Folk festival will return to Skamokawa
September 28, 2023
WET AND WINDY—I hope you have had your wind breakers and your rain jackets handy, along with some boots, as it appears we have had quite the little storm already, with more to come. If you’re like me, you are ready for it to be over! With power bumps, phone outages and internet outages, it’s been a real “fun” start to the week. Here’s hoping the promised weather shows up. Just think: winter has yet to begin, and I’m already moaning about the fall weather—ha! To top things off, my computer opted to update and do an entire change in its looks and operations. I am at a loss. Needless to say, this is going to be a short column today while I try my best to even get something typed up and sent.
SPECIAL DAYS—Those celebrating birthdays this coming week are Stewart Moonen, Ginger Schmitz, Ava Marie Zurick-Doran, Cherish Petrenchak, Blake Anderson, Cheryl Backman, Mary Wingate, Pete Ringen, Kevin Weaver, Caitlin Heiner, Miles Nielson, Kennedi LaBerge, Sara Jester, Mathew Elfers, Becky Larsen, Tony Silva, Mary B. Cothren, Patti Bergseng, Richard Robinson, Becky Keithly, Alan Munson, Jan-Erik Ronninghaug, Marissa Apperson, Robert Blain, Jesse Ellison and Karen Healy. Those celebrating anniversaries this coming week are Mr. and Mrs. Terry Cleveland, Scott and Kelly McClain, Mr. and Mrs. Frank Schubert, Mr. and Mrs. Jerry DeBriae, Jr., Mr. and Mrs. Tyler Gorley, Eric and Marissa Schillios, Max and Ashli Scudder, and Larry and Linda Spieth. May your special day be one that you’ll remember always!
GOOD NEWS—Mandi Knowles is quite the proud Mom as her 10 year old daughter, Scarlet Engle, and her horse “International Style” took part in the APHA show down in Ft. Worth, Texas for the first time this past weekend and took home the Reserve World Championship! Congratulations young lady! Needless to say, everyone is very proud of her, which includes her Grandma Jonnie Lawson Knowles. I’m sure she’s “busting buttons” out there in the Elochoman after hearing this great news! Always wonderful to hear some good news!
COMMUNITY BREAKFAST—If you’re reading this paper on Thursday morning, you’ve still got time to come down to the Skamokawa Grange Hall, where they hold a community breakfast and gathering from 10 a.m. till noon. They recently added a food pantry where folks can donate extra canned food, or dry goods. And if you need some, you can pick some up. If you find yourself with a few extras now and then, they’d love to get them so that those in need can get a helping hand. If you don’t want breakfast, just come down for a cup of coffee and gab with your neighbors.
WATCH FOR UPDATES—We are happy to announce that the Smoke on the Water Music Festival that was held at the fairgrounds over Labor Day weekend will return next year. Ticket prices have been lowered, and the scheduled musical events will start later in the day. I have jumped on board to help a little bit with more promo, as well as rounding up sponsors. Ryan Helms is still helming the event; if you’re willing to become a sponsor, be sure to let us know. There are some huge perks for coming on board as a sponsor. The bigger the sponsorship, the bigger the perks. Sponsors could get free tickets, free food, better seating or a promotion for their business. All this is great for the community, and great fun to boot! Let’s show the music world what our little town can do.
ONLINE FOS AUCTION—Don’t forget to check out the online auctions coming up Oct. 7-21 for the Friends of Skamokawa. Your donated items are sure to be a big hit; if you’ve got something you’d like to donate, contact the hall ASAP so it can get on the list. There will be a sneak peek of all the items that will be in the auction next Friday, Oct. 6, from 5-7 p.m. at Redmen Hall. If you need more info, please check them out online or call 360-795-3007.
CLASSMATE UPDATE—According to Cindy Faubion, her brother Don Seaberg has been moved from the ICU unit at Southwest Medical into a care facility as he recovers from his recent surgeries.They were a success and Don is doing better after foot and heart surgeries. We are all so happy to hear this news and continue to send our thoughts and prayers for his continued recovery. Cindy said he appreciates all the well wishes that have come his way. Here’s to Don. A big “Get Well” shout out to him from the Wahkiakum High School Class of ‘67!
CORRECTION—In the September 14 edition of Skamakowa News, we incorrectly identified an attendee at the 50th Wahkiakum High School reunion as Debbie Moore. It was actually her sister, Terry Moore, who attended.