· Ribbon Cutting -- Thank You Enumclaw Chamber of Commerce Kelvyn Schipper and Board Member Tyson Gamblin for joining us!
· Thank You to the following bands!
o Queen Anne Band
o Guitar &Vocalist Ali Durnell
o Nolan McSheridan
o Michael Rabb
o Brandi Carlile w/ Phil & Tim Hanseroth
· Thank You Enumclaw for donating hundreds of pounds of food to the Enumclaw Food Bank! So much organic and wonderful food!
Thank You to the following for the wonderful Give-Aways:
o Brandi Carlile for the Grand Prize: 2 Benaroya Concert Tickets, CDs, T-Shirts, Song Books and Swag!!
o Aaron Brennerís Bakery: A Yearís Worth of Bread! (1 free loaf per week for 1 year!)
o Soaring Spirit Tea Gift Basket
o Buono Coffee Gift Basket
o Crooked Fence Gift Basket
o The Sequel Bookstore Gift Basket
o CCís on Cole Gift Basket
o Salt Shaker Gift Basket
o Meletao Therapeutic Massage
o Dickís Barber Shop
o Tae Kwon Do Connection
o Strauss Bavarian Nuts Gift Package
o Tarna Designs for the wonderful neclace
· Soaring Spirit Tea's Grant and Shannon Slish for their incredible product demonstration!
· o Face Painting Kelsey and family for making the kids' day!
o Henna Artist Chris Johnson for her wonderful creations
· Balloon Artist Jeffrey for making dozens of creations
Thank you, Enumclaw Patch, for your support and coverage of the Mountain Aire Mercantile Grand Opening on Labor Day, September 3, 2012:
Mountain Aire Mercantile had its soft opening earlier in July as owners Kyle Diercks and Kari Cassidy-Diercks worked through the many details involved in running a business including store inventory, menu offerings and getting proper licenses for specialty beers and wines.
Two months later, they were ready for their grand opening and shared the event with everyone in town Monday with day-long festivities including live music, barbeque, fun and activities for the whole family.
The celebration was capped with a live performance by singer-songwriter Brandi Carlile, originally from nearby Ravensdale, along with band members Phil and Tim Hanseroth that packed the store as well as both doorways to 'the Merc.'
Mom Teresa told us Brandi was once a regular performer at Seeder's Steak and Brew just down the street; the now-famous singer returned to familiar territory Monday to help support another local business.
Ed Note: We found a neat little video on YouTube of mom and daughter singing 'Stand By Your Man.' It's linked to this story as well.