As we rest up from the Summer Solstice Weekend and the Seldovia Summer Solstice Music Festival I, as festival director, would like to take a moment to contemplate its outstanding success and express some gratitude for the way it all came together.
From the inside, I saw several
very dedicated people working their hardest to make a huge event happen.
Savannah Lewis, Darlene Crawford, Mary and Tom Glover, Michelle and Massion,
Mary and Mike Webber, Lynn Corwin, Susan Zerwick , Jeff Madsen and Susan
Mumma were there from the beginning as festival leaders, helping to put
the festival's musts together: the venue, the program, the gate, the T-shirts,
the housing , the transportation, publicity and the invitation of guest
artists to Seldovia and sponsorships for the event. Planning for the event
took place though out 2002-2003 and began last August when the Seldovia
Arts Council decided to put on another festival following a successful
2002 event. Later, Tim O'leary Tim Robertson, Mark Jaynes were recruited
for sound engineering. Vivian Rojas Michaelson and Judith Lethin were
asked to help MC and Steve Lewis and Mark Massion, and Daryl Scherkenbach
helped with the clean up efforts. It was a stupendous job well done. The
Event was fantastic!!
I would like to thank The Alaska State Council on the Arts, the Across the Bay Tent and Breakfast Company, Seldovia Rowing Club B. and B. Seldovia.com, the Seldovia Island Resorts, The Lowell Suydam Family, Mike and Mary Webber and Great Northern Air our Mega Star Sponsors ..
I would also like to thank, The Boardwalk Hotel, The Buzz, Dimond Center Hotel Eagles Croft B& B, Gerrys Place, Tom and Mary Glover, the Seldovia Herald, Hopkins Brothers Construction, Spenard Builders, Dr. and Mrs. Gerald Stranik, Swan House B & B, Mary Jo Stanley and Jackie and Fritz Graece, Fantasy North, Sweet and Clean and Wells Fargo Bank who were our Superstar Sponsors.
Le Bistro, The Tidepool, and Mad Fish Restaurants, Benefit Consulting Services, East Homer Elementary Grade 6 and Splash Zone B and B and Jeff Madsen who were Star Sponsors.