Tuesday, November 16, 2010
Trout Lake Newswriters
Pat Arnold, 395-2233
Maxine Bulick, 395-2101
Sarah Burr Arnold, 395-2669
Have been having interesting weather so far this fall: rain and one little snow storm alternating with clear, sunny and not too cold days. Not what the weather has been rumored to be this fall/winter but very enjoyable.
The annual Fall Fling fundraiser was held Saturday night. It was an amazing concert. The White Salmon Jazz Band was professional and interesting as usual and the combination of the W.S. Jazz Band and the school jazz band was well done. It is a tribute to the abilities of both bands that they integrate so well. However, the completely amazing part was the precision and verve with which the school jazz band performed a repertoire of classic and contemporary pieces one of which was arranged by Mr. Brumley the music teacher. It is all the more remarkable because this skill level was achieved in the only nine weeks of practice since school started. The performance introduced us to a new trend in jazz, the use of a violin as a jazz instrument with a violin solo by Jessie Robertson, as well as introducing a very lively piece that is relatively new in the jazz repertoire. So, both a wonderful performance and being informed about jazz trends all in one concert right here in small Trout Lake. The fund raiser was very successful with 150 people attending. The organizers wish to express their thanks for the support of the community. Our thanks to the band, their teacher and the providers of the food for a wonderful evening.
On a sadder note the long time cook and organizer of the food portion of the Fall Fling, Karen Smith, has resigned. She has given 12 years of her time to making salads and cooking excellent spaghetti to feed the attendees. We are grateful for her dedication, and understand that she needs to use her time in other ways but will miss her tasty spaghetti. Thanks Karen for all your years of work.
The Holiday Market will take place on Dec. 4 in the multipurpose room of the Trout Lake School. There is still room for more vendors. If you are involved in art, crafts, food production or another activity that results in a product that can be sold, this event is a good place to be. The booth fees are very reasonable and there is enough of a crowd, usually, to create sales. For information or to reserve a booth, contact Laurie Sherburn at 2571.