A Spring Thing 2019 photo gallery & Thank Yous

Thanks to everybody, vendors, presenters, clubs, and especially our volunteers, for making the First Annual* A Spring Thing: From Guns to Roses into an enjoyable success!

Did you get some nice photos from our event on Saturday, May 4 that you’d like to share here? Get in touch via the comments!

Out on the north lawn of the Platte Valley Community Center, Emmy Clark, of Saratoga, gets some expert fly casting advice from Merry Waugh of Wyoming Women Anglers, while the group’s mascot Panzone watches and encourages the ladies.

Bill Ward, of Saratoga, won the raffle for a $100 bill. Proceeds from the raffle will be applied against the costs of throwing the first ever Spring Thing.

Mike Day, of St. Barnabas Episcopal Church’s Kids’ Bike Program, sets up one of the group’s offerings. The program accepts donated bikes, refurbishes them, then provides them to children under 14 free of charge. Adult bikes are sold at modest prices to defray costs. On Saturday the group sold one adult bike and gave away nine to area kids!

Some 27 businesses and organizations had booths in the Platte Valley Community Center’s Great Hall. At center, event volunteer and Saratoga Friends of the Library member Dawna Erickson, sporting our signature yellow tee with the Spring Thing logo, discusses a few of them with an attendee.

*That’s right, we said annual! We’re doing it again next year!!!

Special thanks to our steering committee, who saw A Spring Thing through from conception to clean-up:

  • Shelly Davis (VSO/BSB)
  • Joe Elder (PVCC)
  • Tina Francis (VSO)
  • Carol Sherrod (VSO)
  • Kate Sherrod (VSO)
  • Wanda Snell (VSO/BSB)
  • Cindy Walton (VSO/BSB)

And to the additonal volunteers who pitched in to help the day go smoothly:

  • Dawna Erickson
  • Kathy Fields
  • Judy Hamel
  • Merlynn Hoopes
  • Sue Jones
  • Lisa Kleeman
  • Treszden Martinez
  • Connie Patterson
  • Don Sherrod
  • Roger Snell
  • Dave Weir

Special thanks to Bridge Street Bargains, who provided a grant to publicize the event, and Cassie Orduno, who designed our wonderful logo and donated her time and effort on it!