The Vader May Day Festival Committee would like to thank the following for their generous donations to be used in our raffle drawings on May Day in Vader: McGee’s Guide Service of Kelso; Lucky Eagle Casino; Cyndi Philbrook of Farmers Insurance in Toledo; Riverview Food Mart in Toledo; Anita De La Rosa; Jackie Wiber; Toledo Hair Salon; Napa in Castle Rock; Ken’s Barber Shop in Toledo; Papa Pete’s Pizza in Castle Rock; DeGeode’s Bulb Farm in Mossyrock; Cowlitz Food & Fuel in Toledo and all the ladies who baked cakes for the Cake Walk.
Thank you to the Country Cruisers Car Club for donating a trophy for us to use as well. Thank you to the Vader Lions Club for the use of their hall for the coronation ceremony and to the Vader Methodist Church for use of their annex for our meetings. Thank you to Kelly Costello, Andy Wilson and the guys that helped put up the banner over the highway and to everyone who helped make this May Day Festival a huge success, from the folks to cleaned the flower beds and mowed the grass to the law enforcement people who did traffic control. Thank you to Barb Small for being the Royalty coordinator and to Ellen Smith for making the King’s cape. Thank you to Columbia Ford in Longview for the loan of the Ford truck and to Doug and Bonnie McGinnis for the use of electricity. A big thank you to the Mist of the Mountains Hula Group of Longview and to Rosie Luna and her Mexico Within the Heart dance troupe for the wonderful performances they put on.
Thank you to the City of Winlock and Winlock Police Chief Terry Williams for the use of the cones and barricades and to Pastor Tracy Durham of the Vader Assembly of God Church and the gentlemen of the church who helped transport all the sound equipment and set it up for the announcer; thank you to Nick Smith who did such a great job announcing the parade and cake walk; thank you to Anita De La Rosa for all the extra work she put in as Royalty Coordinator and the Visiting Royalty Breakfast; and to the Toledo Lions Club for assisting with the Visiting Royalty Continental Breakfast and a special thank you to all those who participated in the parade and the spectators who came to watch. Than you to Ross and Rita McDowell for doing the parade lineup and to Kevin Flynn and Steve Krohn for being judges. Thank you to Jody Weimer and Carol Jones for putting on the Cake Walk and to Hunter Smith and Railey St. Jean, and their parents, who sold buttons and raffle tickets for the royalty position. They did such a good job. We are also blessed with a beautiful, sunny, warm day which everyone enjoyed so much. You are all so very much appreciated!