I wish to thank the following merchants for their donations to our CERT booth at the Columbia Pacific Farmers Market raising funds for this non-profit group via a drawing. Thanks go to Dennis Company for a $25 gift certificate; 42nd Street Café for the free appetizer card; Funland for the free laser tag cards; Jack’s Country Store for the $50 gift certificate; Thriftway Market for the $100 gift certificate and Design Dental for the gift certificate for $150 towards dental work.

Douglas S. Levitt

CERT member

    The Long Beach Lions wish to thank the following individuals and companies: To our friends of the Ocean Park Lions who without their cooperation the Lions beer garden would not be able to exist and Jane Holeman, the driving force of the Washington State International Kite Festival for her hard work and dedication to our town. We thank the Long Beach city crew for all the assistance they gave us, to Active Enterprises and to the Long Beach Merchants for another near perfect festival.

Steven Linhart, President

Long Beach Lions Club

    The Surfside Community Relations Committee extends its thanks to everyone who prepared an entry or just came to enjoy our annual chili cook off on Aug. 4. The weather was fine, the setting perfect and the music by Ramona and Paki Perkins of Inversion literally had us dancing. All the entries were excellent and the final vote tally was very close. Peninsula Clay Artists donated the beautiful bowls we sold to raise funds for the Ocean Park Elementary backpack program. Thanks also to our wonderful and long-suffering Surfside crew; we’d never be able to leave home without them.

Surfside Homeowners Community Relations Committee

Ann Thoreson, Chairperson

    The final Vespers for the year was held on Sunday afternoon, Sept. 2, in the beautiful, freshly painted historic church in Oysterville. To a packed house, we were all treated to an enchanting performance by Cate and Starla Gable. Befitting the occasion, “Ain’t She Sweet” was sung by all to Sydney Stevens, who has faithfully carried on the rewarding tradition for our enjoyment through the years.

    A heartfelt thank you to all the artists and ministers who contributed to make it so memorable. We are blessed.

Pete Hanner

Ocean Park

    For the 27th year, a great band of volunteers transformed an open space into a great jazz club for the 27th Annual Jazz and Oysters. There was awesome food and incredible music, all contributing to a delightful day. We would like to thank our great volunteers for stepping up and doing the work that is required to create such an event. Many of these people come a distance to spend vacation time volunteering for us and they make a big difference. Many of our local high school students joined us as volunteers this year and provided us with needed assistance. We also need to thank our audience — some who came for the first time this year and some who have been attending Jazz and Oysters for years.

    There are many in our community (both businesses and individuals) who contribute to the success of this event. For another year, Taylor Shellfish and Angels for Orphans donated fresh, delicious local oysters for our event. Not only were these a tasty addition to the food available, but this donation helps increase the funds that go to support Water Music Festival. Delectable desserts were donated by 42nd Street Cafe, Bridgewater Bistro, Cottage Bakery, The Depot, Doogers, Full Circle Cafe, The Lost Roo, Sid’s Bakery, Pelicano, Bailey’s Bakery and the Wholesome Hearth Bakery. Okie’s Thriftway, Jack’s Country Store and Jimella and Nanci’s Market Cafe helped with services and donations. Dan Gove, Jerry Benning and the Beach Barons were a huge help in getting the field and clubhouse ready for us and making changes as we needed them. Fire District No. 1 supplied a rescue truck just in case we needed medical assistance. Thank you to Bank of the Pacific, Taft Plumbing, Great Northwest Federal Credit Union, Box K, Sid’s Supermarket, and Pioneer Market for advertising our event on their reader boards.

    Jazz and Oysters is a major fundraiser for Water Music Festival. The proceeds from this event help support other Water Music events throughout the year. Thank you to every volunteer and business that helped with this year’s Jazz and Oysters. We could not do it without you and we are honored by your assistance.

Diana Thompson and

the Jazz & Oysters Committee

Oysterville

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