Virtual Parade

4th Of July Community Contest


Best patriotic costumed Pet

Total number of photo submissions: 8

Arrow Wins!
42 of 100 votes cast
Owner & Costumer: Jo Newhouse

Best 4th of July decorated home

Total Number of Photo Submissions: 2

Sara Black Wins!
48 of 70 votes cast

Best patriotic family photo

By default (only submission)

Scott & Judi Gavin win!

Best 4th of July decorated Vehicle

By Default (only submission)

Danny Kapsch Wins!

4th of July Schedule

Friday July 3rd


Announcement of the
“Citizen of the Year”

Announcement will be made here, Instagram, & on Facebook.

All Day

Celebrating Our Veterans!

Posting photos, captions and stories of those who have served or are serving
See information below


Posting Virtual Tours of our local businesses & non-profits

See below for info

Saturday July 4th


4th of July Parade

Parade video will be shown both here, 
& on Facebook.


Community Contests

See contest information below to submit

Winners announced July 5th

Sunday July 5th


Manzantia Postcards Available at the Manzanita Visitor Center

A limited number of 200 postage paid postcards will be available for free


Community Contest Voting opens

Voting will be conducted on this page


Community Contest Voting closes

Winners announced shortly after

Citizen of the Year

Leila Salmon

Manzanita Citizen of the Year 2020

The overwhelming choice of the selection committee, Leila Salmon served several years on the Manzanita City Council, and was a member of numerous city and county committees, as well as area non-profit organizations.

She was a board member of the Pine Grove Community Center and the Rinehart Clinic, and a founding member of the Emergency Volunteer Corps of Nehalem Bay. She also served on the Tillamook County Futures Council and the Tillamook County Budget Committee.

Leila frequently lent her skills as a facilitator to lead brainstorming and problem-solving meetings on important public topics. One nomination described her as “a wise and gentle mentor to many others in volunteer service to the community.”

The Citizen of the Year committee said, “We are grateful to have Leila as a valued and cherished member of the Manzanita community.”

Celebrating Our Veterans

David Dillon

This is my favorite picture from my time in the Navy. It’s me and two US explosive ordnance disposal techs in Egypt in 1974 examining a 2,000-pound German mine left in the Suez Canal after World War II. Egyptian police divers found and pulled it out of the canal the day before.
When our guys counter-charged the mine that afternoon in the Great Bitter Lake, it went off high order. It turned out the weapon was still live.

Frank Foldi & Chris Crossley

Honoring Frank Foldi our father who served in WWII and his grandson Chris Crossley who served in the Army 27 years including at the DMZ and in Desert Storm.

Mayor Mike Scott

50 years ago I was serving with the US Navy up the Mekong River during the Vietnam War. This is charcoal drawing done by a street artist in Saigon on September 1970 just a few days before I rotated home. I was a 24 year old Lieutenant(jg).

Virtual Tours

Supporting our local businesses is very important to all of us!

Its a great way to get to know the great services, stores, goods, businesses and more found right here in our local community.