Spring Fling Raising Funds to Move HIstoric BuildingPosted: Updated:
ZILLAH, Wash. -- Workers at the Old Furniture Warehouse in Zillah are getting ready for one of their biggest events of the year. Their annual Spring Fling is happening Saturday night and this year the event is raising money to help move a historic building into the middle of downtown.
Downtown streets in Zillah were closed for a car and bike show to help kick things off.
A large crowd is expected for the main event.
"There's about 500 tickets sold each year and it gets a little bigger every year," said Scott Sandstedt.
Sandstedt owns the Old Furniture Warehouse.
Many wineries from the Rattlesnake Hills Wine Trail will be set-up for tastings tonight.
There will also be live entertainment. Staff at the warehouse were also working hard to construct a stage for live performances. A band from Seattle and a traveling Las Vegas show are among the entertainment for the evening.
Sandstedt stated, "Normally we've had auctions and we sold 25 to 30 live items and raised money through the auction process. This year they've got entertainment. So it changes a little bit every year."
The proceeds from this year's event are going to help move the historic Teapot Dome from along I-82 into the downtown.
"The whole move is going to take a couple hundred thousand dollars," said Sandstedt.
They are hoping to raise at least $25,000 tonight, but workers were crossing their fingers this afternoon after hearing about conditions on the pass.
Sandstedt said, "I've been watching the news every morning. I'm always hoping the news guys are wrong cause they've been saying its going to get cold."