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Taste of the Peninsula

April 15th always conjures up two words in my mind …… tax day! Usually it is the day you had better have gotten your taxes done and sent in by.

Well this year two things are different. One, we get an extra three days to get it done. And two, it was Habitat of Humanity of Clallam County’s third annual Taste of the Peninsula benefit dinner and auction.

I have had the privilege of being at all three of the benefits and seeing the generosity of our community come together for the great causes Habitat fulfills on the Peninsula.

I created a video for Habitat, as I have for the last two benefits, describing the work of Habitat.  This year, Habitat focused on their Neighborhood Revitalization program they started about two years ago with the partnership of the City of Sequim and the Sequim Sunshine Rotarians, along with many volunteers from all over the Peninsula.

We feasted on some of the best foods and wines of the Peninsula brought to us from businesses like Michael’s of Port Angeles, Olympic Cellars Winery, Jose’s of Sequim, to name just a few of the many who contributed to the success of tonight’s event.

I heard that the auction and event brought in over $28,000 to help with Habitat’s Neighborhood Revitalization program helping homeowners who wouldn’t be able otherwise repair their homes. This will impact low-income seniors, disabled folks, family’s that are struggling to meet the basics of life, let alone replacing a roof, rebuilding a fence, or just applying a new coat of paint to make the house alive again. This is what Habitat’s revitalization program will provide and more.

Here is the video that tells the story, from Neighborhood Revitalization to Rally in the Alley, along with the partners and volunteers who make the program work. You may not be able to help build a Habitat house, but anyone from a child to senior citizen can come out and help cleanup our neighborhoods in Sequim and beyond.

And if your not from the Peninsula, get involved where you are!

 

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Although the winter seems to be hanging on here in the Pacific Northwest, spring is right around the corner.

Spirit Vision Films has already started its spring roster of films for our clients, beginning with Habitat for Humanity of Clallam County’s annual benefit, Taste of the Peninsula at the Sunland convention center here in Sequim, in mid-April.

We will be creating a short video for their benefit highlighting their efforts to help not only those that are under-housed, but also those that cannot afford or for lack of strength, repair their houses when needed (senior and the disabled community especially).

It is Habitat’s new program, along with its partners including the City of Sequim and the Rotarian’s as well, called ‘Love thy Neighborhood,’ …. a neighborhood revitalization project aimed at the folks who just need a new fence, or roof, a little paint, or just a good cleaning up, but are unable to do it themselves.

They also have brought out the community in Sequim with their Rally in the Alley events. They just completed the third event two Saturdays ago with the help of over 100 volunteers that swept through northern Sequim’s alleys and streets, collecting enough trash to fill three very large dumpsters. Their previous event collected over 10 tons of garbage. Very impressive! Port Angeles will be targeted next.

Also, Spirit Vision Films in conjunction with PAPA TV has been awarded a grant from the Clallam County Lodging Tax committee to create three videos targeting the tourism segment of the county and the greater Olympic Peninsula.

Beginning in April, Spirit Vision Films, along with PAPA TV personnel will begin shooting a new series, with a working title called, On the Road. Each of the segments will be 30 minutes long and will focus on destinations around the Olympic Peninsula that would attract tourists considering coming to the peninsula for a visit.

The first video will focus on the New Dungeness Light Station on the Dungeness Spit. We will be following a group or couple that have signed up to become ‘keepers’ on the lighthouse for one week. We will also be relating the history of the lighthouse, as well as the Dungeness Recreational Area that you can take to get to the lighthouse by hiking 7 miles (one way!) on the spit to the lighthouse.

Our second tentative shoot will be highlighting the Olympic Discovery Trail from Blyn to Port Angeles. We will be stopping at points of interest along the way like the Sequim Bay State Park, John Wayne Marina, The Railroad Bridge Park, and the Port Angeles waterfront portion of the trail. We our going to have some fun!

Our third video’s location has not been determined as yet, but we’ll keep you informed as we go forward on this project.

And of course, when the videos are completed, you will find them right here! Stay tuned!

 

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New Dungeness Light Station – Dungeness Spit