Thank-you to our Volunteers!

Did you know that over the past several years ADHDA has had over 1,000 volunteers, contributing thousands of hours of service to our community?  From putting up Christmas lights to scraping stickers off light poles, from pouring beer at Brew Cup to filling Coast Guard Welcome bags and so much more…we are so grateful to live in a community that cares for its downtown and for each other.  Thank-you to those who made it out to Volunteer Appreciation Night at the fabulous Obelisk Beer Co. with pizza provided by the Fort George Brewery and music by the Hackles.  It was an honor to present this year’s awards to those who consistently go above and beyond for their community, including:

Patsy Oser: Pat Award: We thank you from the bottom of our ADHDA hearts for years of dedicated volunteer hours, compassionate leadership, creative inspiration and invaluable support!

Will Rose: High and Low Award (President’s Award): Whether at the top of a ladder putting up Witches, or down on the sidewalk replacing purple tiles, we thank you for being willing to jump in and get the work done.

Janet Hutchings: Step Forward for the Good of the Order Award: Thank-you for serving as the ADHDA’s board president during a time of rebuilding, for volunteering countless hours on committees and at events, and supporting the organization and its mission. 

Mark Hutchings: Witch Doctor Award: Thank-you for giving Mitch’s Witches some much needed stitches, repairing their britches, and giving them flight through downtown Astoria every October.

Amanda Gladics: Leader by Design Award: Thank-you for years of dedication to the ADHDA, including building a strong Design Committee through exemplary leadership, organization and commitment to our community.

Caroline Wuebben: Invaluable Integrator Award: Thank-you for years of serving on numerous committees, bringing people together for the betterment of our community, and facilitating such an important partnership between the Columbia River Maritime Museum and the ADHDA.

Jeany Birdeno: PNW Brew Cup Reinventress Award: Thank-you for bringing visionary leadership,  innovative inspiration, and steadfast commitment to the PNW Brew Cup Festival- it would not have happened without you!

Amanda Lamb: PNW Brew Cup Queen Award: Thank-you for your outstanding work with PNW Brew Cup sponsorships, operations and volunteer management- your positive energy, excitement and out of the box thinking was instrumental to the event’s success!

Interested in being a volunteer?  You’ll find our ‘join our volunteer team‘ form at the bottom of this page, or send us an email at  We’d love to have you on board! 🫱🏼‍🫲🏾

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