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Old Man Winter Outstays His Welcome

Trout Lake News for April 5

By the

Trout Lake Newswriters

tlnewswriters@gmail.com

Sarah Burr Arnold, 395-2669

Sean McGroarty, 395-9394

Kira Fogarty

Sofie Brubaker

Benjamin Franklin is reported to have said that guests, like fish, begin to smell after three days. Mr. Franklin's point was that everything, no matter how good, has a limited shelf-life. Everything and everyone can outstay its welcome. It is clear to us in Trout Lake, as it is clear to most in the Pacific Northwest, that Old Man Winter has lingered far too long for our liking, and has begun to....well, STINK! Don't get us wrong, we love you, and we have enjoyed your stay (except for that February tantrum). But it is time for you to go, old man. Time to let your spring cousin usher in a new season of growth, and light, and warmth...a new beginning. Please, we beg you! Well, it was worth a try...

Trout Lake newswriters are sad to report that Betty Jolley will no longer be doing the Relay of Life pie and car wash fundraisers. After 10 years, it is time for Betty to move on to other endeavors. Betty wishes to deeply thank the community for supporting these fundraisers over the last 10 years. The community would like to thank her for her good works, and for her excellent pies. They will be missed!

There will be a Trout Lake Community Council meeting on Wednesday, April 4, at Trout Lake School to discuss an ongoing study of a proposed irrigation and hydroelectric power generation project in the valley. The meeting will also discus wildfire hazard reduction by private landholders, and how they might access funds to assist them in their efforts. This is an important and informative meeting, and all in the community are encouraged to attend.

Destino will be having its spring opening this coming Saturday, April 7. Festivities include a cheese tasting from 3 to 7 p.m. by John Shuman of Trout Lake's Cascadia Creamery, along with wine and other goodies to sample. Destino will be showcasing its new products and its new look -- more art, more crafts, plus some great found objects, antiques, housewares, teas, comestibles and plants. This summer there will also be plein air painting classes for kids and adults, a drawing group, and more. Destino will now be open Friday through Sunday each week and by appointment or by chance. They are located at 2396 Hwy 141 in Trout Lake, and can also be found on Facebook at Destino. Please call Ardis Defreece at 360-907-1660 or Debbie Nelson at 360-951-2329 for more information.

The Mount Adams Baptist Church will be offering its annual community Easter breakfast at Trout Lake School on Easter Sunday, April 8, from 8:30 to 9:30. The highlight of the breakfast meal is always the amazing huckleberry pancakes. The event is free of charge and open to all members of the community. All are welcome and encouraged to attend.

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