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Toes Tap At Fall Fling

Trout Lake News for Nov. 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

A beautiful clear, crisp night, a scrumptious spaghetti dinner, warm companionship and fantastic music. What more could one ask for? Once again the Trout Lake School's Fall Fling flung us all into toe tapping rapture as we were serenaded by the Jazz Band and the White Salmon Jazz Band as well. Doug Anderson who has come out of retirement to teach music at the Trout Lake School, has talented and inspired musicians who give it their all and make beautiful music. As always, the White Salmon Jazz Band provided a stellar performance. We even noticed a couple dancing, which proves my theory that a dance floor should be added to this annual affair. Many thanks to the cooks, the students, the teachers and the many others who put together this wonderful night. Trout Lake rocks!!

Mark your calendars for Tuesday, Nov. 25, as that's the day the school offers a Community Feast. There will be two seatings for the feast: 11:15 a.m., pre to 4th grade and family; 12 noon, 5th through 12th grade and family. Community members are welcome for either seating. Trout Lake Community Club will provide turkey, ham, mashed potatoes with gravy, stuffing, rolls, cranberry sauce and beverages. The community is asked to bring a dish to share, according to your last name: A-L please bring a side dish, M-Z please bring dessert. School families should just bring one dish; not a dish for each child. This event also includes a canned food drive; please bring cans of food for local food baskets. If you have questions, call JoAnn Poland at 395-2571. See you there!!

The Advanced Science Class and the National Honor Society are raising money for a trip to Greece. As part of this effort, they are selling Christmas wreaths and cookie dough. The wreaths, swags and garlands are handmade in Troutdale and they are just beautiful. What a super way to bake and decorate for the holidays!

A series of public meetings was sponsored by Klickitat County to learn the public's preferences, ideas and suggestions about how our community might better protect its open farm and ranch lands and keep them available for agriculture. Mountain View Grange #98, 1085 Main Street in White Salmon was the location for a meeting on Wednesday, Nov. 19. Other meetings scheduled were at Centerville Grange on Tuesday, Nov. 18, and Alder Creek Grange in Bickleton on Nov. 20. More information may be obtained from Don Stuart, American Farmland Trust, (206) 860-4222 or dstuart@farmland.org and Pat Arnold 395-2233 or greenpastures@gorge.net.

The Trout Lake Fair Board is offering $1,500 in grant money for persons or organizations developing community service projects. The application for this grant must be made in writing to Ray Thygesen at PO Box 423 by Jan. 1, 2009.

Trout Lake Presbyterian Church has postponed its Third Tuesday Potluck until the second Tuesday in December, topic to be announced. Sunday, Nov. 23, it will celebrate Christ the King, Thanksgiving and Caregivers Sunday. Sunday, Nov. 30, will be the first Sunday in Advent with Bettina McCuiston at the piano accompanied by John Schultz on the guitar and Diana Sanders on the keyboard.

Want to save some money? Jim Bull is offering the AARP Driver Safety Program right here in Trout Lake. This is an eight-hour class for adults 50-plus years of age, completed in two four hour sessions, on separate days, you must participate in both sessions. Jim needs at least 10 folks to conduct a session and he now has four, call him at 395-2755 to sign up. Washington State authorizes auto insurance discounts for this course, so once you have completed the course, check with your agent for details on how to obtain the discount.

The Mount Adams Baptist Church will be assembling Community Food Baskets on Tuesday, Nov. 25. Bring your donations of food, cash or gifts to the church by noon on Nov. 25. If you want to help, or seek more information, call Ruth Belieu at 395-2712.

Don't forget abut the Trout Lake Holiday Market on Saturday, Dec. 6, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the school multi-purpose room and at the Trout Lake Grange. Shop for homemade goodies, crafts, art and other holiday items at both locations.

Trout Lake Grange will meet on Nov. 20 due to the Thanksgiving holiday. What's your vision for the Grange? Come share it at this meeting when we nominate officers for the coming year and discuss new purchases for the kitchen, plus media equipment, summer use of the building and heat for the West room. Lots to talk about...see you there!

Maxine Bulick, news writer

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