Glenwood School students organized a Chili-Cook-Off Competition on March 28. Locals and school classes entered the friendly competition that resulted in bragging rights for community member, Lori Avila, and the Class of 2014. Following the cook-off judging, community members were invited to sample the entries via a free chili dinner!
The annual Glenwood's Got Talent Show featured 15 acts in the gym on March 28. Mrs. Allaway's band students (Madi Couch, Brittany McCoy, Forest Putnam, Vicky Valdez, Becca Hallenbeck, Bethany Putnam, Tiffany McCoy and Spencer Hallenbeck) performed several pieces; and were accompanied by adults (Debbie Allaway, Jennifer Hallenbeck and Betsy Putnam) on two numbers. Mrs. Allaway does a wonderful job with her students -- and they all played well!
Emily Hastings, Allison McFall, Kaitlyn Masden, Bethany Putnam, Bailey Gimlin, Olivia Jacobsen, Alise Gimlin and Kinley Troh sang a wide variety of songs from rock to gospel to country for the crowd's entertainment.
Andrew McFall performed a card magic trick that worked out just as he had planned!
Foreign-exchange student, Marie Weber, did an acrobatic performance while her roommate, Seowon Boo, accompanied her on the piano with a Korean song. I had never seen anyone walk on their hands that long!
Forrest Putnam played a nice version of "Smokey Mountain Waterfall" on the piano; and Becca Hallenbeck showed her skill on the oboe as she played "A Whole New World."
One of the sweetest performances was by the father/daughter duo Jay and Willa McLaughlin. Willa played the violin while Jay accompanied her on his guitar to "Oh Susana." Very cool!
Before the final band performances, Bailey Gimlin and Kinley Troh did a couple of cheerleading routines to get the audience involved. Dr. Shane Couch served as the Master of Ceremonies -- and shared some funny examples of students' test answers with the crowd. Olivia and Alise taught him how to do a few tricky dance moves to "Party Rock Anthem" for a few more laughs!
Glenwood's Easter traditions will be continued this year. The annual Easter Egg Hunt sponsored by the Glenwood Women's Club will begin at 10 a.m. Saturday, April 7, at the Conboy Park for ages preschool through fourth grade. Egg hunters will be searching for real and prize-filled eggs in areas separated for various ages. Word is the Easter Bunny will make an appearance for pictures with the children.
The Pioneer Memorial Community Church (PMCC) will begin its Easter traditions with a Good Friday Service at 7 p.m. on April 6. Sunday morning bright and early a Sunrise Service will be performed at Jorgensen's on Kreps Lane at 6:30. Wear your warm clothes for this beautiful service. An Easter brunch will be shared at the church at 9:45 a.m. followed by the regular Easter Service at 11. May each of you enjoy a wonderful Easter with your families!
Mt. Adams Resource Stewards (MARS) will be hosting its first work party on the Mt. Adams Community Forest Mill Pond Property on Saturday, April 14. Anyone interested in a fun day of learning about the project and bringing a forest back to health by cutting brush, thinning and planting trees is welcome to join us. Firewood resulting from the day's work will be delivered to local seniors for heating assistance or available to volunteers that participated in the effort. We will meet in front of the Glenwood Grange at 9 a.m. and coordinate travel to the site. Lunch will be provided. Contact Jay McLaughlin, 364-4110, or email@example.com if you have questions.
PMCC is looking for donations of empty printer cartridges for recycling; and clean, reusable items for the Youth Yard Sale. Yard sale donations will be accepted beginning in May. This is a good chance to declutter your house; and to help the Youth Group earn money for camp.
April 12: Junior high track meet 4:30 p.m. Concessions available on the school grounds.
April 17: Last day to mail ballots for the 2013 and 2014 Glenwood School levies.