Thanks from the tree committee

On behalf of the Silverdale Christmas Tree Lighting Committee, I want to thank everyone who helped celebrate the 59th annual lighting of the world’s largest, consecutively lighted, living Christmas tree in Silverdale.

This is a 100-percent volunteer effort that is made possible by the following outstanding individuals and organizations.

Markham Investments LLC, (owner of the tree and payer of electric costs), Oxford Inn & Suites (for sponsoring the hay rides), Olympic Peninsula Antique Tractor and Engine Association, Bill Carter, Hanson Signs, Ken Little, Gus Housen/Gordon Sound, Silverdale Rotary Club, Richard Arper, Harry Guay, Silverdale Dandy Lions Club, Silverdale Kiwanis Club, Roy Meyers, Central Kitsap Fire and Rescue, Silverdale Antiques, Silverdale Lowe’s, Silverdale Albertson’s, Gary Bowlby/ Gary Bowlby Photography, the Caroliers band (aka the Clam Island band), Brownsville and Emerald Heights Elementary school choirs directed by Victoria Braden and Jeremey Duprea, the Kitsap Carolers choir, Silverdale Chamber of Commerce, Kathleen Knuckey, Gary Chaney, Lisa Stirrett House of Glass, 4-H Puppeteers and the Silverdale Library, Greta Bergquist.

Pictures are also now available for viewing and or purchase at:

The tree lighting committee consists of representatives from the Lions, Kiwanis Rotary and Chamber of Commerce.

If you would like to join one of these organizations or simply have some ideas in planning next year’s event sent me an email at

Roland Arper

Silverdale Tree Lighting Committee

Silverdale Community Christmas Tree Lighting Committee


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