We’d like to thank everyone who joined us and hung in there on such a sultry day at the Klamath Berry Festival Sept. 3. The smoke and the heat did not deter us from enjoying the music, the fun and food.

Thank you RUMBLESTRIP, L.S.B. Project, Eastridge, Tug Boat, Douglas and some members of Patchy Fog and Drizzle for bringing sweet music to our ears. They managed to keep singing and playing great music throughout the day even with such poor air quality.

Alex Campbell, manager of Home Depot, and his crew have been providing projects to the festivals since its conception nine years ago. Thank you all for what you do for our community.

Tara Jordan of the Boys and Girls Club and Crystal Helton of True North assisted kids in painting bird houses provided by Home Depot and creating designs on canvas bags. Thank you both so much.

Thanks to Bunny Phillips of the 2nd Street Gallery, the kids got their faces painted.

This was the fourth year for Sunny Baker and Rose Brown serving at the festival with berry picking and family cooking. They are always full of smiles, high positive spirits and good healthy food. Thank you both for your service to Del Norte County.

We thank the artists of the Harbor Art Gallery for demonstrating their talent and being part of the auction.

The Silent Auction made over $500 for Margaret Keating Elementary thanks to Ellie McMillan, Brian McMillan, Klamath Tackle Shack, Home Depot, Trees of Mystery, Pacific Light Church, Chinook RV Park and Requa Inn.

This is my last year organizing the berry festival; I’d like to give a big heartfelt thank you to all who have helped this festival succeed for the past nine years.

Linda Witvoet