Appreciation event at Promontory Park honored citizens who worked to keep the Riverside Fire at bay.

PMG PHOTO: EMILY LINDSTRAND - Community members gather around one of the games at the appreciation event at Promontory Park on Sunday, Sept. 5.The sun was shining Sunday, Sept. 5, and children were enjoying a variety of games as Estacada community members who helped with the Riverside Fire last fall were honored at Promontory Park.

Estacada Community Watch presented awards to local citizens and businesses who helped with the effort to prevent the flames from the 140,000-acre Riverside Fire from reaching city limits.

"The theme for today was not only to have a really good time celebrating our community, but also to celebrate those that came together during the Riverside Fire 2020," said Estacada Community Watch President Brandy Litkie.

PMG PHOTO: EMILY LINDSTRAND - Jae Chun accepts an award from Estacada Mayor Sean Drinkwine during an appreciation event organized by Estacada Community Watch on Sunday, Sept. 5.Additionally, Estacada Mayor Sean Drinkwine presented awards to Estacada Community Watch for coordinating the relief center last fall, and Promontory Park marina operator Jae Chun for letting them use the space for the ceremony.

Estacada Community Watch volunteers built wooden booths for each of the event's games, which included a balloon pop, bottle knock down, skee ball and a toilet paper toss.

The day also featured live music, a pie throwing wall and a chili cook off, the final of which was won by Kristi Maret.

PMG PHOTO: EMILY LINDSTRAND - Joel and Brandy Litkie of Estacada Community Watch are honored by Mayor Sean Drinkwine.PMG PHOTO: EMILY LINDSTRAND - An attendee of the appreciation event at Promontory Park grabs a balloon.PMG PHOTO: EMILY LINDSTRAND - Kristi Maret was the winner of the chili cook off at a recent event organized by Estacada Community Watch.

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