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Old 07-16-2009, 09:13 AM
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Default Thank You 2009 Trail Jamboree

Well, Kim and I have been home a couple of days now. We have most things put away. Last nite I washed the YJ. Things are starting to return to normal.

I would like to "Thank" everyone who helped out with this years event. The amount of support is fantastic. I always worry about how things are going to be. Right up to the event's start. Then everything falls in place and off we go.

I thought this year's event went well. The weather was just about perfect. The trails were in good shape. Just the right amount of water on the trails. And not much fell from the skys. Maybe to many bugs trailside but not in camp. The crowd of particapants was well behaved. This years doorprizes was a little tight compared to years past.

We did manage to raise $2760 for the Nile Fire Dept. Also we raised more than $1100 for the Quilt Raffle with proceeds going to the John Williams Family. At Sunday Breakfast Tom Tice donated his 50/50 winnings to the Alan Carter Family. The breakfast donations were over $1200.

Tech was a little tense. Deputy Sheriff Steve Sutliff came in and advised/scared some folks as to the legal exposure of running the roads in their rigs. I did not hear of any negitive encounters involving that legal exposure on the road.

We did have the Wandering Willys chased out of Rimrock when a forest fire flared in front of them. They were not in any danger but did hightail it out of there. They were back in camp before 4:30pm making that run one of the quickest of running Rimrock for years.

All in all a good event.

Again I would like to "Thank" all involved with this years event. However I would also like to "Thank" everyone who supported Kim and Myself thru the years we Chaired and Co-chaired the event. It's been a good time for a number of years. Kim and I are handing the event over to a new management team. It's time for a change. We want to see the event get better perhaps grow. Kim and I love this event and will be involved as there are a couple of things we could never do that we can get to now. These things will help the event grow.

We love the Trail Jamboree. We love it so much we shared our wedding vows at the event on stage. My anniversary will always be Saturday nite at the Jamboree.We love the area it is held in so much we have purchased a home nearby and plan to settle there in a couple of years or so. It's just so good to sit on our porch and watch the mountains move the way they do. Listen to the river in the distance as well as the wind rushing thru the Aspen tree's leaves. Then nite falls with all those stars you can't see when in the city. We love that Valley.

"THANKS EVERYBODY" !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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