Speakers set for Crater Lake – August 15, 2002

Speakers set for Crater Lake

Herald and News

Klamath Falls, Oregon
August 15, 2002
CRATER LAKE — Congressmen, National Park Service officials, educators and Klamath Tribes leaders will be among the speakers at upcoming Crater Lake National Park Centennial activities.

Although President George W. Bush won’t be at Crater Lake as some had hoped, other notable Oregon politicians from Washington, D.C., will be attending and speaking at the Sunday, Aug. 25 park rededication ceremonies.
Ceremonies are planned at 1 p.m. in the Rim Village parking lot. The area will be closed to motorized vehicles through the day with shuttles available from the park headquarters area.

Opening the Sunday rededication will be Arthur Eck, acting regional director for the park service’s Pacific region. Klamath County Commissioner Steve West will precede Alan Foreman, who will introduce the Klamath Tribal dancers and drummers. Rep. Greg Walden and Sen. Gordon Smith will give talks while Superintendent Chuck Lundy will have concluding remarks.
During the afternoon, the Klamath Tribal dancers and drummers will perform. Also providing entertainment will be the 55-member Ashland City Band and the Oregon Youth Chorale.

Centennial activities actually begin Thursday with dedication ceremonies for the new Crater Lake Science and Learning Center.

Speakers at the Thursday event, which is closed to the public, will include Martha Anne Dow, Oregon Institute of Technology president; Stephen Boyarski, coordinator of curriculum development for the Jackson Education Service District; and Jim Maddy, executive director of the National Park Foundation.

Fran Mainella, the National Park Service director, will also be at the ceremonies.

On Saturday, Aug. 24, Ray Todd and Marsha McCabe will give a walking tour of the Rim Village area at 1 p.m. Todd is a long-time project manager for the National Park Service’s Denver service center who was instrumental in the rehabilitation of the Crater Lake Lodge and other park projects. McCabe is the park’s chief interpreter.

The walk will end at the Sinnott Memorial Overlook, where a new $500,000 interactive exhibit was recently installed. Speaking at the ribbon cutting and grand opening will be McCabe, Todd and Lundy.
Regional Editor Lee Juillerat covers Lake, Siskiyou, Modoc and northern Klamath counties. He can be reached at 885-4421, (800) 275-0982, or by e-mail at ljuillerat@heraldandnews.com.