August 28, 2000
Sorstokke on Northwest Railway Museum board
SNOQUALMIE -- Wes Sorstokke, Snoqualmie business merchant and longtime Carnation resident, has been appointed to the Northwest Railway Museum's board of trustees.
Sorstokke and his wife Sharon bought the Snoqualmie Falls Candy Factory in historic downtown Snoqualmie three years ago. He brings additional business perspective to the museum board from 15 years in the grocery business and 10 years as a full-time realtor. Both the Northwest Railway Museum and Sorstokke encourage visitors to enjoy other attractions in the area, promoting tourism and a healthy local economy.
"We're a tourist destination," says Sorstokke. " I think it's a fantastic joint opportunity for people to come out and spend a day with their families."
Last year 69,000 museum visitors learned about the railroad's vital role in developing the Northwest and experienced the excitement of a working railroad. Museum programs include Snoqualmie Valley Railroad excursions between Snoqualmie and North Bend, Santa Train, school programs and Cecil the Diesel Club for kids. Call 425-888-3030 for information.