The guy from Seattle said that he wanted an all expenses paid night out at Chimacum Corners for his birthday and that is what we did last night. The store was having a celebration which included dinner, music (The Crow Quill Night Owls, pictured above) and free ice cream!! How could you pass that up? There was even a watermelon seed spitting contest.
The food was fabulous and the music was amazing. I was pleasantly surprised to see so many people show up for a down home kind of party. I'm guessing maybe 500, or more. I didn't know that that many people lived here. It was great to see all the young families and know that they care about where their food comes from.
Now, the music. The guy from Seattle has known the main guy (Kit is his name) for several years, so he was hot to see them. They played what I call a jug band type of music. Notice the lady with her foot on the wash tub. That is an instrument that sounds a lot like a bass and it is called a gut-bucket. I was thrilled with it!! All it is is a wash tub with a hole for the mop handle and some kind of string that you play like a bass. Very cool, indeed.
Both of us live on fixed incomes, so we aren't rolling in the dough. Three places in the community that are important to us need help - the library for a remodel, The Rose Theater needed a digital system, and Chimacum Corners is expanding. We decided that we would give $200 to our causes and this is how we did it.
I've been paying property taxes for 28 and counting years, including a business property, not to mention the 28 years of life blood that I gave to the library, so we decided that was the contribution. We gave $100 to each The Rose and Chimacum Corners and feel that this is money well spent and are happy that they met their modest goals.
Last night was a clear case of Chimacum Corners giving back to their supporters and we had a great time. Is this a great place to live or what?