In 2020, the Ellensburg Downtown Association is expanding our Volunteer of the Month recognition program to feature any and all Downtown Superstars. Superstars bring life and vibrancy to our downtown, projecting kindness and love in our community. They make a difference whether that is rehabbing a building or planting flowers outside of their storefront. A Downtown Superstar’s impact is felt far and wide and would be missed it they were not around. Nominations for Downtown Superstar can be sent to [email protected].
Mangos Salon sets the standard for no waste salons in the community.
Volunteers of the Month – Distinguished Young Women of Ellensburg
We have had the great pleasure of working with the Distinguished Young Women of Ellensburg at our annual Teddy Bear Tea event for many years. This group is truly top notch and gives you the upmost faith that “kids these days” are hardworking, thoughtful, professional, and generous. This year, we were able to work with Tess Preppernau, Madison Thompson, Sophie Hanson and Annie Kang, four wonderful young women who showed excitement and dedication in their volunteer work.
Volunteer of the Month – November
Volunteer of the Month- October
What is your Ellensburg story?
I’m from Lacey and moved to Ellensburg to go to school in 1988. Once I graduated, my husband and I moved away for a couple years, but came back because Ellensburg felt like home.
John Graf, EDA Board Member
I recently had the opportunity to sit down with the owner of The Pearl Bar & Grill, Blake Collins. I expected that our time together would be a fairly typical visit; me asking him questions about his business and him replying with boilerplate responses.
Morgan Arbuckle, Admin Assistant
When I decided to stay in Ellensburg after attending CWU, I was asked the typical question “what’s in Ellensburg?” Well, the sole reason I decided to stay was because of what’s in Ellensburg. This small town has plenty of options to shop and dine while supporting local businesses. You can be an Ellensburg resident, or just someone passing through, and something is bound to interest you!
Volunteer of the Month – August
Dawn Alford, Organization Committee
Our August Volunteer of the Month is someone who shines bright and brings a positive energy to each committee meeting. You’ve more than likely seen Dawn volunteering at EDA events, strolling throughout CWU’s campus, or passing by on a local trail. While she is fairly new to the community, she has wasted no time finding her happy places.