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Thursday, July 24, 2014 - Mason County Journal - Page A-25 A section of the Mason County Journal Thursday, July 24, 2014 - Serving the communities of Belfair, Allyn, Grapevlew, Tahuya, Mason I ruth Shore and Victor Get your art fix at Grapeview festival Saturday event features children's activities, visual arts, music By GORDON WEEKS gordon@masoncoun com Works by 48 artists, a children's fish- ing derby, a putting contest and live mu- sic are among the offerings at the 21st an- nual Grapeview Water and Art Festival hosted from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at the Fair Harbor Marina in Grapeview. The event is sponsored by the Grape- view Community Association. Proceeds go to scholarships and community programs. The marina is on Grapeview Loop Road off of state Route 3 south of Allyn. Free children activities begin at 10 a.m. and include painting birdhouses and creating princess crowns and pirate hats. Registration for the children's fishing derby begins at 11:30 a.m. at the marina dock. The derby is from noon to 1 p.m., and the award ceremony is staged at 1:30 p.m. The prize categories include small- est, largest and most unusual fish. Children need to bring their own bait and gear, and life jackets are required on all participants. Children and adults can attempt to make a hole-in-one on the festival's float- ing golf green. Participants can practice for the putting contest for $1 for three balls. Offerings at the booths include sculp- tures, paintings, jewelry, pottery, wood- working, crafts, photography, silkscreen, etched glass and candles. Bands are scheduled to play all day. Patrons can dine on hamburgers, corn on the cob, steamed dams, hot dogs, home- made fntit cobbler and other dishes. Painter Sandi Brown of Shelton is the winner of the festival's 2014 poster con- test. Brown has been involved with the festival from the beginning, and this is the second time her work has been chosen for the poster. Copies of the poster, and the T-shirt are on sale before the festival at the Fair Harbor Marina and during the fes- tival. They can be viewed at the website Grapeviewwa.com. Herald file photo The Grapeview Community Association sponsors the 21 st annual Grapeview Water and Art Festival from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at the Fair Harbor Marina in Grapeview. Herald photo by Gordon Weeks North Mason School District Superintendent Dana Rosenbach, right, swears in new school board member Leanna Krotzer on July 17. Krotzer takes over the four-year term of Mike Sammons, who moved out of the state because of his job. 6rapeview native takes over North Mason School Board's District 2 seat By GORDON WEEKS gordon@masoncoun corn Leanna Krotzer, a Grapeview na- tive who works in-nuclear quality as- surance at Puget Sound Naval Ship- yard in Bremerton, is the new member of the North Mason School District Board of Directors. The board July 17 unanimously appointed Krotzer to replace Mike Sammons, who represented District 2. Sammons last month announced he was moving out of the state because of his job. The four-year term ends in winter 2018. The board's choice was made easier when the only other person to apply for the vacated position, James Hor- ton, cited family commitments and withdrew his name. The district's new superintendent, Dana Rosenbach, said she was im- pressed by how Krotzer presented herself during her interview by the board members July 17. She was im- mediately sworn in, and took her seat on the board. Krotzer, 37, grew up in Grapeview and graduated from South Kitsap High School in Port Orchard. She started working at Puget Sound Naval Shipyard as a welding apprentice in 2005, and last year started working as an administrator in the Nuclear Qual- ity Assurance Division. Krotzer and her husband bought a home on Mission Creek in 2008, She has volunteered time at the Faith in Action thrift store, and established a fruit and vegetable co-op in Belfair to help people in need. Krotzer has a 4-year-old son who will attend Sand Hill Elementary. "I want to create a safe environ- ment for kids to express themselves in a positive way," she told the board members. During her interview with board members, Krotzer stressed her partici- pation on policy boards at Puget Sound Naval Shipyard. She praised the dis- trict's use of Facebook and other online ways to communicate, and said she is impressed with the district's alterna- tive high school, PACE Academy. "I'm very excited about that," she said. "They didn't have that around when I was young." Krotzer said the district needs to better showcase its achievements, "make our wins visible, make this place shine." Krotzer recommends the district connect students with seniors when the HUB Center for Seniors opens in Belfair. "As soon as that opens, that would be huge for the district to get in there," she said. When Krotzer was asked to define the role of a school board member, she said the group is designed to work to- gether "to come up with the best way to deliver our education to our chil- dren." Volunteers needed to count returning Union River chum By GORDON WEEKS gordon@masoncounty corn Volunteers are being sought to count returning summer chum salm- on on a trap in the Union River. The Belfair-based Hood Canal Salmon Enhancement Group (HC- SEG), in partnership with the state Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW), conducts the summer chum conservation project from Aug. 15 to Oct. 15. The salmon trap is on the Union River just past QFC on North Shore Road/state Route 300. Hood Canal summer chum are listed as threatened. Every August since 2000, HCSEG and WDFW have placed a temporary salmon trap on the Union River to count summer chum returning to the river to spawn. In 2013, staff and volunteers col- lected 50 pairs of adult summer chum from the river trap, incubated their offspring and released 115,000 sum- mer chum fry into the Tahuya River in March. Last year's summer chum count was incomplete because heavy rains in late September raised the river and broke the temporary fence, said Seth Elsen, communications manager for the salmon center. A new fence was erected this year, he said. see SALMON, page A-26