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Apple Fest
Wednesday, September 8, 2010 • Posted September 8, 2010

Dear Editor,

Thank you for a Wonderful Saturday at the Mason County Apple Fest! At 0630 I had just finished a cup of fresh coffee at the Willow Creek Cafe, and was then heading out to the lease for an hour or so. On my return, I saw folks setting up their tents for the Apple Fest, and they were nice enough to let me lend them a hand fixing a tent or two. I wasn't one of Crystal's official volunteers, but I tried to do my part.

To all of the volunteers, committee folks and especially to the vendors, GREAT JOB! As a "tourist" I had a blast wondering around the courthouse grounds and adjacent shops. I have been in most of the shops around the square at least a few times over the past 10+ years or so. (Some shops more than others - ¦thanks Brad.) However, that day I saw those merchants from a different perspective. To me it appeared like a well organized event with a very successful turnout throughout the entire town. Everyone seemed to really enjoy themselves.

Did you happen to see the HUGE roll-out"postcard" at the Apple Fest or briefly on display at Willow Creek Cafe? Folks were signing it right and left (handed) and sending a message to "Strangers" on Galveston Island, Texas. I guess the term "Post Card" isn't the correct term. More like a 16" tall, by 21" long piece of corrugated paper, on which it's hard to draw a picture! But they did it and seemed to enjoy sending a little message of "Hello" to the folks in Galveston. The post-card will be on display and available for Galvestonians to enjoy.

Well, it's been a long day since that cup of fresh coffee at Willow Creek Cafe this morning. I will keep you up-to-date of the returned post-card after the Islanders had a chance to sign it for you.

Shalom,

B. R. (Boot) Martin

PS: I'm collecting stories about "The Door @ Willow Creek" if you care to share your favorite memory with me. Please send any comments to: bertsranch@gmail.com

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