Tour Offers Full Day of Fun

Emily Riddell and the band, Miller Creek, will perform bluegrass favorites on Kappas Green | photo and post by Larry Clinton

In addition to the 15 homes that will be open on September 30, we’ve planned a full schedule of other pleasures for attendees at our 32nd Floating Homes Tour.

Talented resident artists and authors will display works for sale: Katy Boyd, Katharine Butler, Marc Gounard, Teddie Hathaway, Laurie Mills, Ric Miller, Emily Riddell, Stuart Riddell, Kathy Shaffer and Elaine West.

Musicians appearing throughout the day include Miller Creek (Bluegrass), Joe “Gramps” Tate and Maggie “Catfish” (pirate rock ‘n roll), MYTHYX (classic rock), Blue Cactus Choir (Bluegrass), Beyondo Boot Scooters (line dancing), and “Speakeasy” (jazz), plus 40s DJ Jerry Thrash and the Lindy in the Park Dancers at Yellow Ferry Harbor.

Mouth-watering food and drinks from Driver’s Market and Kathleen’s Market Grill will be available for purchase.

Please Help Us Help You

On Friday, September 29 and Saturday the 30th the FHA is requesting residents to not park in 12 parking spaces along Gate 6 Road—8 spaces on the south side, and 4 on the north side. This will create a U-Turn Area for the day of the Tour. (A map of the area is below).

Please keep these spaces open Sept 29 and 30 | photo by Court Mast

Keeping this U-Turn Area empty is needed to keep the hundreds of Tour attendees’ vehicles from filling up the parking lots of Issaquah, A Dock, Yellow Ferry, and East and West Piers. Tour-attendees’ vehicles will be U-turned and redirected to the Tour Parking Area at WestAmerica Bank on Harbor Drive, near Bridgeway. Last year, this U-Turn area was incredibly successful in keeping our parking lots free from Tour traffic!

Thanks to the more than 200 folks who have already volunteered to work on the Tour. Some positions are still open, including ramp monitors, safety team members and others. Volunteers work a three-hour shift, and are entitled to take the tour for free. There’s also a volunteer appreciation party immediately after the Tour. Everyone is welcome, so let your friends and family know about this unique opportunity. View the various job descriptions and sign up here. The sooner you sign up, the better your chance of getting the job and time slot you prefer. If you need help signing up, contact Volunteer Coordinator Kay Horne.

As always, the Tour is the largest source of funding for the FHA, supporting services such as CERT training, new shopping carts, and our annual meeting and membership party. Be sure your friends know about this unique event, described on the FHA website.fh