Ian, congrats on setting this up- smart move to separate course setting from meet directing- even for local events this makes sense. I'd be happy to write to the Ranger, and as another thought, maybe we could set up an Ambassador program ie designate an individual to stay connected with the Ranger at key sites- has worked well at Great Brook - periodically dropping in to say high and maintain the relationship.
These "novelty" events really have a lot of potential to get folk excited about orienteering - good job to you Event Planner!
ps maybe you should expense the parking ticket (now I didn't say that did I) :-)
I would write a letter. I thought it was awesome to have an organized night-o, as opposed to some sort of renegade-o. Thanks again for setting it!