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80th annual Mason County Forest Festival

Rain doesn't dampen fun

Heavy rainfall didn't prevent thousands of people from converging on Shelton for the 80th annual Mason County Forest Festival from Thursday through Sunday.

"Overall, I think it was a fantastic event," said Amy Cooper, vice president of the Mason County Forest Festival Association. The inaugural Smokey's Birthday Party event Friday evening in the Shelton Civic Center parking lot, co-hosted by KMAS, drew a large crowd that enjoyed birthday cake, axe throwing and photo opportunities with Smokey the Bear himself. "That went off better than imagined," Cooper said.

The Paul Bunyan Grand Parade on Sa...


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