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Santa Rides Open House Fire Truck

Lyle News for Dec. 23

By the

Lyle Newscasters

Mildred Lykens, 365-0060

mildred@gorge.net

Barbara Sexton, 365-5374

madison@gorge.net

Santa came to town Saturday evening!! He rode in on a one horse open FIRE TRUCK! A caravan of eight beautifully decorated trucks from Appleton, High Prairie, Lyle, Bingen, Husum, Dallesport and Mid Columbia (The Dalles) escorted him. They began the evening at Dallesport, continued to Lyle, and went on to Bingen, White Salmon and Husum. It was a spectacular sight. This project was spear headed by Bill Schmitt of Appleton several years ago and is growing each year. Santa passed out treats to the delighted children who gathered in each community.

Later that same evening the council enjoyed the decorations as they drove about the town judging the Christmas lights contest. The winners this year were very hard to choose, but are as follows: Jim and Joan Titus, Jim and Eileen Brashers, Brad and Kacee Rappe, Full Throttle, Cindy Martin, Wayne and Paula Trosper, Jack and Delores Bryan, Martin and Eileen Huffman, and Dean and Pam Oldenburg. Thanks to all who donated gifts and to all who did such a wonderful job with their lights and decorations.

Dan Corlett, WADOT representative is on the agenda for the Dec. 27 community council meeting. He will be discussing the "Posy Project" and what flowers we should plant. He will help us decide if this is a feasible idea and how to get started.

There is still an open seat on the council. If you are interested please attend the meeting and let the council know. At the discretion of the council members someone can be appointed to that position.

Churches in Lyle are Lyle United Methodist, 403 Klickitat St, and Lyle Celebration Center, 715 Washington St.

From an unknown author and an unknown publication this article was found in a Lyle history folder and titled: "PIONEER LIFE IN LYLE WAS RUGGED AT BEST."

"They must be vigilant and brave; for the danger of the Indian and wild beast was not yet gone. They must be good farmers for they depended a great deal upon the land. They made shoes, tanned their own hides, constructed their own household implements, and were obliged to teach their children, unaided by teacher or preacher. They were a strong hardy group."

Mildred and Barbara wish you and yours a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. We will return after the first of the year.

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