Tourist of the Day

Fourth of July Tourists of the Day were Lorie Atwood and Bridget Galvan of San Antonio, Texas.   - Dave Youngberg
Fourth of July Tourists of the Day were Lorie Atwood and Bridget Galvan of San Antonio, Texas.
— image credit: Dave Youngberg

Each Fourth of July some unsuspecting tourists are selected to enjoy all the Forks-Old Fashioned Fourth of July has to offer — the tradition has been going on at least since the early 1960s, maybe even earlier.

When Lorie Atwood and Bridget Galvan found themselves in Seattle for training a few days before the Fourth of July they decided that maybe they should check out the Fourth in Forks. They had been to Forks before, being Twilight fans, and they had attended Stephenie Meyer Day several times.
But they found when they tried to find a place to stay there was nothing available. So, they turned to the Forks Chamber of Commerce for help and decided to head for Forks with no room booked for July 4-5.
When they arrived and checked in with Marcia Bingham and Lissy Andros at the Visitor Center, they were asked to be the Tourists of the Day. They soon found they had a room for both nights and gifts and fun planned for the next several days.
They said the experience was awesome and said they liked the parade, salmon bake and fireworks saying, "We did every little thing, we are so thankful for Marcia and Lissy."




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