The grass is greening up, the flowers are blooming and the calendar shows that Sunday, April 11, is Easter. In Glenwood, that means a few annual activities will be taking place this week.
On Saturday, April 10, the Glenwood Women's Club will be sponsoring its Community Easter Egg Hunt at 10 a.m. at Conboy Park. Parents bring your little egg hunters out to be greeted by the Easter bunny and to search for eggs. Everyone is welcome, and kids preschool through third grade are invited to look for eggs. Parents, remember to bring your cameras to record some of those precious memories too.
Sunday, April 11, will find the Glenwood Community Church members meeting for a special Easter Sunday Sunrise Service between Glenwood and Trout Lake at 6:30 a.m. Refreshments will be provided and everyone is invited. For directions or a ride, call Pastor Sandy Strait at 364-3517.
The Youth Group from Glenwood's Community Pioneer Church drove to Portland on Sunday, for an ice skating outing. A good time, and probably a few bumps and bruises, were had by the kids and chaperons alike.
Glenwood and Klickitat's combined softball team traveled to Royal City on Saturday, April 3, for a tournament. The girls won two of their three games and ended up third in the JV tournament bracket. Hometown girls from Glenwood include Amanda Kuhnhausen, Hannah Page, Dora Starr and Ashley Woodward, with Jessica Pooler taking up the assistant coach position.
The Glenwood High School track team was busy over the weekend as it competed in meets at The Dalles High School on Friday and Wahtonka High School on Saturday. Friday afternoon, Mitch Wheelhouse threw the shot put a respectable 45 feet for a top placing. Saturday's competition found Tanner Beeks throwing 139 feet in the discus for a third place finish, while Tony Leiter placed third in the pole vault contest.
On April 4, Glenwood's Hoof-N-Horn 4-H Beef Club members hauled their steers to Goldendale for their pre-fair weigh-in. Eight members had 11 steers cross the scales to obtain their official pre-fair light weights. At fair time, these light weights will be subtracted from the official fair weights to determine the rate of gain for each steer. Rate of gain is one of the factors used to determine Steer of Merit status. The beef 4-Hers have been meeting monthly, and working to train their steers to lead and show. The kids also sold oranges and grapefruit for a fund raising project in March, and would like to thank their community for supporting them. Money raised with the fundraiser will be used to purchase grooming equipment and sweatshirts for the group.
The Glenwood Homemakers will be meeting at Eileen Fletcher's house for the April meeting on Tuesday, April 13, at 7 p.m. If you are interested in joining the Homemakers, you are invited to attend the meeting.
If you have news for the month of April, call Terry Arnold at 364-3371.