A group of 11 students school employees accompanied Pat Edmondson to the play "A Lion King" at Keller Auditorium on Oct. 7 in Portland. After a delicious dinner at Chang's Mongolian Grill, the group enjoyed "nonstop entertainment during the high-velocity performance." According to Mrs. Edmondson, the troupe utilized every special effect available including wonderful props, trap doors, elaborate African costumes, carved wooden masks and theatre paint. Actors on stilts wearing life-size giraffe, antelope and elephant costumes paraded through the audience as actors made up as birds swooped from overhead. The narrator was a witch doctress who imparted the educational point of each scene throughout the play while two full sets of African drummers provided background music. A wonderful time was had by all who attended.
Mrs. Edmondson is planning another "dinner and movie trip" just before Christmas vacation to watch "The Nutcracker" in Portland. Be watching for details in the November school newsletter. Tickets will need to be secured in November for this December treat. Community members are welcome to go along, and are asked to contact Mrs. Edmondson at 364-3438 to make arrangements. What a great opportunity to attend cultural events.
Our friend and neighbor Katherine Steinbach is feeling under the weather; and we want her to know that we're thinking about her and wishing her well.
Remember the ASB rummage sale at the school on Saturday, Oct. 15, beginning at 7 a.m. If you have items you would like to donate to the sale, please deliver them to the school by Oct. 13.
Also, plan to attend the annual cemetery benefit dinner on Sunday, Oct. 16. Dinner will be served from noon to 3 p.m. at the school cafeteria. The menu includes turkey, dressing, mashed potatoes, gravy, green beans, green salad, homemade rolls, drinks and dessert. Price for admission is adults, $6; children 6-12, $3; and children 5 and under, $1. See you there!
National school lunch week will be observed Oct. 17 through 21. Community members are encouraged to join their students or friends for lunch at the school cafeteria. If you do plan to take advantage of this opportunity to eat a delicious lunch prepared by cooks Shirley Burrill and Kim Holly, please notify the school the day before.
Safety tip of the week: Remember to clean your chimneys this fall to ensure a safe and warm winter.