Under skies that turned from cloudy to clear, the ever-popular Camas Days festival attracted families, teens and single adults alike.The event kicked off with the popular Kids Parade on Friday, which began with Camas Fire Chief Nick Swinhart walking alongside one of the shiny red vehicles. Excited shouts of “Fire truck! Fire truck!” could be heard up and down Fourth Avenue.
Molly Rank of Vancouver sat with 15-month-old son Caleb, waiting for his big brother Graham, 4, to walk by with Camas Montessori School.
Rank and her friend spent time exploring the different vendor booths and food offerings prior to the parade.
“We were really impressed with the variety of things available,” Rank said. “In the past, we’ve enjoyed the Toast of Camas. What I enjoy most about the parade is that they are involving kids in the community. It’s neat.”
Heather Morishige, watched the parade with sons Noah, 7, and Gabriel, 3.
“I like the sense of community bringing everyone together,” she said. “Local people sell their things and everyone gets together.”