A Taste of the Peninsula

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Looking for something to do this weekend?

How about joining us at ‘A Taste of the Peninsula’ fundraising event happening this Saturday April 18th from 5:30 to 8:30 at the Sunland Golf & Country Club Ballroom. BrokersGroup Real Estate Professionals has proudly joined presenting sponsor, Green Crow Corporation, in Habitat for Humanity Clallam County's premier signature fundraising event. Other sponsors include Ray Gruver-State Farm Insurance, Coldwell Banker Uptown Realty, Platt-Irwin Law Firm, Windermere Real Estate Port Angeles and OSP Sling – Olympic Synthetic Products.

Habitat for Humanity Clallam County  broke ground this year on the Dancel family's home.

Habitat for Humanity Clallam County  broke ground this year on the Dancel family's home.

"A Taste of the Peninsula ~ Celebrating Community Partners will be full of fabulous food, fun and purpose," Cyndi Hueth, Habitat's executive director said in a press release. "Habitat helps provide a pathway towards home ownership. This annual event will give us an opportunity to raise funds and generate excitement for the work we all do together. It is one more way the community can engage in our vision of a world where everyone has a decent place to live.”

The event will include music by the Sequim High School Jazz Band under the direction of Vern Fosket. The local food and beverage sponsors, Double Eagle Steakhouse, Alder Wood Bistro, The Sweet Beginning, Crumb Grabbers Bakery, Jose’s Famous Salsa, H2O – Waterfront Bistro, Michael’s Fine Dining, Camaraderie Cellars, Harbinger Winery, Olympic Cellars Winery, and Wind Rose Cellar are sure to make this an event your taste buds won’t forget. The night will feature a fund-a-need auction ~ “Raise the Roof”, as well as awards given to community partners from Forks, Port Angeles, and Sequim.

The Gooding family will be the recipients of HFHCC's 27th home. 

The Gooding family will be the recipients of HFHCC's 27th home. 

Habitat for Humanity of Clallam County is a nonprofit Christian housing ministry. Dedicated to providing decent and affordable housing in partnership with low-income families, HFHCC has built 25 homes for families in Clallam County since it’s incorporation in 1991. Groundbreaking for the 26th HRHCC home began in March of this year and plans are underway to begin on the 27th home. Recipients of the 26th and 27th home appreciate all the support from the community and volunteers, and we are thrilled to see the work HFHCC is doing to benefit local families. For more information about HFHCC contact Colleen Robinson, Community Outreach Director for Habitat for Humanity at 360-460-5560 or via Tickets for ‘A Taste of the Peninsula’ are $100 each and can be purchased at the HFHCC website:


Operation S.W.A.K. (Sealed With A Kiss) is underway at the UPS Stores in Sequim and Port Angeles. Owner Lisa Hollenback announced that both the Sequim & Port Angeles UPS Stores will be helping you send love to the US troops overseas and veterans at VA hospitals throughout the country. Just bring your Valentine or letter weighing 1 ounce or less to either UPS Store branch and they will pay the shipping! That’s right, send some free love to a serviceman or woman with a valid APO address or VA Hospital address and they will provide complimentary first class postage.

“A handwritten card or letter is a simple way to pay tribute to the dedication and sacrifices of the brave men and women who serve our country,” says Lisa Hollenback.

In order for mail to be eligible for the complimentary postage, it must weigh no more than 1 ounce, bear a valid return address and be addressed to a specific U.S. Serviceman or Servicewoman at an assigned APO/FPO address or a specifically named veteran residing at a VA hospital.

Complimentary postage will run through February 14th, but Hollenback recommends you mail your Valentine by Feb. 5th for overseas delivery in time for Valentine’s Day.

Don’t personally know a deployed serviceman or woman? I used to search and request the address of a deployed serviceman who would like some mail.

This is a great opportunity to get the kids involved and share with them the sacrifices our military and their families make for our freedoms. Make some Valentines and show your support to our troops overseas and our veterans this Valentine’s Day, and be sure to thank The UPS Store for their support.