Veterans Day Display: Manson Community Library

Thank you.

Naval uniforms are hung along the walls of the library. The uniforms were generously donated for display from local Manson and Chelan veterans.

Naval uniforms are hung along the walls of the library. The uniforms were generously donated for display from local Manson and Chelan veterans.

Many of Veteran community members are part of the American Legion Post 108. This year marks a historic milestone for our local American Legion group. On Nov. 11th we will be celebrating their 100th year anniversary at the American Legion Park across from the Manson Business Building on the main street of downtown Manson, WA.

We hope you have a great Veterans Day and encourage you to take a moment to appreciate the wonderfully free country we live in.

Thank you for your service, bravery and sacrifice for us.

This Veterans Day; we have a special display of military uniforms at the public library, donated by members of the community.

The Manson Chamber of Commerce, Manson Public Library and the people of our community want to extend our gratitude to those that bravely served our country.

Additional uniforms on display with small tags detailing the time it was worn in service, the owner and which branch it is from.

Additional uniforms on display with small tags detailing the time it was worn in service, the owner and which branch it is from.

View, Relax, Oasis

Oasis: something that provides refuge, relief, or pleasant contrast

The “pleasant contrast” is a very pointed part of this Oasis Definition. A very pleasant contrast of your typical Washington Weather Forecast would be clear skies and rays of sunshine, right?

Take a moment to treat yourself to a moment of contrast: Video provided by DukeofChelan

Weather you Like it or Not: ☀️

Pun intended.

Our blog frequently features the elegant rolling hills, Lake Chelan Shores and Wineries our town has sprinkled through our backroads.

It’s simply too beautiful not too.

To continue viewing The Lake Chelan Valley’s beauty; checkout the annual photo contest held by the Lake Chelan Chamber of Commerce here.

Manson Month Moments: October 🎃

Phew! What a month! Leaves slipping on a new color and crisp air filling each day means the Fall season has really set in.

Let’s take a look at the top 3 Manson Month Moments for October:

  1. The Fall Season: As mentioned above and made clear by the outdoors, fall is here. The fall season marks a change in foot traffic, temperature and the look of our town. Take a look at this 40 second video showcasing some of the beautiful scenery of Manson, WA in fall!

  2. A Night to Remember: I mean, who doesn’t love a good celebration? A Night to Remember is a chance for the members of our community to get together and celebrate those incredible people, businesses and organizations that help shape the community of Manson be, well, Manson. Read about the night right here!

  3. Tunk n’ Treat Event: ADULT RESPONSIBILITY! Spooky right?! In the spirit of Halloween and the spooky season, we have a fantastic event planned for your family this Halloween (31st at 4:30pm at North Shore Bible Church). Trunk n’ Treat 2019 will be an energized event for the whole family, enjoy candy, costumes and community with us this year! For full event details; click here!

A Virtual Tour of Manson with Cale Morgan

Join Cale Morgan on a virtual tour of Manson! An exploration of the beautiful scenery, backroads, wineries and views Manson has to offer!

This video was shot in the summer season and showcases the environment of Manson. Lookin’ to explore the backroads like Cale? Well, it’s the Fall Season now, so trees are turning just the right shade of orange and red with crisp air every morning. Oh, and we still have loads of sunshine!

Exploring Lake Chelan and it's many backroads, we travel to beaches and wineries in Manson, WA. Join me as we uncover the treasures of the beautiful Lake Chelan area on our second episode of BACKROADS. Manson is home to more wineries than any other part of the Chelan valley.

A Night to Remember 2019

A Night to Remember 2019

“This was a memorable night for all the right reasons,” said Manson Chamber of Commerce Executive Director, Debbie Conwell, talking about the 5th Annual Night to Remember Recognition Dinner at Mill Bay Casino on October 9. “We sponsor the Night to Remember to acknowledge some extraordinary, or often ordinary people extending themselves in extraordinary ways to make our community truly amazing. We shine the spotlight on our businesses, schools, civic and social organizations.” Debbie went on.

How Stories Shape a Community

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Quick Facts

Infographics are sweet. They communicate information with attractive colors and cute symbols. But they don’t really tell stories.

The Story of Manson, WA

Like any town, Manson, WA has plenty of stories that shape it into the community it is today. We are a small town so we don’t have large scale stories like, for example, big needles being built into the sky, instead…

We have stories about community.

What does that mean?

It mean our community works hard to look after one another and use our resources to continuously improve the place we call home.

The Best Part is

Our community spills over to include those that visit us, our communal hospitality, kindness and inclusion can be felt up and down our backroad streets.

Even something as simple as a wave of the hand will reenforce a feeling of belonging.

That is what community is about, and that is why we always say, there truly is More to Manson.

Checkout the events photo album here!

Chelan Valley Hope's Next Strides

Chelan Valley Hope's Next Strides

Michael, Chelan Valley Hope’s Board President, recently shared his vision and goals for Chelan Valley Hope over the next three to five years. Michael spent his career in the health care industry. The strengths he brings to the CVH’s Board include marketing, personnel management, and leadership. Michael joined the Board February 2016 and was selected President May 2018.

Fall in Manson, Washington

Welcome to fall in Manson!

It is always hard to say goodbye to summer, the sun staring down on your shoulders all day and early sunrises will be dearly missed. Even as the sun sets a bit earlier each day and the temperature drops the Lake Chelan Valley will still be filled with beautiful views, tasty wine and a slew of events for all. Before we dive into the events our local chamber members and businesses are hosting, take a minute to see what our beautiful Lake Chelan Valley, Wapato Lake, orchards, fields and town turn into each fall. 

Pretty stunning, right?

The color popping on the screen is even more impressive in real life (as most things are). Manson and the surrounding Lake Chelan Valley transform as fall settles in; we experience a drop in vacation seekers, emptied campgrounds and fewer boats on the water. With this shift in the seasons, we are so inspired to bring more events for our community and visitors to enjoy.  

The fall also brings on new projects that need tackling, The Manson Chamber of Commerce has a few that we are really excited about: 

1.    Speed Sensors: We want downtown Manson to be a safe and welcoming, to achieve this the Chamber is seeking (tax deductible) donations from local businesses to install new speed sensors along the main drag of downtown to protect from speeding. For questions or additional information email info@moretomanson.com

2.    Our new website! You could be reading this in an email or on the new site itself (if you are reading it in an email, click here to jump on over to the new site). We are very excited to have this new site up and running. The chamber has worked to make the website more accessible, easy to navigate and informative for new visitors and old friends alike. If you have already, go poke around the new site and see what it has to offer you. 

Fall in Manson is beautiful, no denying that one. It may not be as busy as the summer, but that’s good. The chamber is very excited from the fall of 2019 and can’t wait to see what we get to do this year. If we can help in any way here in Manson, please contact us at any time 509-888-1553 or info@moretomanson.com.

Lake Chelan Swim; A Great Success!

Lake Chelan Swim

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The 9th annual Lake Chelan swim; a test of strength, determination and the swimming prowess. The 1.5 mile course brings out the best in all our competitors and we applaud those that participated this year. This even raises funds to increase awareness of swimming lessons available to locals and visitor to the Lake Chelan Valley. Check out Manson Bay Park for swim lesson information. 

We are so impressed by the performance of all our swimmers this year and want to congratulate our medalist finishers; 

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Youth Medalists:

1. Aiden Kelly Ringel

2. Cara Brown

3. Jude Loewen 

Women Medalists:

1. Barbara Thrasher

2. Gabrielle Davy

3. Wendy Van De Sompele

Men Medalists:

1. Mark Steven

2. Stephen Freeborn

3. Jim Mcgoorty