Gary Kamen, founder of Corpell Anonymous Box
Illustration provided Logo for the Wenatchee Valley Chamber of Commerce.
Mike Steele Executive Director, Lake Chelan Chamber of Commerce
Jessica Stoller Spokeswoman, Leavenworth Chamber of Commerce
Tourists were back in Leavenworth by mid-August, but sales in many businesses were down by as much as 50 percent while Highway 2 was closed in July for fire danger.
Lacey Price (center), events director at the Leavenworth Chamber of Commerce, gives visitors $50 worth of shopping vouchers to celebrate the reopening of Highway 2, which closed for two weeks due to wildfire danger. The fires forced the Bavarian-style town’s marketing experts to get the word out that Leavenworth was still accessible and open for business.
The Pateros School District lost more than 130 homes in the Carlton Complex Fire in July.
Fun-seekers scramble to find money during a game at the Pateros Apple Pie Jamboree, held last month after it was cancelled in July due to wildfire.