Mildred Lykens, 365-0060
Volunteers are needed to help with the Klickitat Trail Half Marathon. This race is a fundraiser for the Community Activity Centers in both towns of Klickitat and Lyle and will be Saturday, Nov. 3, in Klickitat and Lyle. The staff needs help with day-of-race registration (7:30 to 10:30 a.m.) in Klickitat, signage to direct traffic and the public (Nov 1 or 2, just a few hours), as well as directing traffic the day-of-event. You can pick a shift to work that is convenient for you, and contact Lynda Esaacson at 365-5380 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Lyle Fire Chief Scott Brewer has announced that the burn ban was lifted at midnight on Oct. 15 in Washington State. If you are out hunting you might want to check with other districts as some are extending it within their district; Lyle is not. He also wished to inform the public that the department urges safe practices as heavier fuels are still dry enough to carry fire, even with the recent rain.
This year the Lyle Holiday Bazaar will offer a wide variety of great gifts either for that hard to buy for Great Aunt Matilda or maybe a treat for yourself. There will be tables in both rooms and down the hall of the Activity Center. Many diverse vendors will be on hand to show their wares and it will be a good time for you to start checking off those on your Christmas list. So mark your calendars for Friday and Saturday, Nov. 9 and 10, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m, each day. You still have time to reserve a vendor space by giving Laurece Bonham a call at 365-2011.
Oct. 31 is the deadline for applications to the 7th Annual Gorge Artists Open Studios. This annual juried event is an opportunity for artists living in the Columbia River Gorge to grow their marketing by opening their studios to the public during the weekend of April 12, 13 and 14. For artists new to the tour, this is a great way to start marketing locally, whether you are new to selling your art or not. It's also a way to have some fun and meet the local art aficionados at the same time." said John Maher, a founder and organizer of the Open Studios Tour.