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I would like to express my appreciation to all of the wonderful people and companies that helped make this year’s street dance and barbecue the wonderful event that it has become. The Sirens … what an outstanding collection of musical talent. They played at the very first street dance about a hundred years ago. Tammi Baar, aka Bobo The Clown, has been keeping the kids in balloon animals and painted faces for the last several years. My staff in the Pour House kitchen provided everyone another great dinner. The volunteers that manned the kitchen did an excellent job. Members of the Carbondale Police Department, city hall staff, and passersby like Laurie Loeb kept the food rocking while the Sirens played. Other police and fire department members manned tables, accepting donations for Hurricane Katrina Relief efforts. Lark Anderson and helpers managed the drink wagon, which Swire Coca-Cola provides each year.
The unseen heroes from the Carbondale Recreation Department came early to set up the stage and provide picnic tables and barricades for everyone’s enjoyment and safety.
I would be remiss if I did not express my thanks to the Cub Scouts from Pack 235, who spent the better part of their day off on Saturday husking 12 cases of sweet corn. Thanks a lot, scouts.
Affordable Portable Services provided the trash receptacles and the Porta Potties again. Thanks, Jamie. Carbondale Public Works handled the clean up detail. If I missed anyone, I am sorry. So many people get involved in this project every year that it’s hard to keep track of everyone.
Last, but not least, thanks to everyone who turned out for the party. Thank you for all of your donations to the Hurricane Katrina Relief Effort. See you again next year.
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