What do Shelton’s gorgeous flower baskets and Christmas decorations have in common? They are both programs supported by the Shelton Mason County Chamber of Commerce to beautify our community. The lovely flower baskets that grace our streets for the summer months would not be possible without our community’s support. The business community and individual sponsors have taken responsibility for the majority of the costs associated with the installation and upkeep of the 62 flower baskets, 100 streetlight banners, and 65 Christmas decoration sites.
In addition to donations made towards the collective project, flower baskets may be sponsored for $250 each. The $250 offsets the cost of materials and maintenance for the season – and citizens may choose to sponsor a basket in memoriam or in honor of a loved one.
The committee’s fundraising effort is now underway. Members of the committee will begin contacting businesses, service organizations, employee associations and reaching out to the greater community to assist with financial support to install and maintain the flower baskets and street banners. There is a tremendous cost associated with beautifying our community and because this is such a large and important community-wide project, the Chamber is asking for everyone’s involvement.
If you would like more information on this effort or would like to donate your time or money to these valuable community projects, please contact the Chamber at firstname.lastname@example.org or (360) 426-2021.
Please send any financial contributions to the Chamber’s office at PO Box 2389 Shelton, WA 98584. Gifts of any amount are appreciated!
Auseth Construction Inc.
Robert and Laurie Baka
Mike and Sue Barnard
Dave and Nancy Bayley
Mary Jo Cady
Commissioner Terri Drexler
Pamela Farr in memory of Helen B Farr
Foster and Williams Architects
Mark & Samantha Franklin
Gillis Auto Center
GMW Northwest LLC
Arthur and Judith Hall
Tim Bates and Susan Hamilton for Laura Hamilton and in memory of Kevin and Agnes Hamilton
Land Title Co of Mason County
Lighthouse Electric on behalf of Rosemarie Spaulding
Barbara W, McDowell in memory of Bud McDowell
Patricia Oltman in memory of LTC Richard Oltman and for Pat Oltman
Gordon T. Osberg CPA for Annie's Quilt Shoppe
Olympic Mountain Millwork
Dawn Pannell -John L Scott Realtor in memory of Ron Pannell
Terry and Leslie Peterson
Linda and Ronald Porter
Leland and Cathy Rhodes
John and Bernadine Robertson in memory of Alice M. Mitchell
Tiffany Schwander - on behalf of The Kneeland/Draham House
Shelton Kiwanis Club & Foundation
Sound Plan International
Dave and Danna Thatcher
Richard D. Thornbrue CPA
Jim and Pat Tostevin
Harold and Muriel Wilson in memory of Sam Wilson
Wittenberg CPA PS
Note: Those names which are bolded represent gifts of $250 or more. Gifts at that level fund the supplies and maintenance costs of one basket for the summer season.
You can keep Shelton beautiful! Click here to download a donation form or donate via PayPal using the button below.
John Lester, Shelton-Mason County Journal
John Tarrant, Shelton Kiwanis Club