The Bay Area Merchants Association (BAMA) promotes and encourages economic prosperity and growth by supporting local businesses, community non-profits, promoting tourism and preserving the unique character of the Siletz Bay area.


Next Meeting-- BAMA, Wednesday, 6pm-7pm TBA, with a suggested $2 for dinner and $1 for beer.

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Sandcastle Contest

Sandcastle Contest
August 9th 2014
Registration begins at Noon

2014 Sandcastle Contest,

... 37th Annual Sand Castle Contest on Taft Beach in the historic Taft District
... August 9th 2014
... Entry fee is a canned food donation to the Lincoln City Food Pantry
... Registration begins at 1pm
... All contestants must register before beginning
... Judging is at 5pm unless a category of contestants are ready sooner
... 13 categories to choose from to build this year such as Best Mermaid, Best Cat, Best Group Masterpiece, Best Sand Castle
... 12 of the categories are for everyone 13 years old and over and each category winner will receive $100 in cash
... The 13th category is for kids 12 and under and thre will be 3 winners, 1st, 2nd & 3rd place and all 3 will win a beach bucket surprise
... What you choose to build will determine your place on the beach, east or west of the dock
... Event MC and music by Brett Lucich
... This annual event is brought to you by the Bay Area Merchants Association, B.A.M.A

For more information and the Contest rules

Registration is from Noon, on the dock 51 street
All participants must register at the sign up table on the day of the event.
There is a Fee of
one can or more of food per entrant, which will be donated to the Lincoln City Food Bank, Thank you.

For more information on Prizes and rules


Come down and join the fun in Historic Taft

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Every year on the 4th of July Lincoln City sponsors some wonderful fireworks that are set off at the end of 51 street, a more than 70 year tradition. Come and join us for this free celebration, bring your family and friends, enjoy our friendly area of Historic Taft in Lincoln City Oreggon.

BAMA Meeting
Wednesday-- 6 to 7 PM -- Anchor Inn
locations may change every week.
Everyone is welcome, you don't have to be a BAMA member to attend.

Remember that ANYONE can become a member of BAMA.

Remember it is time to renew your membership with BAMA

Download this form and send to the address below. Please note that you don't have to be a member to participate in any of the events, but if you are a member we would like to include you on our web site in the members area please check it out. We would like to include a photo in the future or an ad.

Remember that ANYONE can become a member of BAMA.

Become a member of BAMA ( PDF)

Mail to:

Bay Area Merchants Association
PO Box 914
Lincoln City, OR 97367

Mary Jarvis, BAMA Secretary
(541) 614-0771



Friday April 19th is the first dodgeball game of the season.


Ton of fun and anyone can play.  We were not the best team, but we had the most fun.  Also, they have switched to a softer ball that will not sting so much when you get hit if that helps you decide.

So far I have commitments from: Don, Debbie, me, Robert, Aimy

Please let me know ASAP so that I can get you all the details.  Aprox. cost  $41.25  ($13.50 shirts + $27.75 registration) If you have a shirt for last year you can use that.

Mary Jarvis

Finders Keepers -- you never know who will find them. . .

Glass Floats 2013


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Bay Area Merchants Association (BAMA) promotes activities celebrating the Historic Siletz Bay, encouraging economic prosperity by promoting tourism and preserving the unique character of the area.

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