Thank you to all that came out this year to visit and donate to the cause. A total of $325.00 was graciously donated for the future apparatus acquisition. Although we did not have our wood raffle this year, we were happy to bring back our homemade Salmon Chowder and fresh baked artisan rolls. Next to us were our partners from Columbia County Emergency Management. They educated participants on preparedness and handed out information from mapping your neighborhood, to the components of a 72 hour kit.
We were pleased to give out Salmon Chowder and Artisan Rolls to 120 visitors to our booth at Salmon Festival this year. We want to thank everyone that stopped by to support us and dropped donations in our boot for wildland gear. Mayor Josette Mitchell drew the firewood raffle ticket and the winners were Dave and Andrea Haney. Congratulations!
Have you always dreamed of creating salmon-shaped yard art? A river scene wall-hanging with leaping fish? Sockeye chimes, fish-tailed mugs, a Coho quilt?
Vernonia Hands-on Art, a local nonprofit arts and culture support group, is seeking artists interested in supporting HOA fundraising efforts as part of the Salmon Festival auction. Artists are invited to create a physical piece of art in the medium of his or her choice. All submissions must be salmon-themed either in shape or as part of the content. A limited number of wood salmon blanks are available for purchase.
All artwork must be submitted to HOA prior to Labor Day weekend. During the run up to Salmon Festival, selected pieces will be displayed throughout town. A portion of the proceeds will be retained to support Hands-on Art programs.
Hands-on Art is dedicated to celebrating the creative spirit by exposing the community to the arts and honoring our community’s heritage. Join us in bringing art to Vernonia by sharing your talent at the Salmon Festival.
Please contact Diana Peach (429-7919) with questions, or pick up the rules and a submission form at Made in Vernonia.