2012 Press Releases

2012 Independence Day Festivities a Success
The Klamath County Chamber of Commerce and its event committee would like to thank the following businesses and individuals who helped make the 2012 Independence Day Jamboree, Parade, and Fireworks a success. By volunteering, sponsoring, or donating to this event, these people have given back to the entire community.
  • Jamboree and Parade Sponsors/Donors: Pacific Crest Federal Credit Union and Klamath Public Employees Federal Credit Union, Klamath Basin Equipment, Pelican Signs, American Sanitation, Waste Management, Walmart Klamath Falls, Klamath Falls Gems, Grange Co-op, Klamath Builders Exchange, and Crater Lake Trolley.
  • Fireworks Sponsors: Pacific Power, City of Klamath Falls, Basin Mediactive LLC, Herald and News, Gold Dust Potatoes, Klamath Falls Downtown Association, Desert Lake Technologies, ZCS Engineering, Best Western Olympic Inn, Atrio Health Plans, Cimarron Inn, TEAM Klamath, Mia and Pia’s Pizzeria and Brewhouse, Amerititle, High Desert Hospice, Boy Scouts, Sheldon’s Machine Shop, Klamath County, Smith Bates Printing and Design, and Basin Glass and Aluminum.

We’d also like to thank FatSexy and Dixieland Haute Schatz for providing live music in Veteran’s Park. Big thanks also to the Civil Air Patrol for keeping the parking situation under control. Of course the event wouldn’t be possible without the vendors who participated in the event by providing food and/or activities. Our parade was the largest it has been in the last few years and we sincerely thank the parade entrants for making that possible.

Many individuals were instrumental in planning and executing the festivities and the Chamber would like to thank its event committee: Brian Gailey (Brian Gailey Photography), Teddy Williams (T. Williams Company), Debbie Douglas (JELD-WEN), Kryssi Heitman, Victoria Haley (Cimarron Inn), Denise Foster (Cimarron Inn), and Margot Durand (CASA). Several other volunteers helped the day of the event including John Massie, Eva Massie, Stacy Brainard, Russ McMahon, Mark McCrary, Angee and Josh Wright, Michelle Dalton, Dale Geigle, Laura Snyder, Phyllis Faries, Bill Dibrito, Spencer and Deb Haley, James Meiners, and Joe Spendolini. The Chamber appreciates both Lithia Ford of Klamath Falls and Klamath Car company for the vehicles used in the parade.

And last but definitely not least, the Chamber wants to thank the City Park, Street, and Police Departments for working with us to ensure the event was fun, organized, and safe for all involved.

Thanks to everyone for helping us put together a fun, successful event.