Letters to the Editor

Thanks for help at Railroad Days

Dear friends and neighbors,

Thank you for embracing Snoqualmie Railroad Days and helping to make it the community festival we all knew it could be!

To our sponsors, your support is essential to promoting a successful festival, as well as sustaining a treasure like the Northwest Railway Museum. We salute you! To our volunteers, we appreciate your support. Volunteers helped with every facet of the event.

To the Railroad Days cheerleaders, our deepest thanks. The following are the folks who led an area of the festival from idea to success. Many thanks to Dick and Sallie Burhans, Bob Cole, Mei-Lan Hom, Diane Humes, Bob Keeton, Katie Niguchi, Jim Schaffer, Traci Smith, Gayle and Ray Sneesby, Sharon and Wes Sorstokke, Phil Stafford, Sean Sundwall and Wendy Thomas.

To our vendors, entertainers and venue operators, thanks for being the seasoning that enriched the event. Snoqualmie Valley Arts, United Northwest Model RR Club, Climb for Fun, Unity Theatre, Banana Boogie (by North Bend Emerald City Smoothie), BNSF, the Legends Car Club and the Snoqualmie Fire Department’s Pancake Breakfast crew contributed memorable activities that were enjoyed by all.

Thank you to the “go to” guys: the police and fire departments, parks and public works departments, and to individuals like Mike Sands, who raced to get the plug we needed to keep the food vendors operatingl on Friday night.

Thank you all for helping to promote Snoqualmie Railroad Days. From poster distribution to Facebook, you made it happen. We send a special thank you to the folks at the Valley Record for printing our festival guide.

Many of you may not realize that Snoqualmie Railroad Days is a year-round effort. Planning for 2011 is well under way. We welcome your participation. We meet at 8:30 a.m., on the fourth Wednesday of each month (except December) in the second floor conference room at Snoqualmie City Hall.

Sue Van Gerpen

Northwest Railway Museum

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