For the past 20 years Ted and Cookie Dollison have volunteered for Deercreek Dam Days; they were completely honored to be chosen as the Grand Marshalls for Dam Days in 2017! Cookie said, “As Grand Marshalls we got to ride in the parade, wave at everyone and have a little bio read about us from the stage. It was such an honor.”
Ted has volunteered for Dam Days for nearly forty years! Ted and Cookie have been married for 20 years (this July) and they have volunteered together doing everything from announcing, working in the fish booth, running lots of errands on their golf cart like getting ice for vendors, and just helping wherever they are needed. Cookie began performing in 1996 clogging, her very first public performance was at Dam Days! She traveled to many festivals for years including the Circleville Pumpkin Show. She said she doesn’t do too much clogging these days. Ted used to help at Dam Days with bed racing. I definitely had to ask what bed racing was, and Cookie said, “A couple people sit on a bed and a couple push it to see how far it will go!” That’s something that would definitely be fun to see!
Ted and Cookie have lived in Williamsport since they got married 20 years ago and Cookie has worked at Westfall High School for nearly 19 years. She is a lunch room cashier, and she also processes the prepaid lunch charges. The Dollison’s have put so much time and energy into their community festival. Cookie said that being Grand Marshall was one of her best memories of Dam Days.
So if you find yourself at Deercreek Dam Days and you run into Ted and Cookie Dollison, be sure to say “HELLO!”, and thank them for their commitment to their community.