This weekend is an especially busy one here in our area, with lots going on. Saturday, you are invited to the annual Plant/Bake sale and Soup Luncheon fundraiser for the Grays River Valley Center at Johnson Park. It will take place from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Get going on your gardens with reasonably priced plants and check out the delicious baked goods for sale. A trio of delicious soups (including a vegan choice) is also being served with artisan breads and home made spreads, crackers, beverage and dessert, for a donation to the center.
If you would like to donate plants or baked goods to the event please call 465-2731 or bring them to the center on Friday afternoon.
The 30th Annual Great White Tail Run is also taking place on Saturday, May 17 and will be run on the Julia Butler Hansen National Refuge in Skamokawa. The course will include a 10K 5K and 2 mile run with recognition given for overall male and female winners in each event, and ribbons for the top three finishers in each age division.
On Sunday, the annual Spring Tea and Luncheon, sponsored by the Grays River United Methodist Church’s Friendship Circle will be held at the Rosburg Hall. Doors open at 11:30 a.m. for a suggested donation of $8, and children under 12, $5.
Enjoy delicious treats and desserts, tea, a fashion show featuring articles on loan from the Appelo Archives Center and from the collections of local citizens, and a raffle.
Lunch will begin promptly at 12:30 p.m., followed by the “pick your own raffle prize” from the large selection. Tickets are only $1 each. There will also be a silent auction this year for a one night’s stay at the newly opened Dahlia House B&B worth $150, a quilted wall hanging, a quilted table runner, a wooden bench as well as tickets to live theater events and much more. For more information please call 465-2740 or 484-7749. Gluten free menu items will be available by reservation.
Wishing all the folks with birthdays and anniversaries a wonderful celebration this week. Birthdays-Gilbert Haataia, Kaylee Dearmore, Lamar Wirkkala, Dave Welsh, Boyd Wirkkala, Randy Heriot, Corey Wood, McKenna Anderson, Nikki Ford Hoven, Aliisa Wirkkala, Kevin Durrah, Randy Eaton, Jeff Lee, Steve Ullakko, Steve Wirkkala, Loren Ross, Jeremy Jordan, Ed Hunt, Spencer Lewis, Jais Burke, Bill Coop, Irene Blake, Linda Stover and Jim Larson. Anniversaries-Gary and Tatjana Queener, Shawn and Joni Matthews and Rob and Wendy Crozier.