Hands Across the Border returns this weekend to Peace Arch State Park at the U.S.-Canada border.
Several hundred extra people at the border for the Sunday, June 12, event — and those watching it instead of paying attention while driving — could increase wait times for travelers at the Blaine crossing.
Registration is restricted to groups such as veterans, public-safety personnel, Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts and their alumni for the festival, which is 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Hundreds of scouts from both sides of the border usually participate.
The event began in 1937 as a joint Armistice Day-Veterans Day commemoration, but it has been held only sporadically over the past decade.
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