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Annual fair kicks off this Friday

Trout Lake News for July 26

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Trout Lake Newswriters

Pat Arnold, 395-2233

Shirley Keran, 395-2559

Sandi Thygesen, 395-2318

Terry Scott, 395-2760

The Trout Lake Fair begins FRIDAY, Aug. 3 with a community kick-off Potluck Social at Elk Meadows RV Park, at 6 pm. A-R families bring desserts; and S-Z families bring salads or veggies. Your Fair Board will provide hamburgers and hot dogs with all the fixings along with coffee and soft drinks. Those who don't like picnic benches, can bring folding chairs.

SATURDAY is the 5K/10K Run, and the One-Mile Fun Run; plus Show Off your Pets, Children's and Family Games.and the Almost World Famous Cow Milking Contest. NEW THIS YEAR, is the Annz Panz Chocolate Cake Bakers Challenge not to be confused with Trout Lake's Famous Baking Contest. Another Fair "first" is the Kids' Artwork Contest

Both adult and junior gardeners can showcase their Grandest Flowers or their Greatest Vegetables and their Expert Clothing, Needlework, or Knitting projects. New This Year: The Army National Guard, thanks to Bill Smith, will provide an inflatable "mountain" to climb. Tina Nakae saw it at the Gorge Games, and calls it an absolute blast with the kids. The Fish and Wildlife Service is bringing a "putt-putt golf" game/course, or 5-hole miniature golf game, that follows the life-cycle of fish, has moving parts (like a replica of a dam, with rotating generators, etc.), and will delight both children and adults. Saturday ends with our Fabulous Trout Lake Auction and Raffles.

SUNDAY, the Fair's official closing takes place at Jonah Ministries Gym with an 11 am Community Church Service.

Details and entrance "rules" for events are in the Fair Book (extra copies at the post office). Many, many thanks to Marjorie and Bill Mitchell, to the many off-season Santa Helpers, and to our fair sponsors.

Trout Lake athletes score again! Runner Dusty Lopez made another first as overall champion in the Gorge Games 10K race; Monte Pearson placed 3rd in the 50 and-over 10K; and Liz Wilson took second in the 25-29. Kiteboarder Mark Doyle, a graduate of Trout Lake school, took a second in Tuesday's high winds at the Gorge Games. Peter Schmid, a right defenseman, helped the Hood River Jr. Pro Team win the Oregon Soccer Championship, a four-game series in Portland, July 13-14.

Reminder: Laurie Sherburne looks forward to our filling out and returning the Rural Opportunities Volunteer Interest Survey forms, recently mailed to all boxholders. Lots of helpers will be needed to launch a broad range of after-school activities and opportunities for the youth of our community. From Aerospace to Theater Arts and on through Zoology, if you have a talent to share or time to give or questions about this imaginative and innovative program, call Laurie at 395-2294, 2571 or drop off your survey form at Trout Lake Grocery or school.

This week's column writer, S.Keran


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