As the saying goes, “It takes a village to raise a child”. It also takes a village to run a Festival of Trees. Here’s a round of applause to the amazing “village” of people and businesses that made Soroptimist International of the Olympic Rain Forest’s 2022 Festival of Trees a success. We raised over $25,000 to support women and children in our community and beyond.
Thank You’s are due to:
Our Tree Sponsors: Forks Forum/Peninsula Daily News, D&K BBQ, Dan Kousbaugh, Forks Outfitters, Engeseth Logging, Miller Tree Inn, Melvin Fraker, Patti Birch, Rain of Terror, Nick Worley Trucking, Hope and David Marion/Farmer’s Insurance, Dahlgren Logging, Shelley Castellano, Woodland Inns, West Waste, and Decker City Hardware.
Our Wreath sponsors: Kim’s Creation/Tulle Shed, In Place, Chinook Pharmacy, Berlinda James, Max and Gina Copping, Cora Sasticum, Pacific Pizza, Heidi Anderson, West End Tip & Sip, Katie Krueger, Decker City Hardware, Pacific Forest Management, Northwest Coffee Bros, Ron’s Shell, Quileute Tribal Council, Bogachiel Garden Club, Blakeslee’s Bar & Grill, and The Fleck Family.
Our Tree and Wreath Decorators: Phillip Sifuentes, Capriele Ceyala, LeAnna & Darren Sackett, Starla Daman, Paige Pearson, Tabetha Gaydeski, Sarah Fletcher, Maureen Dinius, Sarah Decker, Sean Engeseth, Maureen Engeseth, Melissa Robison, Holly Glenn, Rylee Bouchard, Aspen Rondeau, Kendra Iotte, Micaela Villicana, Shelley Castellano, FHS FCCLA Students, The Cook and Lawley Families, Mariposa House, Pat Soderlind, Macy Weakley, Christi Baron, Forks Outfitters Crew, Anastasia Kaminski and Forks Avenue Real Estate, Erik Kaminski with LB Exteriors LLC, Pam Nelson, Punkie Goakey, Sharla Fraker, Kate Wahlgren, Elena Friesz, Iva Johanson, NW Coffee Bros crew, Kim Pham, Karen Reaves, Christina Bettelyoun, Carol O’Brien, Linda Wells, Donna Blakeslee, Kayla Iotte, Glenda Aldana, Katie Krueger, Rhonda Cole, Carin Hirsch, Cathy Johnson, and Dolores Jimerson.
A special thanks to Shawn Kugler for the use of his trailer, Dave Cole and Randy Mesenbrink for driving to Belfair to pick up wreaths and garlands, Julie Dannemiller, Kyle Lohrengel, Gage Romberg, and Fr. Gali for unloading wreaths, Olympic Corrections Center for making all the decorations and extras for our raffle tree and for setting up the trees at the RAC, West End Little League for the beautiful trees, Keith Weeks and the FHS basketball team for tree deliveries, the Forks Forum for fantastic coverage, Rod Fleck, Tim Fletcher and Jessica Sorenson for judging, Juanita Weissenfels, Sally Milici, Dave Lenahan, Roger Lien, and Alex Bascaran for providing music, SIORF husbands for lending a hand in setting up, picking up, and deliveries, and all the behind the scenes people that should be recognized but didn’t leave their names.
And last but not least, THANK YOU to all the people that bought our wreaths, garlands, trees, and raffle tickets. You are an important part of our amazing village.
Thank You Forks!
The Soroptimist Ladies