First Friday event coming up in Camas

The First Friday event on April 6 in downtown Camas is a family friendly celebration of Camas history and the coming of spring.

The theme is “Spring into History” and showcases Camas history in fun and engaging ways. The event runs from 5-8 p.m., hosted by the Downtown Camas Association (DCA) and downtown merchants with s’mores roasting sponsored by iQ Credit Union.

Activities include the “Guess About Camas” history game around town, learn about Camas and be entered to win prizes; Nan Henriksen, Camas mayor from the 80s, will be on hand to share how she and city leaders created opportunities that helped shape the town for a better future. She will talk for 15 minutes on this subject at 5:30 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. – come learn more about Camas; Two Rivers Heritage Museum will be on hand with local historic artifacts and to share stories about our town’s unique history. You’ll be able to learn more about and support the new gathering place at the museum.

Attendees can enter to win a beautiful, signed, limited edition, Pendleton tapestry depicting three cowboys from the Pendleton Roundup, donated by Attic Gallery.  The tapestry was inspired by a painting created by Sandra Jones Campbell, one of Attic Gallery’s artists.  Her father was part of the Pendleton Roundup and she will also be the featured artist at Attic Gallery’s Reception for their 45th anniversary celebration that night.

Numerous other activities will be going on for the First Friday event. Pick up your participation and activity list at Journey or other participating businesses.

First Fridays are family friendly Art, Activities, Dining and After Hours Shopping events coordinated by the DCA each month of the year to bring community together and encourage connections and patronage of downtown.

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Joanna Yorke is the managing editor of the Vancouver Business Journal. She has worked in the journalism field since 2010 after graduating from the Edward R. Murrow College of Communication at Washington State University in Pullman. Yorke worked at The Reflector Newspaper in Battle Ground for six years and then worked at and helped start ClarkCountyToday.com.