Port Gamble business owner hits the road to fight childhood hunger

Butcher & Baker Provisions owner Chef Adam Sawasy is currently training for a very important bike ride May 15-17 starting in Santa Rosa, Calif.

Chef Sawasy is joining hundreds of chefs for the Chefs Cycle No Kid Hungry campaign, which raised $2 million last year. The organization is hoping to raise $2.4 million this year and has already raised nearly $100,000. Chef Adam is looking to personally raise $7,500.

“I’m helping end childhood hunger in America by riding 300 miles in three days with Chefs Cycle for No Kid Hungry,” he said on his Rider Profile, which can be found at http://bit.ly/2rdznhW. “For the past three years, Chefs Cycle has engaged culinary talents who want to push their physical limits while raising funds and awareness in support of No Kid Hungry.”

Every dollar donated means 10 meals provided for a child in need. Let’s all get behind Chef Sawasy in the fight for No Kid Hungry. To view the entire event and make donations, please visit www.chefscy cle.org.

Ghost Walk Tours, Special Investigations: The popular annual Ghost Walks run from 7-10 p.m. October through March and typically sell out fast. Each guided tour highlights the town’s history and paranormal experiences, and includes stops in the Walker-Ames House, Historic Museum, Post Office, old morgue and the Buena Vista Cemetery. The dates: Feb. 3 and March 3.

Participants must be 16 or older to attend. Tickets are $25 per person, at www.portgambleparanormal.com.

Ever wondered what it’s like to take part in a paranormal investigation? Join me — paranormal investigator Pete Orbea — for an evening in the famed Walker-Ames House of Port Gamble. You’ll get an in-depth look into the history and “long-term” residents while seeking to find out what goes bump in the night. The investigation runs 7-10 p.m. Dress warmly and bring a flashlight and any equipment for ghost hunting! Tickets are $35 and can be purchased at www.portgambleparanormal.com. Participants must be 16 and older. Dates: Feb. 17 and March 10.

Looking for a unique private event space?: Make your next company retreat or party one for the history books in the Port Gamble Historic Museum. Built in 1916 as one of the mill site offices, the museum was designed in 1972 and opened in 1976. It contains an abundance of historical items from Port Gamble and the sawmill, which operated from 1853-1995.

This space is ideal for 25-30 people and is perfect for a cocktail reception or private tours and retreats in a colorful historic setting where you can see amazing displays of early Washington Territory and state history. Give Port Gamble Weddings & Events a call at 360-297-8074 to book your next event.

Amenities: 6-foot banquet table, six bistro-style tables, Wi-Fi, tables and chairs, free parking, no gratuity or service fees, museum attendant to give brief history and answer questions, catering available. Rates: $100 an hour.

Port Gamble’s 2018 event calendar: Muddy Paws, Medieval Faire, Ghost Conference, Summer Faire, Country Christmas, monthly trail activities … stay up to date with activities and happenings at Port Gamble by subscribing to the monthly Port Gamble e-newsletter. For information or to sign up for the e-newsletter, contact the events office at 360-297-8074 or email portgam ble@orminc.com. You can also find details at www.portgamble.com.

— Pete Orbea is weddings and events supervisor for Port Gamble.