The 2019 version of the Port of Allyn’s wall calendars are now available, and going fast. The Port has produced these high-quality, full-color, single sheet calendars since 2015.
“These were an instant hit starting with the very first one we produced,” said Port of Allyn Executive Director Lary Coppola. “We posted something on our Facebook page the day they arrived, and over half of the print run was gone in just a couple of days. We’re going to have to print more next year.”
The calendars, which depict the Port’s iconic Allyn Pier at sunrise, are 12 inches by 24 inches in size, and printed on heavy stock. They are of such quality that they’re suitable for framing. The background picture always showcases the pier, and past versions have included a night shot, a sunny fall day with a brilliant blue sky, as well as one with eagles sitting on the railing.
The idea came from the annual calendars produced by a Gig Harbor construction firm, and distributed to the local business community there, and in South Kitsap. However, when the owner retired and closed up the company, the calendars — which were always salmon-themed — were no longer available.
“Those were always highly coveted by folks who appreciated the artwork,” said Coppola. “As a recipient, I framed my first one and looked forward to the new one every year. In fact, the Port calendar is in the same frame I had made for the originals, and is on the wall of my office at the Port.”
To get your copy, stop by the Port office in Allyn, or contact them to reserve one and they’ll hold it for you. You can email email@example.com or call (360) 275-2430. There is no cost, but they will only be available for a short time — and when they’re gone, you’ll have to wait until next year!