GRAND OPENING JULY 9TH RIBBON CUTTING 1 PM Gilkey Square, La Conner, WA USA

GRAND OPENING JULY 9TH RIBBON CUTTING 1 PM Gilkey Square, La Conner, WA USA

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John Wayne Returns to the Pacific Northwest!

 

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 Join us for our Grand Opening ceremony and Ribbon Cutting on July 9th at 1 PM at Gilkey Square.

 

 

Location: Gilkey Square 

( Just off Morris and First – at La Conner’s outdoor event activities location on the new boardwalk)

 

 

 

Event Parking:

Street Parking is available.

Parking is available at the La Conner High School and Intermediate School parking lots.

Gilkey Square is only approximately 10 minute walking distance away.

 

 

 

CEREMONY HIGHLIGHTS

Kim Darby | True Grit

  • Appearance and Autograph signing with actor Kim Darby of the original “True Grit” film starring  John Wayne

  • Music Performances

  • Honor Guard and 21 Gun Salute

  •  La Conner’s Mayor Ramon Hayes

  • Bob William, local artist known for the famous John Wayne mugs around the world.

  • Boat Toasting  –

In lieu of a champagne bottle christening, there will be a toast to John Wayne and the Norwester with a bottle of John Wayne Bourbon using the decanter and shot glasses from John Wayne’s last movie the Shootist.

 

3 PM is the start of the first official tour of the Norwester Museum.

Norwester on the Water

MEDIA ACCESS:

Exclusive access is available for news media agencies prior to event. For info:

info@thenorwester.com      T: 360.982.8090

Exclusive Media access is by appointment only between July 3 – 7, 2016 and from July 10, 2016 and on. Film and television crews are limited to 25 persons only.