The Wahkiakum County Eagle - Established as The Skamokawa Eagle in 1891

By Meadow Meeder
Healthy Community Specialist 

Coming Events--Community Center in Cathlamet


September 5, 2019

I feel like spring was just yesterday and tomorrow is Christmas. Anyone else experiencing a lovely dose of time these past few weeks? They came, they conquered. I’m still trying to catch my breath from the last rush of summer.

The fair was such a good time, I was overwhelmed by a sincere and humbling gratitude towards this bucolic county. Most impressive by far, were the kids. I saw a lot of well behaved, well mannered, hardworking young folk. It was a pleasure to meet the fair queen Genevieve and the living embodiment of Victoria Birnie, both of whom are incredibly bright young women. I watched big kids looking after the little kids, assisting with their shoes at the bounce house. I saw bits of young aggressive rebellion, summer-time love and kinship. Watching the 4-H kids in their glory was special, there is something magical about the bond between a boy and his cow; a girl and her horse. Great job to all the fair family, participants (and parents) who make this event happen.

The Lockbox giveaway was a huge success. I gave out way more than was expected, which left me to believe this project was not only well-received but was practical and helpful. I will be doing follow-up in the next weeks, so let me know if you have questions, comments or suggestions on how to improve the Lockbox campaign.

Starting Tuesday Sept. 3 and running until Oct. 8, the Community Center will host a weekly class Living with Chronic Conditions every Tuesday 2-4:30. This class is free and is highly recommended if you are managing a daily, chronic condition.

Dress A Girl sewing group is a wonderful program that makes dresses for little girls who have little to nothing to wear. The dresses this go-round will be sent on a mission trip to Africa. Patterns and fabric are available, join in on the fun every first Friday of the month @ 1 p.m.

Free Movie Fridays, Cribbage on Wednesdays, Sandra Sews on Thursday and first Saturdays Photo Club are all happening. Don’t forget, we have computers, work space and printers- if you are job hunting or looking to improve something, the Community Center is a great place to start.

Cheers to all students and teachers, I hope you have a great first week of school. Be bold and brave, Wahkiakum! “Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.” --Nelson Mandela


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