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Letters | A Dark Trail’s bright outcome
Imagine asking a group of people to stay out on a dark trail for three hours and do it in the rain? Imagine asking young dancers to perform a difficult song in a parking lot with a light tower for stage lighting? Imagine having this happen with Snoqualmie Valley residents for two nights in a row as cast, crew and audience? It happened.
Imagine them enjoying it and wanting to do it next year. In this the second year’s performance of Night on a Dark Trail, the weather didn’t dampen our spirits. While some stayed home, those who attended saw a great show and raised roughly $4,400 for Mount Si Food Bank. It is great to have an idea for a community event, to make it a reality. It requires work and sacrifice from a great many willing individuals and sponsors.
This year, we were again fortunate to have the partnership of the Snoqualmie Ridge ROA, Church on the Ridge, the City of Snoqualmie, Snoqualmie Ridge Storage and U-Haul, Mount Si Food Bank, Ignite Dance and Yoga, Mark’s Pet Pals and to add Cascade Dance Academy and Pioneer Coffee.
Sponsorship by the following groups made it possible—Allen Tepper, Bayan Restaurant, Carmichael’s True Value Hardware, Espresso Recyclers, Hot Yoga on the Ridge, the Kiwanis Club of Snoqualmie Valley, the law offices of David Speikers, Mount Si Chevron, North Bend Theatre, North Fork Enterprises, Olive and Star, Potelco, Sno Falls Credit Union, the Snoqualmie Tribe, the Snoqualmie Valley Chamber of Commerce, Snoqualmie Valley Hospital, Snoqualmie Valley Youth Soccer Association, the Snoqualmie Valley YMCA and Westerlund Excavation.
We would invite you to see photos from the event on Facebook at Night on a Dark Trail or visit our website at nightonadarktrail.weebly.com. There you will find an exceptional group of volunteers that ignored the cold, the dark and the rain to give freely of their time and energies to provide a scream, a laugh and an enjoyable entertainment while helping out our neighbors in need in our community.