Wednesday, December 17, 2003
Mildred Lykens, 365-0060
Barbara Sexton, 365-5374
Appleton and High Prairie Fire Departments are joining forces this Christmas for their First Light Parade on Dec. 19 and 20. Parades will start about 7:30 p.m. and will be along the paved roads and subject to weather conditions. Santa, an active member of HPNA, will travel with the fire trucks and hand out bags of candy to children along the route. Children need to be chaperoned for safety. What a fun event and it would be nice if Lyle participated next year.
The community is showing off its holiday spirit! We see so many beautiful decorations but very few have submitted entries. Judging will be done on Dec. 22. Only those that have sent in entries will be judged. Be sure to get your entry form in by Dec. 21. Mail to PO Box 952, Lyle or give to a council member. The council is looking forward to judging many entries and has lined up some nice prizes for the winners.
The Lyle Community Council invites the citizens of Lyle to attend its meetings the 4th Monday of each month at 7 p.m. The meetings usually last about an hour and many things about and for the community are discussed. This is the best place for you to let the council know what your concerns and dreams for Lyle are. Do you want community celebrations, street banners, sidewalks, boat dock, museum, and on and on and on? The council needs your ideas and support.
Community churches are Lyle United Methodist, 403 W Klickitat St., and Lyle Celebration Center, 715 Washington St. Christmas Eve Service for Lyle United Methodist will be held at 7 p. m. Everyone is welcome to attend this moving service.
Mildred and I wish you and yours a safe and happy holiday. We are going to take a two-week break and be back at it for the Jan. 7 papers. We will be looking for new history items to include in the New Year.
Long ago when men cursed and beat the ground with sticks, it was called witchcraft...Today, it's called golf.