The Mason Area Fair & NPRA Rodeo is Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Gates open at 10 AM every morning with music, food, animals, fire shows Dragon Steps, carnival rides, free hands-on kids activities, all types of vendors and exhibitors, and so much more.
A ribbon cutting has been set for the Belfair Wastewater and Water Reclamation Facility. The Mason County Commissioners will be joined at 8 AM Monday (July 30th) by Congressman Norm Dicks and Bob Bergquist of the Washington State Department of Ecology at the Water Reclamation Facility in Belfair (22250 SR 3 – near milepost 28 across from Belfair Yard “Log” Road). The public is encouraged to attend.
A spaghetti dinner and concert to help with medical expenses for a local man who suffered a stroke while vacationing in Mexico are scheduled for Saturday night. Art Erickson, who lives in McCleary and works for Manke Family Resources in Shelton, has been in a hospital in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico since June 22nd when he suffered the massive stroke.
This year’s Tribal Canoe Journey will be hosted by the Squaxin Island Tribe and a record number of canoes will be landing in the Puget Sound this month. For centuries, the waters of the Salish Sea (Puget Sound) were the highways of the native people and the canoe was their way of travel. Tribes used the canoe to help them gather the bounty of the Inland sea and allowed them to journey to celebrate and share their stories.