Scare-Crazy Business Registration & Advertising Opportunities


Scare-Crazy is just around the corner. All Chamber members should have received a registration packet in the mail, highlighting the many ways in which to promote your business during Scare-Crazy.

Advertising Opportunities

We are offering advertising space on the Scare-Crazy Map again this year, as an opportunity for you to draw people into your business while they are in town. The maps will be available beginning October 1st.

There are two levels of advertising available:

  • $100.00 for a business card size ad on the map
  • $250.00 for a business card size ad on the map, a listing & logo on the banners (3 banners), and a logo on the promotional posters and in all newspaper advertising.

Deadline for advertising and artwork is August 28th. Artwork should be camera ready 2” x 3.5”. This is a first come, first serve opportunity with a limited number of spaces available, so don’t delay!

Registration & Event Details

The scarecrow registration deadline is September 11th. All registration forms must be received by this date, to be included in any marketing or publicity, which includes the Scare-Crazy Map.

Scarecrows must be displayed from September 30th through October 31st, during daylight hours. Scarecrows made by businesses that do not have storefronts will be placed in a pre-arranged public space, as determined by the Chamber, in the commercial/business district area.

Businesses with a street-front presence will also have an opportunity to participate in a Scare-Crazy Grand Prize Giveaway. Participating businesses will be designated as such on the Scare-Crazy Map and assigned a secret number. Visitors who wish to enter the Grand Prize Giveaway will have to go into each of the participating businesses, find where the secret number is posted, write the number in the correct location on the map, and then turn in their map when all the secret numbers have been listed. The Grand Prize Giveaway will be a gift basket comprised of items donated by each participating business, and will be on display at the Chamber office throughout the Scare-Crazy promotion.

Participants will also have the opportunity to have their scarecrow ride on the Scare-Crazy float in the Autumn Leaf Festival Parade on Saturday, September 26th in Leavenworth. This is a first come, first serve opportunity with limited space available.

Have fun, be creative, and feel free to contact the Chamber office if you have any questions (509)782-7404 or

Wildfire Relief Efforts in the Lake Chelan Valley

Lake Chelan Wildfire Relief

Representatives from community organizations met Tuesday, August 18 to streamline the short term wildfire relief efforts and discuss strategies for long term recovery in the Lake Chelan Valley and surrounding communities.

Chelan Valley Hope has a volunteer stationed at the Red Cross Shelter, located at Morgen Owings Elementary School (407 E Woodin Ave in Chelan) to address immediate human needs of food, shelter, water and gas. The Community Foundation of North Central Washington has funneled the $12,000 raised for relief efforts thus far to Chelan Valley Hope to satisfy these short term needs. Chelan Valley Hope has a practiced and proficient intake process to prevent fraud and assist those individuals in need.

Once disaster assessment has been completed, the Red Cross will assign individual case numbers and provide access to a wider variety of resources for those individuals directly affected by the Chelan Complex Wildfire.

For individuals wanting to donate to the relief efforts, the Community Foundation of North Central Washington has set up a Chelan Valley Fire Relief Fund. Donations can be made online at or by calling (509) 663-7166. At this time, we are asking donors to hold off on sending physical goods while we assess specific needs.

We have identified there will be a need for volunteers in the long term recovery efforts and Chelan Valley Hope is collecting a list of individuals who would like to be contacted when these specific needs are identified.

Businesses looking for assistance in navigating insurance claims, product losses, etc., are asked to contact the Lake Chelan Chamber of Commerce for assistance.

Representatives from the Lake Chelan Chamber of Commerce, Chelan Valley Hope, Community Foundation of North Central Washington, Historic Downtown Chelan Association, Manson Community Council, Port of Chelan County, City of Chelan and RealLife Church will continue to meet and regularly assess the short and long term needs of the Lake Chelan Valley as the community recovers from the devastating effects of the Chelan Complex Wildfire.


  • Chelan Valley Hope – (509) 888-2114,
  • Community Foundation of North Central Washington’s Chelan Valley Fire Relief Fund – (509) 663-7716,
  • Lake Chelan Chamber of Commerce – (509) 682-3503,

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Construction to Begin on Aplets Way


The Aplets Way Street Improvement Project is scheduled to begin this Monday, August 17. The City of Cashmere has hired Pipkin Construction of East Wenatchee to resurface the roadway, make improvements to sidewalk ramps in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), install new water and sewer main and service lines, and perform stormwater and related work in accordance with the contract plans, special provisions, and the WSDOT/APWA Standards and Specifications.

Aplets Way from the bridge to the Burlington Northern Railroad (BNSF) right-of-way will be affected. The project work window is limited to 60 working days and construction will be performed at night between the hours of 8:00 pm to 6:30 pm to minimize impacts downtown. Aplets Way will be closed for the duration of the project and access will be limited to residents and emergency vehicles. Detours around the project area will be posted.

  • Questions or concerns regarding the project can be directed to Mark Botello, Director of Planning & Building with the City of Cashmere at (509) 782-3513.

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