Invitation to support the George Community Hall
The little town of George, Washington was founded in 1957 by Charles E. Brown
- Charlie, as his friends knew him. He donated the land and funds to build the George Community Hall, and it was established in 1964.
Charlie Brown not only came up with the idea for the name of the town of George, he also brought the July 4 and Presidents' Day Celebrations into being. Charlie especially wanted the Fourth of July in George, WA to be really spectacular, with a Giant Cherry Pie and kids' games, entertainment and fireworks. George, WA experienced its first Independence Day Celebration on July 4, 1957.
And why, you might ask, is this such a big deal to us, sixty years later? Well, because, 2017 marks the 60th anniversary of the July 4 Celebration in George! SIXTY uninterrupted years of this fabulous event. We believe this makes our Fourth of July the longest-running municipal event in the state of Washington, and we believe that is cause for celebration!
The George Community Hall oversees, manages and fund-raises for all the events that happen in George. Over the years, newer events have been added, such as the Annual Children's Easter Egg Hunt & Bake Sale, the CoffeeHouse Concert Series, and the Annual George, Washington Bluegrass Festival in September. All these events are special and deserve your support.
For July 4, 2017 in George, Washington, we think the 60th Anniversary is especially important to recognize. The Board of Directors want to increase the size of the Fireworks show by at least $1,000. We want to replace that old pie pan for the famous Giant Cherry Pie with a stainless-steel version with handles...but the cost we have been quoted is over $2,000. We already have a contract with an Illusionist and plan to enhance other aspects of the event. All of this is added to our base price tag of $10,000 annually to run this event.
How on earth do we continue to do this?
With your help! We thank you for your generous contribution to the George Community Hall!
Please make your check payable to George Community Hall (or simply GCH if you prefer), and mail it to: GCH PO Box 5064, George, WA 98824