Monday, July 28, 2014

Firework Process

Helping just one day for the Fireworks set up was a real eye opener for both Dean and myself. We truly enjoyed being part of the team that makes the display actually happen. Many people in Bayview do recognize the amount of volunteer time that goes into the 20 minute display that everyone loves to watch and photograph.

Unfortunately Dean and I had prior commitments so we could help the other two days that are part of the display. There were 18 folks who worked the first day to load the tubes for the shells. Each tube had to bb unloaded, scraped to remove tags from previous displays, “boxes” put together, sand hauled to the boxes, the tubes placed in the correct order for synchronizing of the shells, and then the remainder of the sand hauled to fill the boxes. The second day would be loading the shells and setting up for the display, the last day is a reversal process.

Dennis, Sue and Kevin are the primary volunteers. Dennis told me he has been doing  this for close to 12 years.
People that need to hear thank you:
Loading the barge:
Rick and Donna Haynes
Norma Jean and Dean Knowles
Sue and Dennis Damon
Mark Duclos
Kevin Elmore
Sheriff's Deputy and workers.

Saturday, placing shells and 
wiring the tubes:
Jim Berube
Mark Duclos
Kevin Elmore
Mick Nereavy                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Trevor Savage                                      
Unloading the Barge:
Bob Prince
Sue and Dennis Damon
Kevin Elmore
Sheriff's Deputy and workers
Next year when you and your guest rest your chin on your folded hands and exclaim with "ooo and aw" remember the folks that volunteered to put together the show that delights so very many folks.
I am honored to continue the tradition that started many years ago by folks who wanted their families to have a "good ole fashioned 4th of July" celebration.
Bayview is known to have the best, most consistent fireworks display in the Inland Northwest. This could not happen without ALL of the people who took the time to share part of their lives to keep this tradition going!


Boat For Sale

Fred Huson built this boat in 1997, the "Dottie J" has been donated to the
Bayview Community Center, proceeds from the sale are donated to the Center! Any questions call 208-683-2389

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Annual Center BBQ

Jackie and the crew are going to be working hard to prepare another outstanding BBQ on August 9th 2014 at the Community Center. Please come for a delicious meal and excellent companionship.

Monday, July 14, 2014

Post Bayview Daze

I suppose some may be wondering where the heck Norma Jean disappeared to after Bayview Daze ‘cause she has not been very active on her BlogSpot or there may be some who really don’t care. My computer told me that it had had enough and it was time for us to part ways. I finally got the new computer and now I am slogging my way through some items that are not quite the same as the old one.

I did the research, looked at laptops, all-in-ones, and desktops. Finally decided with guidance that the desktop is my best option because I use my computer for many activities. I still have my smart phone which I use while traveling so I don’t need a laptop, and all-in-ones are not suited to the type of work I do at home, and I already have a Kindle for my reading needs. My keyboard is wireless, my mouse is wireless, so we eliminated some of those pesky wires that get dusty and in the way. Now it is matter of getting used to the “chicklet” keyboard and making sure I can locate my files.

In days past if your computer crashed that was the end of all your files. Now days, your old files can be saved and put on the new computer. What a blessing!

Bayview Daze was a rousing success at least from my perspective. The Parade went more smoothly. We actually had someone to sing the National Anthem. The morning was over-cast, the sun not shining until the Parade started. I am continually amazed at how one small town can come together and have on glorious fun-filled day!

If you access facebook there are some fantastic pictures that have been posted. Ben McLachlan took some great candid shots with the local flavor! Josh Martinez, a professional photographer,  from CDA took one of the best photos I have ever seen of the fireworks and was posted by Dennis Damon.

Here is my all-time favorite. Ben took this excellent picture. We are blessed to have Ben McLachlan in our community.