Deer Park Settlers Day celebrates its 100th year in 2021. Giving Deer Park the title for the oldest continuous community celebration in the state of Washington.
This year’s Settlers Day 100th jubilee celebration is fast approaching with events that span the days of July 22nd – 25th.
If you want to participate in the parade or as a vendor, here’s how you can get involved:
The Settlers Parade Entry Form, and Hold Harmless Agreement are available at DPGazette.com/settlers2021. Parade participants will need to include the agreement with their form. In addition, Deer Park Settlers Day organizers are asking that no candy be thrown during the parade from a moving vehicle. However, walkers may drop candy.
Have questions before you commit as a participant or vendor?
- Commercial booth call Julie – 953-0087
- Craft booth call Alice – 276-6569
- Food booth call Jerry – 276-7016 or 220-4847
- For general questions, call Sue – 276-2433
For those who are more interested in being a spectator and shopper, here is a brief description of the weekend’s events:
- 6pm- 8pm – Ice Cream Social at Mix Park: Ice cream will be served until gone or 8pm, whichever comes first.
- 7:30pm – Clayton Rodeo at the Clayton Fair Grounds and presented by the Professional Western Rodeo Association (Pro-West).
- 10am – Main Street Parade starting at various locations on East Crawford and proceeding to Main Avenue, to Fourth Street to Mix Park.
- Following the parade, there will be the following additional activities:
- Safety Fair
- Vendor Booths
- Family Reunions
- Class Reunions
- Reiter Games
- Pro DJ Karaoke with DJ Wade will be providing music throughout the event
- 1pm – 2pm – Official Settlers Day Program
- Pledge of Allegiance ~ Invocation
- Parade Awards
- 7:30pm – Clayton Rodeo Continues In Clayton starts at 7:30pm
- 10:30am – Church In The Park at Mix Park
- This is a community gathering of multiple church congregations meeting in the park. A guest speaker will share a message with the community. Everyone is welcome to attend.
100th Jubilee of Settlers Day T-shirts are For Sale at Yokes
Honored Settlers: Losh Family
The Losh family has been here since the beginning in 1921, when Lloyd and Eva hosted the very first Settlers Picnic on their family farm in Wild Rose Prairie. After that, their family continued to grow, and some moved away to other states while some, like Beverly Losh, Sharon Bower, and Mark Losh, are still in the area to help celebrate this year.
Grand Marshal: Peggy Coyle (Christoffersen)
Peggy Coyle first moved to Deer Park in 1975; she was entering the 5th grade. She graduated from Deer Park High School (DPHS) in 1983 and moved around until 1991 when she moved back with her two children. Coyle took over the family business, 7C’s Construction, Inc, that year. As well as volunteering with the Jr Miss/Miss Deer Park Program and continued to do that for 14 years before passing on the Chairman position. She worked for and achieved her bachelor’s degree from Eastern Washington State (EWU), which she felt enhanced her community’s ability to aid her community further. Coyle has since volunteered with Deer Park Chamber of Commerce, Pumpkin Lane, Rotary Club, the Deer Park Schools, the Settlers Parade, and other organizations. She believes every individual is important and encourages people to get out and know their neighbors so their life will be better.
Community Service Traveling Trophy: Inland Feed and Farm Supply
Inland Feed and Farm Supply is very active in helping the farming community. They host the Animal Swap in their parking lot and do a table set up for Pumpkin Lane. In addition, they work with Future Farmers of America (FFA), Head, Heart, Hands, and Health (4H), as well as the Clayton Fair, to name a few organizations they help in the community.