By Cathy Titchenal
It's already the dog days of summer and the end of July is fast approaching! It's hotter than hot lately and that means it's time for the Klickitat Canyon Days annual celebration! It's all happening this weekend, July 23-25. This is the best time to visit Klickitat! There will be lots of activities including a parade, vendor booths, sports competitions and of course the Ducky Derby. All you former St. Regis/Champion lumber company mill folks are invited to join in another reunion get-together where you can catch up with old friends and swap stories. There will be a couple of special video presentations on Saturday afternoon in the old mill administration building that you are sure to enjoy. Check out the Canyon Days agenda and more details in the advertising section of these local papers and come join in the fun!
Special thanks go out to all those involved in the new fencing around our mini park in town. Forty untreated railroad ties with their corresponding and very necessary post holes having to be dug have now taken the place of the old logs that used to delineate the border of the park. It looks great! Thanks to all those who volunteered their time, talent and treasure for that project!
Another very worthy project is also underway and should be finished in time for Canyon Days. There are some very patriotic and proud citizens of our community who are building a permanent display case for the information and pictures of all those who are serving in the military with ties to the small community of Klickitat. These are military personnel currently on active duty, several of whom are in combat areas and all with family and friends here locally. Our community is proud of the commitments these young people are making. We want to recognize them and provide a way for everyone to know who they are and how they can be contacted and encouraged. Watch for yellow ribbons and flags of support for our military along the streets of Klickitat!