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In the Pacific Northwest, Potlatch is a social event or celebration.  It was an important social event among Northwest tribes that marked the status of an individual or celebrated a special occasion.  These celebrations could take more than a year to prepare and sometimes lasted up to ten days.  Food and entertainment were provided, and gifts were given to guests who attended.

The Washington State Society invites you to attend the 57th Annual Potlatch Charity Gala on Friday, May 12, 2017 at the Washington Hilton in Washington, D.C. The annual Potlatch has been the premier event of the Washington State Society for over 50 years. Potlatch features homegrown seafood, vegetables, candies, beer and wine through a reception and sit down dinner. Following dinner, guests participate in a silent auction and charity raffle for exciting prizes benefiting Northwest Harvest, a nonprofit food bank that collects and distributes food throughout Washington State, and dance the night away to a live band. Potlatch is an adult event, you must be 21 years of age to attend.


Potlatch will begin with a reception at 6:00pm, dinner will begin at 7:00pm to be followed by the charity raffle and dancing! We hope to see you on May 12th, 2017!

The Washington State Society relies on generous sponsors for products from Washington State, prizes for the charity raffle and sponsorship to make Potlatch a success. If you wish to support our efforts, please email the Potlatch Chair.




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