IEWG&KS Presents KOI ARE KOOL
Our 2nd annual koi show has come and gone, although for a brief time it almost didn't happen. The show date approached and everyone was in high gear, purging their fish and getting ready for the show. September 11 came and the news was horrifying. Our country had been attacked, thousands were missing, casualties were mounting. How could we even think of putting on a show now in light of this tragedy?
The koi show committee voted to get back to normal, to not allow the terrorists to take away what we had worked so hard to accomplish. Complications became evident as airlines were shut down and our judges were unable to get to Spokane. Thankfully Kathy and Jim Ferriss agreed to drive from Portland to judge our show. They will never know how much we appreciate their efforts.
Our club was proud of the members pulling together to put on this show. We pulled it off and had a very successful koi show. Yes we had some small problems crop up but in the Spirit of Americans, we adjusted to the circumstances and overcame them.
Our judge and assistants spent hours viewing and comparing the many beautiful koi entered in this year's show.
Phil & Patty Ricigliano of the Puget Sound Koi Club & Pacific Northwest Koi & Goldfish Club brought this great Utsuri to our contest -- and wound up with Grand Championship!! Congratulations!
Reserve Champion owned by Harold Zeutchel