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Fair Ends With Memorial

Trout Lake News for Aug. 6

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Trout Lake Newswriters

Pat Arnold, 395-2233

greenpastures@gorge.net

Maxine Bulick, 395-2101

Maxine@gorge.net

Sarah Burr Arnold, 395-2669

sba_352@gorge.net

Fair weekend ended with George Woodruff's memorial. Many spoke about community and how much George loved Trout Lake and put his heart into Trout Lake, taking the community as one big extended family, welcoming everyone and appreciating everyone, and caring for the forest around us as well. I am sure that we will continue to feel his spirit at the many times we gather for community events.

The fair was one of those events, but I'm not nearly caught up enough to write much about it. Andy VanLaar won one of the raffle items, Sandy Borowy was the Bake Sale grand prize winner, and I want to say a big big thank you to all of you who brought those amazing flowers and vegetables. For the first time ever we had more veggies than flowers. Everyone said their flowers were over the hill and wilted from the heat, but we had some beauties anyway. I have done this booth for quite a few years now, and I am always amazed at the creativity and talent on display. And thanks to Trout Lake Farm for the blueberries for sampling. It is lots of fun watching the look of pleasure and delight that comes over people's faces after the first taste. Booth sponsors, send your results in to the newswriters and we'll put them in another column.

The Labor Day weekend rummage sale is another of those community events. Aug. 16 is the last day to deposit items for the sale. Many people have been working for months donating, sorting, and labeling. The results of this labor can be seen from the following names of 2009 recipients. Graduating seniors that received scholarships include Tyler Cope, Luke Dearden, Mikael Dick, Emily Paxson, Holly Phares, Anna Schmid, Bergen Vocke, and Alex Whitefield. Post graduates include Stephanie Anderson, Anna Avila, Dannon Kavanagh, David Kavanagh, Michael Parker Lee, Adi Robertson, Andrea VanLaar, Angeline Wasdatt. The total amount awarded was $23,500. That's pretty impressive.

Greetings from the Saturday Market Cafe, featuring fresh roasted coffee and brunch entree, served by our volunteer chef and kitchen committee. At this point the Cafe kitchen may close due to lack of a crew. What it will take to keep it running is a crew of four to start the day, and a crew of four to end the day. The morning crew is from 8 a.m. to noon, including a chef, a dishwasher, a cashier/coffee and tea maker, and a window server. The afternoon crew is noon to 4 p.m. and includes an assistant chef to wrap up food and store it, dishwasher and clean up, window server and clean up helper, and a cashier to do the day's accounting

What is your vision for the Cafe? Who's in the kitchen next Saturday? What's your favorite lunch menu? How about a couple of guys in the kitchen??? Those firemen sure did a great job at their breakfast on fair weekend. Let's keep it simple and less labor intensive; this doesn't have to be a gourmet kitchen, just a country cafe that offers a healthy brunch at a reasonable price is fine. Kids can help too. It's a fantastic learning experience for them.

Step out of your comfort zone and join others in the adventures of the new Grange kitchen and if you are the chef, make a little cash to boot. Chef plans menu, buys groceries, serves food and keeps profits after 15 percent is paid to Saturday Market. Dates available, all Saturdays except September 6, are: Aug. 8, 15, 22, 29, Sept. 5 and 6, 12, 19, 26, and October 3, 10 and 11. Pick a date and call Dave Wampler 395-2323, dave@simpleliving.net; or Nina Pochna 395-2125, earthworm@gorge.net to stake your claim to fame in the Saturday Market Cafe.

The Underwood Conservation District and Friends of the White Salmon River, with partners Northwest Service Academy, Klickitat County Solid Waste, and Allied Waste, are cleaning up what we call a historic dump here in Trout Lake meaning that back in the day when there was no garbage service, you just dumped stuff on your property out of sight. This one is just over the edge of a lava cliff along the White Salmon River. If you know of others, please give a call to Tova Cochrane, 493-1936, at UCD or Pat Arnold, 395-2233. We'd love to take on another project with a cooperating landowner, especially if the dump is in proximity to the River, Trout Lake Creek, or any other water or stream. Pat Arnold, newswriter.

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