Children's event during the Creston Valley Blossom Festival were hosted by Success By Six.

Children's event during the Creston Valley Blossom Festival were hosted by Success By Six.

Car show, book reading and more enjoyed on Creston long weekend

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  • May. 21, 2012 5:00 a.m.



There was a lot to keep Creston Valley residents and visitors busy on the Creston Valley Blossom Festival weekend, starting with festival’s opening ceremonies and stage show on Friday night.

On Saturday, following the Blossom Festival parade (photos here and here), a reading from Janet of Kootenay, a novel written by Creston’s Evah McKowan in the early 1900s, was held on Canyon Street, part of an event put together by the Erickson History Group. That was followed by a concert in the same location, with music by husband-and-wife duo, Hayden and Jayli Wolf.

Nearby was the Creston Lions Club’s annual street fair, and on 16th Avenue were children’s games, hosted by Success By Six at the College of the Rockies, entertainment in Millennium Park, and the Creston Valley Farmers’ Market, which also hosted children’s activities south of Millennium Park.

On Sunday, the Creston Valley Cruisers hosted their annual car show on Canyon Street, with the Lions club chili cook-off nearby, which saw Buffalo Trails win the event for the second time, with Ken Smith taking second place.

One of the weekend’s final events was the children’s parade, which made its way along Canyon Street, and was followed by children’s game in Centennial Park.

(Erickson History Group reading/concert, children’s activity and Millennium Park photos by Dan Caverly, car show photos by Brian Lawrence)