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Have Healthy New Year

Trout Lake News for Jan. 6

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Trout Lake Newswriters

Pat Arnold, 395-2233

greenpastures@gorge.net

Maxine Bulick, 395-2101

Maxine@gorge.net

Sarah Burr Arnold, 395-2669

sba_352@gorge.net

Happy New Year to all the loyal and casual readers of this column. Hoping that the holiday season was pleasant and enjoyable for all, and that everyone has a safe and healthy new year. The new year's date, 2011, is just not going to be as much fun to write; not symmetrical like last year.

Have received a press release from the organizers of the Cabin Fever Festival which is held annually in Trout Lake on the third weekend of January, which I am including in its entirety.

Join in the fun the weekend of Jan. 14-17 when the 10th annual Cabin Fever Festival returns to Trout Lake. This free community-wide event promises to offer something for everyone.

The festivities begin this year on Friday night, Jan. 14, with the soup contest, community potluck dinner and movie night being held at the school multipurpose room. An adventure documentary titled "180 Degrees South" will be the featured film,taking us (for the evening) down to the Patagonia region of Chile. There will be a children's movie "The Adventure of Scamper" offered at the same time.

A new event on Saturday, Jan. 15, will be a "healthy and hearty" lunch served at the grange at 12 noon. Volunteers from the Farm to School program and the National Honor Society will be preparing a delicious lunch featuring locally grown produce. This event is sponsored by Cascade Wellness Clinic to promote the benefits of healthy nutrition. Lunch is free to the first lucky 50 people to show up.

Returning events on Saturday include the cross-country ski race a 9:30 a.m., a guided snowshoe walk at 1 p.m. and Scrabble tournament at 1:30 p.m.

On Sunday, Jan. 16, the Forest Service will open up the historic Gotchen Creek Guard Station to skiers from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. The approximately three mile, one way, route will begin from the Snow King Sno-Park. Archaeologists Cheryl Mack and Rick McClure will be hosting the open house, serving history and hot chocolate.

Sunday evening be sure to head to the grange for the family contra dance, beginning at 6:30 p.m. with the lively dance music and professional caller, this has become a festival favorite for all ages.

Monday, Jan. 17, the festival will conclude with kids activities at the school from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. The Trout Lake High School Senior class will be volunteering its time to organize and lead games, crafts, and lunch for children kindergarten through 5th grade.

A big "Thank You" to Marjorie Mitchell for again sharing her graphic design talents on the poster and schedule of events.Look for the posters displayed around town.

For more information contact Camdem McMahon at 395-2617.

Hope to see you there!

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