Thursday, September 20, 2007

A Word (or several) of Thanks

Now that the Harvest Festival is over and has been put to bed, I would like to say a few words of thanks for all those who helped to make this event possible.

The lovely Duchesses of Carntaigh and Loch Avie, Gabrielle and Eva who saw merit in my idea and brought it forth to the people of Caledon, oversaw the details and organized all the Caledonian aspects of the Festival. Thanks to your hard work and dedication, ladies, we were able to have a joint event. Thank you!

To the people of Caledon, thank you for taking the idea and running the distance with it. I know there are so many of you and I think that Caledon as a whole can be proud of it's citizens. I was impressed with the creativity and enthusiasm that went into the individual events. I'd also like to send out a special thank you to Mr. Szondi for the wonderful treasure hunt he put together in the Cay. It was a challenge and I think a lot of fun for anyone who dared to go head to head with the clues!

I'd also like to thank the people of Steelhead. While we are not many in number, we are mighty in spirit and take pride in our small community. I would like to emphasize that word Community. We have had our knocks lately, but for the most part, we as individuals use our strengths to make Steelhead work as a whole. The citizens of Steelhead rose to the occasion, in spite of incessant redmapping, horrific lag and other issues. The tea was lovely, the corn maze fun, the scarecrow building competition well supported, enjoyed by all those who joined in the fun.

Another thank you should go out to those who participated, from Caledon, Steelhead and other sims. We had people who had never visited (I believe one lady was photographed on Mr. O'Toole's blog....words fail me) who made a favourable opinion of our Communities and will no doubt be back. I've heard that people had a lot of fun and really enjoyed the week.

Last, but not least, I'd like to thank my beloved husband Edward. He had to put up with me when I was being at less than my best, stressing and having fits about things that now seem really rather minor. He was a calm influence and made sure I did get out to see a few things and enjoy the week, rather than being mired down in the minutae of details that need to be taken care of, but not stressed about. He is truly a blessing to me.

So, THANK YOU to everyone who helped out, participated or otherwise contributed to the merriment of the week. Without everyone, this idea would have remained exactly that. Now....on to the next event...the Caledon Social Season!


Edward Pearse, Earl of Primbroke said...

Congratulations on an excellent idea and on finding people capable of adding to it and making it something greater.

Let's hope all such ventures will be as successful.

emillyorr said...

I'd truly love seeing this become a yearly event.

Baron K. Wulfenbach said...

Danke, Countess, for helping bring such an enjoyable event into being. I only wish I had had more time to spend at the events - duty called.

Incidentally, we did finally find the apple-treats cart. Köstlich.