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It's Cold, But No Snow

Trout Lake News for Dec. 8

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Trout Lake Newswriters

Sarah Burr Arnold, 395-2669

sba_352@gorge.net

Sean McGroarty, 395-9394

seanintroutlake@yahoo.com

Kira Fogarty

tlfarm2school@gmail.com

Sofie Brubaker

sofielaine@gmail.com

Just beautiful weather here recently, sunny, cold but sunny, and NO SNOW. So nice to be able to take a walk without worrying about slipping or having to labor through the snow. Tho I am sure that my pleasure is not shared by the residents who love winter recreation activities.

The Holiday Market, Trout Lake's opportunity to shop locally this past weekend, was well attended and many sales were observed. Much thanks to all the Trout Lakers (Trout Lakeans?) who came and spent to support local craftspersons of all varieties. The lunch, cooked by the members of the Honor Society, was excellent and unusual; who would expect to find chicken pot pie on a Holiday Market menu?

The Honor Society members catered the lunch for the conference on Mt. Adams in a changing climate that was held last month and it was likewise excellent. Apparently the Honor Society Members are talented cooks in addition to being talented intellectually.

Just learned yesterday that the Mt. Adams conference drew 180 attendees, a very respectable turnout for a first year event in a small town. Think this is evidence of the intellectual curiosity of the local residents.

So, with Thanksgiving over, it is on to the celebration of Christmas and the town will provide many opportunities to celebrate.

First to take place, on Dec. 12 will be the annual Holiday Program at the school. This event starts at 6:30 p.m. (come early to get a good seat, it is always crowded). A great opportunity to listen to seasonal music performed by a capable and talented group of students under the direction of Mr. Brumley the music teacher. Last year the students performed a few non-traditional numbers, it will be interesting to hear the selection this year. And generally at the end of the show Santa Claus appears to gather the Christmas wishes of the younger kids. Very nice of the volunteer Santas to perform this role year after year to bring such pleasure to the children. Thank you Santas.

What follows is a quick overview of coming events so calendars can be marked. More information on these events will be given in following columns.

On Dec. 18, there are two Christmas events. The Baptist Church Christmas Program will be held at both 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. at Jonah Ministries. And Santa will appear at the Country Inn from 3 to 6 p.m. Bring the kids and the camera. There will be refreshments.

On Dec. 20 the Presbyterian Church Third Tuesday event will be a carol sing. Gather at the Church at 6:30 p.m. to go caroling through out the community for about an hour. Following the caroling, soup will be served to participants in the Fellowship Hall.

In a change of subject, noticed as I drove past the school that basketball season has started. Attending a game always brings a jolt of energy to a bleak winter season. Hope the team has a successful season.

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