SOLD OUT - A new trend in Evergreen

Written by Linda Kirkpatrick on .

It’s finally beginning to happen.

People are being turned away for not having made their reservations in a timely fashion. Nonprofits, in their determination to do anything necessary to stay alive in the last 10 years, have allowed stragglers without reservations to pay at the door and be admitted to special events.

I never liked that! Thought it would set a dangerous precedent, and it did!

But I’ve been thrilled in recent weeks to hear – repeatedly – that event after event is now turning latecomers away! Events are selling out.

The Evergreen Downtown Business Association added a fourth seating to Breakfast with Santa, and even still people had to be turned away by phone in advance and at the door the day of the event.

The Festival of Trees, the largest fundraiser of its kind for the Conifer Chamber of Commerce, experienced the same thing. Even after boosting its capacity by holding the event at Evergreen’s Lake House, it still had to turn people away.

A week early, the Evergreen Chamber announced its annual Sparkle & Shine is officially sold out in advance.

These are just a few samples of what I’ve been hearing. And I like the trend!