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Self-Storage Owner, Family Donate $16K to 2019 Northwest Colonial Festival in Port Angeles, WA

Vern Frykholm Jr., co-owner of Sequim, Wash.-based All Safe Mini Storage, recently donated $2,000 on behalf of his self-storage business to the Northwest Colonial Festival, an annual summer re-enactment of the battles of Lexington and Concord from the American Revolution. The sum was in addition to a $12,000 bestowment made to the event by the Frykholm Foundation and a $2,000 personal gift provided by Vern Frykholm Sr., a veteran of World War II and the Korean War, according to the source.

The Frykholm Family has been a longtime supporter of the festival, which is hosted by George Washington Society and the Northwest Colonial Reenactors Association on the grounds of the George Washington Inn in Port Angeles, Wash. The luxury bed and breakfast is a West Coast replica of Washington’s Mount Vernon home. This year’s festival will be held Aug. 8-11. In addition to four days of reenactments, the event includes period artisans, colonial demonstrations and kids’ activities.

Frykholm Jr. is well known in the area for his portrayal of George Washington. In addition to his annual appearances during the colonial festival, the self-storage owner has portrayed Washington in classrooms across the state as well as for private parties and groups. Since he began portraying Washington in 2012, he’s made more than 300 appearances in front of more than 20,000 people, according to his website.

Frykholm Jr. co-owns All Safe with Tom Schaafsma. The company operates eight self-storage facilities in Sequim under the All Safe brand name and two as Rainshadow Storage.

Sources:
Sequim Gazette, Frykholms Help Fund the Festival
Northwest Colonial Festival, Facebook Page
George Washington Speaks, Website
All Safe Mini Storage, Website

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