The fifth annual Lake Hills Blueberry Festival, a celebration of school and community services and the area's rich blueberry harvest, will be Saturday at Lake Hills Elementary School.
The back-to-school party, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., at the school, 14310 SE 12th St., will also be an opportunity for local families to learn about Wrap-Around Services, a collaboration of the city, school district, United Way and East Bellevue Community Council to support youth and families.
The event will feature a free hotdog lunch along with free family activities that include:
- Live music, games, arts and crafts, face painting and a visit from "Balloon Buffoon";
- Assistance and information about a variety of human services programs from local service providers;
- Visits from Bellevue firefighters and police; and
- "Blueberry Lane," where art, produce and blueberry pie will be available for purchase.
In addition, Lake Hills Elementary School teachers will be available from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. to meet with students and their families.
Visitors are also encouraged to take a short walk to the neighboring Jubilee REACH Center (14200 SE 13th Pl.) to shop a yard sale and participate in a raffle for free back-to-school haircuts. Elementary age students can receive a free dental screening from the on-site dental van.
Parking is limited, so walking, riding the bus or carpooling is encouraged. The event is sponsored by Wrap Around Services in partnership with Lake Hills Neighborhood Association and Jubilee REACH Center. For more information, call Jeannie Anderson, Wrap-Around Services Coordinator, at 425-456-5312 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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