Cedar Cove Days Funded at $100,000

Volunteer event set for Feb. 19

Question of the day: What Debbie Macomber character do you identify with?

By Kitsap Sun Staff
Cedar Cove Days, a celebration of local author Debbie Macomber and Port Orchard’s role in her bestselling books, is building up a significant fund toward the event, set for Aug. 26 through 30 in POrt orchard and vicinity.
Organizers have raised more than $100,000, including a recent $20,600 grant from the Washington State Tourism Commission that is among 10 grants received this year.
The Cedar Cove Association also received $15,000 from the City of Port Orchard’s lodging tax allocation, a grant of $2,500 from Kitsap Bank and a Port Madison Industries grant of $1,000.
The association has been working with businesses and organizations to transform Port Orchard into the fictional Cedar Cove, setting of Macomber’s Cedar Cove series. Individual volunteers are needed for a variety of tasks, including portrayal of characters from the books.
The association is holding an All City Volunteers Rally at 6:30 p.m. Feb. 19 at City Hall, 216 Prospect St.. Volunteers can also contact the association via e-mail at cedarcovedays@aol.com.
For more information, visit www.CedarCoveAssociation.com.

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