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CY iva Thursday, I Aug. 28, 2014 - Mason County Journal - in Page A-13 ir By GORDON WEEKS gordon@masoncoun cam Bagpipe bands, highland dancing, Scottish sports, a gathering of clans, vendors and a beer garden are among the offerings at the fourth annual Hood Canal Highland Celtic Festival, hosted from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at Belfair State Park. Admission for adults is $13 for one day, $18 for two; for military and se- niors, $11 for one day, $15 for both; and children ages 7 to 12, $8 per day. Chil- dren ages 6 and younger are admitted free of charge. Park visitors normally would need a Washington State Discover Pass or pay a daily fee to enter, but that require- ment is being waived for the festival. The event began as an annual back- yard barbecue for members of the Don- ald clan. It was hosted for three years at the Mary E. Theler Center in Belfair, and last year was moved to Belfair State Park for more space and more parking spots. The sports include the stone, ham- mer and caber tosses. The athletic events were sanctioned for the first time last year. That means the points earned by athletes count toward na- tional competitions, which organizers say brings in better competitors. The entertainers include the Far- raige Mhor Academy of Irish Dance, McWilliams, MacRae/McPherson Scottish Highland Dancers, Whistlin' Oysters, Olympia Highlander Pipes & Drums, Tacoma Scots Pipe Band, Backwood Irish, Slieveloughane Irish Dance, Plateau Scottish Dancers, the Seattle Knights, storyteller Tom Galt and herding demonstrations by Wolston Farms. Clans and societies hosting booths include Buchanan, Campbell, Ch- isholm, Davison, Donald, Connachaidh, Douglas, Gregor, Guthrie, Johnston/ Johnstone, MacKenzie, MacKinnon, MacLachlan, MacLaren, MacMillan, Muirhead, Nisbett/Nisbet, Sinclair, Stewart, National Tartan Day Society of Washington and Pacific Northwest Day Society of Washington. Breakfast will be served beginning at 8 a.m. both days at the beer garden. A church service is presented at 8:30 a.m. Sunday. IF YOU GO: WHAT: Hood Canal Highland Celtic Festival WHEN: 9 a.m. to S p.m. Saturday and Sunday WHERE: Belfair State Park, 1351 NE state Route 300 ADMISSION: One day $8-$13, two days $8- $18; children 6 and younger free INFORMATION: 27S-4935, Hoodcanalscots. org .S STAFF REPORT news@masoncoun cam The Green Diamond Resource Com- pany will expand a program requiring access permits for portions of its lands. The company announced the addi- tion of more than 35,000 acres of land to the program Tuesday. Green Diamond began requiring ac- cess permits on 23,000 acres of its land near Goldsborough and Cloquallum creeks. The now 60,000-acre pay-to-access area includes those areas as well as land west and north of the two creeks. Green Diamond has pledged to contin- ue to allow free access to other properties. Permits for the expanded area will go on sale Sept. 1. Motorized family permits cost $250, non-motorized permits cost $125 and non- motorized individual permits cost $75. The new permitted area will be open to motorcycles and other off-road vehi- cles from Sep. 1 through Dec. 31. "Permit holders enjoy the exclusive access to permit areas and have shared many positive recreational experienc- es," said Patti Case, Green Diamond public affairs manager in a statement. The fees from permits have allowed the company to improve security on its land, according to Green Diamond. Permits will be sold at greendiamond.com/recreation and at the company's office at 215 N. Third St. in Shelton. TOO LATE TO CLASSIFY YARD SALE, Hoodsport tang Convertible GT, 135k not responsible for debts, area, Lake Cushman, 12 miles, $3,800 OBO Friday- current or future, incurred N. Cod Place, follow yel- Monday, 9am-5pm (W by Susan Marie Beeler of low arrows. Everything 8/28) Brandon Alan Beeler of 81 goes! Boat motor, 2.5 hp I, THOMAS Alan Beeler, E. Maple Dr. Shelton, WA like new. 1998 Ford Mus- hereby announce that I am 98584 (H 8/28-9/4) Question of the week: Tent cities, like all communities, require regulation and that is not necessarily insulting. Does emotion blind common sense? We will be closed August 30th through September 1't for Labor Day weekend. We will reopen Tuesday, September 2nd at 6:30 a.m. M0n-Fri 6:30 a.m.-6:00 p.m. 0 Sat 9:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. By 215 South Second 426-3371 Russ Denney .o. Photo by Cooper Studios Serving She~ton and Mason County for 87years ! - v= " -~ I: I I rP