What a gorgeous week weather-wise. I’m sure we could all get used to this. Gardens are being planted, lawns mowed, and some of the farmers are even making hay. Hopefully it will continue for a few more days at least.
News from Naselle:
Naselle sports for this week includes Thursday- District track meet at Raymond at 4 p.m. Go Comets!
Naselle Elementary has been raising money for children at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital by participating in a yearly Math-a-thon for about 15 years. Throughout the years, Naselle has raised a total of $22,987 and this year the students raised $1,000. The funds raised by the students will benefit St. Jude, where doctors and scientists work to eradicate childhood cancer and other catastrophic childhood diseases. The school would like to extend a special thank you to the Naselle ESA chapter and Pat Vernon, who has organized this event throughout the years.
Check out the Trash and Treasure Sale at the Congregational United Church of Christ, 14 Parpala Road in Naselle on Saturday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. You can browse through their baked goods, craft items and quilts for sale as well as many other treasures on display. Coffee and cookies will be available for a donation.
Several years ago, a very special lady by the name of Lila Weisz, moved from Florida to Naselle to be near her daughter, Eileen and son-in-law, Bruce Williams. She obviously had a love for reading and also collecting books. This well read and much loved woman has since passed away and her family has donated her library collection to the Grays River Valley Library at Johnson Park (old Rosburg School). This very generous gift to our community will be appreciated by many, and I hope that it will help to instill that special love for reading in all who sample the many titles. My most sincere thanks to Bruce for suggesting the donation, Eileen for making the decision to part with the books and especially to Lila Weisz for being the avid reader and collector of so many wonderful books. Bless You.
Other news from the Westend:
The Grays River Valley Center at Johnson Park (old Rosburg School) is holding a fund raiser and open house this Saturday from noon to 3p.m. On tap for the afternoon will be a plant sale (house plants, outdoor plants and veggie starts), a bake sale (lots of home made goodies) and a soup luncheon. Come on up, visit with some of the volunteers that are working hard to make this center a meeting place for everyone. Check out all the things that are happening on a weekly basis, and in the future. See what can be done when a few people believe in an idea. You might even want to volunteer.
Proceeds from this fund raiser will help to maintain the building and the grounds of your park and center.
Don’t forget the road cleanup project on Saturday, sponsored by the Rosburg Store. Leslie would like to have you sign up at the store prior to Saturday, so she knows how many to expect for the barbecue lunch she is preparing for the volunteers. If you are interested in the cleanup of our local roadways, please at meet the store at 7:30 a.m.
This is a very busy weekend for events and one very important one is a fund raiser for our local 4-H programs. That event is the 28th Annual Great White Tail Run being held in Skamokawa. You can still register for the 10K, 5K or 2 mile run through the Julia Butler Hansen National Wildlife Refuge, by signing up at Skamokawa Vista Park beginning at 8:30 a.m. The run will begin at 10 a.m. For more information please call 360 465-2275 or 360 795-3278.
Memorial Day weekend is fast approaching, a time to say thank you to our veterans and all the men and women in uniform giving of themselves to keep us free. On Saturday, the 26th, the American Legion Deep River Post #111 will hold their annual pancake breakfast honoring those service members.
Don’t miss this filling and fun all you can eat pancakes with sides of ham or sausage, eggs cooked the way you want them, hot coffee, orange juice and milk. The price is still $5 for adults and $3 for kids under 12 years old. Where else can you get so much for so little and support our local vets and youth groups?
The Wednesday Senior Lunch Bunch that meets at Rosburg Hall will enjoy their monthly pot luck lunch on May 23. Bring your favorite dish to share and visit with some pretty awesome folks. On May 30, the menu includes Pat Potter’s special macaroni and cheese, salad, veggies, rolls and dessert. Lunch is served at about noon.
Senior lunches are served on Tuesdays and Thursdays at the same location and are sponsored by CAP. Coming menus are as follows: Thursday, the 17th-Swedish meatballs, egg noodles with kale, orange barley salad and peach cobbler; Tuesday, the 22nd-Swiss steak, mashed potatoes, peas and carrots and apricot bread pudding; Thursday, the 24th-chicken Romesco, pureed hominy, spinach salad and caramel custard.
Happy Birthday to Aliisa Wirkkala, Kevin Durrah, Randy Eaton, Jeff Lee, Steve Ullakko, Steve Wirkkala, Loren Rose, Ed Hunt, Donna Moody, Jeremy Jordan, Jon Dearmore, Spencer Lewis, Bill Coop, Irene Blake, Linda Stover, Jim Larson, Hank Nelson, Gail Wahlstrom, Carol Penttila, Dan Zimmerman, Robin Kent and Alex Bighill. Wishing all of you a wonderful celebration.
Happy Anniversary to Shawn and Joni Matthews and also to Rob and Wendy Crozier.
Down River Dispatches News of Western Wahkiakum County and Naselle by Trudy Fredrickson, 465-2960 email@example.com