10 July 2008
Sprucing Up for the Speeders
Carol Cooley gave us all a new definition of deep cleaning (that's Carol in the top photo) as she donated some volunteer hours to mucking out the freight room and the rest of the depot. Carol works for US Bank's Potlatch branch and as part of the corporation's community service focus, she shared her time and muscle to get ready for the speeder weekend. Not content to just brush the surface, Carol chased dirt out of the corners, filled up the city shop vac with grime and probably earned a good night's rest. THANK YOU CAROL! And thank you US Bank. We've already appreciated Caryn Brown's contribution of a train-themed quilt which will be raffled off this weekend, and now Carol's efforts. Thank you too Kenny Cada for encouraging community service to the depot project. It means a lot!
It takes a lot to get ready for the yearly speeder visit, and the two old faithfuls, Don Somers and Jack Coyner, were at the depot every day for the past two weeks, weed whacking, cleaning up tracks and emptying the boxcar. Thanks to the city guys Tom Andres and John Beckner, bleachers were put in place. Jack also took a few swipes at the false ceiling and got demolition underway. There were a few "treasures" buried under the false ceiling!