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Keep Cool This Weekend At Franklin Park

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YAKIMA, Wash. - There are many ways to fight the heat this weekend, Franklin Park will be home to many of them with cool facts, cool treats, and cool water.

This week a new exhibit opened at the Yakima Valley Museum called "Key Ingredients," it explores the role food plays in our society.  Inside, visitors will get to see artifacts from the Smithsonian Museum in Washington, D.C.

David Lynx is the museum's curator of information design.  He says visitors will get to see the history of how food has changed and developed in our country.

"They can learn about Americans' culture of food from diners to home cooking to preservation and frozen food, rally a wide variety of what Americans understand about food," he said. 

Next door, you can enjoy some cool treats at the Museum Soda Fountain, which will be serving old-fashioned ice cream.  If you are still having trouble cooling off, then across the way is Franklin Pool, an outdoor pool open all summer.

You can enjoy all three of these places throughout the weekend.