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By Victoria Stephens
The Chronicle 

Willamalane's 75th Anniversary Community Celebration

Sunday's event nods to past, is kudo to community


September 26, 2019

Bayne Gardner, mural artist, is painting the commemorative mural for Willamalane's 75th Anniversary on the back side of the swim center at Willamalane Park at 1276 G St., Springfield.

SPRINGFIELD - A giant Ferris wheel, axe-throwing and the unveiling of a new, interactive mural is set to shake up Willamalane Park on Sunday, Sept. 29, from noon to 6 p.m. as part of the recreation district's 75th anniversary community celebration.

"This is our grand thank you to Springfield," Kenny Weigandt, Willamalane Park and Recreation's program manager and community engagement coordinator said. All attractions are free and Weigandt said the celebration will incorporate elements in remembrance of the former Springfield Broiler Festival, "a historic event that Willamalane used to do," h...

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