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Day’s Pay – “Raise-the-Paddle” Fundraiser to Benefit the REACH Museum

September 21 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm


The Reach Foundation is proud to announce our Annual Fundraiser, where we celebrate the history and legacy of our community. This year, we are honored to commemorate the incredible story of Hanford Engineer Works’ acquisition of a B-17 Bomber during World War II.

Join us for an unforgettable event where we showcase the remarkable contributions of our community towards the war effort. Witness the power of unity and sacrifice as we explore the story of how almost 51,000 employees of Hanford Engineer Works donated a day’s pay to raise nearly $300,000 towards the purchase of a B-17 Bomber.

During this event, we will hold our unique “Raise the Paddle” tradition, giving participants the chance to contribute directly to our cause. This collective effort allows us to preserve and share our community’s remarkable heritage, inspiring future generations to come.

Your generous donation through “Raise the Paddle” will contribute directly to the Reach Foundation’s efforts to create engaging exhibits, educational programs, and community events that further our goal of preserving and celebrating our area’s history.

Mark your calendars, and prepare to join us in this year’s Annual Fundraiser. Together, let’s honor the remarkable story of Hanford Engineer Works’ acquisition of a B-17 Bomber. Let us take pride in our community’s legacy and continue to inspire future generations.

We can’t wait to see you there!


Embark on a Time-Traveling Soirée! Immerse yourself in the spirit of the past, as we blend Patriotic Nostalgia and Vintage Glamour into a night to remember. Step back to the 1940s, featuring an Authentic Mess-Hall buffet, Tempting Libations, Live Music, and the thrill of Raise-Your-Paddle excitement. Join us for an unforgettable event where the past meets the present!


September 21
5:30 pm - 8:00 pm


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Reach Museum
1943 Columbia Park Trail
Richland, WA, WA 99354 United States
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