Thursday, September 9, 2010

The Spirit Of Port Gamble

Many say that Port Gamble is a haunted town, after owning a business in that town for over four months, I can't say I saw any ghosts, but tonight, I certainly witnessed the spirit of this community.

Our business, Tango Zulu Imports, had the honor of hosting the monthly Kingston Chamber of Commerce (KCC) after hours event. Around 5pm when traffic around this town usually slows down, local business owners started showing up at Tango Zulu Imports, and their presence brightened up an otherwise gloomy early fall day. Quickly, the rooms filled up, where people drank wine, dined on delicious BBQ generously donated by Mike's Four Star BBQ and enjoyed a fabulous coffee concoction by Gamble Bay Coffee.

Other local businesses such as Best Friends Antiques, the General Store, Olympic Resource Group, The Salon & Spa on Gamble Bay and Tango Zulu Imports all contributed door prizes. Linda Fyfe, the executive director of KCC, picked the first winner of our door prize drawing, then each successive winner picked the next winner. As if by design, the manly prize of cup and saucer went to John, owner of Olympic Outdoor Center, who quickly discovered the proper use of the trophy as a beer cup. The masculine prize of hair care went to Jack Harrington, who, I'm glad to say, did not find immediate application for his winnings.

Everyone had a lot of fun and it is always wonderful to connect with the local community. We are thankful for everyone who came to the event, and all the local businesses who contributed to make this event such a great success!

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