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Kids fishing derby set June 11

Trout Lake News for June 2

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Trout Lake Newswriters

Sandi Thygesen, 395-2318

Pat Arnold, 395-2233

Bonnie Reynolds, 395-2527

Laurie West, 395-9330

Saturday, June 11, is the 2005 Fish Education Day, (some call it the Fishing Derby). It is at the Trout Lake County Park from 9 a.m. to noon, ages 12 and under. It is free. There will be a fish fry, and hot dogs. Events include fishing, a fish identification pond, a fly casting clinic, and a bait casting contest. Also, there will be button making, fish printing, face painting, and a wheel of fortune. This is sponsored by the Forest Service.

Also on Saturday, June 11, there will be a Mt. Adams Bicycle Tour. You choose the distance! 11, 45, 70 or 80 miles. Register before June 4 and pay $50. This includes barbecue feast, tour logo water bottle, and headband. If you register after June 4, pay $60. Ride proceeds go to Trout Lake School extra-curricular activities. If you need more information about the Bike Tour or additional registration forms go to

The Trout Lake Arts Festival is coming up. Invitations will go out around the middle of June for a cabaret theme, a catered dinner and music. On the weekend of July 16 and 17, the Trout Lake Festival of the Arts celebrates its 10th Anniversary. This year's show will feature over 40 juried artists; nine of these artists reside right here in Trout Lake.

Therese Albert, well known here for her oil paintings, studied at the Beaux Arts in Paris. This year Sarah Arnold is inspired to create her individual pieces of jewelry by the Art Deco movement. The combination of artistry, skill and exotic woods make Dane Jacobson's fine furniture art for the home. Using natural materials, Damon Little works to depict the forces of nature. Jim Nielson retired from 30 years in the Forest Service and now creates art from the burls he collected in his years in the woods. Using a variety of materials and beads, Carol Schmid loves creating on her beading loom. John and Candy Schultz brought with them from upstate New York the art of the Adirondack furniture style, and today they walk in the woods in Trout Lake to gather the materials to create that style in our own setting. Over the 10 years of the Festival, Dave Sherburne has created the unique concrete sculptured fountains that reside in many Trout Lake gardens; this year Dave will be showing his paintings in the gallery. Dave Syversen paints in oils and acrylics and has studied art in Detroit and New York City. We are enriched to have such a variety of talented artists living here in the valley that nourishes their creativity.

Planning for the Trout Lake Fair (August 5-7) is continuing. The second planning meeting was held May 25. Many generous community members have already volunteered to help. A few more volunteers are still needed. Help with the chili booth, posters, awards and ribbons, and the raffle would be greatly appreciated. Just call Ray Thygesen or come to the next Trout Lake Fair planning meeting. It will be at 7 p.m. on Thursday, June 9, in the cafeteria at Jonah Ministries.

Sandi Thygesen, Newswriter


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