Holiday Sponsorship Opportunities

The Washington County Chamber of Commerce will bring Santa to town on Saturday, Nov. 29th at the Christmas Parade. Thanks to our title sponsor, First Harrison Bank, Santa will once again visit with children in his ‘vacation’ home on the Salem Square on weekends beginning in December.

Santa House Title Sponsor:

Santa House Sponsors:

Additional sponsorship are also available:

Community Sponsor ($100.00) – This includes your business name being posted on the Santa House and on the Chamber website. A list of all sponsors will also be included in the goody bags.

Goody bag sponsor – Each year Santa distributes approx. 1000 goody bags to the children who visit him at his vacation home. Of course, each child normally brings at least one – two or three – adults. Businesses interested in participating do not have to have 1000 items – but a 1000 items with your business name will provide you with maximum advertising. The goody bag sponsorship is only open to Chamber of Commerce members. Suggested items for the goody bags: candy canes, candy, coupons (for kids and adults), note pads, coloring books, small books, crayons (pkg of 4), small toys, etc…

Please contact the Chamber Office if you are interested in both or either of these sponsorship plans. Goody bag items must be at the Chamber Office no later than Nov. 26th, 3:00 pm. Invoicing is available to those interested in the Community sponsorship plan.


Themed Christmas Tree Auction

The Salem Rotary Club is hosting a Themed Christmas Tree Auction on Saturday, Nov. 29th beginning at 1 pm at Southern Hills Church. All proceeds from the auction benefit the Christmas Assistance Program. Donations are still being accepted. Additional information is available by contacting Aaron Weller at or Jana Ewen at


YMCA Announces Month Dedicated to Honoring Service Members

The YMCA challenges all Washington County residents to show their support of our brave men and women.

During the month of November, the Washington County Family YMCA will lead Washington County in A Salute to our Soldiers by honoring our local service members and their families to recognize the sacrifice they and their families make to secure the nation’s freedom.

The YMCA has outlined weekly challenges for all Washington County residents for the month of November which include wearing yellow, writing letters of support, donating care package items, and prayer.

"In November, we are fortunate to have two wonderful Holidays—Veterans Day and Thanksgiving!" says Rosie Morehous, the Youth First Director taking on the project, “I look forward to propelling the sentiment of these occasions into the whole month by leading the community in showing our thanks and gratitude to the many brave men and women through A Salute to our Soldiers.”

The YMCA will have a limited supply of Salute To Our Soldiers t-shirts on sale at their front desk for $15 each. T-shirts will have a new STOS 2014 design, and will come in sand and military heather green options. First come, first served, so stop in today to ensure your shirt is available! Proceeds made from the shirts will go to assist in any postage/supplies necessary for care packages mailed.

Letters and or pictures of your service men and women can also be e-mailed to to be posted to the Washington County Family YMCA’s website and Facebook page to recognize your soldiers throughout the month.