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Winds Cause Power Outages

Trout Lake News for Dec. 10

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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

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As I type this I remember that today, Dec. 7, is the anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor.

On Sunday, there were very high winds and extreme wind chill. The winds brought a tree down across the electrical wires along Highway 141 interrupting electrical service to part of Trout Lake. It only took a few hours for the PUD to reestablish service. Have to admire and be grateful for the employees of the PUD who are willing to work in very cold and nasty conditions to keep Trout Lake safe and warm. Thank you PUD employees for your dedication, it is much appreciated.

The bleachers in the gym were packed with people for the Mount Adams Shoot-Out. This event kicked off the basketball season. League play begins in January. The girls team took first place in the girls division of the tournament, a good start. If you love basketball there are many games between now and the holiday break. The schedule can be found on the school web site at www.troutlake.k12.wa.us. Come out and support the teams.

HOLIDAY EVENTS, HOLIDAY EVENTS, HOLIDAY EVENTS -- something for everyone, all locally produced and all FREE!

The holiday market held Saturday was well attended. The activity room looked very festive and was filled with crafts people. In fact there were so many booths that some were located in the hallway. The lunch was excellent and the quantity of food served was very generous. Fun to come out to see and maybe purchase the offerings of the artists. A good opportunity to see and converse with fellow citizens of Trout Lake also.

Sadly, the grange will not be holding its community Christmas potluck this year. Many members of the grange have other time commitments this holiday season. The members of the grange have volunteered a lot of time in 2009 to renovate the building and get the new Saturday Market running. The building is very attractive and has been a wonderful addition to the community but the renovation was took a lot of time and effort. The potluck will be missed but we are grateful for all the time and work that has been given to the community. If you would like to be sure that the potluck happens next year, volunteer to help organize it. Contact Maxine at 395-2101 to volunteer to help with this or other grange events.

On Dec. 13, the Baptist Church Children's Church will present the musical play "Christmas Hang-up." The service, of which the play is part, will begin at 10:45 a.m. and will run until 12 noon. It will be held at Jonah Ministries. All are welcome to attend.

On Dec. 14, Trout Lake School will present the Winter Program. There will be performances by the 5-6, 7-8 and the high school bands. The preschool and elementary school choirs will perform. Perhaps Santa will appear and distribute gifts (hope for snow). The performances will start at 6:30 p.m. They will be held in the gymnasium. The Winter Program is always very enjoyable; the singers and players radiate the pleasure they get from performing. This will be the first Winter Program by the bands and choir under the new music teacher. Come out, support their efforts and enjoy a musical prelude to the holiday.

On Dec. 20, at 7 p.m. the Trout Lake Cantata will perform "Hope has Hands." The event will be held at Jonah Ministries. The church ladies will provide desserts after the concert. For information contact Angela Peck at 395-9358.

On Christmas eve there will a joint church service at the Presbyterian Church at 7 p.m. The focus will be on music and scripture with members of all the involved churches participating in the service.

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