Tuesday, September 4, 2012
Trout Lake Newswriters
Sarah Burr Arnold, 395-2669
Sean McGroarty, 395-9394
With school back in session, cool temperatures, and berry pickers abounding Trout Lake feels like fall. Labor Day is another mark of the season and it wouldn't be complete without the annual rummage sale.
This year's sale, which benefited as always the Trout Lake School scholarship program, had its best first day ever with nearly $10,700 dollars raised in a single day! Last year they raised over $17,000 for the students and with a start like that it was hopefully another banner year.
This large scale fund raising endeavor was tirelessly worked on by 194 volunteers. Participants include community members, and student athletes from the Trout Lake School. The organizers of this event would like to extend a special thanks to Bettina McCuiston and family for allowing the event to be held on their property.
Also if you are looking to support a good cause and eat a great meal, the Trout Lake CSA Farm is hosting its second annual benefit dinner and auction to support the Farm 2 School Program on Saturday, Sept. 15. F2S helps to bring healthy, fresh cooked meals once a week, as well as educational opportunities about food and farming to our school. Proceeds from the dinner will help to reduce the cost of the F2S lunches as well as provide free lunch to the school community once a month. The suggested donation for tickets is $30-50. Space is limited, advanced tickets preferred.
Finally, Skyline Hospital's CEO Mike Madden and commissioners of Skyline Hospital will attend community meetings throughout Klickitat County over the next few months. They will be there to discuss important changes at Skyline and to answer any questions you might have pertaining to your community's public hospital. Everyone is invited and encouraged to attend. Skyline will be on the agenda at the Trout Lake Community Council meeting on Sept. 5 at 7 p.m.
Sofie Brubaker, Trout Lake Newswriters.