May 21, 2019 View as Webpage
A note to our Chamber members and weekly Blast readers - 

We are nearly one month out from the July 4th celebrations!

Our  Eastsound Fireworks show is Thursday, July 4 , and our Eastsound Community Parade is Saturday, July 6 .  We wanted to share fireworks & parade updates with you.
We promise not to inundate you with more emails . Raising funds for our July 4th Fireworks is important to the Chamber, and we hope you will consider being a Sponsor at a level noted below, or a Donor at any amount. Thank you in advance!
Fireworks Sponsorship & Donations
The Chamber is thrilled to report that our annual Fourth of July Fireworks show in
Eastsound is in-place, and ready to go on
Thursday, July 4th! We should have a 
bang-up show, all originating over the waters of Eastsound, starting at approximately 10 pm. The Community Band will be playing for those viewing from Waterfront Park. The Chamber knows the annual pyrotechnics show is an event that attracts many visitors to the island, and delights islanders of all ages! Our listing of 2018 Sponsors online .
Photo: Damien Stark
We are asking for your help!
The cost of putting on a fireworks show has increased over the years. With stricter marine & Homeland Security regulations, higher costs of pyrotechnics, and a launching barge -- our total is $17,000. Unfortunately, the Chamber no longer can absorb the full cost into its operations budget, and we need your help to continue this grand island tradition!

Donations and contributions can be received all summer long!
Sponsor Levels
Sponsorship Levels
Gold Level ($500+)
Silver Level ($250 - $499)
Bronze Level ($100 - $249)

All Donations Are Welcome!
We value every dollar received, even if you can't join our Sponsorship Levels. $10, $20 or $50 will go a long way to helping us keep this Orcas Island tradition alive.

Orcas Island Community Foundation Fund (charitable donation)
Your donation for the Fireworks can be tax-deductible!  The Orcas Island Community Foundation, a 501(c)(3) non-profit, has established a Community Fund available for donations. You can send in a check made payable to: OICF (PO Box 1496, Eastsound, WA 98245), or donate online at the Orcas Island Community Foundation  website . The link takes you to the OICF Fireworks Fund page. The Chamber send thanks to OICF for their in-kind donation of fund administration and accounting! 
Sponsorship Recognition
Your Name (Business/Organization/Individual) noted in a variety of ways:

  • Credit given to you in an Islands Sounder article/ad;
  • Credit in an Orcas Issues article/ad;
  • Chamber Blast Email Announcement;
  • Chamber Annual Meeting Announcement;
  • Facebook, Twitter & Social Media recognition;
  • Recognition on Chamber website home page & dedicated fireworks page

Won't you consider lending your support to the Chamber for this special event? Please call (360-376-2273) or  email  and let us know you are a   July 4th Fireworks Sponsor or Donor!
Community Parade Theme
"Celebrate the Seasons on Orcas Island"
It's a celebration of all that Orcas Island offers in each season. We kick off the parade at 12 noon on Saturday, July 6th. Want to take part? Here's the application  form  ... and it's also available at the Chamber office.

The Parade starts at the top of North Beach Road and works its way down to Main Street. $100 to the best entry, and two $50 gift certificates from Island Market to the runners-up!
Community Parade
The Grand Marshals this year? Judy and Scott Whiting!
The Orcas Island Chamber of Commerce works daily to support our community's businesses and organizations. Please support Chamber of Commerce members when making your buying decisions. The value of a dollar spent locally cannot be overstated. Think Local - Buy Local - Orcas First! The Chamber of Commerce is happy to answer any questions you have about our beautiful island!  

Lance Evans, Executive Director
Orcas Island Chamber of Commerce

Carol Kulminski, Staff 
Sarah Ogmundson, Staff
Michele Wiley, Volunteer