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Hurrah To All The Moms

Trout Lake News for May 8

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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

Mothers Day is coming up this weekend and I just wanna say HOORAY FOR MOTHERS!!!, they are the backbone of this planet. I am a Mom, but right now I'm thinking of my daughter and two incredible, fantastic daughters in law, who have given me five fantastic grandchildren, without which, I would be in deep doo doo. Those grand boys, and their dads, with their strong backs and big pick ups, have bailed me out countless times and I can never say thank you enough. So, here's to Moms, and their children and grandchildren, who keep the world going!

The Mt. Adams Chamber of Commerce recently honored three Trout Lake residents for their extraordinary contributions to our community. Betty Schmid was honored for her tireless efforts with the Saturday Market, Laurie Sherburne for her work with the Trout Lake Arts Council, which holds its annual Art Fest in July, and Ray Thygesen for his work on the Trout Lake Fair, the Cabin Fever event and the many other community events that he has helped organize. Hats off and our heartiest congratulations to these wonderful folks who help make Trout Lake the great community it is.

You recently paid the first installment on your property taxes; dig out your tax statement and look it over carefully. Is there a line item for Fire District #1? If not, you ARE NOT in the fire district. You may buy in to the district by completing an in lieu contract and paying the appropriate tax. This year's rate is 0.5365 per $1000 of assessed valuation. Check your tax statement and give us a call, 395-2043, Eula Smith; 395-2101, Maxine Bulick; or 395-2466, Eric Schmid to get additional information.

If you're like me, the sunny weather this past few days has got your gardening blood going. The Garden Exchange is going strong and is exploring working with NW Service Academy's Emily Anderson to start a Community Garden. The Garden Exchange meets on the 3rd Thursday of June, July, August and September. Check its website at www.TroutLake.org/GardenExchange for more information. Also think about entering your biggest, bestest flowers or veggies in the Trout Lake Fair. Pat Arnold welcomes all entries and anyone who could give a couple hours helping at the booth on Aug. 2 or 3, contact her at greenpastures@gorge.net.

Speaking of the Trout Lake Fair, the fair folks could use a few extra hands. Can you give a couple of hours to help with publicity and marketing? How about helping at the Hamburger Booth, we need two folks there. One or two folks to organize the parade and someone to help with the baking contest. For new folks to the community this is a great way to make new friends and be a part of our fair. No experience is necessary, we won't dump a big project on you unless you beg for it, and we will teach you everything you need to know. Contact Karen Smith at yangeez47@yahoo.com or 395-2170, she wants to hear from you!

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