May 25, 2010, 1:51PM
The VFW started the festival as a fundraiser for a $4,000 Quonset hut to serve area veterans, according to the festival committee. The Tualatin River had plenty of crawfish, which were taken from the river and cooked in the VFW kitchen.
Today, the Tualatin Chamber of Commerce coordinates the festival, which takes place this year on Aug. 14.
VFW members will be in the parade and open the Cpl. Matthew Lembke Hall for visitors on festival day. Post 3452 serves Tualatin, Tigard, King City, Sherwood, Wilsonville, Lake Oswego and Durham.
— The Oregonian