a well oiled machine the long awaited, much touted,
Festival by the Bay
into downtown Kismet with master organizer Dana DeRuvo at the helm and her
hardy henchmen the KFDA Board: Ginny Butler, Patty Lyon, Wendy Schou, Gary Leone
and Karen Spollen, and an army of 25 plus volunteers inhabited the area, each
to assigned places and seemingly effortlessly "pulled it off".
Discussions began in January. It was decided in March with monthly
meetings from then on to iron out the details.
When gift cards came in they were kept secure.
"We wrapped on Thurs simply because we are receiving items
up until the day of the event. Many many changes are made during the final
week. It’s a tremendous amount of work. I have no idea how many hours. (And I
don’t want to know.)
I would say we had about 25 or so volunteers working. We began setting up at 8
am. Finished right before 11. Husbands, who are not members, jumped in to do
the heavy lifting for us. They were terrific! " (Wendy)
Auction and SILENT AUCTION in Firehouse
massive array of enticements
Some Chinese auction winners
Cooler - Lazy Bones
Tool S Dawn
Silent Discos - Grace & Casey
Watch - Tom L
West Lighthouse-Weber grill- someone at the Bulkhead. Tiana
East Lighthouse-Yolo paddle board is Erin W
Oak-Kismet Basket-Sue Dunn
Pine-Yeti cooler-Dave W
Seabay-Sun Bike-Frank from E Lighthouse
Bulkhead-Umbrella and Bistro set-Amy W
Diverse array of vendors offering hats (much needed) hand crafted signs and
gifts, wine bottle cozies, paintings, gorgeous jewelry, hand salve. Canine
rescue service dogs were well behaved, and a woman from sea mammals rescue
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colorful give aways
to eat without soil
from a unique one of a kind stone
CaItlin and equally lovely mom Jeanine Crawson (Cole) selling T Shirts and hand
made (cooked) magic salve for hands and skin
brawny guy selling his mom's cute bottle cozies
for special occasion by Maura@gmail.com
the happiest vendor everyone buying hats on the hot sunny day and a gal on each
wolf jewelry designs 212 777 3278
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lady represents organization which saves sea turtles, dolphins and seals and
other injured mammals washed in shore Rescue Hotline 631 369 9829
at their posts
where does this one go?
it and they will come
of hats in the record heat
The Dunking Booth a crowd favorite thanks to the Hawking of Myrna, Michelle,
Casey and Gracie (and a good way to cool off)
i win anything?
hucksters Eddie and Neal couldn't stop selling
50-50 winner John Tucker on pine
love our work
for everyone.......job well done
next year ???
In spite of the extreme weather conditions i.e. the heat wave ,the
Kismet Festival by the Bay was well supported by the community and beyond.
there were fun filled activities for all, delicious food and lots
of shopping at the many vendor booths.
The dunk tank was especially refreshing on such a hot day .
Although this much anticipated event is over the KFDA is still
receiving donations and still has expenses to be paid.
We feel confident that we will be able to meet our goals to
optimize the potential of the Kismet fire department and the community.
A good time was had by all. Thank you to all who supported our