The Timber Valley SKP Park was well represented at the recent Sutherlin Chamber of Commerce 65th First Citizen Banquet.
The event was held at Spire Mountain Cellars which is located west of Oakland (off Cole road) really on top of a mountain. We were housed in a big barn-like structure with a patio that overlooks beautiful acreage supporting cattle, horses and I noticed a big black dog keeping everything in line.
Those honored included Outstanding Educator, Migues Carrillo. Outstanding Business went to Cooper Creek Creative and Adam Sarnowski. (Adam is the person who created all the City christmas displays). Outstanding Service award went to Jim and Beth Houseman for their work on Fords Pond. Inspirational Leader honor was the St. Francis Community Kitchen. Gail Jackson-Francis was chosen as Woman of the Year and our own Rick De Young presented the Man of the Year to JR Guthrie who owns Countryside Financial insurance.
Three additional SKPs attending the gala included Bonnie Wiegle, Linda Essex and Sharon Elliott. Linda found centerpiece items for the Lions table display and along with Tim Saunders of Tim’s Tree House created a winning display keeping with the theme “It’s been a Wild Ride “ after a year of a pandemic.
Hopefully, next year the SKP Park can sponsor a table and show off our wonderfulness!!