Weekend sale benefits downtown Issaquah trolley

November 11, 2010

By Staff

NEW — 6 a.m. Nov. 11, 2010

Help put the Issaquah Valley Trolley back on track.

The family of Al Risdon, a late city employee and trolley supporter, plans to donate the proceeds from a weekend estate sale to the trolley effort. The sale is scheduled for 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at Risdon’s former home, 9613 Front St. S.

Items for sale include furniture, housewares, clothing, tools, a pickup and camper, plus many other offerings. Contact Denny Croston at 392-0247 for more information.

The long-delayed trolley project hopes to run historic trolleys through downtown Issaquah by next summer.

The trolley group leased a trolley from the Yakima organization several years ago, and ferried more than 5,000 passengers through downtown Issaquah between early 2001 and 2002.

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One Response to “Weekend sale benefits downtown Issaquah trolley”

  1. Robert. H. Sherrill on November 23rd, 2010 7:24 pm

    To whom it may concern;
    I have known Alan Risdon for most of my life. It was only after I went into the service that I was not seeing him on a regular basis. I have known him since the late fifties and through high school. The last time I saw him was in Issaquah for lunch with my twin brother. My brother and I knew about his condition.
    Al and I were pretty close and I just hope that now he is in a better place. We did a lot of things together in our youth and I will miss him greatly…I only found out today, November 23rd, 2010 that he has passed away.
    Al was a natural athelete, he was very good at almost everything he did when it came to sports. He was probably the best pitcher in baseball during his Issaquah days in school and I don’t know of too many people that were better.
    Again, I will miss him. If any of his brothers or sisters want to call me I live in Puyallup, WA @ 253 770- 2399.

    Here’s to Al, (Ma-ha) Risdon

    Bob Sherrill

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