VERNONIA - Take the family out for a full day of fun Saturday, May 1 at the inaugural Vernonia River Run Festival.

Festivities include the debut of the Vernonia Country Market, Maypole dancing at Hawkins Park, live music and food vendors. There's also free fishing at Vernonia Lake, kids' games at Anderson and Hawkins parks, a beer garden, home brew contest, chili cook-off, a duck race and raffle prizes.

Sponsors are Scappoose Bay Kayaking and Andy & Bax, who will demonstrate the latest techniques and equipment available for rentals for an enjoyable three- to four-hour ride down the Nehalem River.

Proceeds from the day's events go to several local projects, including Vernonia Community Charities and the town's Skateboard Park Fund.


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