July 2016 | News from Selah Downtown Association
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Welcome Downtown!

Whew! June was a busy month for Selah Downtown Association!

June 11th marked the first in a long line of Second Saturdays planned for the rest of the year. These are community-wide events, organized and promoted by SDA, that include many activities, events and promotions sponsored by other downtown businesses and organizations. The theme for our kick-off event in June was "Art in the Community," and it was exciting to see the level of support and participation from the downtown business community and the public. More details and photos from the day's events are featured later in this newsletter.

June also marked the re-opening of Selah's Wednesday Market and the first year that SDA will play a role in its management. The Market opened on Wednesday, June 15th, and will continue every Wednesday, from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m., at King's Row, through September 21st.

SDA's traveling parklet, known as Tree Top Park, has made its way from its initial location at the Tree Top Store, to Wixson Park for the June 11th Second Saturday events, and finally, to King's Row for the opening of the Wednesday Market. Keep an eye open for the parklet as it continues its travels through July!

Join us downtown on Saturday, July 9th for another Second Saturday! This month's theme is "Beat the Heat," and we continue to encourage both public participation and that of the downtown business community in hosting events or activities, or offering special promotions that fit the monthly theme. Details about upcoming events in July are included in this newsletter, and I encourage you to follow us on Facebook for regular updates. 

Whitney Stohr
Executive Director

Second Saturday July 9th

Second Saturday in Downtown Selah returns on Saturday, July 9th! The theme for July is Beat the Heat.

It's not too late to get in on the action! Businesses interested in participating in the upcoming Second Saturday should email details about their events or promotions to SDA Executive Director, Whitney Stohr.

Upcoming Events:

1)  Yakima Run to Remember: Fallen Heroes 5K
Time:  9 AM
Location:  Robert Lince Elemetary, 316 W. Naches Ave.
Organizer: Yakima Run to Remember

Beat the heat by starting your day early at this community fun run benefiting USO Northwest. More information:

2)  Beat the Heat Kids Challenge
Time:  10 AM, 12 Noon & 2 PM
Location:  Downtown Selah
Ages: 12 and Under with an adult's help
Sponsor: Selah Downtown Association

A total of three challenge questions will be posted on the SDA Facebook and Twitter pages on the hour. Kids (with a parent's help) have 2 hours to post a response with photo documentation that includes the SDA handle @SelahDowntown and the hashtag #Selah2ndSat. Winning photos will be selected at random from among those submitted, and the three winners will receive a prize to help them Beat the Heat.

3)  Tree Top Park Selfie Contest
Time:  June 25 through July 9th, 12 Noon
Location:  Tree Top Park
Ages:  All ages welcome to participate
Sponsor:  Selah Downtown Association

Snap a selfie at SDA's traveling, pop-up park and post the photo on social media (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram) with SDA's handle @SelahDowntown and the hashtag #TreeTopPark. One photo entry allowed per person, per day, and every person in the photo must be tagged or named in the comment section. The contest winner will be selected in a random drawing and announced at 5 PM on Saturday, July 9th. The winner will receive a "Beat the Heat" themed basket of goods!

4)  Shaved Ice at Selah Sweets
Time:  10 AM - 6 PM
Location:  Selah Sweets, 105B S. 1st St.

5)  Beach Bash Social
Time:  6 - 9 PM
Location:  Nana Kate's, 432 E. Goodlander Rd.
Ages:  All ages welcome!
Sponsor: Nana Kate's

Learn more about the Second Saturdays program:

Wednesdays at the Market

Join SDA at Selah's Wednesday Market every Wednesday evening, from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m., at King's Row, 210 S. 1st St., Selah.

It Happened Downtown

2nd Saturday in Downtown Selah
Saturday, June 11th

Selah Downtown Association launched a Second Saturdays program on June 11th with the theme "Art in the Community." (Photo: Whitney Stohr)
2nd Saturday in Downtown Selah
Saturday, June 11th

SDA organized the "Arts in the Community Kids' Activity" as part of June's 2nd Saturday event line-up. Over 100 people attended the event in Wixson Park, taught by Arts on the Move with funding from Selah Education Foundation, the event sponsor. (Photo: Lorita Stohr)
2nd Saturday in Downtown Selah
Saturday, June 11th

The Emerging Artists Student Art Gallery opened at North Town Coffeehouse, 406 S. 1st St., on June 11th, featuring artwork by Selah High School students. The collection will remain on display through July 15th. (Photo: Whitney Stohr)

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Selah Second Saturdays return on July 9th
Activities include:

More Information:
The Market is hoppin' every Wednesday, 5-8 p.m. at King's Row, 210 S. 1st St.

Join SDA downtown for food, farm-fresh produce, and unique arts and crafts!
Live music and kids activities!

Vendor Information:
HOST #TreeTopPark!
Tree Top Park, the city's pop-up, traveling parklet, will be making its way around downtown Selah throughout the summer months. The park will be installed outside businesses willing to host the space for up to two weeks. 

We are still accepting host sites! Any businesses interested in hosting the park can email SDA for more information.
Tree Top Park is currently at King's Row and will be back on the move soon! Keep an eye open for the pop-up parklet as it makes its way through downtown Selah!
September 10, 2016
Selah Downtown Association
1st Annual Red Carpet Gala
Puttin' on the Ritz
A roarin' 20s, black tie affair

Cost: $75 / $500 for Table of 8

Sponsorships available: Contact Owen Packard,
(509) 307-8850
North Town Coffeehouse
Russell Landscaping
Seattle Mariners
Selah Education Foundation

And all who donated their time and supported
Selah Downtown Association last month!
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