The Sesquicentennial Committee would like to extend our heartfelt thanks to all those who made The Sumpter Sesquicentennial Gala Weekend so much fun……!
The Sumpter Municipal Museum would like to thank the Antique Appraisers for coming again, and whose hard work made the 2012 Sumpter Museum Antique Fair another success:
Amy Giandomenico of Prairie City Antiques, Jan & Judy Jefferies of Ky-Yo-Te Antiques of John Day, Leo Page of Windfall Antiques of Baker City, and Frank Bishop of De Je Vu Antiques of Baker City.
And of course, thanks to the Sumpter Valley Museum Association volunteers for their hard work in arranging the Antique Fair!
We would also like to thank Mr. Gary Dielman of The Baker County Library for his interesting slide show presentation of “Sumpter Before the Fire.”
A big thanks to members of the Eastern Oregon Regional Theater for their presentation of “Thar’s Gold in Them Thar Teeth” which, judging by all the hearty laughter, was thoroughly enjoyed by the audience. It being an outdoor performance added a bit of spice as the villainous Dr. D.K. Molar took on the SVRR Heisler No. 3′s tugboat whistle and stage hands grappled with sudden gusts of wind. Only one set flat threatened to blow over however, and heroine Flossie Daily’s hat stayed put, except when her hero, Dr. Phil De Tooth, wanted it off.
A very warm thank you goes to Lorraine Wells for her spinning demonstrations that were greatly appreciated by both organizers and visitors. Lorraine set up her beautiful spinning wheel in the front room of the house that served as the Dredge Superintendent’s home during the 1913-1924 years of gold dredging in Sumpter Valley. We would also like to thank Oregon State Parks & Recreation Dept. for allowing us to use the State Heritage Area for our activities; which included croquet on the back lawn. We want to be sure to thank State Park Ranger Miranda Krane for her assistance in arranging our use of the property.
The day came to a delicious close with a Pancake Supper at the Schoolhouse Community Center. And we would like to send special thank you to Friends of Sumpter Valley Community (the reorganized Breakfast Club) for their work in hosting about 50 people with good food and relaxed conversation.
Now that we have thanked everyone….we would like to remind you that the final Sesquicentennial event will be held on Oct 13th and 14th. This will be the Sesquicentennial Finale! The SVRR Fall Foliage/Photographer Train is running both days, and the Superintendent’s House will be the site of a photo exhibit highlighting things to do and see in the Greater Sumpter Valley and Mt Ireland area. To have your photos included, please contact LeAnne Woolf….
PO Box 99, Sumpter, 97877 ~ 541-894-2303 ~ firstname.lastname@example.org
Photos must be able to stand on their own, be it on heavy cardstock, in matting, on foam board, or otherwise stiffened. If you wish to offer a photo for sale, you are welcome to include a business card with your exhibit. Captions are requested.
Ideas for photo subjects: birds, mountains, weather, wildlife, wildflowers, hiking, biking, ATV riding, snowmobiling, etc. Ideally photos were taken (or will be taken) within 20 miles of Sumpter.
What a great time………….!
We want to be sure to thank everyone who volunteered their time to make this a great event….but we especially want to thank our Sesquicentennial Chairperson who really put her heart into this grand event ~ LeAnne Woolf ~ We all thank her for the time and energy which she has been investing in Sumpter all summer!