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Revo 225’s Fabulous Fourth Of July And Fireworks At Gene Coulon Memorial Beach Park

June 27, 2007

For more information contact:

Sonja Mejlaender, Community Relations Specialist, (office) 425-430-6514
Preeti Shridhar, Communications Director, 425-630-6569

RENTON--The City of Renton proudly welcomes “Revo 225” as the 2007 title sponsor for Renton’s celebration of Independence Day.  Join us in Renton this 4th of July and celebrate the country’s birthday by letting the kids play in a bounce house, enjoying lots of great stage entertainment and taking in one of the eastside’s most popular fireworks display at Gene Coulon Memorial Beach Park.

“We are pleased to partner with Revo 225’s and produce a top-notch event,” said Mayor Kathy Keolker.  “We have a long-standing tradition of supporting great community events in Renton and are excited to host a terrific celebration of our nation’s independence and its dedication to freedom and liberty.”

Renton’s 4th of July event is proudly co-sponsored by Southport and Conner Homes. The celebration has something for everyone, including free children’s activities and face-painting from 12:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., stage entertainment from 1:00 p.m. to 9:30 p.m., free shuttle service from 9:00 a.m. to midnight, and a professional fireworks display from a barge on Lake Washington at 10:00 p.m.  Average attendance at the park has been 20,000 for Renton’s 4th of July event, with many more viewing the beautiful night-time fireworks display from boats, canoes, kayaks, West Hill, Mercer Island, Newcastle, and Renton’s Kennydale and Highlands neighborhoods.

Schedule of Events:

7:00 a.m. – Gene Coulon Memorial Beach Park Opens
12:00-8:00 p.m. – Free Inflatable Activities and Face-Painting
1:00 p.m. – Renton City Concert Band
1:50 p.m. – Official Welcome & National Anthem
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2:30 p.m.  – Danny Vernon, Illusion of Elvis
3:45 p.m. – “Seussical” – Summer All Teen Musical Vignette
4:30 p.m. – Captain Swing & The Cheap Seat Serenaders – Novelty Swing
6:00 p.m. – The Boys of Greenwood Glen – Bluegrass
7:30 p.m. – Official Welcome & National Anthem
8:00 p.m. – The Protektors – Classic Rock ‘n Roll
10:00 p.m. – FIREWORKS DISPLAY

Ivar’s, Kidd Valley, 3 B’s BBQ, Jet City Espresso and Beachside Concessions available all day in the park.

The following hours will be enforced at the Boat Launch:
· 8:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m. - No launching of watercraft at the boat launch.
· 9:45 p.m. - 11:00 p.m. - No pickup of watercraft at the boat launch.
· Until 9:45 p.m. - Boat pickup is allowed.
Event parking will be available in Boeing lots located at N. 6th St. and Park Ave N., and N. 6th St. and Garden Ave. N.   Free Shuttle Express service will be provided to the park from these lots from 9:00 a.m. to approximately midnight. Additional parking will be available for a fee at The Bristol Apartments at Southport along Lake Washington, located between Gene Coulon Memorial Beach Park and Boeing.

Please note that park rules prohibit alcohol, pets and enclosed tents.  In addition, a fireworks ban is in effect within the Renton city limits and the Police and Fire Departments will actively enforce the ban.  Violators are subject to both criminal and civil citations and can be fined $100 to $500.

Revo 225, one of Wasatch’s newest condominium communities, invites the public to visit their office in downtown Renton, located at 225 Logan Ave. S., during regular business hours.  For more information, call Bonnie or Toni at 425-203-0050 or visit www.revo225.com.  Discover downtown living at its finest. 

Gene Coulon Memorial Beach Park is located at 1201 Lake Washington Blvd. N.  For additional information about Revo 225’s Fabulous Fourth of July event call 425-430-6600 or visit the city’s website at rentonwa.gov.