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Mini Urban Renewal Occurring

Trout Lake News for June 25

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Trout Lake Newswriters

Pat Arnold, 395-2233

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Maxine Bulick, 395-2101

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Sarah Burr Arnold, 395-2669

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Trout Lake Town Center is undergoing a mini urban renewal. Traveling from the flowers at the V, past new signs at KJ's, seeing the fresh paint being applied to the store, passing the new TL Exchange, observing the make over of the building housing Carissa's Studio and ending up at the newly renovated grange it is apparent that Trout Lake is being reinvigorated.

Finally the long anticipated first day of the reorganized Saturday Market will arrive this week. The market runs from June 27 (this Saturday) to Oct. 10. It opens at 9 a.m. and closes at 3 p.m. The market will offer light breakfast and lunch, cinnamon rolls, coffee, sodas and sometimes wine tastings. There will be jewelry, crocheted plastic bag pot holders, homemade bird houses, seasonal vegetables, cut flowers, antiques and collectables, aprons, pincushions, quilts, cards, gift tags, silk purses, and ironwork, plus who knows what else, for sale. Something for everyone. Come browse and shop for quality goods: let's support our local farmers and craft people.

The Grange Kitchen is finished, and available to community members. Do you want to make jam, bake bread, create exotic dishes to freeze and sell, go into the juice business or make candy? If so contact Maxine at 395-2101 for information about rental and terms.

The Trout Lake Festival of the Arts posters are up and the brochures are in the mail. The festival which takes place at the The Farm B&B on July 18 and 19, will offer its usual lively mix of fine art, live music and good food and drink. All of this is free! So come out, bring the family and enjoy the festival. On Saturday night there will be a fund raising dinner and a concert. If you are interested in buying tickets for this event or have questions about the Festival contact Lori at 395-2488.

The Trout Lake Fair Board is looking for some volunteers to help on the day of the fair in various ways. Especially need volunteers to help with the children's games. If you are interested in helping while having fun yourself, call Ray at 395-2669.

More Free Stuff! Wildfire season is here; there has already been one small fire in the forest. So it is time to think about protecting your property from wild lands fire. The Community Wildfire Protection Plan is offering free fuels reduction work to the community. The work will be done by a crew of Trout Lake High School students and graduates. If you need to create a defensible space, an area around your house that can keep fire from burning your house, contact Garry Hanley at 395-2579. A win-win situation community members get improved fire protection and local students get to earn money.

The Trout Lake Volunteer Fire Department is auctioning off surplus items. The items will be on display at the Fire Hall on Thursday, June 25, from 7 to 9 p.m. Bids are due by July 6. For further information call the fire chief at 395-2466

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