Friday, February 29, 2008

Rhody's On

Posted By on Fri, Feb 29, 2008 at 5:43 PM

Well glory Betty be, the Rhody Parade is on after all. Just when my landlady's rhodies were beginning to relax. Well, think again, dear shrubs, the parade is on and the plucking shall ensue. The town has rallied. Here's the news release:

----- Original Message -----

From: Justin Bowser
To: 'Betty'
Sent: Friday, February 29, 2008 3:20 PM
Subject: Rhododendron Parade is on for 2008
For Immediate Release: "STRIKE UP THE BAND"
February 29, 2008

The Rhododendron Parade is a go! Two weeks ago Betty Burton, Choir Director at Christ Episcopal Church, began inquiries with Eureka Chamber Executive Director about taking on the task of facilitating the continuation of the Rhododendron Parade. The Church has been involved as a part of the weekend activities for 25 years by presenting a musical concert featuring the organ, instrumental music and choral works. Burton did not want to see this community event stopped. This past week has brought in many offers of help from clubs and organizations. The Eureka Old Town Rotary Club has done much of the parade set-up for the past 20 years. Long time member Stan Smith has helped keep the parade going. The club has stepped up to continue their organizational participation and to help coordinate the other tasks involved in putting on the parade.

The Rotary Club wants this to be a County wide effort with all community clubs, organizations, businesses and individuals involved. This is the opportunity to bring new life into an event that can focus on the beauty of our area and the generosity of its citizens. Sometimes we almost have to lose something to realize the importance it brings to our lives.

The theme of the Parade this year is Celebration. It's time to play the music, groom the horses and make the floats. Let the fun begin.

A news conference will come next week where all will have an opportunity to ask questions. Time and date to follow.

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