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Letters | Ridge’s ‘Night on a Dark Trail’ a howling success
I would like to share with your readers a special event that happened in the Snoqualmie Valley on October 28, called “Night on a Dark Trail.”
This seasonal event, tied to Halloween, was held for the enjoyment of Snoqualmie Valley residents with donations helping our neighbors in need at Mount Si Helping Hand Food Bank.
Our thanks are extended to the community for their attendance and for many wonderful event partners and volunteers: the city of Snoqualmie for use of the trail site; Jacki Jones and Church on the Ridge for the hay maze and field use; Heidi Dukich and Krista Holmberg from the food bank, who jumped in with ideas and participation; Katie Black, of Ignite Dance and Yoga, who handled the dance choreography and Stephanie Merrow, who directed our talented actors; and the actors and dancers gave 100 percent effort. Lorraine Thurston was our “choir” director. Taylor Pearlstein recruited fellow Mount Si students and performed wonderfully. Kassandra Teran was our stage manager. Janet Fosness of the Mount Si Senior Center provided rehearsal space. Shannon Smith, owner of Super Capes by Shannon, created the costumes. Remlinger Farms gave us 800 pounds of pumpkins and Shoofly Farms, additional hay.
Thanks to: Joe Dockery of Mount Si High School Wildcat Productions with Bill Blakely providing sound equipment, crew and installation; Bruce Muir with Cascade Covenant Church for voice recording; Kim Arellano for providing radio time; Susan Livingston for handling our parking needs; Sherwood Korssjoen, owner of Snoqualmie Ridge Storage and U-Haul, for providing on-site vans, lighting equipment, electric generators and being our “everywhere” volunteer.
Many “invisible hands” were also there to help; Nintendo, Sno Falls Credit Union, Snoqualmie Ridge ROA and the Snoqualmie Tribe provided generous financial support.
All these people were part of an event that entertained close to 500 audience members, raised over $2,000 for the Helping Hand Food Bank and started us on the way to a new annual Snoqualmie Valley event. Each one of them made it happen and they are to be congratulated for a job well done.
Mark’s Pet Pals, Owner