Return of the Salmon Celebration
Everyone is invited to Sultan’s 3rd Annual Return of the Salmon Celebration on Saturday, September 27, from noon to 4 pm at Osprey Park, 801 First Street, Sultan, WA 98294. It is a covered venue and the event will go on rain or shine.
New this year is a Salmon Run through Osprey Park! This timed 3-mile runners’ race and 1-mile fast walk begins at 10 am sharp. Registration, with a $10 entry fee, is open from 9:15 to 9:55 am In Osprey Park.
Partnering with the City of Sultan, Tulalip Tribes, Sky Valley Chamber of Commerce, and Snohomish County Public Utility District (PUD), a committee of community volunteers is proud to announce this 3rd annual family event. Beginning with a Native welcoming at noon, the event features an honoring of Sultan’s namesake Chief T’seul-ted, Sultan High School salmon hatchery tours and fish release, riverside tours, Indian Tacos, a Native flute concert, storytelling, vendors (including a mini farmers market), children’s activities, watershed and Master Gardeners education, horse-drawn covered wagon rides and much more!
Open to all community runners and walkers, the morning’s 1st Annual Salmon Run will wind through the scenic river paths in Osprey Park. Preparations are being headed up by Sultan High School’s Cross Country Coach, Rick Holloway and his team. Prizes will be awarded, and all participants will receive commemorative T-shirts.
Sultan Mayor Carolyn Eslick has proclaimed September 27 as “A Day of Remembrance for Chief T’seul-Ted, and a Day Celebrating the Return of the Salmon.” Salmon that left their birth river in Sultan as small fingerlings are back as adults to spawn, continuing the circle of life.
For vendor inquiries (hand crafted items, outdoor recreation, sustainable living and food raising focus preferred), event information, to volunteer or become a business sponsor, contact Craig Young, 425-359-8936.
Sultan Hosts FREE Business Workshop for Growing Your Business
In partnership with the Sky Valley Chamber of Commerce, the City of Sultan and GROW Washington, Sultan Mayor, Carolyn Eslick will host a FREE Business Workshop on the Four Secrets to Growing Your Business. Guest speaker and owner of Marketing Solutions, Andrew Ballard will show you:
- How to target the most responsive and profitable market niche
- How to communicate the most compelling and relevant message
- How to select the most cost effective online and traditional media
- How to determine the best moment and scheduling of promotion
Andrew Ballard is a respected author, educator and growth strategist. Through his company, Marketing Solutions, he has helped hundreds of public, private and nonprofit organizations, from startups through Fortune 500 Companies.
“I’m very excited that Andrew is teaching this FREE Workshop, he’s a personal friend of mine and very knowledgeable in his field”, commented Mayor Eslick.
The workshop will be held in the City Council Chambers, 319 Main Street from 11:30 am to 1 p.m. on Friday, September 12, 2014. Light snacks will be provided.
Seating is limited so please call the Sky Valley Chamber of Commerce to reserve your seat at 360-793-0983 or email email@example.com
The Sky Valley Parade Float
a Labor of Love
The Sky Valley Parade Float has been a labor of love. The whole thing began after Shindig 2013 when Stephanie MacDonald and Ken Walker wondered why we didn’t have a community float. The Gold Dust Days Royalty represent the community all around the Northwest and could use something better than a pick up so we decided that Stephanie & Ken were right. Some very colorful discussions followed with a very diverse group of folks. In the end we decided on a simply design that highlights outdoor recreation and the natural beauty of the area with seats on either side for our royalty to ride on.
We are grateful to Pat & Pat Toman, Dick King, Jay Prueher, Al White, Joe Beavers, Ken Walker, Stephanie MacDonald for designing and building the float. Steve Boek for manufacturing the banners, Al Wirta for creating the metal frame work, Patty & Katelyn Baller for their royalty expertise and for driving the float in parades, the City of Sultan for storage.
Thanks for financial support from: Monroe Parts House/NAPA, Sultan Veterinary Clinic, Joe Beavers, Pat & Pat Toman, Jay Prueher, Dorothy Croshaw, GlenRose Williams and the Sky Valley Chamber. Ray Coleman took the following photo’s showing the process and the finished product complete with royalty!
Sky Valley Community Awards Celebration
The 16th Annual Sky Valley Community Awards Celebration was held on February 15th at Sultan High School.
Once a year all the civic groups get together to celebrate the people in their organizations who have made a big difference to them and to the community. The Sky Valley Chamber of Commerce sponsors this inspirational event every year with the help of volunteers from each group.
Check out the video of this year’s event!