Another August has come and gone
and this one was certainly a success! We had a magnificent entry
due in large part to the Terrier Group shows, but also substantial
increases in other areas resulting in the largest entry in the past
5 years in the Toy, Working and Hound Groups.
The weatherman cooperated completely and except for a few cases
of sunburn and heat exhaustion, everyone seemed pleased with the
site and the facilities we provided. The rented large canopies from
Abbey are a must-have and were appreciated.
Our Marymoor people, Karl Kostal and Norah Gaynor, did everything
they could to assist us this summer and assure me that the dirt
area where we set up the club and superintendent tables will be
green and grassy next year. That will allow us to spread out the
rings or perhaps add 5-6 more.
The young people who help in all areas are now a 'seasoned crew'
and we owe them a large debt since it is their uncomplaining work
that really makes things run smoothly.
And of course, we couldn't have done this without our club members
who give so generously of their time, brains and muscles. Thank
you all for supporting this project and I hope you will support
Bo next year as Show Chair.
Lastly, I personally was totally surprised at the presentation
to me of the "Banner" that someone very talented put together
for me. You guys are extremely sneaky and I love you all!! - even
the other half of my "British Marriage". Thank you very