Penticton lost a great guy when Ken Paton died last week.
Ken was the president and driving force behind the Peach City Beach Cruise. Under Ken’s guidance the Beach Cruise grew from a small classic car show into one of the largest and most successful events of its type in the Pacific Northwest. Unless you have worked as an organizer, with a large event like the Beach Cruise, it is hard to imagine how much time and effort that Ken donated during the past decade.
In 2004, Ken’s commitment to the Beach Cruise and the community inspired me to get involved with the Penticton Peach Festival.
I know that all the volunteers and participants will have fond memories of Ken Paton when the Beach Cruise is held next June. And all of us who are not directly involved with the Beach Cruise owe a debt of gratitude to people like Ken who make our community a better place to live.
Don Kendall, president
Penticton Peach Festival Society