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Presbyterian Church To Hold Open House

Trout Lake News for May 12

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Trout Lake Newswriters

Pat Arnold, 395-2233

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Maxine Bulick, 395-2101

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Sarah Burr Arnold, 395-2669

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The public is invited to and most welcome at an open house and reception on Tuesday, May 17, at 7 p.m. at the Trout Lake Presbyterian Church.

Did you, or your parents, or grandpa ever go to the Trout Lake Presbyterian Church? Don't you wonder what has been going on at #7 Church Street this past year? Your grandpa would remember those local soft wood floors. Come see how beautiful they are with their new finish. You can see some missing Ponderosa pines, but do you know why and where they are now? You and your family can find out. Visit with dear friends in the fellowship hall. Share a tidbit of food and memories. Tour the Sanctuary. Pick out a classmate or two from our old pictures wall. (Whatever did they do to their hair?) Watch a "Story in Pictures, Reflections of the rejuvenation of our beloved Trout Lake Presbyterian Sanctuary."

On May 21, you can saddle up and ride the glorious trails of the Gifford-Pinchot National Forest and the surrounding timberlands. Everyone's welcome to participate in the 15th Annual Mt. Adams Endurance Ride. There are events for all levels of trail riders: 12-to-25 mile trail rides for beginner endurance riders to 50-75 mile divisions for the more experienced competitors. Riders could also opt to compete in our 12-or-25 mile Mt. Adams Ride and Tie division where one horse and two rider/runners make a Ride & Tie team. Proceeds from meals served at the event go to support Trout Lake School and/or Trout Lake 4-H. Contact Veronica Glenn 395-2774 for more information, or look the event up on the web to register.

The Mt. Adams Ranger District will be hosting the yearly Fish Education Day event on Saturday, June 18, at the Guler-Trout Lake County Park in Trout Lake, in the same location as always. The event will be open to kids and their families from 9 a.m. to noon. Volunteers are needed for a number of tasks, and are asked to work from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. If you are interested in volunteering, get in touch with Stephanie Maria Caballero at the Mt. Adams Ranger District at 395-3419. Thanks to the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife for (once again) budgeting for, raising, and delivering the many rainbow trout for our event.

You know we'll keep reminding you of the two big events on June 25. Saturday Market opens that day, and they continue to look for volunteers and vendors. Contact Patty Gray 493-8959.

And June 25 is also the day of the Mt. Adams Country Bicycle Tour, although a bit earlier in the day, with registration starting at 7 a.m. for the longer loops. There is an 11.5 mile family loop with a minimal registration fee. All registered riders partake of the post-ride feast, and others can buy a ticket for the meal on tour day. Volunteers still being sought, call Rick Allen 395-0024.

The Community Council had a great visit at the May meeting with Tom Pierson, a Glenwood resident and USGS geologist, who talked about lahars and Mt. Adams. Tom would like to make a presentation to the community some time later this summer, and the council enthusiastically agreed to sponsor the talk. The USGS has developed some models which show how far lahars of various volumes would travel. The lahar from about 6000 years ago went at least to Husum and was responsible for leaving those large rocks adorning various front and back yards. Instead of lava flows, Mt. Adams is more prone to lahars in which the volcanic rock is changed and weakened over time into a form that when mixed with water becomes a much flow. The western section of the mountain has large areas of rock which are in the process of this transformation. We saw a small lahar a few years ago, many will remember, that can be seen from the around the mountain trail. Pat Arnold, newswriter.

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