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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Wednesday, October 1, 2014
Becca Pilcher, Assistant to Thurston County Commissioner Romero at

Celebrate the Launch of the Thurston Bountiful Byway!

The Thurston Bountiful Byway is finally here to lead you on a path to some of the county's finest farms, wineries, and historic attractions. On Monday, October 13, you're invited to join the founders of the Byway to celebrate its launch at the Schilter Family Farm.

The Bountiful Byway is a scenic route in the heart of Thurston County's most picturesque rural and agricultural lands. The Byway promotes agricultural tourism, or agritourism, in the rural parts of the county. The route starts in the Nisqually Valley, stretches south to the city of Yelm and west to the Capital Forest before ending at the intersection of Mud Bay Road and Delphi Road SW.

Along the way, you can explore dozens of special stops and activities including creameries, nurseries, wineries, historic sites, and even a sculpture garden. Pick a day and stop at as many attractions as time allows!

The Byway route was developed in cooperation with several community partners including local farmers and business owners, Thurston County, the Olympia-Lacey-Tumwater Visitor and Convention Bureau, Thurston County WSU Extension, and the Thurston Regional Planning Council. For more information please visit www.ThurstonBountifulByway.com.

WHAT: Thurston County Bountiful Byway Celebration—free and open to the public

WHEN: Monday, Oct. 13, 3 - 4 p.m.

WHERE: Schilter Family Farm at 141 Nisqually Cutoff Road SE in Olympia, 98513


County Commissioners:

Carolina Mejia
District 1

Gary Edwards
District 2

Tye Menser
District 3