Lissy Andros, Forks Chamber Executive Director, welcomed a small group to the Rainforest Arts Center plaza on Friday afternoon saying, “When Jack Morrissey and I conceived this idea we really put a lot of thought into what this would mean for Forks and fans of the Twilight Saga. We came up with the name “Collection” because all of us fans have one, but this one belongs to us all.”
The collection opened 5 years ago with just a few props and costumes from the movies, Twilight Saga books from all over the world, and fan-made quilts.
“Fast forward 5 years and 44,000 visitors later – the Collection is more than we ever thought it could be. This story by Stephenie Meyer is rooted deep in our hearts and I’m truly grateful for it as it has brought all of us together. And to give fans this pot at the end of the rainbow is magical,” Andros said.
Andros thanked many who have helped along the way, “The Lloyd Allen Charitable Trust and West Olympic Peninsula Betterment Association gave us the funding to get started on this dream of constructing the space and acquiring some costumes. We appreciate their support and the trust they put in us.” Adding, “Thank you to the City of Forks for allowing us to be in this incredible space. We want to thank Method Agency for all their hard work in advertising the Collection to the world and their ongoing support.”
She also thanked many local volunteers and Olympic Corrections Center for their many hours of hard work.