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Table of Contents Welcome............................................. 4 About Sedro-Woolley..................... 5-8 Demographics Business & Industry Schools Transportation Farm & Field................................. 9-10 Farmers Market, Winery Recreation................................... 11-15 Parks, RV Parks, Outdoor Sports, Hiking Trails, Mountain Bike Routes, Golf, Fishing Sedro-Woolley Map......................... 16 Sedro-Woolley Museum Events & Activities.................... 17 Calendar...................................... 18-19 Loggerodeo Events & Activities............... 20-25 Sedro-Woolley Chamber Events & Activities............... 26-30 Tribe.................................................. 30 Services............................................. 31
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Welcome to Sedro-Woolley! W
elcome to Sedro-Woolley, where quality of life is the primary reason people love to call it home. A town steeped in hometown charm, a vital center of recreation, and a great place to do business; we invite you to stay and explore what makes us unique—besides the name. Downtown Sedro-Woolley offers art work carved as tribute to its logging past as each year new chainsaw carvings are added to the streetscape. The downtown is working on revitalization and many buildings are receiving facelifts as growth is anticipated. When local owners invest in buildings one can truly see the pride that goes into creating a distinct impression. Significant growth in jobs and the economy are anticipated thanks to the Janicki BioEnergy project, known as the Omni Processor, funded for development by the Bill Gates Foundation. Peter Janicki designed and has started production on a machine that will change the world by processing human waste into clean energy and clean water, exceeding the goals set by the Gates Foundation. (See janickibioenergy.com) Hammer Heritage Square near the center of town is the place to be for many events such as Blast from the Past and the home of Sedro-Woolley Farmer’s Market open on Wednesdays from May to October. The events in town are generally family oriented, from Woodfest during Tulip Festival which focuses on student woodworking projects; an Easter egg hunt; a kids’ fishing derby in May; hula hoop, jump rope, and eating competitions during Blast from the Past in June; the Loggerodeo with 4
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its carnival and grand parade in July; Halloween parade and merchant trick or treating in October; and wonderful Christmas events in December. If you want your family to experience something genuine, Sedro-Woolley offers plenty for visitors and residents alike. For motor enthusiasts there are two car shows every year in June and September and a motorcycle show has been added to this year’s Blast from the Past. Hitting Highway 20 or Highway 9 in any rig reminds you to enjoy the drive as you pass through the forests, mountains, and small communities away from the hustle and bustle of the Interstate. The town has several local parks and is surrounded by outdoor recreational opportunities from the North Cascades to the San Juan Islands, all just a short drive from the heart of Sedro-Woolley. At Riverfront Park on the Skagit River one can find plenty of picnic areas and restrooms, city maintained shelters that can be rented for reunions or other events, a
dog park, boat launch, and RV park. New playground equipment has been recently added to both Riverfront and Bingham Parks. The Rotary Club built an amphitheater a few years ago and has been holding free summer concerts in the park. You can also enjoy concerts at our lovely local winery, Eagle Haven on Sims Road east of town during the summer months, culminating at summers end with our Uncorked wine celebration. In 2012 the Rotary Club also built a new state of the art skate park that now attracts skateboarders from all over the region and an annual competition in the fall.
Pola Kelley, Executive Director Sedro-Woolley Chamber of Commerce
What Makes Sedro-Woolley Unique? T
he City of Sedro-Woolley is located on the banks of the beautiful Skagit River and is the gateway to the North Cascades recreation area, which attracts 750,000 visitors annually. It is conveniently situated just minutes from Interstate 5 on Highway 20 and midway between Vancouver, Canada, and Seattle, Washington. The city’s downtown district is decorated with historical murals, life-sized cedar statues, and attractive gas lamp replicas.
females make up 51.7 percent. The median resident age is 33.7 years compared to 46.6 years for Washington State. In 2013, the estimated median household income was $50,121 up from $37,914 in 2000. Washington’s median household income is $56,548. In 2013, the estimated median house or condo value was $199,300 up from $117,600 in 2000, as compared to Washington’s median home value of $287,200. As of 2009, 81.3 percent of adults in the city held a high school degree, 9.3 percent held a bachelor’s degree, and 2.1 percent held a graduate or professional degree. Seventeen percent of Sedro-Woolley workers s of 2013, Sedro-Woolley had a work in manufacturing, 15 percent in population of 10,645, a 23 percent construction, 15 percent in the retail increase since 2000. Males make up trade, six percent in accommodation 48.3 percent of the population and
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and food services, six percent in other services except public administration, five percent in agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting, and five percent in educational services.
edro-Woolley is home to about 1,580 businesses. In 2011, nearly 30 Sedro-Woolley firms reported revenue of over $10 million dollars and 300 reported revenue of more than $1 million dollars. Janicki Industries is the area’s largest employer with over 600 employees; it is also the region’s largest aerospace and technology firm. The Janicki’s are one of Sedro-Woolley’s pioneer families. For more information visit www.sedro-woolleymeansbusiness. com.
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Some of Our Local Events are: Blast from the Past
First Week in June
Week of July 4th
Magic of Christmas
Second Week in September
December 5th & 12th
Nearby Attractions • Shopping • Eagle Festival • Wineries • Mt. Baker Skiing • San Juan Islands • Cascade Loop • North Cascades National Park Celebrating Sedro-Woolley 2015
What Makes Sedro-Woolley Unique? Sedro-Woolley offers a competitive advantage. •
Land, houses, and buildings cost significantly less than in King and Snohomish Counties.
Shovel-ready industrial and commercial buildings available.
No local business and occupation taxes.
Fiber optic infrastructure in place.
Fast permitting and low development impact fees.
Experienced and talented labor pool. Training programs available through Skagit Valley College.
Abundance of subcontractors for manufacturers.
A high quality of life with a small town atmosphere. Easy access to beautiful parks, fishing, skiing, a gateway to the San Juan Islands, and over 100 miles of trails.
anicki Industries opened a new division called Janicki BioEnergy. In 2013 it was granted funding by the Bill Gates Foundation to manufacture a machine called the Omni Processor that aims to change sanitation and water treatment in the developing world. Local officials are working to setup the state-owned land at the old
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Northern State Hospital grounds as an incubator campus for the project for research, development, training and production. More than 35 percent of the world’s population suffers from a lack of proper sanitation. Open pits serve as latrines and when they are not cleared out quickly enough, raw sewage overflows into living spaces. Worse, many septic companies hired to remove sewage dump untreated waste in local rivers, streams and bays that are used as drinking water. The sewage then contaminates the water which kills more than 800,000 children each year. The opportunity here is to turn sewage into clean drinking water. Janicki BioEnergy builds machines of many different sizes that use biomass energy for sanitation, making clean water, and making electricity. The Model S100 can produce up to 10,800 liters of clean drinking water per day, satisfying all United States FDA and WHO clean water requirements. Emissions also meet or exceed all applicable United States EPA requirements. The Model S100 was shipped to Dakar, Senegal, in mid-February 2015 which is considered the perfect location for continuing development and measuring real-world performance. The goal is to furnish countries all over the world with this machine; at this time more than 50 countries have voiced their interest in the product. To keep up with demand, Janicki BioEnergy hopes to be producing one unit per day within five years. Peter Janicki’s goal is to create a system that is simple enough to be used by a layman and where the village could earn money to accept waste from surrounding communities.
Sedro-Woolley School District
edro-Woolley has a long and proud tradition of supporting its schools, teachers, and students with a focus on student-centered learning. Phil Brockman took over as the school superintendent in summer, 2013 and has continued the work of his predecessors. The school district mission states that “Every student graduates with the knowledge and skills for future learning and success.” This means using targeted strategies such as increasing K-12 focus on career, college, and life readiness; building assessment literacy and systems to support learning; increasing the use of quality student assessments; strengthening district programs and systems that support learning; and expanding communication about programs, services, and systems. Beginning in spring 2015, the school district began assessing students using the more rigorous Smarter Balanced Assessments (SBA), which will create solid baseline data. The results of these efforts will be better preparation of career and college readiness skill. We are very proud of our schools; several of them being recognized as being “Schools of Distinction” based on sustained student achievement. The district has highly qualified and dedicated staff with over 70 percent of teachers holding masters degrees and many holding national board certifications. The district is ranked first in the county and has a 92.2 percent high school graduation rate, the highest in the county and one of the highest in the state. Sixth grade reading and math achievement levels are exceeding statewide assessment trends. Middle school students are showing progress skagitvisitor.com
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What Makes Sedro-Woolley Unique? The Sedro-Woolley school district is 395 square miles, has approximately 4,200 students being served at 11 sites: Good Beginnings pre-school, seven elementary schools, one middle school, one high school, and one alternative small learning community high school. There are also several cooperative preschools. School Information School supply lists can be found on each school’s website through the district website: www.swsd.k12.wa.us.
in reading, math, and science and high school students continue to meet and exceed state standards. A growing number of students are participating at higher levels in co-curricular clubs, activities, and athletics. The school district is very proud of all its student athletes and celebrates the high school football team’s 2014 WIAA 2A State Championship!
A safety committee that includes the Sedro-Woolley police chief, district administrators, staff and parents has been formed to draft a safety plan for each school. The Educational Programs & Operations (EPO) levy funds 25 percent of the total school budget and has been in place for 40 years. Specifically, it pays for full day kindergarten for three schools that Funding is a critical part of academic don’t qualify for state funding, class success and the Sedro-Woolley Schools size reduction, additional support Foundation is a valued partner for the for students with disabilities, general students being served. The foundation transportation for students within the 395 square miles of the school district, holds an annual fundraiser called “Robyn’s Pancakes for Kids.” The 2015 building maintenance, and various breakfast will be held on July 4th from athletics, clubs, and school activities. 6:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. at the SedroThe school administration recognizes Woolley Senior Center. Tickets are $5. the importance of early childhood The district also has two levies that learning and is honoring a commitment passed in February 2014. The Safety to offer full day kindergarten in all and Technology levy is a four-year levy seven elementary schools. State funding that will generate $900,000 per year; pays for full day kindergarten in the money collected goes to ensure safe schools showing socio-economic need learning facilities, update 10-year-old and four qualified; the Sedro-Woolley computer labs, build mobile labs, and school board approved paying for a variety of technical smart devices the other three schools with local levy to enhance learning in classrooms. dollars. 8
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Transportation: If your student will be riding the bus please call the transportation office at 360-855-3504 before the start of the school year to confirm bus routes and pick-up/dropoff times and locations. If you have questions about the free and/or reduced lunch price application please call the food services department at 360-855-3515.
edro-Woolley is served by the Skagit Regional Airport in Burlington (owned and operated by the Port of Skagit, it offers corporate, business, and recreational flying services), the Burlington Northern Santa Fe and Union Pacific freight rail lines, Amtrak passenger rail service, and a regional transit system. The city is also a half hour drive to the Bellingham International Airport and a one and a half hour drive to the Sea-Tac International Airport.
Farm & Field
more vendors to the group. Currently there are about 10 farmers, three bakers, three food processors, and multiple crafters. There are two food vendors; one makes fresh, hot soup and the other sells hamburgers and hot dogs grilled on site. Locals enjoy the live music and monthly cooking demonstrations, which may be increasing to bi-monthly in 2015. Nonprofit groups have the opportunity to setup a table for a day.
For the past 13 years, the SedroWoolley Farmer’s Market has been The Skagit Valley Farmers Market held every Wednesday from May 21st Coalition, who has allowed the Sedrothrough October 15th, from 3 p.m. to 7 Woolley market to pool resources for p.m. in Hammer Heritage Square. shared marketing and outreach, has secured funding to operate the county In the peak of the season there wide EBT incentive program again are over 20 vendors; the market is this year. For more information please considering a mini expansion this visit www.sedrowoolleyfarmersmarket. year which will bring in about five
com, call (360) 202-7311 or e-mail sedrowoolleyfarmersmarket@ gmail.com. Sedro-Woolley Farmers Market 3 to 7 p.m. Wednesdays, late-May to mid-October. Hammer Heritage Square, Ferry and Metcalf streets. Jeremy Kindlund (360) 202-7311 email@example.com www.SedroWoolleyFarmersMarket.com Features seasonal produce and berries, baked goods, organic meat and cheese, flowers, honey, coffee beans and handmade crafts, along with hot food and music.
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Farm & Field Winery With growing conditions similar to France’s Loire Valley and the Northern Rhine Valley of Germany, Skagit County is home to a growing number of wineries. While Skagit’s winemakers import grapes from Eastern Washington growers, many have begun growing estate varieties in Skagit soil. White wine grapes such as Madeleine Angevine and Siegerrebe are known to grow well in Skagit’s mild climate, while Pinot Noir grapes are being grown at an increasing number of area vineyards. The valley grows 100 acres of wine grapes valued at more than $1 million, according to data from Washington State University.
While You’re Here • Take a look at the murals and wood carving statues downtown, most of them along Metcalf Street. The carvings are auctioned at the end of the annual
Eagle Haven Winery 8243 Sims Road, Sedro-Woolley www.eaglehavenwinery.com (360) 856-6248 From I-5 North or South: Exit 230 at Burlington or Exit 232 for Cook Road. East on North Cascades Highway (HWY 20) approximately 4 miles. At Sims Road, take a right. Eagle Haven Winery is on your left in the red building. From the East on North Cascades Highway (HWY 20): Travel West on Highway 20. At Sims Road, take a left. Eagle Haven Winery is on your left in the red building. Hours: Open 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday December through April and 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Thursday through Monday May through November. Eagle Haven Winery began making wines in 2003 and produces fruit wines (blackberry, plum, apple, pear) along with Siegerrebe, Madeleine Angevine, Rosé, Syrah, Sangiovese and Pinot Noir. There’s also cider made at its adjoining apple orchard. The vineyard is surrounded by a 40-acre apple orchard and a salmon-bearing stream and includes a tasting room and wine garden. The winery also features a wooden pavilion, where it hosts a summer concert series on Friday evenings. The pavilion also can be booked for private events. Loggerodeo chainsaw carving event and local businesses purchase them to keep on display. Many of the painted murals were inspired by world-famous photographer
Darius Kinsey, who had a photo studio in Sedro-Woolley in the late 1890s and is known for his emphasis on Western scenery, logging and railroads. • Visit the 726-acre Northern State Recreation Area just east of town off Highway 20 between Helmick and Fruitdale roads. The regional park offers hiking and mountain biking trails, as well as a discgolf course at the site of the former Northern State Hospital.
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he Sedro-Woolley Parks and Recreation Department takes great pride in maintaining the cityâ€™s park system, Union Cemetery, and other open spaces. The department provides maintenance and custodial services for the Municipal Building, Community Center, Senior Center, Public Library, Police and Fire facilities along with much of the roadside mowing within city limits and the maintenance of the beautiful flower baskets displayed around the city.
shelter with barbeque pits, an RV park, more than 50 picnic tables (many with barbeque pits), and four restrooms. NEW THIS YEAR: Zipline for kids ages 5-12.
Memorial Park Memorial Park is located in the 700 block of Pacific Street and houses the Public Library, the Senior Center, and the Community Center. Memorial Park was dedicated in the 1950s to honor Sedro-Woolleyâ€™s veterans of the
Parks Riverfront Park Riverfront Park is located on the south side of town at 1001 River Road. The park features a river boat launch with restrooms and a picnic table, an
amphitheater, a covered picnic area, the Rotary shelter, a small and large
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Recreation Spanish American War. It includes a playground, restroom, picnic shelter, and open space with a capacity of 50 people.
Bark Park Bark Park is located across from Riverfront Park and is an area dedicated to leash-free exercise for dogs.
Lions Park is located to the north of the intersection of Haines Avenue and Highway 20. It is a small “pocket park” dedicated by the Sedro-Woolley Lions Club. It is mainly used as a picnic area for tourists who are crossing over the North Cascade Pass. Water, picnic tables, and barbecue pits are available but there are no restrooms.
Harry Osborne Park & Caboose The Harry Osborne Park and Caboose is located south east of the intersection of Cook Road and Highway 20. This park welcomes visitors and residents to Sedro-Woolley with the “Welcome to Sedro-Woolley” sign and an old steam train that was used by area loggers in the mountains surrounding the city. The park is named for longtime Sedro-Woolley resident Harry Osborne.
Bingham Park is located on the 400 block of Washington Street. The park was donated to the city by SedroWoolley pioneers and the Bingham family. It features a playground, restroom, picnic shelter, potable water, a BMX jumping course, and a barbeque area that was built to honor longtime city resident and Rotarian Frederick Thompson. Capacity of 50 people. As of summer 2014, there are five full service RV spaces.
Hammer Heritage Square Hammer Heritage Square is located in downtown Sedro-Woolley on the northwest corner of Ferry and Metcalf Streets. Dedicated in 2005, the square was a joint effort by the city, 12
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several service clubs, and community members. It includes a gazebo, clock tower, public restrooms, a waterfall, and a mural. It serves as a town square and memorial area for Sedro-Woolley residents past and present; inscribed bricks line the walkway. It is named for the property’s original owner, Wyman Hammer, whose family donated the property to the city.
For the past 14 years, the SedroWoolley Farmer’s Market has been held every Wednesday from May 20 through October 14 from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. in Hammer Heritage Square. In the peak of the season there are over 20 vendors. Currently there are about 10 farmers, three bakers, three skagitvisitor.com
food processors, and multiple crafters. There are two food vendors; one serves authentic Mexican cuisine and crepes and the other sells Chicago style hot dogs. Locals enjoy the live music and twice-monthly cooking demonstrations, non-profit groups have the opportunity to setup a table for a day. The Skagit Valley Farmers Market Coalition, who has allowed the SedroWoolley market to pool resources for shared marketing and outreach, has secured funding to operate the county wide EBT incentive program again this year. For more information please visit www.sedrowoolleyfarmersmarket. com, call (360) 202-7311 or e-mail sedrowoolleyfarmersmarket@ gmail.com.
RV Parks Riverfront Park RV Park The Riverfront Park RV Park has 28 spots with power and water plus 10 tent spaces with water and sheltered restrooms nearby.
Bingham Park Bingham Park has five spots with full hookups.
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Recreation Outdoor Sports Basketball Courts Outdoor basketball courts are located next to the skate park and the Metcalf Ballpark between Metcalf Street and Munro Street and at Riverfront Park.
Metcalf Ballpark The Metcalf Ballpark is located next to the skate park and the basketball court between Metcalf Street and Munro Street. The ballpark is used by several baseball teams throughout the spring and early summer.
Skate Park Formally opened on October 13, 2012, the Skate Park attracts skaters from all over the region. It is located next to the Metcalf Ballpark and the basketball court between Metcalf Street and Munro Street. Local youth participated in the planning phase of the project before construction began
in July, 2012. The park was built as a safe recreation space for youth with the support of the Sedro-Woolley Rotary Club and then president, Police Chief Doug Wood. The Rotary Club raised $200,000 in funding and members donated their time, labor, equipment, and supplies to get the park built on schedule and within budget. Other large contributors were the McIntyre Foundation and the City of Sedro-Woolley but there were many other businesses, foundations, and individuals who made donations. There is an annual skate park competition which will be held the second Saturday in September on September 12, 2015. The regional competition is at the Sedro-Woolley skate park after preliminary competitions are held at neighboring city parks. Local high school students compete and a professional skating team comes to exhibit and judge tricks and form.
Hiking Trails Cumberland Creek Interpretive Trail The Cumberland Creek Interpretive Trail is two miles long and family friendly. It is located at 34183 South Skagit Highway.
Mountain Bike Routes The Cascade Trail The Cascade Trail is 22.5 miles long and the route runs between Sedro-Woolley and Concrete. Parking is available in many spaces along Highway 20.
The Northern State Recreation Area The Northern State Recreation Area is four miles long and is located north of Highway 20 on Helmick Road, east of Sedro-Woolley.
Golf There are plenty of options for golfers in Skagit County. You want to sneak in a quick nine holes? You can do that. Youâ€™ve got a little extra time and want to play 27? You can do that too. 14
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Recreation Skagit County’s six courses offer golfers all kinds of scenery, from Puget Sound to the wooded areas typically associated with northwest Washington. The Gateway Golf Course The Gateway Golf Course is a 9-hole course located at 1288 Fruitdale Road. Phone: (425) 633-6547 www.gatewaygolfandrestaurant.com
Fishing Enjoy trolling for salmon out in the bay? Or casting for trout from the shores of a secluded alpine lake?
species include lingcod, halibut and, of course, salmon. Anacortes is a good place to get started. There are several charter services more than willing to lend a hand. Before making a cast into any body of water, be sure to check the state’s regulations. The thick pamphlet detailing the regulations, “Fishing in Washington,” can be picked up free at most sporting goods stores, where you can also get tips on gear, tactics and where they’re biting.
website at www.wdfw.wa.gov often to check for emergency closures and more information. Here are some fishing hot spots. Check the latest regulation pamphlet for season, size, catch, limit and gear restrictions; species and solid fishing months with runs are listed below.
Skagit River • • •
Anglers 15 and older need a license to fish in Washington.
• • There are numerous types of licenses; • Whether your preference is saltwater be sure to purchase the one that best or freshwater, Skagit County has many fits your needs. Visit the Washington • fishing opportunities. Department of Fish and Wildlife • All five species of salmon – Chinook, Coho, Sockeye, chum and pink –can be compelled to bite in local rivers and bays.
Chinook: July-August Winter steelhead: December-April Summer steelhead: JuneNovember Coho: September-November Chum: October-November Pink: August-September (Pink salmon return in odd-numbered years.)
Sockeye: July Sea-run cutthroat: August-October
Trout species, such as steelhead, rainbow, cutthroat, brown and brook, can be landed in numerous lakes and rivers, while warm-water species, including large and smallmouth bass, perch, crappie and bluegill, can be hooked as well. Numerous alpine lakes dot the landscape of the North Cascades. Just grab the rod and day-pack and head into the hills. On the marine waters, saltwater Riverfront Park is located on the south side of town at 1001 River Road features a river boat launch with restrooms.
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he Sedro-Woolley Museum has been welcoming visitors from all over the world for the last 22 years. From the start, the museum has enjoyed broad community support with most display items donated by members of the community and an allvolunteer staff. Carolyn Freeman has been involved with the museum since its inception 24 years ago. She served as the president once before for four years and resumed the role again 11 years ago. Carolyn speaks passionately about the museum, saying that her work there has been a “very rewarding experience… and loves that the museum is up close and personal with almost everything out for display.”
Holiday Home Tour
The Holiday Home Tour is the Sedro-Woolley Museum’s main annual fundraiser. The fundraiser was first run in 1988 and then every two years until 1994 when it began running every year. The store-fronts including a shoe repair event falls on the second Saturday in shop, a photography studio, a mini December which makes the 2015 date dollar store, a ceramic school, and Saturday, December 12th. Tickets print-shop for the Outlook Newspaper. are $5 and can be pre-purchased at The building then sat empty with a the museum and the Oliver-Hammer leaky roof until the Sedro-Woolley Clothes Shop after Thanksgiving. The Soroptimist International donated evening starts with an open house at $10,000 to refurbish the building the museum at 4 p.m. where maps with in 1991 and then $5,000 for each addresses will be handed out for the of the next four years to get the self-guided tour. The event typically museum going. The local Rotary Club draws about 300 participants who donated and installed the signage and drive or walk to see the inside and out awning and every local business and The Sedro-Woolley Museum of six to eight local, heritage houses celebrates its frontier history, boasting organization donated what they could decorated for Christmas between along with many personal donations. several set exhibits including a re5 p.m. and 9 p.m. Dress for winter creation of a frontier town with a barn The museum opened in 1993 and then weather and bring a flashlight. and a main street with post office, jail, about 15 years ago the Lions Club donated $5,000 to build “Main Street”, newspaper office, and dental office. an addition to the back of the museum There are displays with old machines and equipment, a tribute to community to represent Sedro-Woolley’s main street 100 years ago. military members, and pictures of the infamous bank robbery of 1914. The museum’s annual membership The museum’s library houses Sedrodrive is in January but people are Woolley High School yearbooks and welcome to join in person or online local history books. The gift shop throughout the year. There is also a Contact Information sells books from local authors, local model railroad setup all year but it www.sedrowoolleymuseum.org artwork on consignment, plus dolls, only runs fully on special occasions. 725 Murdock St. toys, and books donated by community The annual model railroad open 360-855-2390 members. There are good deals to be house in February attracts railroad firstname.lastname@example.org found such as quilting books for $10. enthusiasts with all the trains running. Hours: The museum building was originally The lending library has many model Noon-4 p.m. Wednesday railroad magazines available to checkbuilt for Emil Jeck’s Ford Garage 11:30 a.m-3:30 p.m. Thursday out. See Founder’s Day under chamber in 1926. Over the years ownership 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday events for details on the museum’s changed hands and was a Tradewell 1 p.m.-4 p.m. Sunday store, a Safeway, and an office building. open house, community picnic, and car Other times by appointment show. It later served as home to multiple
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Blast from the Past Weekend Get ready to get retro at the annual Blast from the Past celebration in downtown Sedro-Woolley. Visitors can enjoy local shopping and other activities. (360) 855-1841, www. ci.sedro-woolley.wa.us June 27 at 8 a.m.
July 26 from 7 a.m.
Yellow Ribbon Motorcycle Poker Run Established in 2004, SW Community Troop Support sends care packages to military personnel serving overseas. We complete our mission through donation drives, letter writing campaigns from local school children, and our “Yellow Ribbon Motorcycle Poker Run,” which raises funds for shipping expenses. - See more at: swcommunitytroopsupport.com
Loggerodeo Sedro-Woolley’s celebration of logging history and horseback riding continues. Loggerodeo takes over the small town during the last days of June and first few days of July. The schedule of events isn’t final until spring, visitors can go online to the City of Sedro-Woolley’s website, www.ci.sedro-woolley.wa.us, and click on the link to Loggerodeo, or call (360) 770-8452. www.loggerodeo.com
Sedro-Woolley Eagle’s Club Classic Car Show August 29 at 5:00 p.m.
Toys for Tots Benefit Featuring Rock, R&B and Soul legend LeRoy Bell and His Only Friends presented by Northwest Hot Springs. Highway 9 opens the show. Perkins Variety Apple’s will be open for business.
Skate Park Competition September 12 at 3 p.m.
Fundraiser for the Sedro-Woolley Chamber of Commerce featuring Knut Bell and The Blue Collars.
Founders’ Day Sedro-Woolley celebrates its rootin’, tootin’ past with a museum open house and an honoring of one of its pioneering families during its annual Founders Day event the second weekend in September. 360-855-1841 www. ci.sedro-woolley.wa.us September 13 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
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October 31 at 4 p.m.
Childrenâ€™s Halloween Parade
Museum Membership Drive
December 5 at 3 p.m.
SedroWhoolleyville Presents the Magic of Christmas Train and pony rides for kids, cider, giant Christmas tree lighting and Santa parade in downtown Sedro-Woolley. www.ci.sedro-woolley.wa.us
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Easter Egg Hunt, sponsored by the City of SedroWoolley The Easter Egg Hunt takes place the Saturday before Easter and is located at Riverside Park. All kids 12 and under are welcome to participate; the grassy area is divided into sections by age group to make it fun for everyone.
Museum Model Railroad Open House February
Woolley Trail Runs
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March 26 at 1 p.m.
Check out what can be done with a high level of skill and a block of wood as expert wood workers in the region do what they do best. High school students also showcase their skills and compete for prizes. www. sedro-woolley.com
December 12 from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m.
Santa Breakfast December 12 at 12 p.m.
Mrs. Claus Luncheon
Hosted by PeaceHealth United General Medical Center
December 12 from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Holiday Home Tour
Get a glimpse inside some of SedroWoolleyâ€™s historic homes and its historic museum all decked out in colors and lights for the holidays. www.ci.sedro-woolley.wa.us skagitvisitor.com
May 7 from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Kids Fishing Derby
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he world famous Loggerodeo is Sedro-Woolley’s official 4th of July celebration; Independence Day festivities have been running since 1886, making it the oldest continuous 4th of July celebration in the state. It received its name in 1948 after a local naming contest. The 2015 activities will be condensed into a fun-filled four day event from July 2nd through 5th. Visit www.loggerodeo.com for more details and application forms.
Fireworks Show What would the 4th of July be without “bombs bursting in air?” Sedro-Woolley’s patriotic fireworks show is held at Riverfront Park at dusk on July 4th, sponsored by the Loggerodeo. There is ample parking
or Beta Club through their burger stands. The Highway 20 band will play at the Riverfront Park Amphitheater on the evening of July 4th, 2015, before the fireworks begin. Check official program for time.
Patriotic Business and House Decorating Contest
and room in the park to enjoy the spectacular show. Fireworks are provided by Western Display Fireworks of Camby, Oregon. Come early to picnic or tailgate in the parking lot across from the park. Support the Steel Claw Wrestling Club
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About a dozen houses and a handful of businesses participate in the contest each year, decorating their home or business in red, white and blue for the Fourth of July. Community members are recruited to judge the homes and businesses for best use of patriotic colors; awarding gift certificates for first, second and third places. Businesses compete in two categories: Main Street window decorating and off of Metcalf building decorating. Winners are announced in the Courier-Times, on the Loggerodeo website, and the Chamber of Commerce window. Judging will be Friday, June 26, at noon. Download your application form on loggerodeo. com and mail to P.O. Box 712, SedroWoolley, WA 98284 or drop off at the NEW Loggerodeo office: 912 B 3rd Street by Friday, June 19th.
Chainsaw Carving Competition Sedro-Woolley was granted the title of “chainsaw carving capital of Washington.” The Loggerodeo staged its first chainsaw carving competition in 1996 and it’s still happening today at the corner of Murdock and State Streets. Carvers from around the world use all cedar logs to carve beautiful sculptures with themes such as Northwest wildlife and logging. The competition runs July 2nd through 4th from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and July 5th skagitvisitor.com
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Carnival Davis Shows Northwest produces the family-friendly carnival which runs July 2nd through 5th at Riverfront from 8 a.m. to noon. The quick-carve Park on the south edge of town. competition runs daily from 10:30 a.m. Unlimited ride carnival bracelets are to noon. Many of the sculptures can be $25 per person, per day. Tickets can purchased at the daily auctions starting also be purchased for a single ride. at 5 p.m. July 2nd through 4th and 1 The carnival bracelet pre-sale and p.m. on July 5th. After the competition Loggerodeo t-shirt sale will begin is over, sculptures are placed around during the Blast from the Past event at town and attract tourists throughout the NEW Loggerodeo Headquarters the year. This year there will be a on 912 B 3rd St. (June 1st through 5 special quilt made from vintage p.m. on July 2nd). Pre-sale bracelets Loggerodeo t-shirts and Americana are $20. auctioned at 5 p.m. The quilt was made
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Grand Parade The Grand Parade is generously sponsored and organized by the SedroWoolley Lions Club. The parade is at 11 a.m. on July 4th; it starts on 3rd Street by the Sedro-Woolley High School, turns left on State Street, right on Metcalf, right on Ferry and then right on Township, ending at the intersection of Township and State. Ten thousand spectators come out to view the parade (which is almost the population of Sedro-Woolley)! There
are 140-160 entries every year and include everything from the Strawberry Festival Float, the All-County High School Band, cheerleading squads, the Skagit Rein Riders, dancers, and more. Most local organizations participate including restaurants, banks, and churches. This year’s Grand Marshalls are Becky Taft and family from Skagit State Bank of Sedro-Woolley.
Pro-West Rodeo Don’t miss the 81st Anniversary of the Pro-West Rodeo hosted by the Sedro-Woolley Riding Club! The Pro-West association has about 600 members and prides itself on an exciting show filled with courageous cowboys and cowgirls and the best livestock around. The Sedro-Woolley
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Riding Club is excited to welcome back the Skagit Rein Riders who will be performing a special mounted shooting demonstration. The show takes place at the rodeo grounds on Polte Road. July 3rd, 2015: Tough Enough to Wear Pink Stick Pony Races at 5:30 p.m., Rodeo at 6 p.m. Knut Bell will perform the National Anthem before each show and a “Dancing in the Dirt” concert after the July 3rd event! The July 4th, 2015 event will feature Slack at 8 a.m. and Rodeo at 2 p.m. and will be dedicated to the memory of Darwin Geerdes. Featured events include grand entry, stick pony races, steer wrestling, tie-down roping, breakaway roping, bareback riding, ranch saddle bronc riding, bull riding, and more. Tickets are $10 for adults and $8 for seniors, children, and military members. $1.00 from every ticket sold will be donated equally between the two Skagit Valley hospitals.
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The 2015 Street Dance will be held Friday, July 3rd from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. at Hammer Heritage Square on the corner of Metcalf and Ferry Streets. Bring the whole family out to enjoy this year’s live music, The Troy Fair Band! skagitvisitor.com
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Old Time Logging Show
in the woods” both in the past and with modern tools. Competitions have two The Kiddie Parade for kids under 12 The Greg Bisbey Logging Exhibition or more people and include choker is an annual favorite for Sedro-Woolley is the longest running logging show setting, axe throwing, speed climbing families. The parade will take place on competition in the U.S., going on 30 with spurs and belt, and hot chainsaw July 3rd at 5 p.m.; judging will occur years! The event will utilize the log bucking. A variety of saws will be used between 4:15 p.m. and 4:45 p.m. The rolling pond for the show, built in including the V8 that cuts through parade lineup starts at Lemley Chapel 2014. It will take place after the Grand a 30” log in two seconds, hot saws, then goes down Metcalf Street, turns Parade on July 4th at 2 p.m. in the chainsaws and manual cross cut saws. right on Ferry Street, then right on vacant lot on the corner of State Street, Murdock Street where the kids stop at across from Wood’s Logging Supply. the legion and the ladies hand out ice Thank you to the Sedro-Woolley cream bars. Parade categories include Masonic Lodge for the use of their lot. everything from decorated bicycles to Local world champions compete in this logging. Please see loggerodeo.com for fast-paced, adrenaline pumping show! entry rules and the parade application. Greg Bisbey is a longtime, SedroWoolley resident and former world champion for fastest speed climber with a total of seven titles under his belt. He still competes in the local show. The competitors showcase a “day
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“Robyn’s Pancakes for Kids” Breakfast The annual Sedro-Woolley Schools Foundation Fundraiser “Robyn’s Pancakes for Kids” breakfast will be held on July 4th, 2015, from 6:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. at the Sedro-Woolley Senior Center on 715 Pacific Street (next to library, entrance on Pacific & State Streets). Donation is $5 per person. All proceeds go to the SedroWoolley School District for studentrelated projects, the scholarship fund, equipment, and materials. For more information, call 360-855-3594. skagitvisitor.com
Approximately 200 people who live in Port District 3 are employed by businesses located on Port of Skagit property.
Want to learn more? The public is welcome at meetings of the Port Commission. Regularly scheduled commission business meetings take place on the second Tuesday of each month. Sessions start at 3 p.m. in the commission hearing room at 15400 Airport Drive, Burlington, WA 98233. Agendas are posted at www.portofskagit.com/port-meeting-notes/ prior to each meeting.
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Loggerodeo Events & Activities For additional information contact Kyle Rutherford at (360) 856-4465 or Brock Stiles at (360) 855-0131. Parking is available on the north side of the high school athletic field to avoid conflicts with parade activities. Please do not park in the gym parking lot.
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turnaround and returns to the start/ finish line. Cash prizes are awarded The 38th Annual Rotary Footrace to the top three men and top three will be held Saturday, July 4th, 2015, at women in each race. 9:30 a.m. sharp. Check-in and samePre-registration: Visit loggerodeo. day registration are 7:30 a.m. to 9 a.m. com or sedrowoolleyfootrace.com at the Sedro-Woolley High School for the registration form. Cost is gym. Cost is $20; shirts are $10 while $20 including shirt. Mail or drop supplies last. off registration forms to the Janicki The 5.17-mile race and 2-mile Logging office located at 103 North Fun Run/Walk are sponsored by the Township Street. Loggerodeo, Sedro-Woolley Rotary Ages 14 and under, and 70 and over and Skagit Runners. This accuratelymeasured and well-policed race attracts are free (t-shirt not included), but must register day-of-race and receive a almost 700 participants and travels race number. If you want a t-shirt we along the 4th of July Grand Parade recommend pre-registering and taking route. The middle section of the 5.17your entry form to the Chamber of mile race runs along the Skagit River. Commerce Office by 5 p.m., July 2nd, The 2-mile course goes to the 1-mile 2015, to purchase a t-shirt for $10.00.
Sedro-Woolley School District There are approximately 4,000 (preschool-12th grade) students being served on twelve school campuses. The District covers 395 square miles, including the areas of Lyman, Samish, Clear Lake, and Big Lake.
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The Sedro-Woolley Eagles Club is hosting a barbeque in their parking lot at 1000 Metcalf Street on Saturday, July 4th, after the Grand Parade. There will be hamburgers, hot dogs, french fries, and more with all proceeds going to the Sedro-Woolley Boys and Girls Club.
Classic Car Show*:
The Sedro-Woolley Eagles Club is hosting a Classic Car show on Saturday, August 1st. The show will shut down south Metcalf Street from State Street. Registration is at 9 a.m. and costs only $12; the show starts at 10 a.m. and music is at noon. Independent judges will award prizes at 3 p.m. There will be a barbeque in the Eagles Club parking lot at 1000 Metcalf Street with hamburgers, hot dogs, French fries and ice cream from Mount Vernonâ€™s Big Scoop.
Know someone with a great beard? The beard contest is held annually in front of the Sedro-Woolley museum. Organized by Brett Sandstrom, the 2015 event will be on Sunday, July 5th at noon. Hand-designed buttons will be passed out to contestants and a few lucky spectators before the show. Come to see a great selection of beards and prizes for surprise categories.
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donation of $5 will be accepted at the entry gate; all proceeds from this event The 10th Annual Firefighter go toward firefighting equipment. Competition is presented by the Sedro-Woolley Fire Department. The Washington firefighter competition is a classic Loggerodeo event, held annually on the Sedro-Woolley High School football field. The 2015 show will be on Saturday, June 27th from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Trials are added and mixed every year to keep the show fresh and exciting but you can expect an Air Lift helicopter fly-in and demonstration about noon. The firefighters dress in “full bunker gear” and their SCBA while demonstrating the physical demands of their job through tasks like climbing four-stories, chopping, dragging hoses, and rescuing a lifesized, 165 pound “victim.” A suggested
Loggerodeo Contact Information Website: www.loggerodeo.com. Phone: 360-855-1841 E-mail: email@example.com Applications: Event applications can be found on loggerodeo.com under applications. Mail applications to P.O. Box 712, Sedro-Woolley, WA 98284 or drop them off at the NEW Loggerodeo office: 912 B 3rd Street. Directions: Directions to events are found on loggerodeo.com under Board of Directors then Directions. Map of events provided. *Loggerodeo events held outside of the official event dates.
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ounded in 1914, the Sedro-Woolley Chamber of Commerce was formed to promote social gatherings as well as a healthy business climate for its members and the community. Today the Chamber aims to fulfill these same goals by working hard to fulfill its mission: “Partnering with the community to promote business,” and its vision: “Establish partnerships and communication with the City, Businesses, and the Community.” Membership includes retailers, wholesalers, service industries, manufacturers, industrial parks, banks, churches, nonprofit organizations, and individuals. For more information please visit www.sedro-woolley.com, or the chamber’s Facebook page. You can contact Pola Kelley, the Chamber’s Executive Director at (360) 855-1841, firstname.lastname@example.org or come by and visit at the new chamber office on 810 Metcalf Street.
Blast from the Past Weekend: June 5th-7th, 2015
Blast from the Past is free family fun celebrating 1965 (50 years ago) with food, music, cars, and kids’ activities. Events are held downtown SedroWoolley. Visit www.sedro-woolley.com
for craft and food vendor application forms. Look for Blast from the Past Sedro-Woolley on Facebook for more information.
Friday, June 5th from 12 p.m. to 7 p.m.
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from the Chamber of Commerce Downtown business employees dress will choose winners based on their up in vintage clothes on Friday. Judges resemblance to the 1965 theme. We are looking for creativity and authenticity• WE SELL THE BEST & SERVICE THE REST • WE SELL THE BEST & SERVICE THE REST • let’s see who wins this year! Winners will get their name and picture in the • Furnaces: Gas, Oil & Electric Courier-Times. • Heat Pumps • Water Heaters • Gas Piping • Sheet Metal The arts, crafts, food fair, and sidewalk sale will run Friday through Stay Comfortable All Year Long! Sunday between State and Ferry Streets on Metcalf Street. 360-855-1025 Sedro-Woolley 360-299-9379 Anacortes The 7th annual quilt show “Blast of www.ronkheating.com Farms” will feature local quilts that LIC# RONKB ++282N3 showcase farming in Sedro-Woolley displayed in two vacant storefront • WE SELL THE BEST & SERVICE THE REST • WE SELL THE BEST & SERVICE THE REST • windows on the 800 and 900 blocks of Metcalf Street. Local quilting vendors sponsor the show.
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The arts, crafts, food vendors, quilt show, and sidewalk sale continue on Metcalf Street. Be sure to purchase your raffle ticket for the “Blast of Freedom” quilt; a winner will be drawn on the 6th. NEW: Harley Davidson Sponsored motorcycle show on Woodworth skagitvisitor.com
Sedro-Woolley Chamber Events & Activities Street from the post office to the museum from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. There will be kids’ activities and games at Hammer Heritage Square including hula-hoop, jump rope, and pie eating contests.
Sunday, June 7th from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
The arts, crafts, food vendors, quilt show, and sidewalk sale continue on Metcalf Street. There will be an open-house at Sedro-Woolley Museum from noon to 2:30 p.m. The Classic Car show is hosted by JJ Cruisers. Registration is at 9 a.m. and the show is from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. The cars will lineup on Woodworth between Murdock and Eastern Streets. Enjoy festive live music and fun for the whole family.
Yellow Ribbon Motorcycle Poker Run The 6th Annual Yellow Ribbon Motorcycle Poker Run sponsored by Sedro-Woolley Community Troop Support will be held the last Saturday in July, on July 25th, 2015. Registration opens online on June 1, 2015. All proceeds go toward care packages to local troops serving overseas. There
will be lots of fun, prizes, and live music! The run starts with breakfast at the Eagles Club on 1000 Metcalf Street at 7 a.m. Same-day registration and check in are at 7 a.m. with first rider out at 8 a.m. There will be a great run through the area to collect poker cards. Don’t miss the Ride-In Bike Show at Riverfront Park (1001 River Road); entry is $10 per bike. There will be live music by Paid ‘N Full and food will be available. The PUBLIC IS INVITED TO THE PARTY AT RIVERFRONT PARK! Riders preregister online by 10 p.m., July 23rd, at www.swcommunitytroopsupport.com under events: cost is $20 per bike/rider or $35 with a passenger and includes breakfast and a poker hand. Register at the door, add $5 per person.
Founders’ Day Weekend: September 12th-13th, 2015 Originally created as a family-friendly fundraiser for the Sedro-Woolley Museum and nick-named “the big car-show at the park,” Founders’ Day has come a long way since its debut in 1994. Running the second weekend in September, the festivities celebrate a local pioneer family and much more. Vendor applications can be found on www.sedro-woolley.com.
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Saturday’s celebration begins with the Founders’ Day Breakfast at the Senior Center at 715 Pacific Street. The community breakfast serves up orange juice, coffee, scrambled eggs, biscuits, and sausage gravy from 8 a.m.-11 a.m.
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Sedro-Woolley Chamber Events & Activities The cost is $6 at the door and raises money for the senior center. The Sedro-Woolley Museum will celebrate one of Sedro-Woolley’s pioneer families with an open house from 12:30 p.m. to 3 p.m.
3rd Annual Uncorked Woolley Wine and Music Festival: Come out for the Uncorked Woolley Wine and Music Festival at Eagle Haven Winery on 8243 Sims Road in Sedro-Woolley. The event will be held from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. to celebrate the Autumn Equinox/Fall Harvest; wine and food will be available, and live music by Knut Bell and The Blue Collars. Tickets can be purchased online at www.sedro-woolley.com or at the Chamber of Commerce office. Each
from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. ticket includes access to the concert and a souvenir wine glass. There will be games and raffle prizes. The Children’s Halloween Parade Sunday, September 13th will be held Saturday, October 31st The JJ’s Cruisers and Sedro-Woolley at 4:00 p.m. starting in the municipal Museum’s Classic Car Show will building parking lot at 325 Metcalf be at Riverfront Park, at the Skagit Street. After the parade, kids trickRiver, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. The show or-treat the participating downtown features about 350 cars from British businesses. Columbia to Seattle, depending on the weather. Cars start arriving at 8 a.m. for registration.
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The community picnic is a SedroWoolley Museum fundraiser that will be held at Riverfront Park from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Purchase lunch of a hot dog, chips, brownie, and a drink for $5. Check in day of picnic to see if there will be kids’ games and activities
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The Sedro-Woolley Chamber of Commerce at 810 Metcalf Street will have face painting, a craft bazaar featuring merchants from the farmer’s market, and a Boys and Girls Club booth where kids can make ornaments for free. skagitvisitor.com
Sedro-Woolley Chamber Events & Activities 5 p.m.
include National Lampoon’s Clark Griswold, Martha May Whovier from The tree lighting ceremony takes How the Grinch Stole Christmas, Bing place in the town center on Metcalf and Woodworth Streets. The Cascade Middle School choir forms a circle around the tree and sings “Welcome Christmas” from Dr. Seuss’ “How the Grinch Stole Christmas!” The tree will stay up until New Year. There will be a drawing ahead of time to decide which child gets to flick the ceremonial switch to turn on the tree lights. Visit local merchants the week before the lighting to enter the drawing. Once the tree is lit the “Santa Parade” begins. The parade lines up by Lemley Chapel with a well-lit fire engine leading the way. The lineup features 30-40 entries including high school and middle school bands and is wrapped up with Santa at the end. The bands play all Christmas music and every person, float or vehicle must be lit up in lights! Dr. Seuss themed costumes are encouraged. The parade lineup walks down Metcalf, turns right on Ferry, right on Murdock, right on State, then left on 3rd and back to Lemley Chapel. Bring hand-warmers and dress for the cold. There will be cash prizes for parade winners.
Crosby’s White Christmas, mixedmedia (combining lights with music), creative use of lights, best nativity,
Pam’s Past Times Antiques • Family Owned • Vintage Jewelry • Antique Furniture • Glassware in every shape, size and color!
Right after the parade kids can meet Santa at Eagles Hall on 1000 Metcalf Street. Hot beverages will be available.
Christmas Decorating Contests So much of the joy of the season is in all the lights and decorations. Many people and businesses participate in the annual Christmas decorating contests. Please submit a picture of your home or storefront to the Chamber of Commerce by e-mail: email@example.com, the 2015 deadline is December 13th. Categories skagitvisitor.com
Stop in and explore our countless treasures! Mon., Thurs., Fri. & Sat. 11am-5pm • Sundays 12-5pm 201 Metcalf Street • Sedro-Woolley, WA
Closed Tues. & Wed. Celebrating Sedro-Woolley 2015
Sedro-Woolley Chamber Events & Activities Woodworkers Association. The Wood Turners award one student with a handmade wooden plane; other prizes are donated by local merchants. For more information visit the Woodfest Sedro-Woolley page on Facebook.
Kids’ Fishing Derby
best traditional, and best spirit of the holidays. Stores will be judged by best outdoor lighting and best window display. The names and addresses of the winners will be published in the Courier-Times.
The cost for kids 12 and under is $5 and adults are $10.
Woodfest is held the first weekend in April, which will be April 2nd and 3rd, 2016. Sedro-Woolley’s Woodfest See pg. 17 is a sanctioned Tulip Festival Event: under Museum events. it is a part of the Skagit Valley Tulip Festival but Sedro-Woolley honors its logging history by focusing the The Santa Breakfast will be at the Community Center (703 Pacific Street) celebration on wood products and carving. The festival aims to bring on Saturday, December 12th, 2015, in a variety of vendors and display from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. The breakfast booths from chainsaw carvers, wood is sponsored and run by Beta Sigma turners, traditional carvers, wood Phi; money raised goes to support crafters, artisans, and educational community kids’ activities. The menu exhibits. Approximately 25 students includes French toast or pancakes, from Sedro-Woolley, Stanwood, sausage, fruit, coffee, and juice. The Kamiak, and the Northwest Career price is free for kids and adults are by donation. Kids get a free toy stocking, and Technical Center at Meridian exhibit their work and compete against candy cane, and visit with Santa. Free each other’s wood-working creations Santa pictures will be available and at Sedro-Woolley High School or can be picked up at the Chamber of Cascade Middle School. Alumni are Commerce. also welcome to return and exhibit their work. The students carve tables, chess boards, bird feeders, etc. then sell Breakfast with Mrs. Claus will be their wood creations through auction. held on Saturday, December 12th, Many years there are wood working 2015, at noon at the Coho Café inside United General Hospital. There will be demonstrations and chainsaw carvings pictures with Mrs. Claus, crafts, cookie by the Northwest Washington Wood decorating, and letter writing to Santa. Turners and the Northwest Corner
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Sponsored by The Wildcat Steelhead Club, the Kids’ Fishing Derby takes place the first Saturday in May at Northern State Pond. The 2016 date will be Saturday, May 7th. Registration begins at 7 a.m. and the derby runs from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. All kids 14 and under are welcome. Bring your bait and fishing gear! Prizes will be awarded! Please carpool due to very limited parking.
Breakfast with Mrs. Claus
Celebrating Sedro-Woolley 2015
Tribe Upper Skagit Tribe The 84-acre Upper Skagit Reservation is east of Sedro-Woolley, and the tribe has 504 enrolled members who are descended from a tribe that inhabited 10 villages on the Upper Skagit and Sauk rivers. The tribe opened its $28 million Skagit Valley Casino Resort (www. theskagit.com) on a 15-acre site adjacent to Interstate 5 in Bow in 1995, and opened an $11 million, 103-room hotel and conference center in 2001. (360) 854-7090 skagitvisitor.com
City of Sedro-Woolley Resources S
edro-Woolley is full of great resources for living, working, and playing. The city is home to United General Hospital which has consistently been rated one of the top hospitals in Washington State for care of patients. The Sedro-Woolley School District serves approximately 4,200 students in 11 schools and boasts a very high graduation rate of 92 percent. In addition to spectacular parks and access to recreational activities, Sedro-Woolley has a seasonal farmer’s market, historical museum, senior and community centers, golf course, riverfront amphitheater, public library, courthouse, cemetery, chamber of commerce, and police and fire stations. The city also has year round destination events and festivals. For more information please visit www.ci.sedro-woolley.wa.us.
City of Sedro-Woolley Eron Berg, City Supervisor 325 Metcalf St. Sedro-Woolley, WA 98284 Phone: (360) 855-9922 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org. wa.us Sedro-Woolley Chamber of Commerce Pola Kelley, Executive Director 810 Metcalf St. Sedro-Woolley, WA 98284 Phone: (360) 855-1841 E-mail: email@example.com Sedro-Woolley Schools 801 Trail Road Sedro-Woolley WA, 98284 Phone: (360) 855-3500 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Sedro-Woolley City Hall, Business Office, and Park Reservations 325 Metcalf St. Sedro-Woolley, WA 98284 Phone: (360) 855-1661 PeaceHealth United General Hospital 2000 Hospital Dr. Sedro-Woolley, WA 98284 Phone: (360) 856-6021 Sedro-Woolley Fire Department 325 Metcalf St. Sedro-Woolley, WA 98284 Phone: (360) 855-2252
Sedro-Woolley Police Department 325 Metcalf St. Sedro-Woolley, WA 98284 Phone: (360) 855-0111 Sedro-Woolley Public Library 802 Ball St. Sedro-Woolley, WA 98284 Phone: (360) 855-1166 Municipal Court Building 325 Metcalf St. Sedro-Woolley, WA 98284 Phone: (360) 855-0366 Community Center 703 Pacific St. Sedro-Woolley, WA 98284 Phone: Call City hall at (360) 8551661 for reservations. The Sedro-Woolley Community Center has a full kitchen, tables and chairs, large parking lot, and a gas fireplace. Capacity of 275 people. Senior Center 715 Pacific St. Sedro-Woolley, WA 98284 Phone: (360) 855-1531 The Sedro-Woolley Senior Center has rooms available to rent for meetings, classes, and events as space is available and by approval of the Senior Center Coordinator.
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