Northwest Railway Museum awards a success

SNOQUALMIE - The Northwest Railway Museum, serving the Upper Snoqualmie Valley since 1961, held its annual awards banquet on Sunday, March 2, at Mount Si Bistro. This is a new restaurant located in the former home of Adair's On The Green at the Mount Si Golf Course. More than 75 museum members, volunteers, families and community representatives attended the banquet.

Each year the Northwest Railway Museum recognizes a "Community Partner" whom the museum has helped and who has helped the museum. For cooperative efforts in bringing more visitors to the Snoqualmie Valley, this year the museum recognized as the Community Partner the Snoqualmie Valley Chamber of Commerce. Accepting the award for the chamber of commerce was director Lisa Schaffer and this year's president, Jim McKiernan. Previous winners have included Snoqualmie Valley Events, and the coordinator of the annual Snoqualmie Railroad Days celebration.

Various members and volunteers of the museum were recognized for furthering the conservation and restoration efforts in preserving the Pacific Northwest historical railway artifacts. This included letters and pins denoting 200, 500 and more than 1,000 hours of volunteer effort during the year. Several volunteers received their certification cards as having passed, or re-passed, the required rules test or the renewal of their qualifications as train crew.

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