Hello, Hello, Hello!                                                                                            

Wow! What a great summer!  The Street Dance was soooo much fun!  Thank you to the Hairfarmers for an awesome night of music!  Thank you Greg Mackie for setting up the sound system and to the rock solid group of volunteers who put up and took down the lights and staging.

Indianola Days was soooo AWESOME!  The weather was perfect, attendance just right, and the vibe was simply small-town fun! I cannot shout out enough THANK YOUs to all the fabulous volunteers who prepared, organized, and then executed all the important details to bring together such a special community event.  

The Golf Tournament was a huge success! Leah Katzer took the volunteer reins from Colleen Vlahovich and both ladies did a fabulous job.  Thank you to all the generous participants who donated dollars for mulligans and to the raffle. A nice Yeti cooler from Elysian Brewing was the raffle prize thanks to Leah’s brother, Auggie Katzer. 

Friday night’s Stunt Night was well attended and lots of fun. The outdoor venue is so nice and chill.  Thanks to Tim Celeski and Greg Mackie for volunteering their time and expertise that make this annual event so much fun. Folks enjoyed the free pizza and popcorn. Thank you Susan Hancock for arranging the pizza. A shout out to Kingston’s Westside Pizza for giving IBIC such a great deal on the pizza. 

Ted Schmid deserves a round of applause for putting together the Steve Kikuchi Indianola Fun Run. Remember folks, it’s a “FUN” run. 

The Sand Castle sculptures were beautiful and fun. My personal favorite was “The Big Rock Burger”!  Thank you to Emily Reckord, daughter Finn, and friends who put together the fun Kids Games and Tug o’ War. “Go East side!”

And the Salmon Bake… this new group of organizers did not realize the grand scope of this event. Kathy Cartwright did the most amazing job of gathering the necessary volunteers to make this event come together. Thank you to all of you that stepped up and stayed flexible throughout the evening. Bill Henry and his well-dressed crew filleted the salmon on the beautiful new prep table, then cooked it to perfection. Lacey Anders, owner of the Borrowed Kitchen Bakery, and her crew, volunteered their time to prepare the fabulous side dishes. And thank you to the townsfolk who baked bread, pies, and other yummy desserts. A group of these volunteers met last week for a “debriefing” session to work out the bumps in the road and the best news: we’re already talking about next year!!

The dance on Saturday night was well attended.  Thanks to Kim Hatchel for organizing the set up, and Emily and Gabe Young for putting on the event. Everyone danced and sweated to the cool vibe of Planet Groove. Did I say sweated? Some A/C in the Clubhouse sure would be awesome!

Sunday’s Pet Parade is probably my favorite event of the weekend. I love seeing the kids and the creative costumes. Thank you Leslie Newman and crew for making this event so fun for the community. 

There were some beautiful cars and other fun vehicles at the Car Show. Thank you to Kate Canady for organizing it. To the guy with the beautiful Austin Healy, I’ll try to get my brother to bring the family Healy out next year!!

The Softball Game was well attended and relatively injury free! I’m sure there were a few sore muscles on Monday… ”Go West side!”. 

There are simply too may WONDERFUL volunteers to name. Some had big roles, others had small roles, and some had spontaneous roles, but they all came together to make a truly fun and fantastic Indianola Days!

A couple of “housekeeping items”: 

*Please do not leave inflatables on the beach at Rose Marie’s Park.  

*Remember that parking on the IBIC strip requires a current IBIC parking pass. They are only $10 for members.  Also, the Post Office parking really is for the Post Office. Yes, even on Sundays. 

Happy Summer!

Karen Jacobsen Kinnaird

president@indianola.club

• Annual General Membership Meeting is Sunday, August 21st, 4:00 PM, in the Clubhouse