Cherryvale Skateboard Company

Cherryvale Skateboard Company, founded by Valerie Phillips and Jason Gormley in Cherryvale, Kansas, April 12, 2006, is dedicated to the preservation of youthful idealism, naïve enthusiasms and unrealistic expectations.

Thursday, December 27, 2007


Add a YO to HO HO HO and you sound more like a pirate than good old Santy Claws, though with his unkempt locks, fullsome beard, rosy nose and jolly (drunken?) demeanor one could be forgiven for mistaking Saint Nick for Whitebeard the Pirate. All those Christmas brandies folks leave out for him can't help. Arrrrggggghhh. Anyway, about this time last year we were frantically gathering up skateboards for our inaugural show in Cherryvale, Kansas and wondering just how things would unfold that coming January. This year it's a little different, things are not quite so hectic, though we are gripped with nervous anticipation about how best to follow our launch project. Cherryvale II. What's it going to look like? What shape's it going to take? What's it all about? Interesting questions. Difficult too. Hmmm. We've decided one thing for certain though, we won't rest on our laurels nor dwell on past glories - we'll be packing all the artists' skateboards up and returning them to their creators (just as soon as Mr Jim Fenwick has photographed them for posterity - and a little book we're putting together). Seemed like the new year would be a good time to get on and do the NEW thing, the next thing in the ever-rolling-onwards Cherryvale Skateboard Company story. That's not to say there won't be one or two or even three things that refer back to this year's project, however the wheels have got to keep on turning and like the Littlest Hobo, we've got to just keep moving on. So best wishes to you all for the new year and beyond. Wish us well with Cherryvale 2008. Hope you can join us for whatever we cook up. Jason & Valerie


  • At 8:34 PM, Blogger Jon Chandler said…

    hey chaps, i was just wondering the other day as to what you guys might be getting up to next. looking forward to the future, all the best for the coming year!!

  • At 5:40 AM, Blogger cherryvale skateboard company said…

    Hey Jon, how's Japan City? We've been checking your live journal etc for updates, seemed kinda quiet, guess you're busy making it all work, good to hear from you. Let us know what's happening. J&Vx

  • At 10:17 AM, Blogger Jon Chandler said…

    hi again, yeah i just started doing the blogs again!


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