The efforts of key businesses and individuals were saluted on Dec. 3 when the Pacific City-Nestucca Valley Chamber of Commerce paid tribute to the group’s top contributors at its annual banquet by presenting three annual awards — the Business of the Year, Citizen of the Year and Volunteer of the Year. The event, held at the Kiawanda Community Center, also featured silent and oral auctions, dinner and entertainment.
The South Tillamook County area can now expect quicker response to emergency situations as the Nestucca Rural Fire Protection District welcomed six new firefighters to its paid staff on Dec. 2.
The new hires are being paid for by a $4.007 million, 5-year operating levy passed by voters last May. In addition to the added staff, the levy is paying for two firefighters that were previously funded via cuts in other areas of NRFPD’s budget.
After a one-year hiatus, the Pacific City Birding and Blues Festival is planning a return in 2020. The festival will return April 17-19 for its 15th running. Event headquarters will be at Kiawanda Community Center, 34600 Cape Kiwanda Dr., Pacific City.
With the support of Visit Tillamook Coast as well as an experienced team of Birding & Blues volunteers, the festival is being hailed by organizers as a celebration of the natural resources of the area.
For helping to put on the 2019 Dory Days Festival, the Pacific City-Nestucca Valley Chamber of Commerce presented the Pacific City Dorymen’s Association a check for $2,200.33 at the Chamber’s Awards Dinner and Auction held Dec. 3. The two organizations annually split both the work and the proceeds for the Oregon Heritage event. Accepting the award from Dory Days organizer Melita Spath (far left) was PCDA treasurer Rob Royster.
Pelican Brewing Company recently scored four medals at the Brussels Beer Challenge. The brewery was honored with silver medals for Father of All Tsunamis in the Russian Imperial Stout Barrel or Oak Aged category and Tsunami Stout in the Export Stout category. Beak Bender Hoppinated IPA and Kiwanda Cream Ale both took bronze medals in the Pacific IPA and Blond/Golden Ale categories, respectively.
Songs and carols of the season will ring in the holidays when Tillamook Community Chorus performs “Sing We Now of Christmas,” Saturday, Dec. 14, 3 p.m., at Tillamook United Methodist Church. Admission is free, but a $5 donation per person will be accepted. Refreshments will be served at intermission and there will be a raffle of gift baskets. For more information about the Tillamook Community Chorus or its Dec. 14 concert, call 503-812-1830.
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