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West Linn's annual Street Dance was as popular as ever. Jilt played the music that had thousands on their feet.

Alex, left, and Tricia Britton have fun as the they dance.

Thousands of West Linn residents and neighbors from surrounding communities flooded the Willamette Historic District Saturday evening for the tenth annual West Linn Street Dance.

The tradition was established as part of the historic district's centennial celebration in 2008, but was so well attended and liked by the West Linn community at-large that it became an annual event. The Street Dance was meant to emulate the old fashioned street dance where the streets were washed in powdered soap to assist dancers in cutting a rug, or asphalt, per se.

The family-friendly event saw preformances by Tualatin Valley Fire and Rescue's Pipe and Drums band as well as local music act Jilt who brought an eclectic mix of hit tunes ranging multiple decades to please the young and old.

Activities for the younger crowd included face painting and juggling while adults were treated to beer, wine and food from several local vendors.

STAFF PHOTOS VERN UYETAKE  - From left, Mia, Bree and Chip Harmon of West Linn enjoy a group dance.

Tim Birr of the Tualitan Valley Fire and Rescue pipe and drum group  delights kids with his bagpipes during the opening ceremony.

Dan Eustler and Cheryl Church enjoy shaved ice as they take in the music.

West Linn's  John Krummen and his daughter Mary enjoy a daddy-daughter dance.

Rick Abbott shows off his dance moves with his daughter Hannah.

Jilt band leader Pat Yadon has fun as he mingles with the crowd.

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