Thursday, June 12, 2008

Blast from the Past (Wyoming 1994)

This from a friend and posted here with his permission

Hey Family,
After the Wyoming national in 94, I created and networked a printed circular of news about the gathering and other stuff, through a band (Whole World) I was doing at the time. Anyhow, I included quotes from locals, FS reps, LEO's, etc, that might be of some kind of minor
use in PR for this years gathering.


"Its a really well run outfit, considering we're out in the middle of the woods" - Jim Nothnagel, Wyoming Health Dept

"I haven't heard any complaints. I went up there the other day. I had fun" - Dennis Wagstaff, Big Piney firefighter

"I think it was an experience I wouldn't want to have done without. It was an interesting group of people, and it just goes to show that it takes all kinds" - Jackson Police Chief Dave Cameron

"In the beginning, I think a lot of people had reservations. Actually, it's turned out to be kind of interesting. It's been an experience, a cultural exchange" - Randy McNinch, 3rd generation resident

"It's an interesting experience. Rainbow does a great job of cleaning up after itself. You couldn't tell anyone was at the Paonia (Colorado site, 2 years prior) a year after that gathering. It would be a mistake to think that because they were different, that they were stupid. They include every kind of professional, doctors, lawyers, people from every walk of life. Don't judge them by the way they look, the way they smell, or what they have pierced" - Ron Jablonski, Forest Service spokesman

"Most of the experience has been really positive" - Rory Mack, Mini Mart owner

"Normally, we make about $500 a day. During the peak of the gathering we averaged $3,500 a day" - Judy Marx Sage Cafe owner

Love Is The Answer,

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