Celebrate Freedom Saturday at the Yakima Training Center Festival
It's a rarity to visit the Yakima Training Center. Most people just hear the explosions during training. But this Saturday everyone is invited to the 2023 Yakima Training Center’s Fall Festival. It's set for 10:00 am to 8:00 pm.
FOOD TRUCKS EVEN A HAY MAZE AND PUMPKIN PATCH
A press release says the festival is for the entire family and will feature special military displays, an antique car show, bazaar and boutique tents, a pumpkin patch and hay maze and food trucks. You'll also have a chance to shake hands in the "Meet Your Military" event which center officials say will involve representatives from military branches and other information.
LIVE MUSIC STARTS IN THE AFTERNOON
Music from DJ SuperDave and live music will start at 4:00 pm with country music artists Darin Jones & The Last Men Standing. Don't forget your lawn chairs to enjoy the music. The cost is $10 per vehicle. The festival is open to everyone but those 16-years-old and older will need a photo ID to attend.
THERE ARE SOME RULES YOU'LL NEED TO FOLLOW
Remember the Yakima Training Center is a Department of Defense military installation so they say federal and military police will be checking IDs at the entrance. They add "anyone with felony records or warrants are not allowed onto the base at any time."
Also don't bring drugs, alcohol or weapons, even if you have a conceal pistol license on the base because they're not allowed.
FREE PARKING AT THE EVENT SATURDAY
To access the Training Center, take the I-82 exit 26 and head east on Firing Center Road.Parking will be marked and is located after the gate at the intersection of Firing Center Road and D Street.
THE VICTIM HAS BEEN IDENTIFIED
When Deputies arrived they found both calls were related. The Deputies found a vehicle submerged upside down in a canal with the driver still inside the vehicle. During the investigation Detectives learned from the victims family members that the 19-year-old driver, identified as Anthony Govanny Mendoza-Salazar from Granger was shot while driving in the area and later crashed the vehicle into the canal.
No arrests have been made as the investigation continues.
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