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82-year-old honored for reconnaissance

Trout Lake News for April 12

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Trout Lake Newswriters

Pat Arnold, 395-2233

Bonnie Reynolds, 395-2527

Maxine Bulick, 395-2101

Despite the chill and the snowflakes on Monday, spring is officially here. Daffodils are peeking out, even between the boards on the Cascade Mountain & Ropes deck, and crocuses and violets are blooming; man and nature are shaking off our winter wraps and looking forward to the season of growth & renewal. As I write this at 7:20 p.m. it is 58 degrees outside -- enjoy the sun's warmth, April showers are soon to come!

George Woodruff, who has been the "official bell ringer" for the Presbyterian church for many years, has recently enjoyed some assistants in this task. Sunday School students eagerly await their opportunity to help; their enthusiasm for the task is evident in the joyous pealing of the bells, a welcome sound at 10 a.m. every Sunday.

George was recently honored by the Forest Service for more than 30 years aerial reconnaissance on the Gifford Pinchot Forest. Coincidently this honor came on his 82nd birthday and it was also noted that George has volunteered in many other capacities, including 25 years on the Glacier Springs Water Board, the Community Council, the School Board and pilot instructor. George and Aimee celebrated their 55th anniversary in February with a cruise to Hawaii.

Cascade Mountain Rescue & Outdoor Club has nine members, with more in the wings. Bill Smith is working with the Trout Lake Fire department to put together a non-profit organization that will assist in mountain wilderness rescues in addition to adventure based education and conservation. This is a great addition to the many other activities offered by Cascade Mountain and Ropes. They will also be opening a 1500 foot plus, rope course in June.

It's Pennies for Scholars time, during April and May. Look for collection jars around town, or drop off your donation to Coralee Warner, or contact Sharon Lee, 396-3690. All monies collected during this fundraiser are given as scholarships to deserving students by the Trout Lake Community Foundation. A worthy cause!

Trout Lake Country Inn will have its Grand Re-Opening on April 14 and 15, with Joanie's Jazz Quartet offering live music the evening of April 14 and "Moliere Than Thou" a one man show featuring acclaimed Timothy Mooney on April 15. Music starts at 8 p.m. on Saturday, Sunday's show is a dinner theatre and starts at 7 p.m. Call 395-3667 for reservations. This promises to be a great show, so call early.


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