Sunday, September 19, 2010

Tillicum Centennial was a blast!!

TWNA (Tillicum/Woodbrook Neighborhood Association) may be a small organization, but we can sure throw a party. We planned the Centennial, and raised funds, for over a year.  We can really get things done. I took about a hundred photos. Some vendors were new and didn't realize (and we didn't either) that they need a permit any time they appear in public to sell food. I escorted the health dept. lady around to the booths and checked to be sure they had a hand-washing station and food was checked with a thermometer. Everyone got their tables or booths set up, the fire truck arrived. We had many people from the City Council and some other politicians show up along with Mrs. Washington. Our MC/announcer for the day was a former Tillicum resident and former KING 5 TV News personality. Jane McCarthy is now the evening co-anchor in Spokane for KREM 2 News.  She graduated from our local Clover Park High School and received her BA from Uof W (majoring in Broadcast Journalism).
We had some gorgeous classic cars. The awards were based on popular votes. This was a learning experience. We had so many votes, it took quite a while to count them. There were 4 of us working on it before we finished. On our stage, we had live music provided by The Rockin' Relics and The Rebel Rousers, and a magician. We sold most of the remaining Centennial Tshirts, mugs and shot glasses. The ones remaining will be available for sale at our monthly meetings, first Thursday each month at 6:30 pm.  We still had a few bills to pay after the Centennial. I posted photos (the first half) on the Centennial website on Multiply, and the second half were posted on flickr.