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Foundation sale nets $16,585

Trout Lake News for Sept. 30

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Trout Lake Newswriters

Pat Arnold, 395-2233

Maxine Bulick, 395-2101

Sarah Burr Arnold, 395-2669

Trout Lake Community Foundation's 2010 Rummage sale netted over $16,585. This is amazing considering that the first sale, held in 2000, earned $1,034. Over the past 11 years, the foundation has raised $103,203 all for scholarships given to local students to further their education.

Special thank yous go out to the Book Lady, the Clothes Fairy, the Linen Girls and the Wednesday night sorters who work all year long sorting and tagging the donations. A special mention to the set up and take down crews. A week after the sale, Bettina's yard is immaculate and you couldn't tell that there's been 1000 people traipsing through with well over a million items sold. It's an awesome event that does Trout Lake proud.

Grange members are often asked if you need to be a farmer to belong to the grange. The answer is that you do not. The grange is a diverse organization, there is something going on for everyone with opportunities for people to share their skills in activities that are important to all. The mission of the Trout Lake Grange is to support families and our community, preserve our rural and agricultural heritage, promote leadership and encourage local economy. Trout Lake Grange has four officers: president, vice president/activities chair, secretary and treasurer. Election of officers is held annually at the November meeting, (on the third Thursday of that month, due to the Thanksgiving Holiday). Regular meetings are held at 7 p.m. on the fourth Thursday of the month, at the grange hall. What's your vision for the grange? Join us and help plan for the future; it can't happen without you.

Saturday Market 2010 was a great success and plans are under way to organize for next year's market. New vendors are always welcome and we look forward to a 2011 successful market.

Got news?? Call 395-2101, Maxine Bulick, newswriter


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