Beware Cole Street on Halloween. The leaves are changing and ghosts and goblins are on the prowl in downtown Enumclaw. On Halloween night Cole Street closes for the annual trick-or-treat celebration. Each year we find our spookiest vehicle to deliver our ghostly treats to anyone who dares knock on the trunk of the haunted truck. Halloween fun is one of the many community events we enjoy as a hometown dealership. This Enumclaw tradition provides a safe environment for costumed little ones to collect their Halloween goodies. Check the Chamber of Commerce calendar for more information. We hope to see you there!
Gamblin Motors is proud to be a sponsor of the Enumclaw Youth and Family Services Celebrity Golf Tournament being held on Monday, October 10th at the Enumclaw Golf Course. The proceeds from this event go directly to helping youth and young adults in our community. This tournament helps to provide important services to the most vulnerable populations in the Plateau area. At Gamblin Motors we believe in caring for and investing in the future of our youth and hometown.
The Enumclaw Youth and Family Services (EYFS) and Auburn Youth Resources (AYR) work together to provide much-needed support to families and young adults in need. Necessary services like early childhood education, mental health counseling, substance abuse treatment, homeless services and transitional housing are all programs provided by these two charitable and hard working groups. The golf tournament proceeds will specifically be used to provide mental health counseling to the disadvantaged youth and families of Enumclaw. In addition, funds raised will benefit an EYFS partnership with the Foothills Wellness Foundation to provide free dental care, food, hygiene kits, and case management programs for those in crisis on the Plateau.
Gamblin Motors is not the only group invested in supporting the great work done by EYFS. We thank all of the celebrities who are backing this charitable cause. Former NFL players such as Jason Chorak, Robin Earl, Alonzo Mitz, Nesby Glasgow, Jack Thompson, Mkristo Bruce and other celebrities will be in attendance to add their support to help raise funds for these critical community programs. To add your support to this wonderful cause, please join us on the course. To register for a round, please visit https://ayr4kids.ejoinme.org/e
Over the last few years Gamblin Motors has supported the Enumclaw Clothing Bank with generous coat donations from our employees, customers, and community members. The Enumclaw Clothing Bank is a non-profit organization that offers donated clothes, coats, shoes and new socks and underwear to children in the district that need a little extra help. One day a week the Enumclaw Clothing Bank welcomes families to pick up needed clothing items for FREE.
As the temperature begins to drop this season, many of our children desperately need coats. During the month of November, Gamblin Motors collected new, or clean, gently used coats in any size (infant-adult) at our showrooms. There is also a drop off at Work-Sports and Outdoors. This was a great opportunity to help our community.
This 1.2 million-member organization started with the vision of one man—Paul P. Harris. The Chicago attorney formed one of the world’s first service organizations, the Rotary Club of Chicago, on February, 23, 1905. This organization was a place where professionals with diverse backgrounds could exchange ideas and form meaningful, lifelong friendships. Rotary’s name came from the group’s early practice of rotating meetings among the offices of each member.
Gamblin Motors has been represented at Rotary since the late 1960’s, starting with our founder, Art Gamblin. Art was a champion of the Duck Race every year here in Enumclaw. Since then his son and our current owner, Alan Gamblin, has been a member of Rotary since 2000 and has held numerous positions and received several awards, including: Duck Master for several years and the Rotarian of the Year “Gear of the Year” in 2004.
Jeri Gamblin has been a member of Rotary since 2014. She has served as the Community Chair since her induction where she has planned and executed four Senior Center activities, including the: “Honey Do”, the Senior Summer BBQ, Senior Thanksgiving, and Christmas Dinners. This past year she chaired the Father Daughter Valentine’s Day Dance where they had 3 sessions of 200 attendees. They had girls from 2 years old all the way to high school age there with their fathers. They planned activities, pictures, treats, and swag bags for each session. It was such a success they are already planning next year’s event.
Jeri most recently received the Rotarian of the Year “Gear of the Year” award, and she feels truly humbled to receive this award from so many of her peers. She is very excited to continue her involvement with Rotary and the exciting activities and services they have planned for the future.
Rotarians have not only been present for major events in history—they’ve been a part of them. From the beginning, three key traits have remained strong throughout Rotary:
They’re truly international. Only 16 years after being founded, Rotary had clubs on six continents. Today they’re working together from around the globe both digitally and in-person to solve some of our world’s most challenging problems.
They persevere in tough times. During WWII, Rotary clubs in Germany, Austria, Italy, Spain, and Japan were forced to disband. Despite the risks, many continued to meet informally and following the war’s end, Rotary members joined together to rebuild their clubs and their countries.
Their commitment to service is ongoing. They began their fight against polio in 1979 with a project to immunize 6 million children in the Philippines. By 2012, only three countries remain polio-endemic—down from 125 in 1988.
Congratulations to Dale Dunks for being named August’s Employee of the Month. Dale joined our sales team in 2006, and does a fantastic job delivering great customer service. You can always find Dale going the extra mile for his customers. Dale was born and raised here in Enumclaw, and loves the car business. Dale is the Father of one son and is expecting another child in a few weeks. He loves to spend time with family, checking out muscle cars, working around the house, or hiking in the mountains.
The Seattle Scottish Highland Games and Clan Gathering happens once a year in Enumclaw. If you live in Enumclaw you know it is the one weekend a year you will see kilts at the grocery store. Attending the Seattle Scottish Highland Games is a chance to experience Scottish Heritage at the Enumclaw Expo Center. You’ll be able to feel a wee bit of Scotland right in Enumclaw.
The North American Scottish Athletics Championship is held during the Seattle Scottish Highland Games. This is a great chance to watch the main Scottish heavy athletic events at a modern-day Highland games.
You can watch the titans who toss the caber or put the stone.
You can watch the titans who toss the caber or put the stone.
There will be all kinds of Celtic music including bagpipes, drums, and harps. Talented pipers and drummers compete before judges. Elegant Scottish dancers will showcase national dances of Scotland. Saturday night features a traditional Scottish party with music, singing, and country dancing.
There will be a wide variety of delicious, traditional Scottish foods. The Rampant Lion Pub and the Tilted Kilt Pub will offer Scottish style ales. While eating your food, stroll through the Avenue of the Clans and the Walk through Time and discover your Scottish ancestry and heritage. At the Celtic Marketplace imported goods are displayed and available for purchase.
It is a weekend not to be missed – full of fun, education, and traditional Scottish activities.
The King County Fair is 153 years old. When you visit the fair this year, it will remind you of the fair you attended as a child. Carnival rides, games, fair food, exhibits, and animals will bring the memories back. There will be two, free stages of entertainment ongoing through out the day.
Buckley native, Blake Larsen is going to preform Saturday, July 18. “I was thrilled to receive the invitation to play at the King County Fair again!,” Larsen wrote in an email to The Courier-Herald. “This is going to be a very fun and intimate evening. It will be just me and my guitar player. I want this show to feel like you came over to my house and we had a concert in the back yard. Informal and lots of fun!”
There are some great attractions this year at the Fair. Enjoy a fun zip line ride or jump in a giant bubble ball and play soccer. Take an up close look at the exhibit from the Hydroplane and Raceboat Museum. Don’t miss the animal fun. There is an FFA petting zoo, pig races, and Mutton Bustin’. Visit the 4-H animals.
Any trip to the Fair wouldn’t be complete with some delicious eats. There will be a variety of food vendors to satisfy any hunger patron. Don’t forget to grab those scones.
The Fair runs from Thursday, July 16th-Sunday, July 19th at the Enumclaw Expo Center, 45224 284th Ave SE, Enumclaw. Admission is $7, but presale tickets are available at area Safeways beginning on June 28th. Children 5 and under are free.
If you are one of the millions of people who don’t think the words “Fun” and “Run” should appear so close to each other in any sentence, please continue reading. On August 1st at the Enumclaw Expo Center thousands of people, of varying age and fitness level, will be participating in the “Win ME 5K”. What makes this 5K different than any other race? Color! As your race through the beautiful route be prepared to be doused with color along the way. Start the race wearing white and end in a rainbow of colors.
Giving away prizes is one of many perks that come along with being one of the participants. Each runner will be entered for a chance at thousands of dollars in prizes, the opportunity to give back to multiple charities, and the experience of a lifetime. Gamblin Motors is excited to be the title sponsor, as well as sending one lucky winner home in a Brand New Chevrolet Spark. The Spark is a nimble and compact commuter car that is capable of 39 MPG but is truly one of the world’s only big, small cars.
A new car, thousands in gifts and prizes aside, the Win ME 5K is about promoting a healthy and active lifestyle while supporting local charities like Seattle Children’s Hospital, Strong Against Cancer, and the Rainier Foothills Wellness Foundation.
This isn’t the Boston Marathon, Win ME 5K is an experience designed to strengthen the heart and soul of its participants through running, jogging, even a brisk a walk, but most importantly a heavy dusting of paint and the opportunity to give back to so many deserving charities.
Don’t miss this event. Register today www.winme5k.com
Over the past few years, Gamblin Motors has sponsored a photo contest for Enumclaw High School students. The students are given a month to send us their very best photos. These photos are uploaded to our Facebook page. Our Facebook followers are asked to vote for the favorite photo. Students encourage their friends and family to vote for their photo. At the end of the contest, the photo with the most likes wins. The winner receives $250.
As the photos started rolling in, we were blown away by the quality of photo entries we received. All of these entries were truly amazing. This year we received more than eighty two photos from over twenty four Enumclaw High School students. Julia Vassallo, a tenth grader, won the photo contest this year. She received 1,426 votes from our Facebook friends.
Thank you to all the students who participated, and thank you to all our friends for voting for these amazing photos. We look forward to hosting another photo contest again next year. Be on the look out for our contest in May.
With the recent success of the Seattle Seahawks it seems that everyone is a football fan these days in the Puget Sound area. Here at Art Gamblin Motors we have been loyal Enumclaw High School Football fans. It goes all the way back to the early 1970’s with Alan Gamblin playing for the Hornets. Decades later the two Gamblin boys (Tyson and Andrew) wore the maroon and gold for the mighty Hornets. We love our Football here in Enumclaw. The tradition continues with our strong support of Enumclaw Athletics and the football program.
This past May marked the 9th Annual Enumclaw High School Football Car Wash. This is the 8th year that Art Gamblin Motors has hosted the car wash at its Truck Center location. This is a great spring time event in Enumclaw and most residents can’t wait to get their car washed from eager football players. This is not your normal car wash. Within an 8 hour period the football players will wash around 400 vehicles. Art Gamblin Motors loves clearing out their front row at the Truck Center to allow three lanes of rinsing, washing and drying. The football player’s pre sell car wash tickets and what they earn goes directly into their summer camp fund. This year the Enumclaw Football team will be traveling east of the mountains to Central Washington University football camp.
After the cars are washed drivers are asked by Enumclaw High School cheerleaders to take a test drive. For every test drive Art Gamblin Motors donated $20 per test drive. Art Gamblin Motors was excited to donate $1000 to the Enumclaw High School cheerleaders.
If you missed the car wash this year keep your eye on the Gamblin Motors Facebook page to find out the date of next May’s car wash.