Category Archives: Community Events

Hootenanny at North Mason Library

Musicians Hank and Claire share their love of music and folk singing in an hour of audience sing along Thursday, August 16 at 7 PM. “Hootenanny, Then and Now” is for adult and is complete with back stories and all the chorus words. Come ready to sing old favorites and a few new songs, but no instruments please.

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Commissioner Shutty’s Mobile Office Hours

Mason County Commissioner Kevin Shutty is holding mobile office hours in his district to provide an opportunity for constituents to discuss their priorities closer to home. Mobile office hours will be in Hoodsport on August 9, 2018 at the Timberland Library.

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Back to School Festival for Students in Need

The Shelton School District Student & Family Resource Center is pleased to announce the 2018 Back to School Festival will be held on Saturday, August 11, 2018, from 10 am – 2 pm at the Mason Transit Community Center, 601 W. Franklin St., Shelton.

Students and families in need will be able to receive the following services*:

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Community Expo & Street Dance – Bite of Mason County Friday

The Shelton Mason County Chamber of Commerce is holding its Community & Street Dance – Bite of Mason County Friday in Downtown Shelton. This year, the entire event has been moved to Railroad Avenue from 1st to 5th Streets and the hours have been extended into the evening running 11 AM to 8 PM.

Returning this year is the Street Dance. At 5 PM, DJ SmyleZ will kick off the Street Dance, offering all ages fun until 8 PM.

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Patriot Guard Riders to Honor Veteran in Shelton

On Saturday, July 7, 2018, the Shelton Police Department will be providing a police escort through downtown Shelton for the Washington Patriot Guard Riders. The Patriot Guard Riders are coming to Shelton to honor US Marine Corps Veteran Sergeant Milan Franklin with an escort and flag line en route to an honorary ceremony at the Shelton Civic Center to kickoff the start of the building process for Sergeant Franklin’s new Homes for Our Troops home.

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Watch Community Candle Light Vigil

MasonWebTV Powered by HCC broadcast the Community Candle Light Vigil in the name of Donna Sullivan. The event was held last Saturday at Sand Hill Ball Field #6 .

Throughout the event, there were various speakers and several people shared their story on how they have been impacted by domestic violence/abuse.There were also several manned tables with resources for victims and their loved ones as well as general information. Among those to attend were Turning Pointe, the Department of Correction and a member of the DOC’s Domestic Violence task force, North Mason Resources and  Author Amy Stokley Johnson.

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Community Candle Light Vigil Saturday

A community candle light vigil in the name of Donna Sullivan is set for 7 PM Saturday at Sand Hill Ball Field #6. Donna Sullivan was the victim of a domestic violence homicide on June 13th. Donna and her now jailed husband moved to the Collins Lake area only a few months before her murder.

Saturday’s family friendly event is free and open to anyone and everyone.

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Habitat Block Party Saturday

Habitat for Humanity of Mason County is hosting the second annual Upcycle! Block Party. This family-friendly event is 10 AM to 3 PM Saturday in the parking lot of the Shelton Habitat Store, 1826 Olympic Hwy N. The party theme is upcycling. There will be live music, food, garden shed raffle, activities for kids and lots of information on how to upcycle.

Upcycling is when you take something old and use it to make something completely different and new.

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More Forest Festival Results

Here are results from 2018 Mason County Forest Festival car show and duck race.

Results from the 2018 Shelton Car Showoff – Presented by: NJROTC Booster and Shelton Rotary

Category Name Winner
20’s or Earlier Jack Bailey – Shelton
30’s John Mackey – Olympia
40’s Scott Valley – Gig Harbor
50’s Doug Knight – Grapeview
60’s Dave Lopeman – Shelton
70’s Rob Zigler – Allyn
80’s Class Winners – Olympia
Post 80’s Rick Maestas – Shelton
Ford (before 1980) Mike Racette – Shelton
Ford (1980 and newer) Vincent Hughes – Shelton
Chevrolet (before 1960) Jeff & Carol Sayer – Shelton
Chevrolet (1960 to 1979) Robert Reeves – Cosmopolis
Chevrolet (1980 and newer) Jim Ruiz – Yelm
All Other General Motors (before 1980) Terry Barton – Port Angeles
All Other General Motors (1980 and newer) Ricardo Garduno – Dupont
Chrysler, Plymouth or Dodge Larry Birindelli – McCleary
Orphan (manufacturer out of business) Lee LeGarde – Shelton
Import – European manufacturer Greg Smith – Shelton
Import – Other than European manufacturer Jeremy Hayek – Shelton
Unfinished Jeff Ogno – Shelton
Wagon Corey Zamzow – Shelton
Convertible Lee Asche – Shelton
Truck Stacey Bothello – Bremerton
Hot Rod Al Burnett – Shelton
Rat Rod Jim Buck – Shelton
Muscle Car Larry Birindelli – McCleary
Detailed Engine Rick – Conley – Olympia
Chrome Vic Strickland – Union
Interior Daniel Brewer – Shelton
Paint David Lopeman – Shelton
Display William Ells – Shelton
Motorcycle TJ Cannon- Shelton
Forest Festival Court Choice Dale Hanson – Puyallup
NJROTC Cadet Choice Bill Englund – Olympia
Shelton Rotary Choice Art Bushey – Shelton


Winner of the 2018 Kiwanis Duck Race – Presented by: Kristmas Town Kiwanis

  •  Sarah Nichols

Watch Paul Bunyan Grand Parade

Watch the 2018 Mason County Forest Festival’s 74th Paul Bunyan Grand Parade. MasonWebTV Powered by HCC is broadcasting the parade the office of attorney Rob Johnson in the Angle Building at the intersection of 4th Street and Railroad Avenue. Parade starts at 11 AM.

For more information about the Mason County Forest Festival, click here.