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Thanks To Fair Helpers

Trout Lake News for Aug. 20

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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

The Fair Board wishes to offer a "Big Thank You" to all the people who helped with and attended the fair. Your efforts and participation make the fair possible. Did notice that, again, there were big bidders at the auction of the baked goods. Bidders help the bake goods organizers provide the excellent prizes for the competition. And what a fun part of the fair. A heartfelt thank you to the bidders and the auctioneer.

The Arts Council is holding a fall fundraiser on Sept. 19. There will be wine tastings, a picnic at a scenic spot in the Gorge, a guided tour of the petroglyphs including "She Who Watches," and free transportation, for no worries wine tasting, to and from Trout Lake or Bingen. Please make reservations, limited to 56 people, before Sept. 12 by sending $50 to the Arts Council at PO Box 448. For Further information contact Laurie Sherburne at 395-2294. Sounds like a wonderful opportunity to have fun and learn something at the same time.

On Sunday, Aug. 30, there will be plein air painters painting at Hollenbeck Park. Should be very interesting to watch painters working directly from nature to create a picture, rather like the old days, so come out and enjoy the scene. More information to follow in future columns.

This past weekend Trout Lake was the site of the regional Frisbee Golf Tournament. A lot of fun was had by all participants and attendees.

On Aug. 20, the school board will hold its monthly meeting in the community room of the school at 7 p.m. It will discuss among other topics financial matters and facilities. A complete agenda is posted on the bulletin board at the school. Speaking of facilities probably everyone has noticed the sparkling new repaving of the school parking lot. It really spruces up the school.

The Community Council will hold a special meeting on Aug. 19 in the community room of the school to hear about the conditional use permit request submitted by the Trailhead B and B. The meeting will start at 7 p.m. This will be a good chance to learn about what the B and B would like to do in the future.

Soccer sign-ups are taking place now. The last day to sign up to play will be Aug. 21. The cost is $35. The season runs from the end of August to October. Registration forms are at Heavenly Grounds and Little Mountain Hardware. Brendan Norman is the organizer and can be reached at 395-0006.

The Zen Buddhist Temple opening is on Saturday, Aug. 29. Everyone is welcome to attend. Call 395-2030 for information.

This writer recently learned that the community garden and several residents of Trout Lake provided food for and gave help to huckleberry pickers stranded without money in Trout Lake. So nice to live in a place that is concerned about the welfare of others.

Speaking about caring for others, the Forest Service fire crews labor each year to extinguish the multple small fires that start in the forest in the summer. It is thanks to their hard work, skill, and alertness that these fires remain small and are quenched before they become big enough to threaten the town. We are fortunate to have such a compentent group of firefighters located near our town.

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