Friday, November 14, 2008
One of the reasons I haven't posted anything during the last month is that we finally broke ground on our first project! About 140 people came out and celebrated with us on October 28th, one of the last sunny days of autumn. It was a great crowd--a mix of farmers, politicians, investors, government officials, neighbors, and other supporters.
We kept the speeches to less than half an hour, but we still got to hear greetings from the governor--brought by her husband Mike Gregoire--and encouraging words from Congressman Rick Larsen, state senator Mary Margaret Haugen, and Puget Sound Energy's Andy Wappler.
We also fit in three separate check presentations, including one representing our loan from Shorebank Pacific shown in the bottom picture. Afterwards, people stayed around to talk for another hour and finish off the snacks, making it a full afternoon.
The Capital Press talked to a bunch of people and ran a great story on the event. We also were mentioned on KPLU the day before and finally made it into Sustainable Industries Journal a few days later. We hope everyone who attended enjoyed the groundbreaking as much as we did; check back for all the postings I skipped during this exciting period!