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Yellow Bay Cherry Blossom Festival set for May 17

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News from Yellow Bay Community Social Club

YELLOW BAY — The 11th annual Yellow Bay Cherry Blossom Festival will be held on Saturday, May 17, at 10 a.m.-4 p.m. at the Yellow Bay Community Clubhouse, Highway 35 at mile-marker 18. The festival is free and open to the public. This year’s event includes over 30 artisans and crafters offering an array of locally produced items including outdoor and indoor décor; soaps and skin care; photography; jewelry; artwork in various mediums; felted birds; beadwork; ladies’ accessories; jams and jellies and assorted cherry-themed items including t-shirts and caps. Kids will enjoy readings from Alex the Sea Turtle by author, Chris Dawson and face painting by Jan Bourne.  

Along with arts and craft vendors, visitors can purchase Sloppy Joe sandwiches, potato salad, hot dogs, and homemade pies and sweet treats from the bake sale table prepared by the ladies auxiliary. 

Free door prizes, silent auction bids and raffle tickets for quality items donated by local businesses will be available all day.  Live music will feature Ken Edington and Ralph Campbell in the morning and Frank Kuntz in the afternoon. 

The festival also serves as a major fundraiser for the Yellow Bay Community Club, a social club serving residents along the east shore of Flathead Lake. Cherry grower meetings are held at the clubhouse along with special events open to the public. Membership is available to all in the community. For more information call Barbara at (406) 982-3064) or Shari at (406) 982-3437. 

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