Letters to the Editor

Fall City Days 2010: Thanks to one and all

Words seem inadequate to convey my gratitude to everyone involved in making Fall City Days so successful.

The following are the main committees and their volunteers, but the entire community supports us each year, and we are very grateful.

We wouldn’t be able to do the run, have vendor booths or a parade if it weren’t for our top notch road closure committee. John Lazenby and his hardworking crew did an amazing job.

Lee Alexander, Steve and Vanessa Allen, Bill Aggenbach and Joe Pekara are the behind-the-scenes magicians, putting up the park stage year after year. It is now officially retired, and we look forward to the permanent stage to be installed soon, thanks to Vanessa, the FCCA and its members. Cheri Enevold handled the vendor check-in with skill and ease, even though it is a busy and stressful morning.

I do appreciate the use of Judy and Jack Kelley’s golf cart to get around town in. El Caporal and The Raging River Saloon opened their doors early to feed and provide facilities for our staff.

Don Hastings and his deputies are an integral part of our success, as it gives us the confidence and authority to carry out the day’s events. The Fun Run committee organized and tracked over 700 runners. Thank you to Kirk, Deric and their team.

Boy Scout Troop 425 did an amazing job of keeping up with our litter and recycling needs all day, and we so appreciate you. Once again, Gordon Construction and Fall City Elementary donated their trash and recycle dumpsters for our use. A special thanks to Jane Krein for coming up with our “Brighter Shade of Green” slogan, not only announcing a great parade but jumping in and getting wet in the Duck Derby (and anywhere else she was needed).

Our merchandise booth was organized and run by Melody Tjossem and her helpful family — thank you Bryce and Dirk! Thanks to Nancy White and her synchronized “pit crew,” we were treated to a shopping cart ballet and fun at the park during the Watermelon Eating Contest. Anji Donaldson stepped up and ran a great kiddie parade.

Libby James and Laurie Edwards get kudos for organizing our wonderful main parade. Also, a special thank you goes to our Grand Marshals and judges for participating in our parade this year. Of course, Gene Stevens graciously drops off his trailer for us to use as the parade stage. Our Duck Derby crew partnered with the elementary school PTSA for ticket sales and promotions.

Amy Jones and the Hauglie and Krein families did an outstanding job down at the river. Betsy Evensen, Carolyn Tomson and Lori Hollasch ran the three-point shoot out and had more than 100 contestants this year. Way to go! Fall City Arts provided the artists and entertainment through local grants, thanks go to Jennifer Vierling Coulter for organizing it this year. There are so many more people who may go unmentioned, but not unnoticed. It really is a community effort, and so much time and energy go into it, it is truly a labor of love.

Judy Dix

Fall City Days chairwoman

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