The Lincoln City Tide Changers group are inviting everyone to join them for an evening on the beach this Saturday, July 30 — with a toasted marshmallow in one hand a beer in the other.
The Business Card Beach Bonfire offers the chance to for early- to mid-career professionals to mingle and network against one of the most stunning backdrops on the Oregon Coast as the sun sets over Siletz Bay.
The event is a re-launch party for the Tide Changers, which was formed as the Lincoln City Young Professionals and operates as a committee of the Lincoln City Chamber of Commerce. “We’re here to offer social and networking opportunities to people who are starting out in their careers or who are just new to town,” said Tide Changers Chair Cassie Ruud. “I moved here nine months ago, and know firsthand how tough it can be to meet other young people.”
There will be no trouble meeting people on Saturday, when the group will take to the sands at SW 51st Street in Taft for an evening of music, mingling and — of course — toasting marshmallows. “No beach party is complete without a s’more,” said Tide Changer Eric Johnson. “So bring along a toasting stick and grab yourself a place at the fire. Go ahead and bring a hotdog if you’re feeling adventurous.”
Music will come from the MP3 player of Tide Changer Bill Gibson, who promises an eclectic selection of tunes.
“I promise we won’t spend all night listening to the hits of David Hasselhoff,” Gibson said. “But it would be impossible to keep the Hoff away from a beach party entirely.”
All guests are encouraged to throw a business card into the Welcome Box, with those aged 21 and over rewarded with a free beer from Lincoln City’s own McMenamins Lighthouse Brewpub. And everyone putting a business card in the box will stand a chance at winning one of several gift baskets. Don’t have a business card? You can still get in on the action by filling out a blank one on the night.
The BYOB event will start at 8 pm. For more information, find the Lincoln City Young Professionals on Facebook.