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By Lou Marzeles

Still no word on why there was no word about the Festival


The Festival That Never Happened was held early this month. Did you miss it? It was called the Festival of Wheels (FOW).

It was purported to be put on, depending on the source you heard it from, by the Goldendale Motorsports Association, Carquest, and/or NAPA. Even after tentative conversation ensued between Carquest and NAPA over plans for the festival, neither company had a clue that the event had been cancelled.

The FOW had been on the city’s events web site for months. The Chamber of Commerce believed it was happening. A business on Main Street hired extra help so it could stay open during the festival. This newspaper kept telling people right up to the last minute that, sure, the F...

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