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Group planning to continue senior lunch

Down River Dispatches


I hope everyone had a safe and wonderful 4th of July. Speaking for myself the whole weekend was incredible, filled with family laughs, love and fun. These times are so precious and even though the whole family wasn’t present, it was so special with those who were able to make it. As an added bonus, my nephew and niece will be here for another week before returning to the desert heat of southern California.

News from Naselle:

Summer is finally here, so there aren’t many school events to write about. If you or your group has an event coming up that you would like me to let people know about, please contact me by e-mail at or call me at 360 465-2960 and leave a message.

In the meantime, don’t forget to shop local. We have many locally owned businesses that depend on our patronage. Check out our local grocery store, Okie’s; local restaurants, Hunter’s Inn and Appelo Archives; local liquor store; Hoff’s; Naselle Library, local coffee/espresso shops, Valley Cup and Mochas & More; Naselle Hardware, Rusty Chandelier for antiques and unique items, One Stop for gas and snacks, Naselle Massage Clinic for a really relaxing massage and Hair Villa for a great hair cut. I hope I haven’t left anyone out. We truly live in a terrific area, with lots to be thankful for.

Westend News:

The Valley Bible Church in Rosburg will hold vacation Bible school, this coming week from July 10-13 from 9 a.m. to noon for kids from kindergarten to fifth grade. For more information please contact Tari Zimmerman at 465-2147.

Now that school is out, please help the West End Food Pantry stock their shelves with "kid friendly" ready-to-eat or easy-to-prepare food items, such as breakfast cereal, peanut butter and jelly, top ramen, Spaghettios, canned tuna or chicken, mac-n-cheese, spaghetti and spaghetti sauce, fruit juices, shelf stable milk, granola bars, soups, canned fruit, pudding or Jello cups to name a few. Donations can be dropped off at the pantry which is located in the Grays River Valley Center at Johnson Park (old Rosburg School) on Thursdays from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m., or in the drop box outside the door on the north end of the building. Donations can also be left with Lori at the Naselle Post Office. Or you can send monetary donations to PO Box 55, Rosburg, WA 98643.

Pig Roast Potluck/ Picnic and Campout is coming up on August 4-6 this year at the home and property of Poul and Zenaida Toftemark. Lots of fun things to enjoy on their beautiful property--swimming, volleyball, tetherball, basketball and football, karaoke with a stage, possibly a band on Saturday and as always, a fun-filled family event with our favorite host and hostess.

Bring lawn chairs, your own drinks of choice, a dish or two to share and most important of all--lifejackets for the kids. Potluck lunch will take place on Saturday afternoon around 3-4 p.m. depending on when the pig is roasted.

Looking for a good meal and good service? Check out the Grays River Cafe. They are open on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. This is a local family owned business, the food is all home made, reasonably priced and delicious.

The Wednesday Rosburg Senior Lunch Bunch, mourning the untimely passing of their founder, Pat Potter, is hoping to keep these lunches ongoing in her memory. I am now in contact with a gentleman, Harry Hardy who provides a monthly newsletter for the seniors (Grays River Valley Senior Newsletter) and I hope to be better informed. He and the senior group have proposed that the lunches be continued but with a team effort. Not one person will be responsible for everything. Pat would be very proud of this group, and I’m sure she would be grateful to know this luncheon will benefit others in the future.

The menu for the Wednesday lunch this coming week on July 12 will be croissant sandwiches, veggie tray, fruit salad and dessert. On July 19, the menu will consist of pizza, salad and dessert, on the 26th the group will enjoy a potluck in the Valley Bible Church social hall.

On Thursday the lunches are sponsored by CAP and menus for the rest of the month include: today, the 6th-pulled pork sandwiches, potato salad, peas and carrots and sliced oranges; on the 13th-breakfast burritos, home fries, sliced , tomato, sliced peaches and ice cream and cake; on the 20th-teriyaki chicken, pan fried noodles and Asian coleslaw; on the 27th- chicken parmesan casserole, broccoli spears and spinach salad. For reservations please call Denise at 360 425-3430 extension 259.

Happy Birthday to the following celebrants this week: Wilho Saari, Lauren Katyryniuk, Ross Badger, Cliff Weimer and Kaye Weimer. An extra special Happy 30th to my youngest, Carl Fredrickson. Wishing all of you a perfect day.

Happy Anniversary to Mike and Barb Swanson, Bryan and Jen Penttila, Paul and Darlene Bjornsgard, Ed and Elora Gardrich and Leo and Mary Saari.


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