Our 40th Anniversary Dinner and Chautauqua Program on June 24 went incredibly well, with great food, wonderful performances, and a spectacular company of friends and volunteers on hand to help celebrate. The weather, after a week of hot weather, was a bit chilly, but at least it didn't rain, as it had the two days before. We actually received thank you notes for having a such a nice event, and encouragement to do it again next year, which we will.
From that event, we proceeded to installing a neat display of stamps and autographed envelopes that Fort Bragg resident Dennis Tuomala had conceived and collected in 1976, our nation's bicentennial year. The frames of crisp white envelopes line the wall of the Long Gallery, with stamps that were specially selected for each participant, and signatures, some legible, some not, some with bold strokes, some thin and angular. They're a fascinating glimpse at leaders throughout the United States, and their penmanship.
Now to figure out what we're doing for the Fourth of July parade in Willits!