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Camas, WA – Camas business owners are excited to announce the launch of the Explore Camas Passport, a program designed to reward consumers for shopping and dining local. The official launch date for the Summer 2024 Explore Camas passport is June 1, 2024. This unincorporated group of business owners met in January 2024 to brainstorm ways to collaborate and promote the vast array of businesses and services throughout Downtown Camas. 

The Explore Camas Passport is a fun way to engage and reward the community for supporting local. Passport holders collect stamps from participating locations through making a purchase, taking a class, or joining in on an activity. After accumulating at least 20 stamps, the passport holder is then eligible for a special discount or offer from each of those locations. Completed passports are submitted to the Camas-Washougal Chamber of Commerce by September 30th to be entered into the Grand Prize Drawing valued at over $1500.

The Launch Party for the Summer Passport is Saturday, June 1. Look for Red Balloons throughout Downtown Camas identifying participating locations.

“Our group of 29 businesses have worked hard to develop this robust campaign to show our appreciation for everyone who shops and supports local small businesses. Camas has a wide variety of boutiques, restaurants, and services set in a charming atmosphere. We are excited to introduce the Explore Camas Passport program and to give consumers another fun way to experience Camas,” said Suzanne Ferguson, owner of Juxtaposition.

Participating Businesses

  • 4Ever Growing Kids 
  • Allure Boutique 
  • Arktana
  • Autumn Leaf Books 
  • Caffe Piccolo 
  • Camas Antiques
  • Camas Boutique Hotel 
  • Camas Cellars 
  • Camas Plant & Gift
  • Feast 316 
  • Grains of Wrath 
  • Hidden River Roasters
  • Its Bookish 
  • Jazzercise Camas 
  • Juxtaposition
  • Keller Med Spa 
  • Lane Cellars 
  • Lily Boutique
  • Livewell Camas 
  • Natalia’s Café 
  • Nuestra Mesa
  • Papermaker Pride 
  • Periwinkles Toy Shop 
  • Poppy & Hawk
  • Red Door Gallery 
  • Runyan’s Jewelers 
  • Salud/Giatti’s
  • Sweet Intention Gift 
  • Tommy O’s

Sponsors: Edward Jones and Camas-Washougal Chamber of Commerce

The businesses are also planning to release a Holiday version of the Explore Camas Passport, November 1, 2024. The passport development, design, printing, distribution, and marketing funded and developed solely by this unincorporated group of business owners, working together to promote Downtown Camas and increase community engagement.

More information will be available on the merchant Facebook page Explore Camas Passport beginning May 28, 2024. This page will feature the VIP discounts available to participants once they have achieved 20 stamps and will announce the Grand Prize Winner.

Camas, WA — All are invited to give thanks and celebrate the season at the “Thankful for Pie” themed First Friday on November 3rd, 5-8pm, in Downtown Camas. Activities include pie raffles and tastings, smore’s roasting, fall crafts and games and prizes. This event also features autumnal dining and cocktail specials, art shows, and after-hours shopping.

Pie lovers will rejoice at the many pie themed games, raffles, and activities. Participating businesses will be offering a pie raffle with a chance to win a delicious prize. The St. John’s Presbyterian Church will be giving away 4” pies and other sweet treats (while supplies last) as a part of their 140 acts of kindness in celebration of their 140th anniversary. Everyone is invited to the Pie Walk Dance Party at 7pm, where they can dance for a chance to win one of many prize pies, sponsored by Carla Edwards, a local Realtor. Attendees can also vote for their favorite pie, and enjoy a tasting hosted by the Downtown Camas Association inside Journey Church.

Additional activities include:

  • S’mores Roasting (weather permitting) sponsored by Journey Church
  • Fall Crafts for kids at LiveWell Camas, 417 NE Birch, and inside Journey Church  
  • Fill out the “Gratitude Passport” and be entered to win fall themed prizes from the downtown merchants
  • 10 Year Anniversary Celebration at 4Ever Growing Kids with music, a Shirley Temple drink bar and treats
  • “Pie or Be Pied” activity hosted by Grace Church, outside at 422 NE 4th Ave
  • Perfect Pie Chart Stem Activity hosted by The Mariposa Mission inside Journey
  • Art Shows, Receptions, and Demonstrations at the 411Art Collective, 411 NE Dallas, Attic Gallery, 421 NE Cedar,  Camas Gallery, 408 NE 4th, Pike Art Gallery, 302 NE 6th Ave, and Silesian Stories featuring Sister City’s Stories and Art from Lloyd and Ulrike Halverson at the Second Story Gallery, upstairs at 625 NE 4th Ave.
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Pick up your First Friday passport and activity list for the evening at the DCA tables in Journey starting at 5pm.

“What brings people together more than a delicious pie?” says Jan Carter, Marketing and Volunteer Coordinator of the Downtown Camas Association. “This event invites people from all ages and all walks of life to gather and share gratitude and community connection. We’re excited to help celebrate St. John’s 140th anniversary in Camas as well! Shop, dine, support local, and share your love of pie on November 3rd in Downtown Camas!”

First Fridays are Art, Activities, Dining, and After Hours Shopping themed family friendly events coordinated by the DCA each month of the year to support downtown and bring the community together. For all the information, visit https://downtowncamas.com/event/november-first-friday-thankful-for-pie  and www.facebook.com/camasfirstfriday


Camas, WA – The organizers of First Fridays in Downtown Camas are excited to bring you a new and colorful First Friday theme for August. “Camas Comic Con” will take place on August 4, 5 pm-8 pm and will celebrate fandom of many different pop culture phenomena for an evening of photo ops, cosplay, special guests, games, art, crafts, interactive activities and more. Fandom will include comics, sci-fi, cosplay, anime, Disney, fantasy, and everything in between. If you are a fan of it, it counts! This free event has something for all ages and is organized and hosted by the Downtown Camas Association(DCA). 

Start your evening at the DCA tables inside Journey, 304 NE 4th to pick up your Camas Comic Con Passport & Activity list. The first 500 people to check in will receive a free Jonna and the Unpossible Monsters comic book, donated by local PDX comic publisher Oni Press. Family friendly costumes are highly encouraged for this event. Attendees will each get a Comic Con Costume bingo card to try to complete throughout the evening, with categories like Marvel, DC, Disney, Ghostbusters, Star Wars, Star Trek, Anime and more. Secret costume judges will be wandering throughout downtown, giving out chances to win a special prize to those who go above and beyond with their Comic Con cosplay attire.

The PDX Ghostbusters, a donation-based charity cosplay group, will be hosting a slime-making activity for kids of all ages. This activity has been generously sponsored by 4Ever Growing Kids Children’s Consignment Boutique. PDX Ghostbusters will also be bringing their Ecto-1S, a replica of the car used in the Ghostbusters movies. Find the Ghostbusters from 5pm-8pm outside 4Ever Growing Kids at 440 NE 4th.

Other Camas Comic Con First Friday activities include:

  • “Fandom Fun!” Passport Activity with fandom trivia and puzzles throughout downtown businesses–enter to win prizes for every location you visit.
  • Collectible Lanyards for the first 300 people to check in. These 2023 Camas Comic Con lanyards and badges are sponsored by these downtown businesses: 4Ever Growing KidsMandi MOON ArtistryThe Wild HairPNW Financial ConciergeSweet Intention Gift BoutiqueLiveWell Camas and Juxtaposition.
  • Speed Pin Trading sponsored by the DCA inside the lobby at Fuel Medical from 5pm-7pm or while supplies last. Participants will each receive 5 free fandom pins to start and will check out new pins on 10 different display boards—you will have 30 seconds at each board to trade a pin or pass!
  • Light Saber Lessons and comic book art activity from the talented people at Torchsong Entertainment
  • Kawaii Doodle Challenge–learn to draw a “Kawaii” (Japanese for cute) style doodle and get a free chibi style Joe Papermaker sticker, designed by local artist and recent WHS graduate Stella Van Horn
  • Selfie Stations throughout downtown, with themes like Marvel, Pop Art, Disney, and more
  • Checkout the new “Book Bike” brought to us for this event from the Camas Public Library
  • Wandering Photo Ops with the  501st Star Wars Legion of Oregon
  • FREE themed Kids’ Craft at LiveWell Camas, 417 NE Birch, from 5-8pm with Girl Scout Troop #47503 
  • Art Shows & Receptions at Attic Gallery, 421 NE Cedar; Camas Gallery, 408 NE 4thPike Art Gallery, 302 NE 6th; and the Second Story Gallery, 625 NE 4th
  • Shopping and Dining Specials throughout Downtown Camas 

“The excitement for the first Camas Comic Con themed First Friday is palpable in Downtown Camas!” says Leah Nichelson, Event and Project Manager for the DCA. “Every First Friday invites people to dress up, but we can’t wait to see creativity come alive with people cosplaying as superhero, Disney, Star Wars, Star Trek, anime, and other possibly unexpected pop culture characters! Merchants will offer later shopping hours, and event goers can enjoy special one night only outdoor dining at certain downtown restaurants, all while celebrating the fandoms that bring them joy.”

First Fridays are family-friendly themed Art, Activities, Dining, and After-Hours Shopping events coordinated by the DCA each month to bring the community together and to help the town thrive. For all the information, visit https://downtowncamas.com/event/camas-comic-con and www.facebook.com/camasfirstfriday. To sign up for the weekly DCA newsletter, visit https://downtowncamas.com/newsletter-signup

Camas, WA —  Camas history will be celebrated while ushering in the spring season during the Camas First Friday “Spring into History” event on April 7. This event will run from 5-8 pm and will feature a historic talk and walking tour, a colorful ribbon cutting, art shows, Camas history games, after hours shopping and dining, arts and crafts and more. 

Please note that the event start location will be different this month. Please pick up your passport inside the Fuel Medical building, 314 NE Birch (the building behind Journey where you usually start).

New this Year! Everyone is invited to make some history of their own with the first annual “Capture Camas History” black & white photography contest. Submit your favorite black & white images of Downtown Camas to [email protected] by Friday March 31st

Three winners from each age group (12 and under, 13-18, 18+) will be displayed at First Friday, and attendees will vote for People’s choice. The winner will receive a Camas prize basket. Images will be collected over the years and printed in a “Capture Camas History” album, planned for 2033. For full details about the contest, go to downtowncamas.com/event/april-first-friday-spring-history.

History buffs can learn more about the complex and interesting past of Downtown Camas by attending “Tea with Virginia”  with 98-year-old life-long Camas resident Virginia Warren at Caffe Piccolo (400 NE 4th) from 4pm-5pm. Virginia has established herself as an invaluable keeper of Camas history and enjoys passing her knowledge to younger generations. Tea will be served compliments of the DCA. The educational fun can continue with a historical walking tour led by Brad Richardson, Executive Director of the Clark County Historical Museum. Meet inside Fuel Medical (314 NE Birch) at 6pm to take part in the walking tour.

Camas present and future will be celebrated with the Ribbon Cutting & Grand Opening Celebration at The Pink Room, (223 NE 6th), a new women’s clothing and accessory boutique. Owner Madora Doremus is a Camas High School Graduate and former Camas DECA member and has already shown a flair for combining marketing savvy with local support by enlisting current Camas DECA members as her brand ambassadors. Come see the paper fashion displays and photo ops they will have at the shop that evening.

One Stop
Let the cool furniture at One Stop Home Furnishings transform your home or office. 2140 SE 8th Avenue, Camas, WA 98607. 360-834-1234.

Other First Friday Activities include:

  • Play the “Guess About Camas” history passport game in participating businesses and be entered to win Camas themed prizes. This year’s questions are all about the Camas Public Library, which is celebrating its centennial this year.
  • Make paper in the GP Mill Interpretive Lobby, 401 NE Adams, and learn about mill history including the pictorial mill timeline.
  • Celebrate Spring with Golden Egg Hunt Activities for kids at participating downtown merchants. Eggs will have prizes and tickets to win a spring themed prize basket.
  • Peruse the Camas history displays in the Fuel Lobby and learn why Camas is such an exceptional town.
  • Play the “Historic Camas” games with the DCA in the beautiful Fuel Medical Lobby, 314 NE Birch, and earn tickets to win: GP Toilet Paper Toss, Camas Cornhole, Camas History Plinko and the Camas Prune Drop. Play the “course” and be entered to win a GP paper prize package.
  • As an additional nod to our paper history, local artists will be creating Paper Dresses & Accessories that will be modeled throughout Downtown.
  • Art Shows & Receptions at the 411 Art Collective inside the Lara Blair Art/Photography Studio, 411 NE Dallas St,  Attic Gallery, 421 NE Cedar,  Camas Gallery, 408 NE 4th , Pike Art Gallery, 302 NE 6th and the Second Story Gallery inside the Camas Public Library, 625 NE 4th.
  • Juxtaposition, 425 NE 4th, will be hosting the Easter Bunny and treats from 4-7pm and local author Ernie Geigenmiller, owner of Lacamas Magazine, speaking to the recent history of Camas during the pandemic from 5-8pm.
  • Paper Straw Rockets at Fuel Medical, 314 NE Birch, with Kathy Marty of Camp Windy Hill and talking about Michael Barratt, an astronaut from Camas.
  • Kids Crafts and Toilet Paper Pong at LiveWell Camas, 417 NE Birch, with the Girl Scouts
  • After-hours shopping and dining with so many new offerings for Spring.

“I’m a nearly lifelong Camas resident, and I’m shocked about how little I knew about my hometown!” says Leah Nichelson, staff member at the Downtown Camas Association (DCA). “This event combines historical facts with fun history themed games, hands on activities, awesome after-hours shopping, and awe inspiring art shows. We’re excited to see the submissions for the ‘Capture Camas History’ photography contest, and we’re so thrilled to welcome Madora and The Pink Room to the fabulous selection of Downtown Camas clothing stores. History is made every day, and we hope you’ll make some history and some memories at the “Spring into History” First Friday on April 7th.”

First Fridays are free Art, Activities, Dining, and After Hours Shopping themed family friendly events coordinated by the DCA each month of the year to support downtown and develop community. For more information, visit https://downtowncamas.com/event/april-first-friday-spring-history or the Downtown Camas First Friday Facebook page.

Downtown Camas will be celebrating gratitude for the season during the “Thankful for Pie!” themed First Friday on November 4. There will be pie raffles and tastings, gratitude activities, s’mores roasting, fall crafts, games, and the fan favorite Pie Walk Dance Party, with a selection of prize pies. This event also includes fall-inspired dining and cocktail specials, after hours shopping and art shows.

The Second Story Gallery, located upstairs at the Camas Library, will unveil the first exhibit from the newly formed Artisans’ Guild of Camas. The Guild strives to inspire enthusiasm for arts and crafts through education and exhibition opportunities, and they often participate in artful community engagement at Downtown Camas First Friday events. This exhibit, titled “The Gift of Art,” will feature 18 local artists in many different 2D and 3D mediums. Event goers can enjoy pie and an artist reception at the gallery from 5 pm-8 pm.

Additional activities include:

  • Pie Raffles in participating Downtown Camas businesses
  • Pie Tastings with the DCAat Fuel Medical building, 314 NE Birch
  • The Pie Walk Dance Party, sponsored by Carla Edwards, local Realtor, starting at 7pm with the Downtown Camas Association (DCA) in Journey Church, 304 NE 4th — win a delicious pie or other treat
  • S’mores Roasting (weather permitting) sponsored by IQ Credit Union
  • Fall Crafts for kids at LiveWell Camas, 417 NE Birch, and inside Journey Church  
  • Fill out the “Gratitude Passport” and be entered to win fall themed prizes from the downtown merchants
  • Art Shows & Receptions at Camas Gallery, 408 NE 4th and Attic Gallery, 421 NE Cedar, in addition to the Second Story Gallery reception listed above.

Pick up your First Friday passport and activity list for the evening at the DCA tables in Journey starting at 5pm.

“This First Friday is such an incredible celebration of both gratitude and pie, and who doesn’t love pie?” says Carrie Schulstad, Executive Director of the Downtown Camas Association. “This event has something for all ages and truly brings people together in a way that they can support local, have fun together, and have tasty treats. We are so appreciative for our community that shops local during the holidays, and this event is a great way to kick that off.”

First Fridays are Art, Activities, Dining, and After Hours Shopping themed family friendly events coordinated by the DCA each month of the year to support downtown and bring the community together. For all the information, visit https://downtowncamas.com/event/november-first-friday-thankful-for-pie  and www.facebook.com/camasfirstfriday


Camas, WA — Go Green is the theme for Camas First Friday! Art shows, after-hours shopping, activities, prizes, and more will all be a part of the First Friday event in Downtown Camas tonight beginning at 5 pm. 

Virtual activities started on Monday, March 1st and in-person First Friday activities kick in this evening. Downtown businesses will be open and have special offerings, as well.

The “Find the Leprechaun” in-person passport has been happening all week and continues during First Friday. When you find the leprechaun in the shops, you get entered to win a great “green” prize from that location.

Plus, participants may post completed in-person passports by on the Downtown Camas First Friday page post by Saturday, March 6 at noon and be entered to win a fabulous “green” prize basket from downtown. The more locations you visit, the more chances you have to win.

Passport lists will be available here and in stores on First Friday. Go Green with us!

Camas, WA — A weeklong Downtown Camas Association (DCA) “Winter Wonderland” series of online events culminates this Friday with a cookie walk, winter wonderland displays, snowman, winter photo ops, and art shows. Visitors can also enjoy the downtown Christmas tree, which is all decorated and will be lit up.

The fun begins at 5 pm on Friday, December 4.

Enthusiasts have been able to enjoy new games or activities posted on the Downtown Camas First Friday Facebook Page every morning between November 29 and December 4, and can enjoy a Facebook Live event on First Friday (December 4) at 5 pm where the DCA will announce the winners from the week.

First Friday will also be right in the middle of the DCA’s Winter Wonderland in Downtown Camas event, which consists of 12 days of activities! These activities will be following social distancing and safety guidelines.

Here are the daily activities:

  • Sunday – Winter Wonderland Word Jumble
  • Monday – Pick & Pic–Pick your favorite snowman and then post a pic of you having fun in the snow or a picture of a fun snow scene!
  • Tuesday – Seek & Find the Snowman in Downtown Camas (also find the hidden woodland animals in the Downtown Winter Wonderland windows!)
  • Wednesday – Where is this product from in Downtown Camas?
  • Thursday – Post your favorite Holiday Cookie Recipe
  • Friday – Two different passports!
  • **Virtual “Elf on the Shelf” Merchant Passport
  • **Downtown Merchant In-Store Passport will be a Cookie Walk in Downtown Camas and Vote for Your Favorite Downtown Winter Window!
Winter Wonderland
www.champpizza.com — Ready for take out or delivery.

According to the DCA, enthusiasts have until 3 pm on First Friday to complete each of the daily activities to be entered to win downtown gift cards and prizes. You have until 9 pm on First Friday to post your in-store merchant passport to be entered to win!

In-town First Friday events include:

  • Cookie Walk in Downtown Shops! Start at the DCA table by Papermaker Pride & pick up a “Cookie Bag” & fill it with a free wrapped cookie from each while you shop!
  • Winter Wonderland Window Displays! Vote for your favorite on First Friday & be entered to win prizes
  • Snowman & Winter Photo Ops in town
  • Enjoy art shows and after-hours holiday shopping & dining in Downtown Camas!

First Friday prizes are sponsored by the DCA and Bear Insurance to support our downtown merchants. 

Camas, WA — This is a question and answer session longtime educator, Jamie Holmes, owner of the new learning studio, A Creative Twist, which is located in downtown Camas.

What is A Creative Twist all about?

A Creative Twist is all about Common Sense in education.  It is a creative twist in today’s education style.  Students need hands-on experiences that focus on the building blocks of mathematics and BASIC FACTS so they can apply them in their lives and make meaning out of today’s jargon.  Common Core is full of analytical language that is hard for the common person to understand.  

At A Creative Twist we use many techniques, and we focus on basic foundational building blocks in mathematics, i.e., basic facts (add, subtract,multiply, divide)

What we do differently is:

  • We listen with our hearts to hear the struggles, we heal with caring opportunities.
  • We create success before going on.
  • We laugh, we enjoy, we relax into math and learn how to have fun with math. 
  • We look and listen for ideas that draw you in (perhaps MineCraft, rectangular arrays galore). 
  • We believe in you and create successful interactions.
  • We collaborate and create projects, games, and inquiry that engage BASIC FACTS.
  • We have similar style problems with a project or a set of manipulatives so the student can master BASIC FACTS. 
  • Interactive and engaging projects and games that build BASIC FACTS, so they can feel SUCCESS and apply it on a regular basis.
  • Explain with words and pictures, and manipulatives what the problem is asking.
  • How to decode the language to set up and understand the problem.
  • Draw conclusions, look for patterns, and convey knowledge in a safe collaborative environment.
  • We create, design, and have fun utilizing basic facts.
  • We use art, design, science, social studies, and writing — all that encompass BASIC FACTS.
  • We observe and listen and work with you to assess your learning style and your confidence (no fancy testing, no computerized results).

What age group is your primary focus?

Our target age range is 2nd through middle school.  The pandemic has set students up for teaching themselves through the virtual classroom. That is a tall order to ask anyone of any school age. They don’t know to teach themselves, they don’t understand how their brain accesses information with ease. Kids usually label themselves “dumb” when they don’t understand. Once a child has declared they are “dumb” or “can’t learn” because the system failed them, we all sufer and it takes YEARS to recover from that self doubting thought. Your brain starts to look for evidence to validate your self destructive belief. Self doubt is dangerous, especially at a young age.

What is your background as an educator?

I think out of the box, I understand the wounded math warrior, I have taught math for 30 years in Portland, I am “Highly Qualified in Math”, I have a sense of humor and laugh and have fun, I have high expectations that are attainable, I believe in the student’s ability to “Get it”, I get results, I have taught BRIDGES math curriculum and know what they are expecting of students and where the program is weak.  

I now work in downtown Camas, an I am open during COVID just like Kumon or Sylvan Learning Centers. Kids like me, but most of all I MAKE A DIFFERENCE in how your child will perceive themselves and learning.

To you, what is Common Core, and why do people react negatively when Common Core is mentioned?

Kids often don’t understand the language of the problem nor do they understand the format of math problems. It just dives deep and dives in too quickly, and continues whether the children understand the concept or not.  The kids who “don’t get it”  need someone (ME) or some place (HERE) to explain what the system is asking the student to do. 

Then the student needs to be exposed to that same style of experiences to grasp the concept so they can master it and apply in different situations.  The hardest part of the Common Core Problem Solving is it doesn’t focus on building a strong foundation of successful experiences before going further into the next set of ideas and concepts..  It skims the surface and then plunges deep, and continues whether the children understand the concept or not.   That said, students do not have the basic foundation to build their house of mathematics on, a strong foundation is a solid place to grow in any direction.

What is Project Based Learning?

Project Based Learning (PBL)uses a concept/idea that you can apply to a project.  This project can take various shapes and forms. Traditional school has replaced this style for standardized instruction.  

PBL is an inquiry lead approach wherein students ask questions about ideas or concepts and inquiry leads them to a project. At A Creative Twist we introduce the projects so that students can catch onto the idea of PBL. Sometimes the projects are 3D and sometimes they are field research. The projects that are done here are 3D.  

Students may create a replica of the subject they are studying, for instance, they are studying erosion. They can make miniature streams, deltas, rivers, gorges to demonstrate how the erosion takes place. They may make a salt dough map of Washington and have elevation of the Cascade range. This is where science comes alive and students are eager to read, write and learn.  The text leads them to their next creative thought and through collaboration ideas of projects are explored. This is the excitement that fuels education. 

For the reluctant reader, we read together for information, for the reluctant writer we write for an authentic reason or for a specific audience.  It is my dream to have this learning center as a showpiece for the downtown with demonstrations on First Friday or Parent night so the kids can present their ideas to a genuine audience that wants to see them excel in confidence, public speaking, and creativity.  We, as a society have to take education in a different direction and apply it in part of our social structure in order to give it contextual meaning.  It is up to the leaders, the adults of the communities to encourage these activities through social engagement. Often parents and the community are so busy they invest more face time in the screen of their phone rather than the faces of the children. We need to lead in a different way, they are following our examples.  So let the screen be a video of the children showcasing their work outside the traditional confluence of school.

Contact Information

Phone: 503.319.6498

Email: [email protected]

Website: www.acreativetwistcorp.com

Camas, WA — Join Downtown Camas merchants November 27th (the day after Thanksgiving) in Downtown Camas! In celebration of the joy of shopping locally (no “big boxes” here), participating downtown merchants will each have a “little box” of coupons, specials, gifts, and other surprises for you to draw from. A little something extra for supporting local!

Also receive a free Golden Ticket in each location with any purchase to be entered to win a gorgeous holiday merchant basket! The Golden Tickets also enter you to win merchant prizes and a shopping spree!

The Golden Ticket Event in Downtown Camas starts on November 27th (day after Thanksgiving–also Little Box Friday!) and runs through December 18th. With any purchase from a participating merchant during this time, receive a “Golden Ticket” that enters you to win a fabulous prize from that merchant! Shopping multiple times during this time period and receiving a ticket each time is encouraged! 🙂 Plus your tickets will be entered into the Grand “Golden Ticket” drawing for a $250 Downtown Camas Shopping Spree, compliments of Carla Edwards, local Real Estate Broker!!

Please, bring receipts to the Liberty Theatre from any local Downtown Camas businesses from this day totaling at least $100 and receive 2 free movie tickets! (Turn in the receipts to theater 11/27 from *12:00pm – 3:00pmYou can buy popcorn during this time as well! One set per person. Pass use subject to capacity.) *times changed due to theatre closure mandate.

More fun promotions to come! Fantastic kick off to holiday shopping!

Participating merchants include:

4Ever Growing Kids
Allure Boutique
Caffe Piccolo
Cake Happy
Camas Antiques
Camas Bike & Sport
Natalia’s Cafe
Navidi’s Olive Oils & Vinegars
Papermaker Pride
Sass Beauty
The Soap Chest

Featured image by Megan Kingston, and provided by Juxtaposition.

Camas, WA — This is the first Christmas holiday season for Juxtaposition, a downtown Camas home furnishings and decor store, and they’re bringing it with style and days of fun.

Black Friday, or “Little Box Friday,” as they call it in downtown Camas, kicks off at 8 am on Friday, November 27 with some great deals, door busters, and door prizes.

“Everyone that comes into the door gets to draw from our prize box,” said Suzanne Ferguson, owner of Juxtaposition. “The box is filled with gift cards from downtown Camas businesses and restaurants, and some will draw cards that have discounts of up to 50 percent off on holiday and home decor at Juxtaposition.

Black Friday/Little Box Friday door busters include the following items at 50 percent off regular retail prices:

  • Cynthia Dunn snowman ornaments (boxed sets of 4)
  • Snowman dinner plates
  • 3×4” Metallic and gold pillar candles
  • Poinsettia flowers
  • Snowman hot chocolate mugs

There will be a free gift to the first 50 customers, plus door prizes will be announced every hour on Friday and Saturday. Customers simply need to fill out a ticket while they’re shopping.

Door prizes include gilded gold Frasier Fir candles, Beekman hand lotion caddies,hand-care trio and little gnomes. 

Juxtaposition will be open all weekend (8-8 on Friday10-8 on Saturday) with extended shopping hours on Sunday (10-5), which will continue through the holiday season.

Special deals include:

  • All Gnomes on sale at 10 percent off
  • All Ornaments on sale at 20 percent off
  • Let It Snow Collection on sale at 15 percent off
  • All gift sets are 15 percent off
Christmas ornaments are 20% off.

The gift cards will be distributed until they’re all gone. Camas Cash will be handed out Saturday by Downtown Camas Association elves on Small Business Saturday. Camas Cash can be used at participating downtown Camas businesses.

“We invite you to be part of our giving tree,” said Ferguson. “It helps out local families during the holiday season.”

The giving tree program is organized by Camas School District.

To learn more, visit www.artfuljuxtaposition.com or visit the store at 425 NE 4th Avenue in historic downtown Camas. Per COVID-19 guidelines, Juxtaposition asks that all customers wear face coverings while shopping.

Christmas gnomes.