Bald Eagle Days was one of the best
July 25, 2019
To The Eagle:
On behalf of the Wahkiakum County Chamber of Commerce, I want to sincerely express our humbled appreciation to everyone involved in making this Bald Eagle Days weekend such an amazing experience! The Chamber team is so grateful for the opportunity to organize the parade and festival, but we could not have done this without the hard work of our community volunteers, sponsor donations, vendors, and, most importantly, everyone who attended the events throughout the weekend.
Thank you to all the parade participants who continue to impress with their creativity and to the Bank of the Pacific’s staff for organizing the parade and donating their parking lot for the Kid’s Zone area. We appreciate the huge show out of vendors from all over Wahkiakum and neighboring towns. A special thank you to the following community members. (Forgive us if we missed you as there were numerous volunteers that worked without recognition, we appreciate you all):
The Town of Cathlamet and Wahkiakum County officials, Mark Howie and the sheriff’s department, Bill Coons, Mark Sutton, Jordyn Wirkkala, Melissa and Ryan Garret and the Bridge Church, and the kind donations from our sponsors: Wahkiakum Realty, Empowered Health & Wellness, Employees of the Wahkiakum County Assessor’s Office, Francois and Sandi Benbrook-Rieder, The Pizza Mill, Skamokawa Resort, Stanley’s Sanitary Services, Cathlamet Yacht Club, Renfro Ventures LLC, Little Island Creamery, Cathlamet Realty West, Human Services Council, Bob & Diane Garrett, and Bill Wilkins - Windermere Realty. Vendor parking provided by River of Life Church.
Kudos to the Wahkiakum Chamber team, led by our Executive Director Megan Elliott and Assistant Director Stephanie Moonen, both who worked relentlessly prior to, during, and after the festival was over, even down to emptying all the trash cans at the end of a busy day. Our Wahkiakum Chamber of Commerce board of directors deserves a lot of praise for their dedication to helping this event be such a success.
Another Bald Eagle Days weekend is in the books and it was one of the best, thanks to all those involved. We truly live in an amazing community who helps make our events so special.
Matt Kuhl, President
Wahkiakum County Chamber of Commerce