Sequim: Elk “nuggets' helping downtown plant seeds of prosperity

SEQUIM — Elk manure is the stuff which dreams are made.

At least Sequim Town Partners seems to believe so, having discovered an unusual gimmick to help market the dream of luring business and economic prosperity into downtown Sequim.

“Sure we're selling Sequim Elk Nuggets but the real thing we're selling is the dream,” said Barb Brightman, interim director of the nonprofit organization of community leaders whose mission is “to work with citizens, local government, businesses and schools to enhance and maintain the economic and cultural vitality” of the city.

The nuggets are actually manure, which members process into plant food for this project.

The sales of $2 plastic bags of Sequim Elk Nuggets is part of the overall effort to draw attention to Sequim in the city's bid for membership into the National Trust for Historic Preservation's National Main Street Center.

“Port Townsend and Port Angeles are already members,” Brightman said. “Through the program, they have access to grant money and information on how to revitalize their downtown areas.”

Brightman said membership in the national Main Street program would enable Sequim to work out the right formula to make the downtown area attractive and economically vital.

Details appear in today's edition of the Peninsula News, on sale throughout Clallam and Jefferson counties. Or click onto “Subscribe” to order your copy via U.S. mail.

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