Good use of umbrellas — decorating them

A typical Forks umbrella. - Submitted photo
A typical Forks umbrella.
— image credit: Submitted photo

If there is one thing that gives away an out of towner in Forks it is the use of an umbrella, although there are still a few locals that hang on to the poor things, spokes all sticking out. Not using one is sort of a badge of honor, no umbrella!, we get wet we dry out, and so, sadly we make fun of people who do use them. But on Saturday, April 19, from 10 a.m.-noon you can bring that unused umbrella to the Peninsula College extension site and get some good use out of it by decorating it. Or if you really don't own one there will be umbrellas available plus decorations to make your very own rainy day creation. The event is open to youngsters of all ages and will culminate in an umbrella parade that will wind its way to the former Rainforest Arts Center lot. There is no fee to participate and who knows, you may create something you will want to use some rainy day? Well, until it gets blown inside out.


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