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Blarney, Irish Music Found At Fundraiser

Trout Lake News for March 3

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Trout Lake Newswriters

Sandi Thygesen, 395-2318

sandiray@gorge.net

Pat Arnold, 395-2233

greenpastures@gorge.net

Bonnie Reynolds, 395-2527

bonnier@gorge.net

Laurie West, 395-9330

aussie@hopdownunder.com

It's the annual fundraiser for the Trout Lake Arts Council to celebrate the approach of spring. The theme this year is St. Patricks Day. There will be gold, Irish music, great food, green beer, good wine -- lots of blarney with great company and artists plying their skills while we watch.

A beautiful sculpture of an eagle and salmon in alabaster has been donated to the Art Council by Ernie Reynolds for fund raising. It will be auctioned off at the event. The event takes place at Jan and John Nelson's on March 12 from 3 to 6 p.m. Reservations are necessary at $20 per person. Call Hostetters at 509-395-2488 for additional information and to make reservations.

In addition to producing the annual Trout Lake Festival of the Arts, the money earned by the Art Council is used to support cultural activities for the Mid Columbia. In the past the council has contributed to rental of a baby grand piano for a concert at Trout Lake School by Adam Paxson, a baby grand for a community concert by Michael Allen Harrison and a recital by community music students. It supports a children's art display and competition at the Trout Lake Fair. It sponsored a day of student workshops in which thespians from several area schools participated, and an evening performance by traveling performers from the Ashland Shakespearean Theater that was open to the entire area.

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