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Bald Eagle Days

Reduced festival activities feature poker run, virtual chalk art display


It won’t be the usual festivities this weekend, with the annual Bald Eagle Days canceled this year because of the coronavirus.

Instead, the Wahkiakum Chamber of Commerce is making the best of a bad situation by holding a Poker Run and sharing pictures of chalk art created by Wahkiakum County residents on their Facebook page

The Poker Run is scheduled for July 18 and is open to motorcycle riders. It costs $10 to participate, $15 for double riders. The event begins at noon at the Norse Hall on Puget Island. Riders will follow a route around the Island, through Cathlamet and down to Vista Park, finally finishing at the Elochoman Slough Marina. There will be stops at several participating area businesses, where riders will stop and pick up a card. The rider to return to the marina with the best hand will split the pot, made up of the entrance fees, with Dollars for Scholars.

There will also be gift cards for the second and third place.

According to the Wahkiakum Chamber Director, Stephanie Moonen, they’ve already got several riders signed up.

Anyone wanting to share their sidewalk chalk art, or other art, is welcome to post pictures on the Chamber Facebook page.

“This is definitely different,” Moonen said. “This time last year it was straight chaos, it’s a different kind of chaos this year. But next year, we plan on doing Bald Eagle Days bigger and better.”

For more information, contact the chamber at 360-795-9996.


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