Fall City Day is a much loved and eagerly anticipated event, as well as being a major fundraiser, returning proceeds to community schools and nonprofits. The Run, Parade, Duck Derby, Watermelon Contest, and Car Show are all winners!
Hope to see you there!
Thank you to all of you who came to our street fair. We appreciate your patronage and hope to give back a lot of dollars in the fall to our nonprofit community groups and schools in the Snoqualmie Valley.
So many people volunteer to put on the entire event. The Run from start to finish is led by the Harrises and the Wilkins, who are in a class all by themselves. Computer input, ordering supplies, lining up sponsors, and organizing volunteers are just a few of the duties involved in putting on the run. Boy Scout Troop 425 did an amazing job again this year, stepping up to cover road closure and detour shifts and cleaning up the town afterward.
I believe we broke Duck Derby presale ticket records this year thanks to the Speikers and Donaldson families. The water was very cold—just ask Amy Jones—but it is fun to watch the duckies float their way to the finish. The parade was a hit as usual; thank you Libby, Jane, and Laurie and your crew. Also a shout out to Terri Divers for securing our grand marshal every year—the Querros are such a wonderful example of our caring community rich with its own roots and history. Thank you to Susan Walker and the Snoqualmie Valley Alliance for putting on the watermelon-eating contest this year. Farmhouse Market again donated the produce. Rob at the Roadhouse, we thank you for helping sponsor our staff shirts this year, and for the mac ’n’ cheese with bacon, an amazing dish we got to eat at our staff party, yum! Thank you to the Hauglies for providing an office for our Fall City Day headquarters.
Lee Alexander, as usual, helped me with all of the road detours, equipment issues, and our security force. We are especially grateful to all of our committee members for stepping up and covering cleanup for Terry and me, as we were in Renton meeting our first grandchild, Finn Steven, born at 4:50 p.m. that day! (Sorry Lee, he will not be ready to be on the road crew next year). Cheri Enevold and Diane Lind were such a help settling the vendors in at 7:00 a.m., which would not have been possible had Chris Butler not helped me mark booth spaces the Wednesday before! Melody and Cynthia manned the merchandise booth again. Bill A. made sure all of our power needs were handled, thank you all. Christine Johnson at CBA and Nancy Moore took care of our newsletter insert, and Vanessa Allen secured our band. Enrique at El Caporal let my vendors use his kitchen and facilities, Gene Stevens graciously provided our parade stage trailer, Twin Rivers golf course loaned us their gator, and the Gordons gave us access to an extra trash dumpster. So as you can see, it takes a village to put on this event, and I am grateful to all in our community for showing their true hometown spirit every year!