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Trout Lake News

For Aug. 19

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Trout Lake Newswriters

Sandi Thygesen, 395-2318

sandiray@gorge.net

Terry Scott, 395-2760

dtscott@gorge.net

Pat Arnold, 395-2233

greenpastures@gorge.net

Bonnie Reynolds, 395-2527

bonnier@gorge.net

Well, the summer is progressing right along, isn't it? Cherries are picked, Arts Festival has come and gone, weddings blessed and weddings yet to come, pears being picked now (earlier than normal), the school reader board is announcing sports physicals, and the Trout Lake Fair come and gone.

And what a Fair! Thanks to Ray and Sandi Thygesen and umpteen volunteers for making it happen again. Happy birthday Smokey, too. Beautiful quilt, sewing and spinning display, yummy baking contest, successful auction for the Community Foundation and for the Fair (thanks, John Dean, we'd be broke without you), talented youth artists, great music, the biggest race ever and well-organized too, and a big Thank You to all of you who brought flowers and veges to my little corner of the day. Bill and Marjorie looked splendid in the guest of honor carriage, and the parade was great! Travis and Karissa Pearson hope to be back next year with a real horse, not an iron one, for their wagon.

The raffle and auction winners were: Overnight and dinner at Serenity's to Lanny Smith; Gravel to Cathy Kelly (c/o the Jeff Baker family); Clover grass hay to Marge Yarnell; the quilt to Ann Davis, a partner at Serenity's and I suppose awfully happy to have a new heirloom after the terrible loss to fire; Dave Meyer's firewood to I don't know who; and the SDS firewood to Kathy Peterson.

But wait a moment. Kathy Peterson can not take all that firewood to Outer Mongolia. The shipping allowance only covered their suitcases and a few small boxes. So who would be the lucky friend of Kathy and Wayne who ended with up the firewood?

Safe traveling, Wayne, Kathy, Tony, and Ernie. Let us know what it's like out there.

Dick Steward is back from immersion language study in Mexico, well-prepared and excited to bring that experience to Trout Lake students. Arriba, estudiantes.

The Saturday Market rummage sale is on once more, a benefit for the Trout Lake Community Foundation scholarship fund. The sale will be open Sept. 3-5, from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Bring donations to Coralee Warner's office anytime before the sale. Volunteers are needed to organize sale items and to work while the sale is on. Call Coralee at 395-2218 to volunteer.

Community Council first meeting after summer recess will be on Sept. 1, the regular meeting date of the first Wednesday of the month. Agenda items are likely to include the Phoenix Festival, the fire prevention plan and whatever items have arrived from the Planning Department.

Pat Arnold, newswriter.

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