Join the Index Historical Society for a fun and educational guided walking tour of historic Index. You’ll learn fun facts about the town’s history, visit sites that were an important part of Index’ past, and have the chance to ask questions from your expert tour guides. The walk is anticipated to be 45 minutes long and is scheduled for 1 pm and 4 pm. Tickets are available at the museum, 510 Avenue A. Participants will receive a commemorative plat-map guide. This family-friendly activity is free for Index Historical Society members; all others $5 suggested donation.
At the Bush House Inn they will be re-creating some well-known historic photos (and of course, taking a lot of new ones!) which will be used to promote the grand re-opening later this year! Dress-up the family and come on by. Photos begin at 12:30 p.m. Classic carts will be onsite throughout the afternoon (as weather allows). Follow the event on Facebook.
Ellie & Clarence will open at 11 am with refreshments and treats available as you browse their assortment of local arts and crafts. Follow their site at www.ellieandclarence.com or Instagram for the latest in-store items.
Sky Valley Community Awards Celebration
Congratulations to Coastal Community Bank – Sky Valley Chamber Business of the Year!
First Gold Bar Farmers Market on Sundays! 9am to 2pm at Gazebo Park, 5th & Orchard Street, Gold Bar
The 27th Annual Community Lip Sync Contest is planned for May 20.
Big Rigs will be a part of this year’s Show and Shine
Dear Big Rig Owners and Clubs,
The Sky Valley Chamber of Commerce is preparing for the 23rd Annual Sultan Shindig Classic Show and Shine Car/Truck Show which will be held Sunday July 10, 2016.
We added a Commercial Big Rig category to the contest. The Sky Valley’s history and culture revolve around these wonderful rigs. Logging, excavation, mining, and agriculture are and have always been the backbone of the Sky Valley. We’d like to expand this area of the show & shine to be a tribute to that history, including fire trucks, etc.
Please share with your friends and club members. Thanks!
Stephanie, Randy, Renee, Ken & Debbie
The Sultan Shindig Show and Shine Committee Member
360-793-0983 or email@example.com
Sky Valley Arts Council to Restore Startup Gym
The Sky Valley Arts Council is pleased to announce their intention to restore the historic Startup Gym and put it back into community service as an event center. The Startup Gym has a colorful, story filled history beginning with its construction in 1937. George Startup, owner of a local saw mill, donated all of the wood used in the construction and community volunteers built this very sturdy building. According to locals the only thing that was hired out during the construction was a company to set the roof beams. Arts Council President Mary Ritzman said “The Sky Valley Arts Council plans to continue this proud Sky Valley tradition by using local volunteer talent to restore the building to its former glory. We are currently raising money to buy the materials we will need to restore the building.”
The Sultan School District owns the property but due to budget constraints and the fact that the property doesn’t work programmatically for them the building has been neglected for many years. The Arts Council and the School District worked together to come up with a plan to save this important historic asset for future generations to enjoy.
According to project manager, Debbie Copple, the number one priority is a new roof and gutter system. Followed closely by repairing/replacing siding, painting, plumbing, repairing the rain damage in the kitchen area, renovating the kitchen, kitchen flooring, etc.
The Arts Council website has more information, including how to donate money or supplies. You may also stop by the Sky Valley Visitor Center in Sultan or mail to Sky Valley Arts Council, PO Box 18, Sultan, WA 98294 All donations are tax deductible! www.skyvalleyartscouncil.com or call Debbie Copple for more information or to volunteer at 425-238-2651.
The Cascade Loop promotion is getting a whole lot of traction online (we had nearly 10,000 views in less than the first week live!) but we want to be sure as many prospective travelers as possible are seeing it this winter, to help motivate their wintertime planning. Please consider linking to/embedding the video in your website and sharing it on your social media channels. Here is a link—thanks for helping! https://vimeo.com/146707469
Did you know that kindness has side effects? Research has shown that kindness makes us happier, gives us healthier hearts, slows aging, makes for better relationships, and that kindness is contagious. Read “5 Beneficial Side Effects of Kindness,” by David Hamilton with the Huffington Post for the full story. We have provided you with a Random Acts of Kindness Toolkit to help spread kindness here at Snohomish County as well as our home and community.
Enjoy the 2016 Sky Valley Community Celebration Video – What a Great Year!
Touring Washington by Electric Car
Check out the article and slideshow that recently ran in the Bend Bulletin, featuring the Cascade Loop!