Christmas Town Parade

Come to Shelton's Christmas Town Parade - Saturday night December 3

Tonight, bring your Christmas spirit and the whole family to Shelton’s annual “Christmas Town” Parade happening Saturday, December 3 at 5pm in downtown Shelton.

This time-honored tradition promises live music, marching bands and dance routines, festively-decorated cars, prancing horses, shiny fire trucks and many more entries created by local schools, businesses and organizations.

Come early and stake out your spot on Railroad Avenue as this event is popular and extremely well-attended. Bring a lawn chair and dress warmly – hot cocoa in a thermos would also be a treat. See you there! Photo credit: Cooper Studios

Posted on December 3, 2011 at 5:54 pm
Mike Mostyn, CRS | Category: Olympic Peninsula, Shelton, What To Do | Tagged ,


Christmas tree cutting permits are now available from Olympic National Forest offices.

According to Lorina Madinger, Support Services Specialist with the Forest Service Headquarters in Olympia, permits cost $5 each (cash or check only) and can be purchased during regular business hours at:

    Forest Service Headquarters in Olympia
    Hood Canal Ranger District Office in Quilcene
    Hoodsport Visitor Information Center
    Pacific Ranger District Office in Quinault
    Forks Visitor Information Center.

The permit entitles you to cut one tree larger than two feet but no more than 20 feet in height. Maps and information about cutting locations will be provided with each permit sale. Mail order permits are available from the Olympia, Quilcene, and Quinault offices through the Forest Service

If you plan to take advantage of this opportunity, Madinger suggests you be prepared for winter weather and winter driving, packing warm clothes and changes of clothes, blankets, and chains for your vehicle. Also, you should let someone know where you are going.

For more information by telephone, contact one of the offices:

    Olympic National Forest Headquarters Olympia (360-956-2300)
    Hood Canal Ranger District Office in Quilcene (360-765-2200)
    Pacific Ranger District Office in Quinault (360-288-2525)


Posted on November 4, 2011 at 6:03 pm
Mike Mostyn, CRS | Category: Hood Canal, Olympic Peninsula | Tagged , , ,