Mildred Lykens, 365-0060
Sunday, April 15, will see the closing service of the Lyle United Methodist Church. "Pastor Earl" and the congregation are inviting any and all who wish to join them on this momentous day. The little white church has been a long standing part of this community for over 100 years and this will definitely be a sad occasion for many. As I stated in an earlier article, the only highlight is that the United Methodist Pacific NW Conference has graciously and generously donated the building and property to the Twin Bridges Historical Museum whose members are ecstatically packing in their anticipation of moving to their own little nesting place.
Get your hiking boots on for the Wildflower Hike on Thursday, April 12, at 9 a.m. at Lower Catherine Creek. The paved, universal access trail offers walks of three distances. The shortest (0.25 miles) goes to a viewpoint overlooking Catherine Creek Falls. The longer routes (0.75 mi, 1.25 mi) form loops through open grasslands, vernal ponds, and oak woodlands. The flowers in April are likely to give you a great opportunity for some fantastic photography. Information: Don Hardin, email@example.com, 493-4819.
Last reminder for Clean-Up Day. It will be held only on Saturday, April 14, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. You have the rest of this week to gather your throw-a-ways to be brought to the school bus parking lot (the corner of 5th and SR-14). Although the event is free, it is the Lyle Community Council's annual fundraiser and the council does appreciate your donations. Any questions can be answered by Joy Collins 365-5102.
Since the recent reduction in ambulance service, a CPR and First Aid class is set for Saturday, April 18, at 2 p.m. at the High Prairie Community Center, 801 Struck Road. It is free and very important to be updated on the latest ways to effectively respond to emergency situations. Contact Audrey Bentz at firstname.lastname@example.org .
Kudos goes to Norm White for his efforts in maintaining a more attractive Lyle, not only for us residents but the motorists passing through as well. He was seen with his mower cleaning up the roadway along SR-14. We need more volunteers like Norm to get out there and show pride in our community.