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Phone: 360.337.4598
Date: March 2, 2012

Tina Nelson, Senior Program Manager
360.337.5777 or

No: 2012-16

Curley Creek bridge dedication set for Thursday, March 8
Parade of antique cars honors long-term South Colby/Southworth residents

(Port Orchard) – Kitsap County Commissioner Charlotte Garrido is hosting a special dedication ceremony for the new Curley Creek Bridge which opened February 24. Festivities begin at 2:00 p.m. "This is a great way for residents to celebrate the opening of the new bridge and remember the history of this community," Garrido said. The event is scheduled to be held on the bridge deck on the Banner Road side of the bridge. In the event of inclement weather the ceremony will move to the South Colby United Methodist Church.

The ceremony includes guest speakers, a ribbon cutting, and a ceremonial parade. The Yukon Harbor Historical Society has put together the parade which includes several vintage automobiles. Four long-time residents of the area are serving as Grand Marshalls for the parade. Art Cline (91), Stan Ohman (88), Virginia Johnson (93) and Elizabeth Drew (76) will sit in the lead cars and serve as parade Marshalls.

The Clam Island Band, a brass band under the direction of Jim Heron, will provide musical entertainment for the festivities. The program begins at 2:00 p.m. A ceremonial ribbon cutting will follow and immediately precede the parade.

Residents planning to attend should arrive at the Banner Road side of the bridge. Flaggers will be on hand to direct traffic and assist in parking.

TRAFFIC ADVISORY - The Curley Creek bridge is closed from 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM on Thursday March 8, 2012 to accommodate this dedication ceremony.

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