Community Partners Lloyd DeKay 2022

Lloyd DeKay and Izak Riley work to place the tree in White Salmon.  

WHITE SALMON — Volunteering takes a community to work, but one main person to lead the way.

You may have heard of Community Partners in Bingen and White Salmon, but if you haven’t, you certainly have seen their work. The group is responsible for the decorating of Dock Grade Road and the White Salmon Christmas Tree, including the decorating and tree lighting event. In addition, they provide the downtown haunted house for Halloween, planting and maintenance of the flower beds downtown, Springfest and Huckfest event assistance and the painting of the salmon stencils on the main street crosswalks in White Salmon. This does not include the numerous other activities the group has their hands in, such as the efforts for the new pool in White Salmon. The group has been working towards the betterment of their communities since 2010, and one name always comes to mind as the group’s leader: Lloyd DeKay.

Community Partners Lloyd DeKay 2022

A team of the Dock Grade decorating crew: front row from left is Eric Bosler, Sheri Bosler and Joyce Schultz and top row Ron Schultz and John Palmer. 

Community Partners Lloyd DeKay 2022

 Photo right, John Palmer places an ornament in the lift operated by Eric Bosler. 

Community Partners Lloyd DeKay 2022

Lloyd DeKay, Izak Riley, Ryan Kreps and Matt DeLude work to place the holiday tree in White Salmon.