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In The Spirit Of Christmas

Lyle News for Dec. 7

By the

Lyle Newscasters

Mildred Lykens, 365-0060

mildred@gorge.net

Barbara Sexton, 365-5374

madison@gorge.net

Posters are up announcing the arrival of Santa along with the Fire Truck Caravan which will take place Dec. 16. The council will once again serve hot cocoa and treats, the Twin Bridges Museum will be open to the public. Santa is expected to arrive at The Park Place about 6:30 p.m. But as you know with atmospheric conditions he could run as late as 7 p.m.

Due to the cold and snow, the Community Council meeting scheduled for Nov. 27 was canceled. The December meeting will be held on Dec. 18. The council election will be held then along with the EDA Grant requests. If his schedule allows, Mike Canon from the EDA Office will be our speaker.

Preparation of the January newsletter is in the works, ideas that you would like to share with your community are welcome. One example is Lisa Conway's project to rid the Park Place of the dreaded "Puncture Vine." Contact any council member, or Glenda Lovejoy who is the editor. The newsletter is an opportunity to contribute to the cohesiveness of the community.

Check out the Park after dark and see what a small group of volunteers (who braved the COLD) did with a few lights in preparing the park for the holidays. This was done in the spirit of Christmas and for the community to enjoy.

As many as 50 children, some accompanied by parents, rode the "The Polar Express" to the North Pole and back last Friday night. What a treat. A great movie, and was enjoyed by all. Next month (date to be set) let's all get ready for "Over the Hedge," which is the title of the next free movie.

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

Quoted from an essay written by Marcia Hamm (probably in the 1950s): "The Balch School -- A couple of years ago (1959) the Balch school and land was purchased from the school district by my parents; so that now it is again part of the same farm to which it originally belonged. Then Grandpa's barn burned down, we had to use the building to store hay in. But today we use the building for parties and dances, so it is once again a community gathering place." Marcia Hamm

Bills travel thru the mail twice the speed of checks.

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