Hands Across the Border returns June 12

Hands_SG-17After a successful return last summer, the Hands Across the Border festival is coming back once again on June 12.

The United States/Canada Peace Arch Anniversary Association is sponsoring the event, which caters to Boy and Girl Scout troops from both sides of the border.

Hands Across the Border has been a mainstay in Blaine since the late 1930s, but the event was canceled in 2013 after it became too big and expensive to easily manage. The festival was revived in 2015, after more than 500 people signed a petition requesting its return. The 2015 Hands Across the Border was a big success, drawing more than 2,000 attendees and dozens of scout troops.

The 2016 event will feature a parade, food and arts vendors, face painting tents and games for all ages. Participants can register for the event until June 10, but must be part of a Boy Scout or Girl Scout troop. The price of admission is $15 per person. Hands Across the Border will be held from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday, June 12.

For more information or to volunteer to help with the event, visit handsacrosstheborder.info.

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