Northwest NEWS

August 26, 2002


In the words of the Chautauquans themselves: 'FANTASTICO!'

The Duvall Arts Commission wishes to thank everyone who helped to make the New Old Time Chautauqua's residency in Duvall a success.
   From posting flyers to decorating McCormick Park, donating fresh produce for the artists, providing technical services, running errands, selling concessions, and helping to clean up after events, our volunteers exhibited the Chautauqua spirit at its best. They went beyond their assigned tasks and did whatever needed to be done to make this a memorable experience for our community.
   Special thanks to our sponsors: Belmark Industries, Inc., Evergreen HealthCare, Glacier Water Company, Hale's Ales, Jasper's BBQ Smokehouse, Sno-Valley Glass & Interiors, KBCS-FM 91.3, Safeway, Remlinger Farms, the Duvall Chamber of Commerce, the King County Arts Commission and the City of Duvall. Your financial support and in-kind donations made it possible for the Duvall Arts Commission to present this event as part of the Belmark Arts Onstage in the Park summer concert series.
   A host of individuals contributed their time, energy, and enthusiasm to the New Old Time Chautauqua residency. Lisa Allen, editor of the "Valley View" and Barry Rochford, editor of the "Snoqualmie Valley Record" gave the event generous print coverage.
   Our thanks to Ray at RP Signs for his speedy service and donation of time and materials. We appreciate the community members who volunteered to lead workshops: Katherine Bond, Cecelia Boulais, and Diane Baker. The City of Duvall Administrative staff, Public Works crew and Police Department provided outstanding services in support of the event. Karen King, Cedarcrest High School Drama Director, contributed technical assistance. Visual artist Joe Lee Davidson donated his inspired artwork for flyers, signs and t-shirts. Daniel lent his artistic vision, experience, and tireless energy to the project.
   Other people who helped make it all happen are Jan, Lance and Briana Weekes, Paula Strobel, Bruce Smith, Ian King, Douglas Johnson, Matthew Waddington, Jill Giuliani, Pat Fullmer, Carly Fleming, Martin and Becky Chaney, Jayne Hancock, Van Hullle and Chelsea Lindemulder.
   Finally, thank you to Mayor Becky Nixon for trusting in us and allowing us to take some risks to produce the New Old Time Chautauqua in Duvall. Not only did Mayor Nixon grant special permission for the Chautauqua to set up their base camp in McCormick Park, but she also immersed herself in the Chautauqua spirit by wearing an outrageous costume and marching in the parade with the Fighting Instruments of Karma Marching Chamber Band/Orchestra. It was an experience unlike anything Duvall has ever seen before. Thanks for "believing in the seriousness of laughter."
   Carolyn Butler, Chair