Holiday events begin this week
October 26, 2023
CHILL COMING—It looks like temperatures are going to take a nosedive; we could be in for several days of near- or below-freezing temperatures. One had best prepare if you're out here in the sticks with exposed plumbing! The cold also means extra feed for your outdoor animals, as they need more to stay warm as well. It looks to be just a three day stretch of temps in the thirties, so that shouldn't be too bad. Let's hope for that "warmer winter" they've been talking about.
SPECIAL DAYS—Celebrating birthdays this week are Maury Mooers, Michelle Nickolaus, Arwynn Haney, Maddisen Clark, Tim Dickson, Bobby Ferguson, Michael Nortrup, Melody Scott, Calvin Grasseth, Christie L. Davis, Ellee Crouse, Joselyn Kuhl, Forest Weiland, Hayden Johnson, Robert Shannon, Chris Spitzer, John Hannah, Miley Montgomery, and Jessica Palmer. Those celebrating anniversaries this week are: Mr. & Mrs. Travis Gibson, Mr. & Mrs. Kenny Anshutz, Mr. & Mrs. David Smith, Mr. & Mrs. Gene Dixon and David & Christina Geer. I hope you all have a wonderful time celebrating your special days.
ANNOUNCING—We will soon be adding another couple to the anniversary list—Ricky Montgomery and Alecia Mosteller will be getting married Oct. 27. Ricky is the son of Bob and Marietta Montgomery of Skamokawa and Alecia is the daughter of Vance Mosteller and Terri (Mark) Slape. Congratulations to the upcoming newlyweds!
CHICKEN DINNER & BAZAAR—The Rosburg Hall will be the place to be earlier on in the day this Saturday, Oct. 28. They will host a Holiday Bazaar from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. where you can find some wonderful vendors. They will serve up their wonderful Chicken Dinner Luncheon from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. and they invite all of you to head that way and help support the Rosburg Community Hall. ( The place where the fabulous Crab and Oyster Feed takes place in January).
LOTS OF WEEKEND ACTION—Since Halloween is next Tuesday, all the big holiday events will take place this weekend. We hope you have on your running shoes; there will be many things for the kids to do, starting with the Puget Island Gardens holding their first ever kids’ costume event from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Then, in Cathlamet, the Neewollah Festival will take place throughout downtown from 2-6 p.m. Finally, the Trunk or Treat event at the Wahkiakum County fairgrounds begins at 4 p.m. That's enough to keep the kids busy!
LAST WEEKEND—In case you haven't made it to our county’s museum in Cathlamet yet, you've only got this last weekend to do it. Oct. 28 and 29 are the last days the museum will be open this season (1-4 p.m.) before their winter closing. The WCHS museum is located at 65 River Street next to the PUD. Their annual membership meeting is coming up Nov. 12 at the Pioneer Church Center.
IN NOVEMBER—Since November is just a few days away, there will be plenty of things happening then too. On Nov. 4, Susan Gentry invites you over to Our Saviour’s Lutheran Church on Puget Island for a Holiday Gifts and Decor Bazaar beginning at 10 a.m. If you would like to take part, or have any questions about this event, you can call her at (702) 403-3684.
VETERANS DAY DINNER—Nov. 12, there will be a Veterans Day Dinner there beginning at 5 p.m., also at Our Saviour’s. This dinner will be catered by Maria's and will also feature Wahkiakum School Superintendent Brent Freeman as speaker. Questions? Call Susan Gentry at (702) 403-3684.
SHOP WITH A COP—Just a reminder that a very important fund raiser to help raise money for our local kids so that our Sheriffs' office will have plenty of money to take them Christmas shopping, will be taking place Nov. 4 at the Duck Inn. The doors will open at 4 p.m. so that you can preview the silent auction items and get those bidding wars started! Some generous folks are donating great things for you to bid on; we hope you'll take part in this event. You could be the top bidder for a $300 gift certificate for rock or sand, for some salmon, or for some work from one of our local construction people, a gift basket or even a subscription to the Eagle. There's plenty to choose from. At 5 p.m. there will be an all you can eat Italian dinner for just twenty-five bucks with part of that going to the Shop with a Cop fund as well. Make a reservation today, and bring your wallet—let's make this a really great Christmas for these kids! Want to donate something?
MID NOVEMBER—Lefse season begins. The Sons of Norway will be making some Nov. 9-11 at the Norse Hall. Call Jan to get all the info at (360) 431-1705. There will be bingo at the Norse Hall on Nov. 11 at 6 p.m. The Flea Market at the Wahkiakum County Fairgrounds in Skamokawa will take place Nov. 11, at 9 a.m. If you're interested in renting a table, be sure to call the fairgrounds and leave a message for Patty. (360) 795-3480.
HAPPY HALLOWEEN—To all the kids going out next Tuesday, I hope you get lots of treats and no tricks! Have fun. Be safe!