Lots is happening to get ready for Olga Daze, which takes place in Olga on July 20. There will be great food, great bargains, great music and lots of fun, say organizers. Everyone gets to march in a parade through Olga, followed by special children’s activities and games.
Two opportunities for bargains will be a silent auction and a yard sale. If you have goods or services to donate to the silent auction, contact Susan Gordon Bentley at 376-2299. Yard sale items can be dropped off at Olga Park on July 12 from 4 to 6 p.m. If you are unable to drop off on that Friday, contact Steve Emmes at 376-1461 or Paul Groeninger at 376-7070 to make special arrangements.
A tradition of Olga Daze is to raffle a handmade quilt made by Betty Marcum. Raffle tickets will be on sale outside Island Market on Sunday, July 14 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The drawing will take place at Olga Daze but the winner does not need to be present to win.
All of the proceeds of Olga Daze go towards maintaining the Olga Community Club building, one of the historical treasures of Orcas Island.