Monday, November 5, 2012

SWPA Party Celebrates Agreement

The Salmon Whitewater Park Association (SWPA) staged a "Development Agreement Signing Party" in early November.  Salmon Wave Park Project Manager Breann Westfall said, "The party was very good. We had about 100 people show up, including 2 of the City Council members."

"We hung a huge print out of the actual agreement in the windows - people signed it with colored markers. The event was just simply a party to celebrate the signing of the agreement, not a fundraiser," Ms. Westfall explained.  A raffle was also conducted.

The next SWPA fund raising event will be 6-9 pm New Year's Eve to show the Winter Wildlands Alliance Backcountry Film Fest.   The Winter Wildlands Alliance created the Backcountry Film Festival in 2005 to help grassroots and professional filmmakers to show audiences their love of the winter outdoors. Since then, the annual festival has been shown in many towns and cities around the world, and raised thousands of dollars to help efforts to preserve our winter environment.  A map of Film Fest Tour sites is shown at the bottom of this article.

The party was a busy and fun evening for SWPA members and attendees.  The signing of the Development Agreement is a major step forward in the steady progress toward creation of a firstclass wave park in downtown Salmon, Idaho.

The next regular SWPA Board meeting is  at 5:15 pm, Tuesday, November 6th in the Odd Fellows' Hall.

SWPA organizers enlarged the actual Development Agreement 
so attendees could sign it and also check out the details.
Salmon City Councilman Jesse Bender (left in front group) discusses the Salmon Wave Park.
Tina Cooper, Mike Cooper, Janoa Parde and Deb Westfall (behind Janoa) 
share some of the excitement at the SWPA November 2nd party.
Salmon is some good company with the many other cities on the Backcountry Film Festival Tour.

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