Wow! It’s been almost a month since our last update. We try to avoid clogging inboxes by only sending updates when there’s enough information worth sharing. Here’s some of what we’ve got going on this summer!
Woodin Avenue Landing 

Our goal was to raise the last $30,000 for this project by August 1! Our fundraising efforts are well underway and going splendidly! It’s awesome to see how excited the community is to be involved in this project.

If you would like your name or your business name on the donor plaque within the park, you still have time to donate! If you have not been approached or had a chance to donate yet, please let me know and I’ll be sure to follow up with you. As a reminder, all $100+ donors will be acknowledged on the donor plaque within the park!

New Library Art
Check out the sweet new art at the library! This is the latest new addition by the Lake Chelan Arts Council in partnership with the Friends of the Library and the City of Chelan. Adventure Tales and Fairy Tales, by artist Marianne Caroselli, depicts two adorable children sitting on the steps of the library enjoying their new books. We love this addition to downtown!
Main Street funding increase 
Great news! The state legislature has increased B+O tax credits available to Washington Main Street programs from 1.5M to 2.5M. While our cap of $133,000 remains the same, this increase means we will not have to compete with other Washington Main Street programs for funding. Thank you to Rep. Mike Steele for cosponsoring the Main Street bill in the House.
Small Town Christmas Events
We’re already in the process of locking in our Small Town Christmas schedule. If you have annual holiday activities/events (sales not included) that you host in your downtown business between Thanksgiving and Christmas, be sure to put them on my radar. We’re happy to promote them as part of Small Town Christmas to help drive participants to your business. We do have to lock in our schedule early – let me know by early August if you’d like to be included.
Thank you to RE/MAX Advantage Lake Chelan for sponsoring our Music in the Park series this summer! Our next concert will be July 26th at 5pm at the Riverwalk Pavilion!