SIORF say “Thank you Community!”

  • Fri Jan 15th, 2021 10:46am
  • News

The Soroptimists of the Olympic Rain Forest wish to thank all the wonderful, creative, and generous people who helped make our 2020 Festival of Trees a tremendous success during a strange and stressful year. We raised almost $18,000, far more than we expected, to fund projects for women and children in our community. Some of our projects are scholarships, awards, FMS Student of the Month, Mammogram Fund, SOS Cancer transportation fund, and Backpack program just to name a few.

We couldn’t have done this without the help of:

Amber Ramsey – Decorator

Andy Pursley – Judge

Miller Tree Inn (Bill and Susan Brager) – Sponsor

Blakeslee’s Bar & Grill – Sponsor and Decorator

Bob & Debbie McIntyre – Sponsor and Decorator

Bogachiel Garden Club (Gayle Mousis, Linda Wells, and Tina Adams) – Decorators

Browning Guide Service and Steph Browning – Sponsor and Decorator

Carin Hirsch – Decorator

Christi Baron/Forks Forum – Sponsor, Decorator, and extraordinary news coverage

Chinook Pharmacy (Chuck and Pura Carlson) – Sponsor and Host

City of Forks – Host (RAC)

Congregational Church – Host and Festival headquarters

Cora Stasticum – Sponsor

D&K BBQ – Sponsor

Dahlgren Logging – Sponsor

Dan Kousbaugh – Sponsor

Darlene & Ken Olson – donation of trees

Dave and Rhonda Cole – cutting trees

David Hurn – setting up FaceBook Auction and delivering trees

Decker City Hardware / Sarah Decker – Sponsor and Decorator

Devennie Anderson – Sponsor

Diana Reaume – Judge

Engeseth Log / Maureen & Sena Engeseth – Sponsor and Tree Decorators

Farmers Insurance – Sponsor and Host

Forks Community Hospital Admin/Acc – Decorators

Forks Community Hospital Ambulance – Decorators

Forks Community Hospital Billing – Decorators

Forks Community Hospital Dietary – Decorators

Forks Community Hospital Records and United Way Committee – Decorators

Felicia Leitka – Decorator

FHS ASB (Claire Highfield)- Decorators

FHS Culinary (Shelly Castellano) – Decorators

First Federal – Host

FMS ASB (Eladia Hernadez-Stansbury) – Decorator

Forever Twilight (Lissy Andros) – Sponsor

Forks Avenue Real Estate – Host

Forks Family Dental – Sponsor

Forks Lion’s Club – Sponsor

Forks Outfitters – Sponsor, Decorators, & Host

Hair Affair – Host

Heidi Anderson – Sponsor

Hoh Tribe – Sponsor and Host

Howard and Andrea Goakey – donation of winning tree to a family in need

In Place (Rick and Karen Reaves) – Sponsor and Decorator

Iva Johanson – Decorator

Janet Marion – Sponsor

Kerstin and Amaya Hampton – Decorators

Kim’s Creation-Tule Shed (Kim Leppell) – Sponsor and Decorator

Kim Pham – Decorator

Kim Woody – Decorator

Kristi Smith – Decorator

Kristi Soderlind – Decorator

Kugler Construction (Shawn Kugler) – Sponsor and loan of trailer for hauling


Lauren Kerr – Sponsor and Decorator

Lauren Phillips – Decorator

Mariana Gomez – Decorator

Max & Gina Copping – Sponsor

Misty Abrahams – Tree Decorator

Native to Twilight – Host

Nerissa Davis – Decorator

Olympic Corrections Center – Sponsor, Decorator and donation of raffle items

Pacific Forest Management – Sponsor and Decorator

Pacific Inn (Laura Decker) – Decorator and Host

Pacific Pizza/Woodlands Inn ( Mark and Mary Raben) – Sponsor and Host

Pacific Shutterbug ( Bob and Debbie McIntyre) – Sponsor and Decorators

Pam Jackson – Decorator

Pam Nelson – Tree Decorator

Pat Soderlind – Decorator

Pat Stark – Sponsor

Peninsula Daily News – Sponsor

Punki Goakey – Tree Decorator

Quileute Tribe – Sponsor

Rain of Terror – Sponsor

Rainy Day Gamerz (Kiona Claggett, Taylor Davis, Jacey Whitehead, Jeana Snell)- Tree Decorators

Randy Mesenbrink – Hauling the wreaths/garlands from Belfair

Rick Gooding – Delivery of trees to winning bidders

Rod, Gretchen, Emma Fleck – Sponsors and Decorator

Ron’s Shell – Sponsor

Ryan Schuller and Jaden Lorangel – Putting trees in stands and delivering

Sharla Fraker – Decorator

Shelly Paul – Decorator

Starla Daman – Decorator

Sully’s – Host

Tim Fletcher – Judge

West Waste – Sponsor

Westend Outreach – Decorators

Westend Taproom Tip and Sip (John and Glenda Aldana) – Sponsor and Host