BY ANN McCREARY
Races, raffles and the renowned pancake breakfast will highlight the Mazama Days celebration on Saturday (May 25) starting at 8 a.m.
The traditional Mazama Pancake Breakfast will be served from 8 a.m. until noon in the Mazama Community Center. Tickets are $6 for all you can eat, and people under 4 or over 90 years old eat free.
The starting gun sounds at 9 a.m. for the popular Mazama 5K and 10K runs, which take racers along scenic upper valley trails. This year a special stroller division and a 1K fun run for kids is also offered. Alison and Sam Naney of Methow Endurance have taken over the race organizing from Methow Valley Sport Trails Association, and will donate 5 percent of the proceeds from the event to Room One in support of health and social services. For more info on the breakfast and races, call 996-2071.
New this year will be a community fair, offering a chance to learn about different organizations and programs that have helped shape the Mazama community. They include the Mazama Community Club, Mazama Advisory Committee, the Methow Conservancy and MVSTA. Raffle tickets for an array of prizes will be sold, and a special My Mazama art project will be featured.
A brief program recognizing Mazama volunteers and visionaries will be held at 10:30 a.m. The program will highlight some of the unique conservation efforts in Mazama, including a walking tour of the Mazama Corner conservation project, which preserved land along Highway 20 at the turnoff to Mazama as open space.
For more information, contact Sarah Brooks at the Methow Conservancy, 996-2870, or visit www.mazamacommunityclub.com.