2017 Yakima Canyon Knap-in Report
The 2nd Anual Yakima Canyon Spring Knap-in at Big Pines Campground was even better that the first. The weather was, for the most part, GREAT! The turnout far exceeded expectations - to the extent that the entree for the potluck dinner needed just a few more spaghetti noodles.
A Charity Bike Ride through the Canyon on Saturday brought a lot of visitors into the Big Pines Campground. While most just stopped for water or refreshments, many came over to the knapping area to watch some great knapping. More than a few tried their hand at the ancient art and several walked away with a point! And any youngster that came by and showed any kind of interest received a piece of knapped art.
About 20 PSK members played two rounds of 2" Goat with Jim Miller winning the first round (his very first 2" Goat win!) and Jim Smith winning the 2nd round (Smith has won so many we've lost count!).
The potluck, featuring an entree of homemade spaghetti by host Jim Miller, was outstanding! There were salads, breads, veggies, chili, and desserts of all kinds - including ice cream with fresh raspberries!
As per tradition, following the Potluck was the Auction. An incredible array of donated auction made this auction a rousing success! The proceeds, which were considerable, went to pay expenses and to help fund the PSK website. Auctions, Competitions like the 2" Goat, Raffles of Community Points and direct donations help keep all PSK events FREE!