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Thursday, August 2, 2007

Picnic in Post Falls

Over two decades ago local businesses hosted the first community picnic in August to say thanks to the people who supported them throughout the year. The population of Post Falls was around 5,000 and at least 500 people would come out to celebrate. Things have changed in Post Falls, there's now more than one stoplight by dozens and over 20,000 people call the River City home, but the sense of small town and community remain. On the first Thursday in August the Post Falls Community Picnic brings out families, seniors and everyone in between. Post Falls native Kelly Hughes for years has set aside the date to provide the music, including the crowd-pleasing favorite Chicken Dance. The chamber has joined with the Post Falls Community Volunteers to grill thousands of burgers and hot dogs, although some people bring a picnic basket and blanket to enjoy the evening at Q'emlin Park on the Spokane River. The 7,200 sq. ft. Lions Grand Pavilion is used for many events year 'round but there's no other gathering quite like the community picnic to showcase the very reason people have made Post Falls their home.

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