13 July 2008

Speeder Weekend Another Big Success

Thanks to Bill Taylor and the generous speeder group, there were 16 speeders on hand for the annual depot fundraiser, and that meant everyone got a chance to catch a speeder ride to either Kennedy Ford or Princeton. Ticket sales were brisk and a few ball players for the tournament at the adjacent baseball field even took a ride down the tracks. The pre-sale tickets had sold out and hourly excursions went out on time, thanks to the precision team of Don States and Roger Farrell who were back this year to manage the riders. Volunteers did a great job of maintaining safety at the track crossings, selling just the right amount of tickets, and mingling with the crowd. Potlatch Historical Society noted a great response to the displays in the freight room, making Bonnie Rohn more than a little excited about a new museum in the depot. What an amazing year since the depot was first jacked up for its facelift.

Speeders weren't the only game in town, and Jim West and Mabel Vogt kept the boxcar filled with good musicians all afternoon. Visitors like Harvard resident Porgie Knerr stayed most of the day, totally immersed in the music. Nothing like the Jammers and the Two Dollar Bills to keep a crowd happy. And for the hungry, Tyler Renz and the Potlatch Lions served up burgers and pork sandwiches all afternoon. Scout troop 358 did the cold drink detail, making the speeder weekend a truly community-based event!

Pictures from top to bottom: Dallace and Becky Kellom give their opion of the speeder ride.
Jim West and his crew from the Two Dollar Bills kept the audience in good music all afternoon.
Brian Magelky (foreground) and son Aaron kept the crossings safe for speeders.
Damian Kostuik (left) and Hal Van der Vord patrolled the depot crossing which was more congested than usual due to the Saturday morning dumpsite being open.

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