Olympia, WA – When you see lights flashing and hear sirens sounding on the Port of Olympia docks on Sept. 9, 7:45 a.m. to 9:00 a.m., there’s no need to be alarmed! It is not an emergency, but rather a celebration.
The date marks the 60th Annual Foofaraw event. Each year, the Thurston County Chamber and the Olympia Yacht Club transport and host active duty military personnel at Island Home, a private island owned by the Olympia Yacht Club.
As vessels carrying military members pass the Port, they will see the American flag flying above the marine terminal and receive a salute from members of the Port of Olympia staff, various local first responders, and more.
The Port is proud to support this event and honor the many active-duty and retired military personnel that call Thurston County home.
More information about the Foofaraw can be found here: https://thurstonchamber.com/fo...