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Support our Business Members:

Kit "KayCee"Brennick, State Farm Insurance
4407 N Division St, Suite 610
Spokane, WA 99207
Bus: 509-483-5540 Fax: 509-592-2098

CHallanger Coaching   Specializing in “Helping Women Get Out of Their Heads and into Action” since 2001.

 Kay Rowley, Rowley Rentals, LLC

Spokane Folklore Society
Answer Phone: (509)747-2640
P.O. Box 141
Spokane, WA 99210-0141 

Questions about the folklore society? email  spokanefolklore@gmail.com 

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Costume Contra Dance Saturday, October 10
Get your  costumes and dancing shoes ready
for our first Saturday dance of  the season!
Arvid Lundin and Deep Roots
Caller: Susan Dankovich
Time: 7—10 pm
East Valley Grange, 1621 N. Park Rd.
Cost:$8 members and students
$10 everyone else
Bring a favorite snack to share during the break

SFS Still Needs a New

SFS direly needs a treasurer, since the present one wants to
retire after at least 15 years. Any applicant should be familiar
with Quickbooks Pro and non-profit accounting, and be under
60 years old (the existing people doing SFS accounting are 68
and well over 68).
SFS also needs volunteers to help set up the sound system
at the dances. The existing volunteers are the same people
doing the accounting. If you are interested and able to help, con-
tact the people at the door or sound table, or any other board
member. Thank you...Eric J.

Lady of the Lake Fall Camp October 2
“This is the 35th year of the Lady of the Lake Fall Camp, and I have been to 33 of them.
We are extremely lucky to have such a great camp in our backyard -
it measures up to any other camp you choose to go to in the Pacific Northwest
or on the East Coast,” said Sylvia Gobel, veteran camp attendee and folklore aficionado. “
I traveled six hours recently to the Portland area contra dance camp because two of my favorite bands and callers were going
to be there.
I knew about these bands and callers because they have all been to Lady of the Lake. The camp always brings in top notch contra bands and callers.”
Last minute registrations are being accepted.
Sign up today!
Send an email to fallweek-end@ladyofthelake.org
, and fill out the on-line registration form at

FFF Committee and News
The members of the Festival Steering Committee have been hard at work since January organizing the festival.  Please say
thanks and, even better, help them out by volunteering to work during the festival.
Sylvia Gobel is the Festival Director, responsible for overall operations and programming.
Margaret Herron serves as our Secretary.
Carolyn Wright serves as treasurer and chief fundraiser.
Ken Glastre coordinates sound and assists with programming.
Nora Scott is responsible for vendor coordination.
Linnell  Hinchey  organizes buttons, housing, and set up.
Dan and Donna Burt are assisting with publicity and more.
Amber McGuire is our web-master.
Please consider joining us!

Make a contribution today
Become a Friend of the Fall Folk Festival
By Sylvia Gobel
It’s not too late to become a Friend of the Festival by making a financial contribution.
Any amount is appreciated –small and large.
We can really use your support this year as some
grants we have counted on in the past are not available this year.
Donors will be thanked in the Spokane Folklore Society newsletter and the Festival
Program and will also receive a schedule a week in advance. Businesses will be highlighted
on our webpage.
Donations must be received by OCT 15 to be guaranteed a listing in
the program and newsletter.
Best of all, you will have the satisfaction of knowing that you helped keep this spe-
cial event free of charge and vibrant. Please send your tax-deductible donation to
Fall Folk Festival
PO BOX 9768
Spokane, WA 99209
Pledge forms can be found on our website at
And thanks to all who are already
Friends of the Festival.

Friday Night Festival Set-Up & Pizza Party
Come join us the night before the Fall Folk Festival on
November 13 from 5 to 9 p.m.
to help with a variety of tasks.
We will need folks to help set up chairs and sound systems, organize the
bake sale, put up signs...and more.
Free pizza and pop will be provided to all who come to help out. Please
meet in the Lair Cafeteria (Building 6) at Spokane Community College.
Park in the east parking lot for best access. Questions? Call 828-3683.