Marilyn Monroe was the theme on one of the winning entries in the Second Annual Carved Pumpkin Contest sponsored by the Glenwood General Store. Store owner, Claude McKenzie, reported there were 11 entries in the much-anticipated event last Friday. There were two age categories: 12 and under and 13 and over. In the younger age division Derek Gimlin and Tomei Tomeo were deemed to have the best entries. Jason Bensel's Marilyn Monroe carving and Julie Vandeburg's entry received top honors in the adult class. Claude is looking forward to the Third Annual Carved Pumpkin Contest next year!
The Glenwood School PTO put on another terrific Halloween Carnival at the school on Oct. 29. The haunted house was reported to be "too scary" by kindergartener Joslyn Arnold. I'm thinking that would mean mission accomplished for the crew who temporarily transformed the school hallway into such a spooky area! Winners of the PTO Costume Contest were: Sawyer Dean and Isabella Dean; Bryson Whitefield and Willa McLaughlin; Brittany McCoy and Colton Troh; and Tiffany McCoy and Brandon Beeks. Thanks to everyone who worked so hard to make the annual Halloween Carnival a success; and to those who supported the event. Proceeds from the carnival will help fund a scholarship.
A costume contest was sponsored by the ASB at the school on Halloween morning. Students and staff donning the winning costumes included Emme Gimlin, Willa McLaughlin, Tiffany McCoy, Kim Thomas, Pam Keithly, Becca Hallenbeck, Brittany McCoy, Bailey Gimlin and Ashley Marlatte.
The community of Glenwood is fortunate to have a slate of seven fine candidates for four positions on the school board. Each candidate gave a five-minute speech about his or her qualifications and goals at the Candidates' Night last Thursday in the multi-purpose room. Afterward, retiring school board member, Darrell Spies, asked the candidates several impromptu questions -- which gave the audience an even better look at those running for the available positions. The candidates' recurring themes seemed to be the importance of the school in our community; maximizing curriculum and activity opportunities for all students with available resources; and the importance of the administration and staff working well together.
Candidates Night was organized to help voters become more informed before casting their ballots -- and I would have to say that goal was achieved. Candidates running for the available positions include: Jay McLaughlin unopposed; Brent Gimlin and Eric Jacobson; Jennifer Hallenbeck and Elizabeth Jones; and Adam McFall and Dave Wasgatt. Remember to mail your ballot by Nov. 8 -- or leave it at one of the drop box locations or the Elections Department in the courthouse. Jensi Smith's Cooking Club baked some delicious treats for those who attended the informative program as well.
Did you happen to notice the activity at Shady Nook Farm recently while you were out looking at the beautiful fall landscape? Owners Glenn and Mary Pierce have had their silo refurbished by Dan and young Dan Smith. The silo structure to the south of Pierce's barn was constructed around 1894 by Glenn's grandfather Oscar Kuhnhausen and his brother Hugo along with help from other family members. Lela Wellenbrock Ward recalls that as a child she helped her grandpa, Oscar Kuhnhausen, put sileage in the silo. According to Fred Steinbach, the silo was later used to store grain. The original lightning rod has yet to be reattached to the top of the silo, but hopefully that will be accomplished in the future.
Plan to give Mom a break from cooking Sunday afternoon. The Glenwood Homemakers will be serving sloppy joes on homemade buns, salad, dessert and beverages at the school from noon until 6 p.m. on Nov. 6. Adult tickets are only $6, while those under 10 can eat for $4. Proceeds will be split between Klickitat County Search and Rescue and Salvation Army Worldwide Relief.
Mark your calendars for the Pioneer Memorial Community Church's hosted Community Thanksgiving Dinner on Sunday, Nov. 20 beginning at 4 p.m. at the school. The church will provide turkey, ham and rolls. Community members are asked to bring the following based on your last name: A-H: hot side dish; I-P: cold sides or salad; and Q-Z: desserts. Everyone in the community is invited to attend. Unable to bring a potluck dish? No problem...please come anyway! For questions about the dinner, contact Pastor Butch at 364-3517.