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Trout Lake News for April 23

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Trout Lake Newswriters

Pat Arnold, 395-2233

Maxine Bulick, 395-2101

Sarah Burr Arnold, 395-2669

This is the first column I've ever done which is nearly entirely written by community members who sent news. Way to go, folks. Do this more often.

Last week's column mentioned the Destination Imagination team's first place at the state tournament. The Enterprise carried the full story as well. However, there are some additional things worth noting. This was the third state tournament win for Trout Lake in the school's 22-year involvement with the Destination Imagination program, an outstanding achievement for this team of 7th and 8th graders. Team members are Maggie Baker, Caitlin Scott, Grace Anton, Natasha Wilson, Devin Van Laar, Ben Vollema, and Seth Tiffan. Coach is Katy McKinney.

This team has won the right to represent Washington (along with winners in other age divisions and problems) at the Global DI Competition in Knoxville, Tenn., in late May. The team is very excited about this prospect, and is now in the process of attempting to raise approximately $1000 per person to fund this trip. If you would like to make a donation to help this outstanding team in reaching its travel goal, checks can be made out and sent to Trout Lake School with Destination Imagination on the memo line. Any and all help will be appreciated.

Trout Lake Little League Opening Day Ceremony is Saturday, April 25, at noon at the Trout Lake School. Come see the newly renovated baseball diamond, support our local little league and youth sports, and test your hitting skills during the hit-a-thon fundraiser (cents pledged per total feet ball travels) starting between 12:30 and 1 p.m. A fun-filed day for players and spectators alike.

A special thanks to the school and to all those who helped with time, funding and equipment on Saturday's baseball field renovation day. A very, very special thanks to Trout Lake Farm for funding the majority of the renovation project which is sure to bring smiles to all young little leaguers present and future.

The Community Club is putting together an information book about Trout Lake and are seeking info on TL in general. It is interested in such things as good places (your favorite places) to go for fishing, huckleberry picking, snowmobiling, biking, and hiking. It is also interested in great things to look for in the Valley, such as older, restored houses, organic dairies, or other points of interest. Email your ideas to Meg Vollema at The club would like this info by May 12, but this will be an ongoing project, so don't hesitate to email after that date with additional info.

The Missoula Children's Theatre (MCT), whose mission is to develops life skills in children through participation in the performing arts, is coming to Trout Lake School this April 27 to May 1. MCT performances, which involve 40-50 local students of all ages, have delighted and amazed audiences for nearly four decades. This is a special opportunity and we are very happy to host them at our school with the play Rumpelstiltskin. Auditions will be held at Trout Lake School beginning April 27 at 3:15 p.m. Auditions are open to all students K-12. After-school rehearsals start shortly after auditions are completed and end May 1. There will be two performances on May 1 at 10 a.m. and at 7 p.m.

If you would like your student to participate in the MCT experience, please have them sign up by April 22 at the school (auditions open to Trout Lake, Glenwood, and White Salmon students). We hope to see you there! Pat Arnold, and townsfolk, newswriters.


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