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Summer Fun Is Happening

Trout Lake News for July 5

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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

Yaaahooo school's out and summer vacation is happenin'! Even the weather's been cooperating, with warm sun for summer fun.

Our 5th annual Mt Adams Country bike tour took place on June 30 with a great turn out. Saturday Market opened on June 30 as well, with many goodies, peruse and purchase.

On July 5-6 there will be a nature journaling workshop at the Mt Adams Center. Learn ways to capture nature's beauty through the written word and visual imagery. Visit www.troutlake.org/mtadamscenter for more information.

July 21-22 brings us the Trout Lake Art Fest at The Farm a B&B, on Sunnyside Road. Forty-five artists, two stages of live music, good food and local brews make this an event not to be missed.

Aug. 3, 4 and 5, the Trout Lake Fair will be in full swing. Have you gotten your parade entry together yet? This is a weekend of family fun and reunion as many out of towners return for a visit that weekend. CoraLee and Don Warner will be the honored guests, in thanks for their many years of service to the community; they will be featured in the parade. Fair theme for this year is "4-H and Farmers -- The Next Generation." Get your entries for the photo, baking, veggie, flower, thread & yarn and children's art shows ready. Spruce up your pet for the pet show, limber up for the cow milking contest and the timber carnival. Yahoo, it's a great weekend in the country!

Rummage is already piling up for the annual Rummage Sale on Labor Day weekend. This event has grown every year and I think we must be approaching the title of worlds largest rummage sale. The event is put together with all volunteer help and benefits the Trout Lake Community Foundation scholarship fund. Super bargains are to be found. Contact CoraLee to volunteer, 395-2218. Folks are needed to sort and price goods prior to the sale.

Trout Lake is taking measures to protect residents, homes and properties from wildfire. The town's wildfire protection team is recruiting a fuels reduction crew with the Northwest Service Academy. Funding was received from Washington Department of Natural Resources for a pilot program to reduce fuel in Trout Lake's sub areas. This will enhance emergency response capabilities, reduce ignitable fuels and improve vehicle turnaround space on roads and driveways. One only has to look south to Lake Tahoe to see how important this is. Trout Lake is very similar to Lake Tahoe in vegetation and topography; with new houses being built in outlying areas on a daily basis, we need to be extremely fire conscious. The county burn ban took effect on July 1. Absolutely NO outdoor burning !!

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