Members of Destination: The Pacific, the organization spearheading Lewis and Clark Bicentennial Commemoration activities for Washington and Oregon states, is hosting an Open House for regional business owners Thursday, Sept. 25. The event begins at 5:30 p.m. at the Fort Clatsop National Memorial visitor center and ends at 7:30 p.m. Fort Clatsop Superintendent Chip Jenkins will talk at 6 p.m. with a raffle and other presentations at 6:45 p.m.

Destination: The Pacific is the organizing body producing the 2005 West coast signature event commemorating the 200th anniversary of the Lewis and Clark expedition to the Pacific Ocean. This is one of 15 signature events taking place along the Lewis and Clark trail.

The open house provides an opportunity to meet members of the partner organizations who comprise Destination: The Pacific and obtain information about commemorative activities, the national ad campaign being launched by the National Council of Lewis the Lewis and Clark Bicentennial Association, and transportation plans to help facilitate increased visitor traffic to the coast. Refreshments and hors d'oeuvres will be served.

This program is not open to the public. You must be a member of a North Coast chamber, downtown association, or visitor's bureau or belong to the Lewis and Clark Bicentennial Association (LCBA) or Pacific County Friends of Lewis and Clark. Memberships can be obtained at the open house.

Destination: The Pacific includes members of the Lewis and Clark Bicentennial Association for Clatsop County (OR), Pacific County Friends of Lewis and Clark (WA), Chinook Nation, Clatsop-Nehalem Confederated Tribes, and Fort Clatsop National Memorial.

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