This Saturday, June 19, Coastal in Monroe is giving away 300 life jackets for kids up to 12 years of age, according to their press release. The jackets will be first come first serve in the parking lot of the Evergreen State Fairground beginning at 11 am.

“Living in the Pacific Northwest with its many lakes, rivers and beaches, everyone is all too familiar with the possibility of water tragedies,” said Meg Walker, Brand and Culture Coordinator. The fairgrounds are located at 14405 179th Avenue SE in Monroe.

Coastal is a Northwest owned company with 20 stores in Oregon and Washington, employing nearly one-thousand people.

The Northwest owned company currently operates twenty stores in Oregon and Washington. The company has been part of the farm and ranch community since 1963 and employs nearly one-thousand people. Learn more at


Daniel Albert is an Award-Winning journalist majoring in Integrated Strategic Communications at Washington State University.