News from Naselle:
This week’s sports calendar for the Naselle teams: Thursday- varsity boys basketball at Montesano (first round of the District Tournament) at 8 p.m.; Monday, middle school boys basketball at South Bend at 5:45 p.m. Go Comets!
On Thursday, the Naselle Drama Club will present a Shakespeare performance at 7 p.m. in the Naselle Commons.
The Comet Booster Club will hold their regular meeting on Tuesday at 5:30 p.m.
Students are on an early release schedule for February 13.
The American Legion Auxiliary, Deep River Post #111 will be preparing and serving their annual Valentine Smorgasbord on Sunday from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Naselle School Commons. The menu will include delicious salads, main dishes, and desserts. Prices for the lunch are as follows: Adults and teens- $10, Preteens- $6 and kids under 6- $2.
The proceeds from the Valentine Smorgasbord will benefit local vets, local scholarships and charities. Take advantage of this great meal and remember our vets and kids.
Other news from the Westend:
The Valentine Diamond Dinner is coming up this Saturday, at the Skamokawa Grange Hall, sponsored by the Fair Board. This annual event is one of the main fundraisers benefitting the Wahkiakum County Fair and is a great way to celebrate a Happy Valentine’s Day with your favorite valentine. This year’s main prize is a diamond bracelet gift basket. Tickets are $25 per person.
The Grays River United Methodist Church’s Friendship Circle will be serving their Stew Lunch & Bazaar on February 23 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Come on in and enjoy a delicious bowl of hearty beef stew, cheese bread, beverage and dessert prepared and served by the members of the Friendship Circle. A freewill donation will be appreciated. Take-out orders are also available. Call-in orders are also welcome on the day of the event by calling 465-2391.
Also offered in the church and social hall will be their baked goods, handcrafted items, original artwork and some resale items all marked at reasonable prices. Everyone is welcome, and I can personally vouch for the delicious meal. Hope to see you there.
The church is located on State Route 4 near milepost 18, on the hill above the Grays River Café. For information on the day of the event, phone 465-2740. To call in orders the day of the event, call 465-2391.
Get your tickets now for the Annual Crab and Oyster Feed at the Rosburg Hall sponsored by the American Legion Deep River Post #111. Doors open at 6 p.m. on March 2 and tickets are $28. There are only 200 tickets available, so don’t delay your purchase as this event is usually a sellout. For tickets and information, call L. D. Rose at 465-2234.
Advance tickets are on sale for the Spaghetti Dinner and Silent Auction sponsored by the Johnson Park Advisory Board. This fundraiser will be held at the Grays River Valley Center at Johnson Park on March 9 from 5-8 p.m. The menu includes spaghetti, meatballs, salad, bread, dessert and a beverage. Wine will also be available as a separate purchase. Tickets are available at the Grays River Valley Library (465-2310), from Penny Gregory at 465-2775, Steve or Linda Ramsay at 465-2731 or from me at 465-2960. You can also buy them at the Rosburg Store.
The proceeds from this fundraiser will be used to maintain the building and the grounds at Johnson Park.
We are still looking for a few more auction items for this event. If you have a piece of artwork, services, or something else of value that you would like to donate to a good cause, please contact Penny Gregory or me. Remember, this is your park. The advisory board looks forward to doing all it can to make it so the community can enjoy a comfortable place for varied activities, but we also appreciate your input, volunteerism and generosity.
Happy birthday to the following: Stacey Trimble, Marco Columbo, Joyce Thomburg, Darrill Corbin, Michael Ehrlund, Blake Nikolas, Kelsi Jo Baker, Las Peterson, Derrill Corbin, Jim Laney, Abbie Laine, Austin Crozier, Emily Strong, Wes Raistakka, Leo Saari, Amy Hunt, Phyllis Sotka, Stanley Rangila, Doug Wise, Mary Saari, Marlea Blaine and Matthew Beaulaurier. I hope that each of you have a perfect day.
I want to send belated happy birthday wishes to a couple of special folks. First, my sister Diane (she was in California on vacation), and second, to one of the nicest librarians I know- Ramona Culver. It was great having both of you here on Sunday.
It’s early yet to be thinking of spring, but I’m seeing a few signs. Sitting in the hot tub in the evenings this past week, I have been hearing the frogs singing. A few eagles are perched in the trees overlooking the Grays River, looking for fish. Robins are congregating on the lawn in the mornings, daffodil plants are poking up through the soil and the skunk cabbage is also showing signs of life. So I guess spring must be on the horizon. I’m looking forward to it.