Fall City Day has come and gone, but the thank-you’s roll on. Weather was perfect for 800 runners who participated in the Fall City Days Fun Run.
Our amazing crew of volunteers led by Perry and Sharon Wilkins, Kirk and Sophie Harris, and Kirk Dunckel organized and ran a great event. Even more fun comes in September when we give away all of our proceeds, minus costs, back to our community organizations. The Raging River Riders 50th anniversary was evident in the parade and fair theme. Thank you to Libby, Laurie E., Lisa, Nikki, Brandon, Bill A. and Dan and Terri D., as they did a great job on everyone’s favorite part of the day.
Walt and Boletta Watkins were great grand marshals this year, thank you for participating. Anji organized the kiddie parade and in keeping with the “Still Wild” theme, decorated a float for the kids to watch the parade from. Many extra thanks this year to our Fall City Elementary principal, Dan Schlotfeldt, who will be missed as he moves up to our district office in the fall. I know his dedication to our town as a resident and parent will not change, he is always willing to help our community. Young Life ran our watermelon eating contest, thank you Sean and Renee. Thanks also go to Jay Bluher, with Farmhouse Market, who donated the melons to Young Life and fruit for the fun run.
I heard rave reviews about the band in the park, “The Rangers,” thank you, Vanessa, for procuring them. Laurie H., Jane K., and Amy J. sold and brought all 1,000 ducks down to the river for the Duck Derby—great job as usual. Our road crew, led by Lee A., did the most important job of all and were able to set up the detour and kept us from being roadkill! We do need more volunteers for that committee; contact me if you are interested in helping next year.
Thank you, Nancy and Del Moore (and Christine from Creative Business Advantage for help with our inserts) for coming to our meetings and keeping us all on task for our news updates and announcements. Melody manned the merchandise booth where our shirts, hats and mugs were sold. There are more available at the Hauglie Insurance Agency. Boy Scout Troop 425 did an outstanding job of cleaning up. Thank you to Gene Stevens for lending us his trailer for our parade stage, Enrique for accommodating my food vendors at El Caporal, and Gordon Construction for their dumpster. We had new police presence this year, led by Officer Brent Naylor, thank you for your participation and we look forward to working with you for many years to come. I would also like to thank my two personal vendor assistants, Cheri E. and Diane L., who were immensely busy all morning, checking in vendors and keeping them in line. Last but not least, I have to thank my husband Terry, who gives me the support and patience needed during this busy time, and this year, Fall City Days was on our anniversary, 33 years and counting!