Articles Archive for August 2010
We are pretty close to choosing who is going to be building the plaza, by the time you read this we may have actually already chosen. We are going to have a public meeting at some point to talk about what everybody wants to skate, but not everybody is always able to make it to our meetings and we know it is not always easy to stand up in front of people and voice your opinions, so here might be an easier place for you to do that. What do you want to skate?
So post links to photos, videos, or websites of stuff you want and we can start a little online forum on the subject.(If you want to post an image, we will have to enter the code for it to appear, so just paste the image URL and I will fix it as soon as I see it.)
It’s that time of year again. If you want to skate in the parade with us, be at the PHS field house no later than 11:00am. Just look for the mob of skate boarders, that will be us. And make sure to wear your Parkersburg Skate Plaza Foundation tee shirts.
We will also be running a booth all weekend long at during the Homecoming, so make sure to come by and hang out. If nothing else, this helps us pass the time while we are stuck behind the table. We will be doing the usual selling tee shirts and collecting cans, but we will also be raffling off a new board, so pick up a ticket for that while your at it. Hope to see you then!
If you didn’t come to the event yesterday you really missed out. We want to thank all the bands, Matt James & The Progress Notes for coming out the second year in a row, Marc Noland (he told me the new name of his band yesterday but I’ve already forgot), Living On Stolen TIme, and Revulvas.
Thank you to Shawn Sorrie and Alpha Omega for giving us a discount on the ramps and mc’ing the competition. Thank you to FOX Parkersburg for helping us get the word out and giving out some free prizes during the event. Thank you to the skate shops in California who donated prizes, thank you to Unknown Skate Boards for donating the deck, thank you to the local stores who donated prizes, and thank you to everyone at the foundation. Katie Petrish said we were able to raise about $550, though next time we will have to find someone more intimidating to work the gates than our soccer moms who said many people would just walk right around them or claim to be “with the band” and not pay.
Read the newspaper article here
I saw a lot of others taking photos as well, so if you are one of them feel free to email them to firstname.lastname@example.org and I will post them here for everyone to check out. I know Casey Hardman and Eric Cunningham were both filming so there will probably be some edits from them coming soon also.
Launa Sommerville from FOX Parkersburg snapped these during the event…