Dande Company, a Tacoma provider of custom gifts and awards, is celebrating its 50th year in business by contributing to this weekend’s Tacoma Maritime Festival being held along Thea Foss Waterway.

Recognizing the importance of the area’s youth and their activities in the success and longevity of its business, Dande is sponsoring the Maritime Fest Kids Stage, featuring magic, theater, and dance shows throughout each day.

The company, originally known as D&E Awards, opened its doors in 1963. Although first known for its trophies engraving services, both of which it still offers, Dande Company now also provides one of the largest selections of customizable gifts and awards in the Lakewood, Tacoma, and greater Pierce County region.