Glenwood was well-represented at the Klickitat County Fair this past week in Goldendale. Starting at the top...fair board members from Glenwood are Chris Miller, Raylene Steinbach and Margaret Throop. These ladies worked hard all year, along with fair board members from around Klickitat County, to ensure that our fair is filled with exhibits, contests and entertainment to make the fair the best annual event! Thank you to each fair board member for his or her contributions of time and ideas that make our fair so special.
Glenwood's community members from pre-school through senior citizens exhibited their finest products at the fair. Jennifer Hallenbeck was crowned Queen of the Kitchen, while Alise Gimlin took Princess of the Kitchen honors! Kinley Troh's canned pickles were selected as the 4-H Judge's Choice Award. Jerry Ladiges displayed many of his beautiful flowers. Butch Hallenbeck was awarded Best of Show for his picture of a bull and cowboy at the Glenwood Rodeo! Margaret Throop and Kathy Biber exhibited beautiful quilts they had created.
Miss Kinley Troh was the champion junior swine showman which entitled her to participate in the Round Robin Showmanship contest. Each contestant showed a steer, horse, lamb, pig and two types of goats in the Round Robin; and it was fun to watch the showmanship styles with the various species of animals. Josh Hoctor raised the calf that became the Grand Champion Market Steer at this year's fair. Congratulations on your successful breeding program, Josh!
Glenwood residents entered many more still life and livestock entries and contests. My hope is to track down more results for future articles. Anyone with information about recipients of special awards at the fair, please contact Terry at 364-3371 so the honors can be acknowledged.
The school bell rang on Aug. 31 signaling the beginning of a new school year. Glenwood School secretary Toni Troh reports that there are 67 students K-12 this year. Best wishes to the students for an outstanding year of learning, growing and fun!
I hope you will all have a fun last big weekend of summer as you celebrate Labor Day! If your plans include travel -- best wishes for a safe trip.
The TLG high school volleyball team will play Dufur twice next week. Dufur will travel north on Sept. 6, while TLG will head south to Dufur on Sept. 8. Best wishes to the TLG volleyball team for a successful season.
Here are some upcoming events that you will want to put on your fall calendar!
A Ladies Retreat is scheduled for Sept. 23 through 25 at Sauvie Island, Ore. The cost for two nights and five meals is $75. Pre-registration is required by Sept. 11. Please contact Jennifer Hallenbeck at 364-3517 for information.
On Oct. 1, the Women's Ministry of Pioneer Memorial Community Church will be producing the Second Annual Glenwood Fall Bazaar. The bazaar will be held at the Glenwood School from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. and will feature local artists and vendors. There will be crafts and baked goods; while the Women's Ministry will be cooking up some great food in the kitchen. If you would like to reserve a booth or table, please contact Jennifer at 364-3517 or firstname.lastname@example.org. This will be a great opportunity to get a start on your Christmas shopping!
An old tradition will be revived in Glenwood on Sunday, Oct. 16! The Glenwood Grange will be putting on a fall community dinner at the Glenwood School beginning at noon. Grange members will serve a turkey dinner with all of the fixins and numerous delicious desserts. The Grange Hall serves as a community center for many functions -- and is badly in need of some improvements. Proceeds from the community dinner will be used to finance needed repairs including new flooring. Plan to give mom a break from cooking and to support the fall community dinner on Oct. 16!