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September 20, 2013

Harvest Day event marks community's first year

The 12 homes at Tehaleh’s model home village will be open for tours throughout Harvest Day. It will also be the site of live music and food trucks.


Open 9 a.m.–6 p.m. on Sept. 28 at 19001 Cascadia Blvd. E., Bonney Lake
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BONNEY LAKE — Old-fashioned hay rides, wood-fired pizza and scarecrows that come to life are just a few of the free attractions that will mark Harvest Day, a regional celebration on Sept. 28 to commemorate the one-year anniversary of the Tehaleh community.

Tehaleh is the Puget Sound area's top-selling new-home community, thanks to its sense of community and outdoor lifestyle, according to Scott Jones, vice president and general manager of Newland Communities, Tehaleh's developer.

"We've come a long way in a single year," Jones says. "Tehaleh has grown into a thriving, active community, and we want to share this incredible place with neighbors near and far."

Harvest Day visitors can start their day early with the Tehaleh Trail Run. Offered in conjunction with Evergreen Trail Runs, the event will include a 1K kids' run, 5K, 10K, half-marathon and marathon. This course will provide views of Mount Rainier as it follows the community's trail system through pines, wetlands, alpine meadows and a deep forest. Registration for the Tehaleh Trail Run ends on Thursday. Visit for more information.

Following the run, a festival will take place from noon to 5 p.m. It will include face painting, food trucks, a free photo booth at which guests can virtually paint their photos in real time, and a variety of activities for all ages. The Post will serve coffee, and children's entertainer Eric Ode will offer storytelling and a singalong by the fire pit.

New-home shoppers can visit the model-home village, which will be open from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Local band 50/50 will perform at the village at 1 p.m. Nearby, the Stella Fiore Wood Fired Pizza truck will serve slices of pizza, and Contigo will offer a modern twist on traditional Mexican fare.

At Trilogy at Tehaleh, a neighborhood designed for buyers age 55 or older, Where Ya At Matt will dish up Cajun cuisine. Visitors can see the Trilogy model-home kitchens in action with live cooking demonstrations by Nicole Aloni, a chef and author of "Cooking for Company."

A visit from the Seahawks' mascot, Blitz, from 2-3 p.m. will complete the event.

"This is meant to be a true celebration, and a chance to see what this place is really about," Jones says. "Those who haven't experienced life in Tehaleh yet are in for a real treat. A stroll through the homes truly demonstrates that Tehaleh's builders have taken the time to understand the types of features and designs today's homebuyers seek in a home."

Visitors can tour 12 model homes and 14 quick-move-in homes from five builders: Trilogy by Shea, Quadrant Homes, Lennar, Richmond American Homes and Benjamin Ryan Communities.

Tehaleh's neighborhoods are connected by a network of trails, and contemporary outdoor fireplaces and boardwalk overlooks are planned. There are also six parks located throughout the community.

Tehaleh is co-owned by North America Sekisui House, the U.S. business unit of Sekisui House, Japan's largest homebuilder; and Newland Real Estate Group, whose development business, Newland Communities, is the largest private developer of planned residential and urban mixed-use communities in the U.S.

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