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All About Community, Food, Education

Trout Lake News for Nov. 8

By the

Trout Lake Newswriters

tlnewswriters@gmail.com

Sarah Burr Arnold, 395-2669

Sean McGroarty, 395-9394

Kira Fogarty

Sofie Brubaker

On Saturday, Nov. 3, the Friends of Mount Adams had its second annual science based conference about Mt. Adams. This year the subject was the flora and fauna of Mt. Adams. It was quite interesting to learn among other facts, that the low land red fox occurring around Trout Lake is an eastern migrant, possibly arriving in the west as an escapee from fur farms. The only native fox in Washington state is the Cascade Red Fox which lives at higher elevations on Mt. Adams, Mt. Rainier and in the Goat Rocks Wilderness area. The conference was chock full of this and other interesting information, the lunch was good and the chocolate cookies were superb. All in all worth the price.

This week is election week, and the writer hopes that everyone voted in all elections that were held ranging from the national elections to the local community council elections. Our vote gives us the power to move our government in the direction we want to see it go. If you don't vote don't complain.

Next week in Trout Lake is going to be all about community, education and food.

On Saturday, Nov. 10, the Trout Lake School Band is having its Fall Fling fundraising event. Dinner will be served at 6 p.m., the music by the High School Jazz Band with the White Salmon Jazz Band starts at 7 p.m. This event is always a gustatory and musical delight. The tickets this year, designed by a High School student, are very visually bold and attractive making it worth buying one just for the pleasure they bring. The tickets which are on sale at the school are $8 pre-sale or $10 at the door for adults and $6 pre-sale or $8 at the door for children.

Then on Tuesday, Nov. 13, you are invited to come join us for TechoNight at the Presbyterian Church Fellowship Hall. Learn how to operate that pesky electronic gizmo. Bring your cell phone, lap top, iPad, Kindle, etc. Learn one-on-one from the young adults in our community. WiFi is available. Potluck at 6 p.m., TechoNight at 7.

The next day, Wednesday, Nov. 14, the school holds it annual Community Feast in the multipurpose room. Lunch will be served at two different times: 11 a.m. for K-5th grades and family; noon for 6th-12th grades and family. Community members are welcome at any time. The Trout Lake Community Club will provide turkey, mashed potatoes stuffing, rolls, cranberry sauce and drinks. If you wish to attend please bring a dish to share. People with last names starting with A-L are to bring a side dish, people with last names starting with M-Z are to bring a dessert. Also everyone please bring a can or cans of food for the local food baskets. This warm and cheerful event with good food, the community has a lot of good cooks, and good company, the community has a lot of friendly people, is a very satisfying way to start the holiday season.

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