Three families are about to “do the Puyallup” -- or already have -- after winning four-packs of tickets through a contest on Kirkland Patch.
Congratulations to our final Puyallup Fair ticket winners, the Whitacre, Logan and Kolesar families! Kirkland Patch editor Greg Johnston met all three families at Marina Park downtown Saturday to give them their tickets and family packs of Patch swag - check out the photos!
The families were randomly selected after posting comments on our contest story. “The Puyallup Fair has been our annual getaway for years,” wrote Dustin Logan. “We would love to go this year, but money is tight with our first son born in January. Now 8 months old he would love the sights, especially the animals.”
Coincidentally, it turns out that Logan and editor Johnston had met before -- Dusty and Johnston’s son Shane played together some years ago on the Kirkland National Little League team the Colts. Dusty is all grown up now, with the cutest little baby boy, Mason.
We’ve already heard back from the Kolesars. Kate, Rick and their twins Clare and Grace had a terrific time at the fair on Sunday. Kate emailed some photos and wrote. “Thank you Greg, as you can see my girls loved the fair!”
Steven Whitacre and his family just moved to Kirkland from the Bay Area, and wrote, “As recent transplants to Washington (moved here for work), we haven't had much opportunity to actually get out and explore the best of Washington yet. And Puyallup Fair looks to be amazing!”
Welcome to Washington Steven and family!
We also awarded last week a pair of tickets each to individual winners David Schwenn and Brian Wulfestieg - thanks to both for entering.
Thanks to the generosity of the folks at the Puyallup Fair, Patch was happy to give away 280 tickets in all this month to readers among our 14 Puget Sound region sites.
Thanks to all who entered -- we hope you’ll continue reading, commenting and participating with Kirkland Patch!