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Hot dog days of summer are here
Trout Lake News for Aug. 23
August 21, 2012
Trout Lake Newswriters
Sarah Burr Arnold, 395-2669
Sean McGroarty, 395-9394
The dog days of summer are upon us...the HOT dog days! Working like dogs to reap the harvests of farm fields and garden rows, panting as we labor, we strive to make the most of the peak of the season. Weddings and reunions and the arrival of family guests fill any gaps in our days. And like our overheated canine companions, after the work day is done we in Trout Lake are drawn to to the sanctuary of shade trees and cool mountain waters. A fish on the fly or a float down the creek are simple salves for our sun-weary souls. Each day is balanced by hard work and hard play. We meet the sunset with contentment, and greet the sunrise with expectations of a new day yet to unfold. This is a time of plenitude, and of gratitude for the many blessings bestowed upon us -- of both the roots that grow beneath our feet, and the roots that bind us as a community.
On Aug. 17, The Trout Lake Country Inn welcomed the return of Northwest legends, The Kingsmen (of "Louie, Louie" fame). The band, like the Inn itself, showed that despite the toll of time, it still has a lot of life in it! It was a rockin' good time.
The results of the Wild Woman Marathon are in, and the names of the participants seem equally as wild. The top three finishers were the Zen Runners (4:05:24), Wild Duo (4:05:26), and Running Like Goofs (4:09:07). Congratulations to all who took part in the event. Full results can be found at www.wildwomanmarathon.com.
The Trout Lake CSA Community Garden is offering u-pick vegetables on Saturdays from 9 a.m. to noon. If your own garden isn't quite making the grade, come fill your baskets with tasty organic veggies.
Treasures await at the upcoming Trout Lake Community Foundation Labor Day Rummage Sale. The sale runs from Aug. 31 to Sept. 3, and benefits the foundation's scholarship fund for local Trout Lake students.
The Trout Lake Saturday market is open from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., every Saturday until Sept. 1. Come and support our local artisans, while feasting on home made delicacies. Can't find any huckleberries, the market offers huckleberry pies and jams. Trout Lake news writer, Sean McGroarty.