A Waterville celebration!

Members of the Burlap & Barbed Wire 4-H Club ride in the Waterville Days parade. (Empire Press photo/Karen Larsen)


By Karen Larsen
Empire Press Correspondent

The town of Waterville was a busy place July 6-7 for the annual celebration of Waterville Days.

Residents and visitors turned out in large numbers for the Douglas County Fire?District?1 spaghetti feed July 6 and for the many attractions held on July 7.

The Waterville Rollers Car Club’s Antique & Classic Car Show, the Thin Air 5K race, the horseshoe tournament, the quilt show, the parade and live entertainment made for a fun and full day. There were also children?s activities and lots of booths?? selling both arts and crafts and food. The library was open at its new location and celebrated with a ribbon-cutting ceremony.

Complete coverage of Waterville Days will?appear in the July 19 edition of the Empire Press.


North Central Regional Library Board Member Alec McCay and Waterville librarian Amy Larsen assist as Mayor Royal DeVaney cuts a ribbon in commemoration of the grand opening of the Waterville Library at its new location. The ceremony was held July 7 during Waterville Days. (Empire Press photo/Karen Larsen)


Shirley Daling, Jude Overby and Betty Jones work at the Federated Church Guild pie and ice cream booth. (Empire Press photo/Karen Larsen)


Sherrill Spies of Cashmere takes in her favorite quilt during the Waterville Days Quilt Show. The quilt was made by Helen Mires. (Empire Press photo/Karen Larsen)