Chamber postpones Bald Eagle Days festival
May 28, 2020
The Wahkiakum Chamber of Commerce announced Tuesday that it is postponing the Bald Eagle Day festival to July, 2021, because of complications and concerns from the covid-19 pandemic.
Chamber members are trying to brainstorm some activities to keep the festival spirit alive this year.
The Chamber will sponsor a Bald Eagle Days photo contest during the week of July 13-17 to mark the occasion.
"We are then going to have a contest for best pictures that represent what Bald Eagle Day means to this community," said Stephanie Moonen, Chamber executive director. "Top three will get a prize.
"Other than that, we are looking at kids still doing chalk art at home and sharing their pictures . . . we are still trying to work out the kinks on that part.
"We are also going to try and suggest a picnic day that Saturday to get out with the family. Just little things people can still do with their family while still being safe, if we are not in Phase 4 yet.
"These are all just ideas we have been brainstorming; nothing is set in stone."
This would have been the 39th year for the festival which includes a parade and street fair on Cathlamet's Main Street and fireworks show at the Elochoman Slough Marina.