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Trout Lake News for April 30

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Pat Arnold, 395-2233

Maxine Bulick, 395-2101

Sarah Burr Arnold, 395-2669

All kinds of interesting news this week: thank yous, results, events, scholarships and pleas for help, so read on.

The organizers of the benefit dinner for Mike wish to thank the community members for their support. The food was wonderful, company good and the donation jar was full. Thanks to everyone who came and helped.

Results from the Trout Lake Run organized by the Class of 2012 and held last weekend, in beautiful weather, are in. The race attracted 227 runners or walkers this year which was 91 more participants than last year. Forty-two of the participants came from Trout Lake. Thank you Trout Lake. The others came from all over Washington, and Oregon, a couple from California and one each from Utah and Idaho. Seems that the word is spreading. The 5K was won by Lucas King (TL) and Caitlin Scott (TL). The 10K was won by Randal Jones (Goldendale) and Lisa Cook Hood River). The half marathon was won by Rocky Wing (Salem) and Heather McFadden (Camas). Complete results can be found at or link through the race blog at

The Missoula Children's Theater is here at Trout Lake School for the week. Its mission is to develop life skills in children through participation in the performing arts. Auditions were held April 27 and rehearsals are now occurring after school. There will be performances of Rumpelstiltskin on Friday, May 1, at 10 a.m. and 7 p.m. to show off the abilities of Trout Lake students and entertain the attendees. The performances will be at the school. Should be a lot of fun.

The Trout Lake Fair will be held Aug. 1 and 2 this year, with the community potluck happening on July 31. The Fair will be at Jonah Ministries and the potluck will be at Elk Meadows. The fair needs volunteers to help with children's games, and to organize the children's art show. The children's games would take only a few hours of time on the day of the fair. The art show requires more of a time commitment. The fair board is really hoping that people will step forward to help with these events which bring so much pleasure to the children who attend. Please contact Ray Thygesen at 395-2318 if you can help.

The 13th Annual Endurance Ride will be held May 16. There will be rides from 12 to 100 miles in length. Ride camp will be at the Mount Adams Horse Camp. If you love horseback riding and are interested in attending, information can be found on the or contact Stephanie Irving at 395-2065.

And while I am thinking about this, "A Big Thanks" to Dave Wampler and the Simple Living Exchange for such an informative and well organized web site.

The Trout Lake Arts Council has received a donation to promote the arts in the Trout Lake area. The council would like to use this money to encourage interested individuals to engage in learning about the arts through activities such as classes, workshops, conferences or other art related endeavors. The council will give scholarships of up to $500 to help cover the cost of these learning activities. Applicants must live in Trout Lake. This opportunity is open to all ages. Please contact Laurie Sherburne at 395-2294 or e-mail the council at for an application form. Applications must be received by June 1, 2009 .

By now I hope we all know that DI team coached by Katie McKinney won first place at the State tournament and is going on the Global Finals in Tennessee in late May. The team is furiously fundraising so it will be possible to pay for transportation, lodging and food for the team members. The goal is to raise $8000 to $9000. If you want to help this effort, there is a donation jar at Heavenly Grounds or a check can be sent to the school with a note indicating that it is a donation for the DI team. There might be other fundraising events. Keep an eye on the school reader board and the community bulletin boards for further information. Please give what you can to support this amazing opportunity for the team. Really is exciting that Trout Lake so consistently has winning DI Teams. What creative kids! What good coaches!


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