30 June 2010

Introducing Blackbird Station at the Depot

The Depot's new tenants Julie Kerr and Karen Rohn are getting ready to open for business and the shop looks very nice. Karen has created some great posters and Julie's line of gifts is inviting. Today some of the residents of Good Samaritan Village in Moscow will stop by for a visit, and hopefully among them will be Malcolm Renfrew, who grew up in Potlatch and went on to become a renowned scientist.

Meanwhile the preparations continue for our July 10 speeder event, with Jack and Don wielding the weedwhackers, Brian and Aaron concentrating on trim and finishing touches in the hallway, and Barb doing general cleanup. Brian is starting to set up the Company Store, and displays in the freight room will be rearranged. So much to do--always. Still hoping for a few more volunteers, but glad that Webb French and sons and Dave Brady have stepped forward as our latest recruits. One new item for speeder days is the uncovering of the caboose so we can have it available for visitors. We also have the Idaho State Historical Society wanting a tour of things the day before Potlatch Days. And did we mention that W&I Railway President Stan Patterson has pledged the arrival of the SP "Black Widow" just in time for speeders? Oh and the Hog Heaven Big Band will be belting out tunes on speeder day too. This band is top notch, so bring your dancin' shoes on July 10.

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