Northwest NEWS

November 2, 1998

Editorial

A thank you for Pioneer Days

   I want to thank the many volunteers and sponsors of the city's 2nd annual Pioneer Days. Pioneer Days took place on Oct. 10 and 11 and was a fun and educational event for the whole family.
  
   Kids and adults of all ages enjoyed the experience of gold panning, working with a blacksmith, talking about pioneer survival techniques with a mountain man and learning about the hard-working lifestyle of the pioneers.
  
   Over 200 children took part in the in-school Pioneer Days Program the week prior to the Pioneers Day event.
  
   This program helped children connect with the history and character of Woodinville, and many students came away with a strong appreciation for their own lifestyle after washing clothes on a wash board, making bread and hearing about the hours of chores pioneer children had to do every day.
  
   A special thank you goes out to Elise Vaughn and Helen McMahon who spent many hours presenting this program in the classroom.
  
   In addition to the many volunteers who helped make this special event happen, I'd like to thank the many businesses and organizations who stepped forward to help with this communty event:
Brittany Park Retirement Community, Hollywood Hills Saddle Club, Woodinville Historical Society, Double ZZ Western Outfitters, La Valle Printing, Waste Managment, Frontier Bank, The Woodinville Weekly and Buyer's Choice Direct Mail.
   I look forward to seeing you all at the next Pioneer Days that will be even bigger and better because of the generosity of this great community.
   Mayor Don Brocha, Woodinville