Letters to the Editor

Thank You for the Logging and Mill Tour

Forks Chamber of Commerce Logging and Mill Tour takes tourists up close to the workings of Allen
Forks Chamber of Commerce Logging and Mill Tour takes tourists up close to the workings of Allen's Mill.
— image credit: Christi Baron

Editor's note: This letter was sent to the Forks Chamber of Commerce.
To whom it may concern:
I went on the lumber mill tour through the Forks Chamber of Commerce on July 31. I am new to Washington and want to explore the state by topic and chose logging.
I wanted very much to tour a lumber mill. I searched for lumber mill tours in Washington and could find none except for your Forks lumber tour.
Your tour was excellent. I had prewritten questions to ask about and am someone who really likes context.
Randy Mesenbrink was our tour guide, and out of all my questions, I only had to ask a couple of them, because Randy naturally answered all the rest in his narrative.
He is extremely knowledgable. I also really appreciated being able to see both aspects of logging, out in the field where the trees are cut and the work that is done there, as well as the lumber mill tour.
This town (Forks) is unique and I hope you say thank you for to the companies who participated in and sponsor this.
I also want to mention that Lissy Andros was great and helpful, from when I signed up, to greeting us on Wednesday morning and sending us off in the afternoon.
It sounds like school children get to take the tour and there was a mix of attending the tour as well. It is valuable insight into the industry and I hope you keep the tour going for a very long time.
Marcia McGuire
Seattle

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