For 33 years with the help of a great group of volunteers and the assistance of several local businesses, Jazz & Oysters has brought outstanding music to the peninsula. This event would not be possible without the help of our wonderful volunteers and the businesses who support us. This year we moved the event to the Port of Peninsula in Nahcotta. Jay Personius, the port manager, and his staff worked hard to make sure that the space would be ready for the event and that our attendees would have a good time. We cannot thank them enough.
Many businesses in our community have been amazingly generous with their services and products. Taylor Shellfish Farms provided fresh oysters for our event. They have made this generous donation for many years and it goes a long way toward assisting to us make money to help support our local school music program. Delicious desserts were donated by The Depot, 42nd Street Café, Adelaide’s Coffee and Sweet Shoppe and Bridgewater Bistro. Other food was donated or discounted by The Shelburne Hotel, Okie’s Thriftway, Jack’s Country Store, North Jetty Brewery and Kiss of Mist Coffee. Barbecue grills were provided by Bay Machinery and Kelly Fredricks. Fire District No. 1 supplied a rescue truck just in case anyone needed medical assistance. The generosity of these businesses makes a very big difference in our community.
Jazz & Oysters is a major fundraiser for the Water Music Society. A leading focus for the past several years has been providing support to our school music programs. Thank you to every volunteer and business who helped with this year’s Jazz & Oysters. We could not do it without you and we are honored by your assistance.
Diana Thompson and the J&O Committee
On behalf of The Beach Barons Car Club®, we would like to extend our gratitude to all the local businesses, organizations, private citizens, state and local government officials and others for your continued support of our show, “Rod Run to the End of the World®”. Without your sponsorship of trophies and your generous contributions, we truly would not have had a successful show, and we thank you for that. This year we would like to extend a special thank you to the many Ilwaco High School Students because you not only provided a wonderful singer to perform the National Anthem, you also added your marching band who learned and played a special musical number, fitting for the occasion, “Little Deuce Coupe” by The Beach Boys. Again, we thank you for a very successful 35th Anniversary Show and we hope for a continued successful working relationship in the future.
Trophy Sales Chairman, Jon Cox
Trophy Chairperson, Vickie Beamguard (Secretary)