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Let It Snow

Trout Lake News for Dec. 20

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Trout Lake Newswriters

Pat Arnold, 395-2233

greenpastures@gorge.net

Bonnie Reynolds, 395-2527

bonnier@gorge.net

Maxine Bulick, 395-2101

Maxine@gorge.net

Nicole Bull

Well, we're only two weeks into the month of December and it's not even officially winter, yet I think you could safely call this the Month of Snow! Mother Nature has given us a lovely blanket of white, with more promised for this weekend. My snow shovel is ready along with a fresh supply of Advil for my back, let it snow, let it snow, let it snow!!

The next grange meeting will be on Dec. 27, when new officers will be installed. Be sure to come and meet your new office holders. Also on the agenda is discussion of ways to support the Chehalis Grange and the dairy farmers that were struck by the severe flooding in that area. As always the community is welcome; both members and non members, join us in supporting this 100 year old tradition in Trout Lake.

The next Super Supper Club will meet on Jan. 12, 2008, and will be a New Year's Party. Social hour starts at 5:30, dinner at 6, followed by a musicians jam at 7 p.m. Bring hats and noisemakers, there will be a "Best Hat" contest. Sign up to host a table, or join a waiting list for your place at an open table. Hosts invite eight guests (including yourself/s), provide the entree of your choice, your dinner guests bring salad, side dish and dessert for eight, plus beverage. Host provides complete place settings, including glassware, table cloth, decorations, etc. This is the club's monthly fundraiser on behalf of the grange and there is a $5 per person suggested donation for the grange. Call Judy Barnes at 395-3613 or Cheryl Hysmith at 395-2207 to sign up and get further details.

Trout Lake Art Players had a very successful run with "The Boardinghouse." Actors Judy Barnes, Maxine Bulick, Nicole Bull, Ben Jeremiah, Art Messer and Gil Martin had lots of fun putting the play together. The humor of the story was enjoyed by the audience and their laughter was very much appreciated by the players.

Donations for our local Christmas Baskets need to be in to the Mt. Adams Baptist Church by Friday, Dec. 21. The church is collecting non-perishable foods and cash at the church (checks should be made out to the Mt. Adams Baptist Church). Baskets will be distributed here in the valley in time for Christmas. Contributions for their Thanksgiving baskets totaled more than $5,000 and made a huge difference for several local families. This is especially urgent as the county food bank is very low on supplies and was unable to offer help at Thanksgiving.

As the year draws to a close, I would like to take this opportunity to wish the Warmest Season's Greetings to the entire community. Hoping your holiday is filled with the blessings of family, fun, joy and happiness.

Maxine Bulick, news writer

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