From Johnny O
WOW! What a great Walker Day. It all pulled together nicely. Lots of new faces, both visitors and helpers.
We estimate that 400 people stopped by from 9-2. We served close to 350 lunches of which probably 100 were given to our firefighters, helpers, car guys…and even our local postal delivery guy, Ed. Lots of smiling faces!
Check out walkerday.org for pictures.
Special thanks to our sponsors that allow us to hit the ground running with NO expenses. Gene Tomek, (long time supporter), and Conrad Walton, (Realty ONE Group), covered the food. Jill Anderson, (Sotheby’s Realty) and Nick Wold, (Walker WiFi), covered the soft drinks.
Our Walker Community Church donated, what looked like, a pallet of water, (Service every Sunday, Sunday School Ln).
The community donated hundreds of boxes of cool stuff for the yard sale. We always want to give thanks to Larry Reineck for assembling another groovy bunch of talented musicians to entertain us throughout, (at NO cost).
Last…I think, all the folks from the Prescott Antique Auto Club for sending us 20 cool classic rides for our viewing pleasure, (their BIG annual car show is at Watson Lake, August 3-4).
Last…yes again, thanks to the Road Runners prospecting club for providing the gold panning demo’s and games throughout the day, (they even donated the $86 they took in to us).
Also, special thanks to the 50-100 volunteers that helped keep all the wheels moving.
People I’m not ever aware of doing necessary things. It really takes a village to get this thing off the ground and keep it in the air. There are soooo many moving parts. Yard sale, food, merchandise, shuttling visitors, table set-up, ticket sales, ticket taking, signage, traffic control, garbage removal, cakes, kids games/face painting, car show parking, setting up/taking down canopies…more…more…more…
I’m sorry for all the people and activities that I’ve overlooked. IT’S just BIG!
That’s all! I’m tired. I’m glad it was fun, safe and successful, (in so many ways).
Thanks to the whole Walker community for all the support over the years.
ps. NEXT UP: FIRE FIGHTER APPRECIATION DAY/PIG ROAST, SEPTEMBER 1