Mildred Lykens, 365-0060
Cookies, candy canes and cocoa greeted the children (and parents) lined up to see Santa this year. It was the biggest turn out so far with families lined down the hall and out the door. Santa entered the community with lights flashing and sirens screaming from the sheriff's vehicles escorting his sleigh. Excitement filled the air in anticipation of the jolly old man who arrived with treats for the young ones anxiously awaiting their turn on his knee. If you missed this event, the decorated fire trucks are planning a caravan to visit Lyle on Saturday, Dec. 15 at 6:45 p.m. There are no definite plans for Santa's appearance to date, but the same refreshments will greet the public who wish to see the vehicles up close and thank the volunteer drivers personally.
Work gloves and medical masks were worn by the remodeling party at the Lyle Activity Center last Saturday. The dropped ceiling was installed years ago with no added insulation and inefficient lighting, all of which has been removed. The building is being refurbished slowly as the funds are received by fundraisers, or generous donations from community minded residents and alumni that once attended the old building when it was "the new grade school" back in 1948/49. (Those generous donations are still needed to continue the restorations). Anyone wishing to recycle the metal can find it piled at the north end of the building.
The Lion's Club wishes to extend its gratitude to all the participants who supported their Dec. 4 Breakfast. Everyone who attended had plenty to eat, enjoyed socializing with family and friends, but most importantly supported a "great" cause...the annual Christmas baskets! Once again, a heartfelt "Thank You" to everyone.
The High school student body needs volunteers to help with its concessions during home games. This is an amazing opportunity to volunteer and work with the kids and community. Dates needed are: Dec. 15, 18, and 22, as well as several in January. There is also a desperate need for someone to run a simple concession for the middle school kids; only for four days. Please call 509-310-9702 or the high school 365-2211 and leave a message for Jennifer.
Madison Wood returned home after running in the 5K Junior Olympics Cross Country Nationals in Albuquerque, N.M., where she placed just above the middle of the pack. She was chaperoned by her G3 team coach, Mandi Williams of The Dalles.