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Summer events continue despite weather

Trout Lake News for July 29

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Trout Lake Newswriters

Pat Arnold, 395-2233

Maxine Bulick, 395-2101

Sarah Burr Arnold, 395-2669

First a thank you from the Meyer family. "Bev, Alisa, Laura and family would like to thank their friends of Trout Lake, and else where, for their love and support. The meals, flowers, cards, words of comfort, and all the hugs have helped in their time of grief. Thank you all."

We have had here in Trout Lake two days of summer. This weekend temperatures have been in the 80s! How Amazing! However, there is still snow at the 6000 foot level on the mountain and the trails in Indian Heaven are blocked by snow about a mile from the trailheads so winter continues in some parts of the Forest. Am wondering if the snow will melt before new snow falls. The huckleberry crop will be very late at the lower elevations and since the huckleberry fields have 10 inches of snow covering them it is a question if the berries in the upper elevations will ripen at all.

But summer events occur despite the weather. Last weekend the Trout Lake Festival of the Arts was very successful in attracting good crowds to view and purchase the art work, listen to the music, and enjoy good food under the drizzle and clouds. The Arts Festival has suffered from poor weather only three weekends in the all of the years it has taken place. The kids corner helped the kids to construct attractive and fanatastic hats that brightened the cloudy days.

Coming soon to Trout Lake will be the next summer event, the annual, eagerly awaited Trout Lake Fair and Parade. The fair booklets are out. The booklet explains how to enter the various contests. Enter your best baked item or your best vegetable or flowers, or your best thread and yarn crafts in the contests to perhaps win a prize and the admiration of your fellow Trout Lakeians. The Community Potluck will be Aug. 5 at Elk Meadows RV Park. A lovely location to share company, food and conversation with fellow residents while enjoying also the good music provided this year by Lincoln Crockett. For the first time, following the potluck, there will be a contra dance from 7 to 9 p.m. organized by Linda Robertson. Stay on and enjoy dancing on the grass under the (we hope) clear skies.

The fair is on Saturday, Aug. 6. The actual fair is preceded by the 5 and 10K fun runs at 8 a.m. (registration is at 7) and the parade at 11. Entries for the parade are accepted at 10 a.m. at Guler Country Park. Just show up with your float, costumes, lawnmowers, horses or whatever else, register and march. A wonderful opportunity to entertain the spectators with your creative entry/energy. The booths, displays, food, children's games and contests are located on the grounds of Jonah Ministries. Music is provided by the White Salmon Jazz Band, always a favorite event. The food booths are fundraising activities run by local groups, so spend your money and eat well knowing that you have helped a local organization. There are several new and exciting activities this year: the Trout Lake School robotics team will allow people to "run the robots." There will be a martial arts demonstration and the pet show will accept your pet gorilla in the show.

The annual Firemen's Breakfast will also take place on Aug. 6, from 6:30 to 10 a.m. in the school multipurpose room. This is a major fundraiser for the fire department and the food is always good. Both excellent reasons to attend. The cost is $6 per person.

The Community Foundation is accepting donations for the Labor Day Weekend Sale only until Aug. 7. If you have items to donate scurry around and bring them to the TLC Accounting office before then.


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