aquafest with matches being held at both the Lake Stevens High School and Cavelero Mid High School courts. Entrants can choose to compete in the Open, Veterans (over 35), Junior 18 & Under and Junior 16 & Under events. In each category there are mens and womens singles, doubles and mixed doubles.
“I want to encourage people to come out and have some fun with a little competition mixed in”, said Tournament Director Jon Brady. “Most tournaments are held for the very serious competitor. This event is about giving a chance for everyone else to also have a try. Everyone should be able to find an event that suits them and hopefully we’ll see lots of family doubles teams out there as well. We’re also running a consolation draw so everybody gets at least two matches.”
Entry fees are $15 per person for each event with trophies being awarded. All profits from the tournament will be donated to support LSHS Boys’ and Girls’ Tennis Programs. Visit www.aquafest.org to register.