My husband, Jim Mantooth, and I never dreamed the North Olympic Land Trust’s StreamFest we hosted for a dozen years at our place would get a new life and leadership when we retired more than a decade ago.
Forever StreamFest: Tending Our Gardens Beyond Our Backyards, as Port Angeles Garden Club is calling its version of the festival it is hosting with Peninsula College on June 25, fits well with hopes the event will live on, maybe even forever.
Such sustainability certainly can come through environmental work Peninsula College students will be able to do because of scholarships Forever StreamFest will fund, as well as financial contributions to North Olympic Land Trust it will provide for protecting and restoring land for farms, fish and forests.
Even more important may be the way Forever StreamFest can continue its influence through every action it inspires and gives us knowledge to take.
Jim and I certainly are looking forward to being able to sit back in seats for programs in the Peninsula College Little Theater and stroll around the free fair and gallery areas outside the theater to learn, view art and film, enjoy live music and even buy something to eat from the college’s food service.
We are grateful to Port Angeles Garden Club, Peninsula College and all the businesses and other organizations making Forever StreamFest possible and hope for plenty of inspired, knowledgeable help to keep it going, perhaps forever.