Mildred Lykens, 365-0060
Black Friday is a thing of the past but you can still catch great deals at the last Lyle/Dallesport community bazaar of the year. From 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, Dec. 7 and 8, the talented vendors will be offering mostly handmade items from jewelry to jams, baby bibs to blankets, pies to puppy treats, scarves to sugar cookies...and much, much more. Join the crowd and admire the unique wares at the log building at Columbia Hills RV Campgrounds, (on the road to The Dalles). After all, who knows what your loved ones would like better than you? Contact Alice Mattox at 767-4077
This week the Twin Bridges Museum board extends a thank you to Oren Johnson for his generous donation of a beautiful very old pump organ which once belonged to his grandmother, Anna Omeg. It will make a great addition to the small but ever- growing museum. It is donations such as this that is greatly appreciated and much needed to continue to grow and reflect the pioneering lifestyles of those who first settled here. If you have family or friends visiting for the holidays that would be interested in touring the museum, contact Terry Mills 365-3903.
A friendly reminder: dust off those work gloves and join the demolition party at the Lyle Activity Center on Saturday, Dec. 8, starting at 9 a.m. Have no fear, it's only for removing the false ceiling folks and there is no asbestos to worry about, so any and all hands are welcome and appreciated. The OLESS (Old Lyle Elementary School Supporters) are succeeding in refurbishing the old building back to a useful and enjoyable location for gatherings of all sorts.
It gives a warm feeling to know that merchants in Lyle constantly step forward to get involved with the school children. Lately the owners of the Country Cafe have offered projects to the students to aid in the community service aspect for their credits toward graduation, which also aids in their self esteem in knowing they are doing something worthy. The Senior Lunch Program has always opened its doors to students in need of fulfilling these requirements.
Being "politically correct" has never been my personal doctrine; therefore if someone greets you on the street and says "Merry Christmas"...it just might be me.