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HOLIDAY GIFT GUIDE An advertising supplement produced by the Peninsula Daily News and Sequim Gazette

LOCAL GIFT IDEAS FOR EVERYONE ON YOUR SHOPPING LIST HOLIDAY EVENTS AND MORE


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LAST-MINUTE GIFT GUIDE published by Peninsula Daily News: 305 W. First St., Port Angeles, WA 98362 | 360.452.2345 www.peninsuladailynews.com Sequim Gazette: 147 W. Washington St., Sequim, WA 98382 | 360.683.3311 www.sequimgazette.com Terry R. Ward regional publisher Steve Perry general manager

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It is officially crunch time to purchase gifts for the holidays. Whether you have only a few people left to find the perfect gift for or you are just starting to think about your shopping list, we’ve got you covered. This Last-Minute Holiday Gift Guide, produced by the Peninsula Daily News and Sequim Gazette Advertising Department, highlights what businesses have to offer across the North Olympic Peninsula. There’s no need to travel a great distance or to stand in long lines to find the perfect gift; there’s something for everyone on your list at local shops. From Forks to Port Townsend and everywhere in between, you’ll find stores offering great goods and services at awesome prices that are to sure bring smiles to the faces of gift-givers and receivers. Also inside, find a calendar of events for upcoming events to help you enjoy a wonderful holiday season in your hometown. Rediscover the joy of hometown holiday shopping today!

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Need inspiration before going shopping? Check out our “Great gift ideas in your neighborhood” feature to find a few specific gifts local merchants have stocked and ready for you to purchase. There’s sure to be something to please everyone on your shopping list.

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Something for everyone

Last-Minute Gifts:

GREAT GIFT IDEAS IN YOUR NEIGHBORHOOD No need to travel far to pick up a last-minute gift for someone on your shopping list. Merchants across the North Olympic Peninsula have exactly what you need for family, friends, coworkers and more. Look here and on pages 5 and 8 for gift ideas that are sure to please everyone on your shopping list.

NEED A LIFT?

This reclining lift chair is available exclusively at Sequim Fifth Avenue Furniture. The counter-balance recliner mechanism delivers smooth, quiet and easy operation. Made with heavy duty polyester knit fabric, the chair has a convenient pocket on both sides to store magazines, newspapers and more.

A RARE PEARL INDEED

This freshwater pearl and diamond necklace boasts a 14-karat gold wire chain. For the jewelry lover in your life, this dainty piece will last a lifetime. WHERE TO BUY: Plaza Jewelers, 511 E. Washington St., Sequim; 360-683-1418; www.sequimjewelers.com PRICE: Regular, $260; Now, $195.

WHERE TO BUY: Sequim Fifth Avenue Furniture, 609 W. Washington St., Sequim; 360-681-7804; PRICE: $499.

THE GIFT OF HOMETOWN NEWS

Give a subscription of your local news source — Peninsula Daily News, Sequim Gazette and Forks Forum — to someone you love. There are a variety of subscription plans available. WHERE TO BUY: Peninsula Daily News, Sequim Gazette and Forks Forum Circulation Department, 360-452-4507; or by clicking on www.peninsuladailynews.com, www.sequimgazette.com and www.forksforum.com PRICE: Varies by subscription

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BLUESY CHRISTMAS DRINK

Don’t have a blue Christmas — have a blue cocktail! The Lost King Martini pairs beautifully with oysters on the half shell. Here’s to holiday spirits! WHERE TO BUY: Jig and Lure Fish Co. Restaurant, 826 W. Boathaven Drive, Port Angeles; 360-457-2745; www.jigandlure.com PRICE: $9.99. PENINSULA DAILY NEWS/SEQUIM GAZETTE


FOR THE PUDDLE-JUMPERS

Keep your whole family dry and warm this year with Bogs boots. Bogs dares you to work and play longer. No mater how deep the snow, how torrential the downpour or how uncomfortable the condition, Bogs durable boots and shoes are ready. WHERE TO BUY: Quimper Mercantile, 1121 Water St., Port Townsend; 360-385-9595; www.quimpermerc.com PRICE: Children’s starting at $49.95, Adults sizes starting at $79.95.

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What says “fun” in Washington better than a toy ferry boat? This Green Toys Ferry Boat is made 100 percent in the USA out of recycled milk jugs.

SNUGGLE IN FOR THE NIGHT

WHERE TO BUY: Dungeness Kids, 163 W. Washington St., Sequim; 360-582-1700; www.dungenesskids.com PRICE: $25

“Baby, it’s cold outside,” so come in and see the latest luxurious holiday sleepwear collection from P.J. Salvage. We have just what you need to stay comfy this season, from cute and sexy to warm and cozy.

A GIFT FROM HOME Deliver a delicious treat this holiday season in the form of handmade chocolates from Elevated Ice Cream Co & Candy Shop. They ship these cute gift-boxed chocolates anywhere in the U.S.

WHERE TO BUY: Necessities & Temptations, 217 N. Laurel St., Port Angeles; 360-457-6400; www.necessities-temptations.com PRICE: Prices may vary.

WHERE TO BUY: Elevated Ice Cream Co & Candy Shop, 627 & 631 Water St., Port Townsend; 360-385-1156; www.elevatedicecream.com PRICE: $7.50-$33.

Quality toys from LEGO, Playmobil, Melissa & Doug, Faber-Castell, Ravensburger, Pokemon, MTG and many more!

This year, give a gift that shines.

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For You: Our Holiday Collection of Truffles and Boxed Assortments of Chocolates! COLORFUL WARMTH

Tatom’s fiber art reflects the We use the very best ingredients! Jan Our assortments ever-changing colors of the seasons and the natural beauty of the of melt-in-your-mouth truffles include rich Black Olympic Peninsula. This scarf, titled Complex Blocks, Currant, Raspberry, Peppermint, Chocolate, is hand woven of tencel, a wood product similar to rayon. It’s an Rum, Kahlua, Amaretto and Grand Marnier centers intricate and intriguing pattern that shows a color reversal when enrobed in dark chocolate. turned over. It is both stunning

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Assortments include Chews, Caramels, Nuts, WHERE TO BUY: Blue Whole Creams and Jellies. Gallery,

129 E. Washington St., Sequim; 360-681-6033; www.bluewholegallery.com PRICE: $195.

GET ‘ER DONE

The Crickett rifle is specifically designed for the beginning shooter, plus backpackers, trappers, campers, gun clubs and youth clubs. Adult and youth lengths available. Comes with gun lock. WHERE TO BUY: Fred’s Guns, 261341 U.S. Highway 101, Sequim; 360-683-6812; www.fredsguns.com PRICE: Starting at $125.

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WHERE TO BUY: Northwest Native Expressions, located at the Jamestown S’Klallam Tribal Center, 1033 Old Blyn Highway, Sequim; 360-681-4640; www.northwestnative expressions.com PRICE: $22 for 18-ounce mug.

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For a century Pendleton Woolen Mills has woven Native American designs into wool blankets. Now enjoy those same beautiful designs in a variety of sturdy ceramic mugs. Dishwasher and microwave safe. Gift wrapping available.

We ship anywhere in North America by Priority Mail! Call 360-385-1156 and ask for the candy shop. See all our chocolates at our retail shop next to Elevated Ice Cream on Water Street.

Make Elevated Chocolates a family holiday tradition! Your family and friends will be thrilled with a gift box of our handmade chocolates, made right here in Port Townsend. We use the very best ingredients to create our award winning chocolates and truffles. We offer several pre-boxed gift boxes in our collections of Truffles, Caramels, & Assortments

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With the holiday season in full swing, many people are feeling the pressure to wrap up their holiday shopping, while others are just starting to think about their shopping lists. Rather than battling crowds at a mall or hoping the gift you purchased online arrives in time or looks like the photograph on the website, rely on your hometown merchants for quality products, helpful customer service and the ability to see gifts in person before purchasing. Shopping at North Olympic Peninsula stores takes some of the stress out of purchasing last-minute gifts and has many numerous other benefits. We asked a few local business and tourism experts in each community about the importance and benefits of shopping locally. Here’s what they said:

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According to Marc Abshire, executive director of the Port Angeles Regional Chamber of Commerce, here are the top 10 reasons to shop local: 1. Keeps your money local. 2. Sustains more local jobs. 3. Customer service is often better. 4. Creates better competition for and diversity from the big box and online stores. 5. Local nonprofit and charity organizations receive greater support because local business owners invest what you spend with them back into our community. 6. Helps shape the character of our local community. 7. Buying from a human, rather than a screen, is usually a better shopping experience. 8. Provides greater tax revenues for your local community. 9. Lowers the environmental impact of your purchase. 10. Makes the North Olympic Peninsula a better place to live, open a business, raise a family and create lasting memories. Realistically, “Shop Local” doesn’t mean “shop only local.” What it does mean is that, as often as possible, we all should feel a sense of duty to support our local merchants, who are our neighbors, employers of our friends and family members and brave entrepreneurs who risk a lot to provide a living for themselves and others in our community. We need to do some of our shopping with them, too. Local merchants are the heart and soul of a business community, defining its culture and foundation. We need to nurture, support, appreciate and patronize them. Please do so during this important holiday season, and throughout the year. A very good opportunity to patronize downtown Port Angeles merchants will be on the evening Thursday, Dec. 22, when the Port Angeles Regional Chamber of Commerce will hold its December After-Hours at Necessities & Temptations from 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.; the Port Angeles Downtown Association will host its annual Shop ‘Til You Drop event from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. throughout the downtown area; and the Port Angeles Kiwanis Club will host an Ugly Christmas Sweater Pub Crawl & Poker Walk at seven bars in downtown Port Angeles from 6 p.m. to 11 p.m. to help benefit KidsFest, Back to School, Dream Park and other Kiwanis service projects. >> SHOP continued on Page 11

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Shop local means supporting the community where we love to live.

SEQUIM

As Sequim twinkles with colorful holiday lights, small businesses beckon with holiday bargains — all with the catchphrase of “Shop local!” “I feel very passionate about shopping local,” said Jodi Minker, administrative assistant with the Sequim-Dungeness Valley Chamber of Commerce, in early December of last year. “Approximately $68 of every $100 spent at a local business is in our economy nationally,” Minker said. “Shopping locally supports local business owners that have ties to our community and tend to get more involved in decisions that will shape the local environment. When you shop locally, you are helping give back to your community.” Some people are concerned about the cost of shopping locally, but, Minker said, “if you factor in gas prices, travel time and traffic, then you’re not only saving money but you could be helping a business owner’s daughter to afford dance lessons.” Minker noted that Sequim’s small businesses donate more to local nonprofit organizations than their corporate counterparts. “You can help establish a sense of community pride by shopping local,” Minker added. “I’ve also been saying, ‘Sequim has it all’ because anything you’re looking for on your Christmas list can be found in Sequim, in my opinion, from highquality toys, fine jewelry, the season’s latest electronics and even trendy bootsocks,” Minker said. “People travel from all over the world to come to Sequim for products and experiences they can’t get anywhere else. I say, find what’s unique about Sequim and share it with your family and friends and give the gift that keeps on giving.”

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Georgia Nickerson of Port Angeles looks over a book with her grandson, Parker Nickerson while shopping at Odyssey Bookshop in downtown Port Angeles on “Small Business Saturday” last year.

Numerous studies show that if those dollars are shifted to locally owned, independent businesses, they’ll generate two to three times as much economic activity in area communities than if that money had been spent at a national chain. Across North America, that could mean billions of dollars of local economic impact. FORKS If area residents shifted their purchases of cards, As cool December rains soak the western side of gifts, flowers and other holiday items to locally Clallam County, area residents are preparing their owned businesses, the monetary impact would add last-minute holiday shopping lists. up quickly. Lissy Andros, executive director of the Forks Chamber of Commerce, explained last year there are “Port Townsend has gifts covered,” said Mari F. a variety of reasons to support local businesses. Mullen, executive director of the Port Townsend “Whether you are Christmas shopping or simply Main Street Program. “There are literally thousands buying needed items for everyday use, shopping of great gift ideas in our independently owned busilocal is important. An investment in Forks by shopnesses. ping locally provides local businesses an opportunity “We encourage customers to look here first for to employ your friends, neighbors and loved ones, everything from one-of-a-kind gifts — jewelry, art, and maybe even you. toys, apparel and accessories and gourmet gifts — to “Shopping local enables local shops to donate to gift certificates for experiences. Port Townsend has local kids, charities and fundraisers. And shopping it.” locally ensures a vibrant local economy.” Using the slogan “Look Here First! Eat, Shop, Forks-area stores cater specifically to the needs Play, Stay” the Port Townsend Main Street Program and wants of the community, Andros said. stresses there are “thousands of gift ideas right here “Shelves are stocked, pricing is competitive and in our hometown,” according to the group’s website. the people are friendly, so remember to shop local The program has even created a Christmas ornathis holiday season and beyond.” ment with original artwork that features the slogan. “Port Townsend Main Street’s collectible ornaJEFFERSON COUNTY Americans are in the process of spending a large ments also make a wonderful last-minute gift idea or stocking stuffer,” Mullen said. portion of their annual shopping budget between “This year, they feature original art by Jason Nov. 1 and Dec. 31, and merchants across Jefferson Gould of the Carnegie Library.” County are well stocked and ready for last-minute For ornament details, visit www.ptmainstreet.org. holiday shoppers. Peninsula Daily News/Sequim Gazette

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Holiday shopping has changed considerably since the dawn of the Information Age. Holiday shopping once required shoppers to spend hours perusing stores at the local mall, but nowadays, many shoppers get the bulk of their shopping done online. Shopping online may be convenient, but more traditional holiday shopping still affords shoppers the chance to find great deals, especially at the last minute. Parents may prefer to leave the kids at home when holiday shopping, but sometimes they don’t have a choice. Fortunately, there are ways to manage holiday shopping trips with kids in tow. •  Encourage kids to create shopping lists. Keeping kids engaged on holiday shopping trips can be difficult, especially when shopping at stores that tend to draw crowds and long lines. But parents can engage youngsters by encouraging them to create their own holiday shopping lists for family members and then helping them find those gifts at the mall or wherever they plan to do their holiday shopping. Let kids bring their lists along and check off gifts as they purchase them. • Let kids do their own shopping. In addition to creating lists, let kids do their own shopping, including paying for gifts they purchase for loved ones. Kids might be more interested when

holiday shopping if they’re allowed to peruse stores for potential gifts and then purchase gifts with their own money. • Break up shopping excursions with a meal. Kids enjoy dining out, even if their preferences lean more toward chicken fingers than steak au poivre. By breaking up shopping excursions with meals out on the town, parents can give kids something to look forward to at the onset of the shopping day. Such a break also gives everyone, moms and dads included, a chance to get off their feet and catch their breath. When the meal is over, promise kids a trip to get some ice cream or hot chocolate at the end of the day so they once again have something to look forward to. • Schedule some fun time. While parents pressed for time might not have much time to do anything but shop, kids are likely to grow impatient if the day does not include at least one fun distraction. Look for malls or shopping centers that feature fun things for kids to do, such as carousel rides or visits with Santa Claus. While this might require parents to spend more time at the mall or shopping center than they initially hoped, it can help keep kids engaged while giving them something fun to do at the same time. Parents who must take their kids along on holiday shopping excursions can take steps to make such trips fun for all involved.

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GIVE THE GIFT OF GIVING by PATRICIA MORRISON COATE, Sequim Gazette

In the true spirit of the season, share what you can and feel the warmth altruism brings. Any of these organizations will greatly appreciate your donation — big and small.

CLALLAM COUNTY Carlsborg • American Red Cross, P.O. Box 188, 360-457-7933

FORKS • Concerned Citizens for Special Children, P.O. Box 1787, 360-374-9340/360452-2396 • Forks Abuse Program, P.O. Box 1775, 360-374-6411 • Forks Food Bank, P.O. Box 35, 360-374-6411

SEQUIM • Boys & Girls Clubs of the Olympic Peninsula, P.O. Box 4167, 360-6838095/360-417-2831 • Dungeness Valley Health & Wellness Clinic, P.O. Box 3434, 360-582-0218

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• Northwest Raptor and Wildlife Center, 1051 W. Oak Court, 360-681-2283 • Olympic View Community Foundation, 720 E. Washington St., Suite 111, 360-797-1338 • Peninsula Friends of Animals, P.O. Box 404, 360-452-0414 • Sequim Community Aid, P.O. Box 1591, 360-681-3731 • Sequim Food Bank, 144 W. Alder St., 360-683-1205 • Welfare for Animals Guild, P.O. Box 3966, 360-460-6258 • YMCA of Sequim, 610 N. Fifth Ave., 360-452-9244

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PORT ANGELES • Clallam Community Foundation, P.O. Box 937, 360-457-3011 • First Step Family Support Center, 325 E. Sixth St., 360-457-8355 • Healthy Families of Clallam County, 1210-C E. Front St., 360-4522381 • Lower Elwha Tribal Food Distribution, 360-452-8471 ext. 237 • Lutheran Community Services, 301 E. Lopez Ave., 360-452-5437 • Olympic Community Action Programs, 228 W. First St. Ste. J, 360-4524726 • Olympic Peninsula Humane Society, 1743 Old Olympic Hwy, Port Angeles, 360-457-8206 • Olympic Peninsula YMCA, 302 Francis St., 360-452-9244 • Port Angeles Food Bank, 402 S. Valley St., 360-452-8568 • Salvation Army, PO Box 2229, 360452-7679 • Serenity House of Clallam County, P.O. Box 4047, 360-452-7224 • St. Andrew’s Place Assisted Living Facility, 520 E. Park Ave., 360-4173418 (nonprofit) • St. Vincent de Paul Client Aid, 360-457-5804 • United Way of Clallam County, P.O. Box 937, 360-457-3011 • Volunteer Chore Services, PO Box 936, 360-417-5640 • Volunteers in Medicine of the Olympics, 909 Georgiana St.,

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While waiting until the last minute to begin holiday shopping may not be as risky as it used to be, shoppers may still benefit by sticking to certain strategies so they can find the perfect gifts without breaking the bank.

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JEFFERSON COUNTY • Center Valley Animal Rescue, 11900 Center Road, Quilcene, 360-7650598 • Humane Society of Jefferson County, 112 Critter Lane, Port Townsend, 360-385-3292 • Jefferson County Food Bank Association, P.O. Box 124, Port Hadlock, 360-385-6321 • St. Vincent de Paul of East Jefferson County, 360-379-1325 • United Good Neighbors of Jefferson County, 201-B W. Patison St., Port Hadlock, 360-385-3797

Even last-minute shoppers have holiday shopping budgets. But it can be harder for last-minute shoppers to stick to their budgets because they have less time to comparison shop and hunt for deals. As the holiday shopping season winds down, resist the temptation to go over budget. If a gift you had in mind is available but more than you can spend, look for something else. Overspending on holiday shopping in December is a recipe for debt in January, and no shopper wants to begin the new year weighed down by consumer debt. • Shop local. National chains and big box retailers

are renowned for rolling out great deals during the holiday season, but such stores may have very limited or unimpressive inventory left by the time lastminute shoppers begin shopping. Local retailers are often incapable of slashing prices as significantly as their larger competitors, and that may mean they have more extensive inventories available throughout the holiday shopping season. In addition, shoppers who stick with local retailers won’t have to pay shipping costs to ensure items arrive on time.

SHOP DURING OFF-PEAK HOURS

Shopping during off-peak hours can help last-minute shoppers make efficient use of the limited time they have to buy gifts for their loved ones. Visit stores early in the morning or late at night, or schedule a midweek afternoon shopping trip so you aren’t spending what little time you have left waiting in lines or hunting for parking. >> TIPS continued on Page 14

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When you purchase at locally owned businesses, more money re-circulates in the Port Angeles community. Local businesses often patronize other local businesses, service providers and farms. On average, for every $100 spent at a locally owned business, up to $70 stays in the local economy, creating jobs and expanding the community’s tax base.

Last-minute shoppers who want to give something more tangible can create a homemade gift that’s both unique and GIVE SOMETHING LESS heartfelt. TRADITIONAL If your DIY skills are lacking, give a Holiday gifts need not come from stores. loved one the gift of a night out on the Rather than spending their time shoptown at your expense. ping for gifts for loved ones who seemingly Shoppers who wait until the end of the have it all, last-minute shoppers can give holiday shopping season to begin their the gift of a donation in their loved one’s searches for holiday gifts can still find great gifts without going broke. name.

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2. REDUCE ENVIRONMENTAL FOOTPRINTS

Buying from a local business helps the environment by conserving energy and resources in the form of less fuel for transportation and less packaging. More goods within walking and biking distances create less pollution and traffic congestion.

3. CREATE MORE GOOD JOBS

Small local businesses are the largest employer nationally; in our community, they provide good jobs to local residents. Studies show that on average, locally-owned businesses create more jobs, provide better wages, benefits, and working conditions than national chains.

4. INVEST IN ENTREPRENEURSHIP

Creativity and entrepreneurship are what fuels America’s economic innovation and prosperity. The success of locally owned, independent businesses provides real-life examples to our young people, proving that they can stay in Port Angeles and prosper on their own terms.

5. CELEBRATE OUR EXCEPTIONAL COMMUNITY

Our one-of-a-kind, locally focused businesses are an integral part of the distinctive character of Port Angeles. This is another reason why we choose to shop, eat and have fun in our home town.

6. ENJOY SELECTIONS GEARED TO LOCAL TASTES AND NEEDS

Local businesses have a wider array of uniquely focused products because they buy and sell based on what they know local customers want and need, creating more relevant choices.

• Ornaments • Jewelry • Scarves • Prints • Hats • Handcrafts • T-Shirts • Cards • Carvings • Books • Music • Dream Catchers • Totems

7. BUY FROM A PERSON, NOT FROM A SCREEN

Local business owners and employees offer more personal service because they often have a high level of expertise and passion for the products they sell. They also tend to have a greater interest in getting to know their customers who are, after all, their neighbors.

8. INVEST IN OUR COMMUNITY’S FUTURE

Local businesses are owned by people who live in this community, are less likely to leave, and are more invested in the community’s future.

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CALENDER OF EVENTS

•  Ghosts of Christmas Past Tour, 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. or 7 p.m. to 8 p.m., downtown, $20 for adults or $10 for kids younger than 12, visit www.twistedhistorytours.com.

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•  Port Townsend’s Christmas Carol, “Spirit of the Yule,” Key City Playhouse, 419 Water St., 360-385-5278. For performance dates, times and ticket prices, see www.keycitypublictheatre.org.

FRIDAY, DEC. 16

•  Gingerbread Contest, Flagship Landing, 1007 Water St., on display through Jan. 14. Drop off entries between Dec. 16-30. Judging is Jan. 7.

by PATRICIA MORRISON COATE, Sequim Gazette, & LAURA LOFGREN, Peninsula Daily News

Here is the latest listing of holiday events happening on the North Olympic Peninsula through New Year’s Eve. While we do our best to include everyone’s event, some have been planned after the publication of this section. Please read the Peninsula Daily News, Sequim Gazette and Forks Forum for up-todate event listings as they are added through this holiday season.

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SATURDAY, DEC. 17

•  Holiday Open Parlor Tours, 1 p.m. to 3 p.m., historical tours of Victorian buildings. $15. See www.vicfest.org. •  Caroling in the Streets, 1 p.m. to 3 p.m., downtown. •  Main Street/Kiwanis Choo-Choo Rides for Families, 1 p.m. to 4 p.m., 540 Water St. Suggested donation $5. See www.ptmainstreet.org.

NOW THROUGH SUNDAY, JAN. 1

•  Down Home Country Christmas, 7 p.m. to 9 p.m., New Life Church, 1636 Hastings Ave. Music, family friendly.

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•  Big Brass Yule Ball, 8 p.m. to 11 p.m., Port Townsend American Legion Hall, 209 Monroe St., $15, swing and stomp to Olympic Express Big Band with special appearances by Krampus and Father Christmas. 21+ event.

•  Drive-through Christmas light display, 5 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., downtown.

WEDNESDAY, DEC. 21

•  Prime Rib Christmas Dinner, hor d’oeuvres at 5 p.m., Brinnon Community Center, 306144 U.S. Highway 101, $10 per person, reservations are absolutely required and may be made through Sandy Peterson at 360-796-4350.

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•  First Night, 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., City Hall, 540 Water St., $5 per person or $10 for a family. Nonalcoholic, family New Year’s Eve celebration with fireworks.

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7:30 p.m., Sequim High School Auditorium, 601 N. Sequim Ave. Entry is free of charge.

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• Daddy-Daughter Dance “A Winter Wonderland,” 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m., Vern Burton Center, 308 E. Fourth St. •  Raindeer Run and Walk, 1 p.m., Port Angeles City Pier and Olympic Discovery Trail, $23 per person, $11 for 18 and younger. Call coordinator Dan Estes, 360-417-4557.

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•  Geoffrey Castle’s Celtic Christmas Celebration, 8 p.m., Port Angeles Performing Arts Center, 304 E. Park Ave., 360-452-7602 for ticket information.

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•  Shop ’til You Drop, throughout the day, downtown store event with music and treats. •  Peninsula Men’s Gospel Singers MiniChristmas Concert, 6:30 p.m., Park View Villas, 1430 Park View Lane. There are no concert fees for Peninsula Men’s Gospel Singers concerts, but goodwill donations at the door are greatly appreciated.

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Because of the generosity of readers in Clallam and Jefferson counties, $255,468 was contributed to the Peninsula Daily News’ “hand up, not a handout” Peninsula Home Fund in 2015. The funds have allowed Olympic Community Action Programs to help thousands of area residents this year with a variety of needs that otherwise might have not been met. Of the 720 donations given to the Home Fund in 2015, nearly 80 donors gave throughout the year. All of the donors join the PDN in delivering hope to thousands of individuals and families, many with young children, who suddenly face an emergency situation and can’t find help elsewhere. Everyone who donates — whether it be $1 or $1,000 — is a Home Fund partner who is helping forge a stronger Peninsula community. In the past 26 years, the Home Fund has distributed $3,266,201 to help those in need on the Peninsula.

MORE ABOUT THE FUND Until New Year’s Eve, the Peninsula Home Fund — a safety net for Peninsula residents when there is nowhere else to turn — is seeking contributions for its 27th annual holiday fundraising campaign. Peninsula Daily News will publish stories every Wednesday and Sunday during the campaign listing contributors and reporting on how the fund works. Peninsula Home Fund is a unique nonprofit program: • No money is deducted by the Peninsula Daily News for administration fees or any other overhead. Every penny goes to OlyCAP — nonprofit Olympic Community Action Programs — the No. 1 emergency-care agency on the Peninsula. The money goes to help the most vulnerable members of our community, from infants to families to seniors. Please note: Because of heavy community demands, the loss of grants because of the economy and recent cuts in government funding, OlyCAP beginning in 2012 was

permitted to use 10 percent — 10 cents of every dollar donated — to pay for the vital programs and services for Home Fund clients. (Previously there were no deductions.) OlyCAP has kept it in the area of 8 percent to 10 percent, a fraction of the average overhead of other nonprofits. • The Home Fund is not a welfare program. Money is used to give families and individuals from Port Townsend to Forks, from Quilcene and Brinnon to Sequim, Joyce and La Push “a hand up, not a handout” to get through an emergency situation. Assistance, which usually averages less than $100, is limited to one time in a 12-month period. The average amount of help this year has been $68.17 per person and $195.32 per household. Money from the fund is used for hot meals for seniors in Jefferson and Clallam counties; warm winter coats for kids; home repairs for a low-income family; needed prescription drugs; dental work; safe, drug-free temporary housing; eyeglasses — the list goes on and on. All instances of help are designed to get an individual or family through a crisis — and back to self-sufficiency. Home Fund case managers often work with each individual or family to develop a plan to become financially stable — and avoid a recurrence of the emergency that prompted aid from the fund. As needed, Peninsula Home Fund contributions are often used in conjunction with money from churches, service clubs and other donors, enabling OlyCAP to stretch the value of the contribution. The goal again: “a hand up, not a handout.” • All contributions are IRS tax-deductible to the fullest extent of the law for the year in which the check is written. Your personal information is kept confidential. PDN does not rent, sell, give or otherwise share your address or information with anyone or make any other use of it. Since its beginning in 1989, the fund has relied on the support of Jefferson and Clallam residents. As of Oct. 31, $204,107 has been spent for Home Fund grants. >> HOME FUND continued on Page 19

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And as we move into winter, the toughest period of the year, all of the remaining money — $51,361 — is expected to be spent by mid-January. Individuals, couples, businesses, churches, organizations and school groups set a new record for contributions in 2014 — $271,981 — smashing the old record of $268,389 set Dec. 31, 2013.

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HOW TO DONATE To donate, write a check to “Peninsula Home Fund” and attach it to the coupon that appears on this page. Mail both items to Peninsula Home Fund, Peninsula Daily News, P.O. Box 1330, Port Angeles, WA 98362. You can also contribute online using a credit card: Just click on https://secure.peninsuladailynews.com/homefund. If you have any questions about the fund, phone Terry Ward, regional publisher, at 360417-3500.

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