Port of Camas-Washougal Holds Community Appreciation Event – News Release

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Port of Camas-Washougal Holds Community Appreciation Event
Classic Cars, Food and Family Fun for Everyone

Washougal, Wash. – August 29, 2013 – The Port of Camas-Washougal today announced its Wheels & Wings Cruise-In and Community Appreciation Event, to be held at Grove Field Airport on Saturday, September 14, 2013 from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

“We live in a great community and the Port wants to celebrate that and express our thanks for everyone’s support,” said David Ripp, port executive director. “Grove Field is the perfect venue for a classic car show, a barbecue and the opportunity to enjoy our scenic Airport.”

Visitors to the event will enjoy the Port-hosted barbecue, dessert vendors, and on-site music provided by a DJ.   Family fun activities will include face painting and a photo booth. The classic car owners will compete for trophies including a Peoples’ Choice Award. Donations will be accepted for the Camas-Washougal Aviation Association Scholarship Fund.

For more information, contact event coordinator Jennifer Rilatos at 360-335-3676 or visit the Port’s website at www.portcw.com


About the Port:
The port brings jobs and recreational opportunities through a 400-acre industrial park, a 79-hangar general aviation airport and 350-slip pleasure boat marina. Grove Field is a small, general aviation airport with a state-of-the-art fueling station and 14 tie-downs in addition to the 79 hangars. The marina is the largest publicly owned marina on the Washington side of the Columbia River and has a floating restaurant, launch ramp, nearby hotel, fueling station, electricity on the breakwater/guest dock, and is homeport to the Dolphin Yacht Club. Newly acquired and in the planning stages, are 13.25 acres of Waterfront Property connecting a 14-acre parcel of port-owned land to the east of the marina. The industrial park boasts a 90+ percent occupancy rate of more than 40 businesses with an annual payroll of $8.9 million and is adjacent to Steigerwald Commerce Center, 120+ acres of property currently under development. The port also manages Captain William Clark Park at Cottonwood Beach, the adjacent protective levee and Parkersville National Historic site. More information is found at www.portcw.com.

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