07 July 2010
Our new tenant Blackbird Station did their soft opening last week (that's Julie Kerr, left, and Karen Rohn out in front of the "open" sign, and Karen seated at her easel) and said their first couple of days were very good. Note that Kenny Cada (left in bottom photo) and Michelle French from US Bank came to shop on the first day. What a dream sheet to have the north end of the downstairs actually civilized and available for tenants! Some 15 years have passed since we first began this idea of rehabbing the depot. Jim West estimates that our latest efforts amounted to 8,000-plus hours of volunteer time.
As we approach the weekend, don't forget the big day is Saturday. Plan to come out and listen to the Hog Heaven Big Band, ride the speeders, shop at Blackbird Station, tour the "Black Widow" locomotive and WIM caboose, and dine. We will have music going all day on the Bennett Boxcar Stage, and displays in the freight room. Call US Bank (208-875-1351) if you are interested in pre-sale tickets for speeder rides. DON'T MISS JULY 10 AT THE POTLATCH DEPOT!!!!