Skamokawa News


DOUBLE HOLIDAY MONTH. I always think of March as being St. Patrick’s Day month and April as being Easter month, but that’s not how it is this year. We’ve got St. Patty’s Day on March 17, which is a Sunday this year, but Easter is on the last day of this month, March 31. It’s one of those holidays that does not have a set time, but occurs on the Sunday after the forty days of Lent for those of the Christian faith, so, it’s always changing. There will be special Easter events at the end of this month with the Wahkiakum Fair Foundation and the Lion’s Club.

Easter bingo will take place March 29, and the Wahkiakum Fair Foundation Easter Carnival will be March 30 at 10 a.m., with the Lion’s Club following up that same day with their egg hunt at 11 a.m. All are welcome.

SPECIAL DAYS. Celebrating special days this week are Karlie Helms-Lampitt, Kennedy Moonen, Gretchen Mahitka, Azery Gribskov, Gladys Mace, Mark Whitaker, Ian Turner, Kelly Zink, Mike Scott, Tracy Tomlinson, Teah McNally, Rhianon McNally, Mary K. Cothren, Mary Thomas, Milton Doumit, Ray Brooks, Tyler Hoven, Sandy Wirkkala, Christopher Swift, Rebecca Brennan, Linda Barth, Harlow Greenup, John Vik, Ian Turner, Adam Phelps, Karen Lawrence, Dwight Blackshear, Cat Bighill Phillips, Jason Cody Nettles, Jean Wallen, Paul

Ehrensberger and Amy Bernard.

Those celebrating anniversaries this coming week are: Bobby and Paige Ferguson, Jake and Haeden Schillios and Ray and Terri Slape. May all of you have great celebrations on your special days.

DAYLIGHT SAVING TIME. This is the weekend we “spring forward,” Sunday, March 10, although we'll all be setting our clocks ahead on Saturday night so we won't be late for church or work!

WAHKIAKUM 4-H. The meeting of the local chapter of 4-H will be at the Wahkiakum County fairgrounds on March 16 from 10:00 a.m. to noon. They will have activities for kids who may want to see what 4-H is all about — and you'll be able to meet the leaders and other members and see if you'd like to join in with them. They are involved with lots of projects and enjoy showing off their work at our local fair. If you'd like to know more about this program you can contact Carrie Backman at 360-795-3278 or

BIG SALE. Don't forget to check out the Skamokawa Grange Hall flea market for some good bargains this Saturday and Sunday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Also, check out the sales on Saturday at the fairgrounds. Vendors will set up in the youth building and the T-building for the sale going on there of many great items at great prices.

CONGRATULATIONS. Former resident and Wahkiakum High School alumna, Laurie Miller is feeling pretty good as she tried out and got the role of the Dowager Empress in the upcoming production of “Anastasia,” by the Mustard Seed Theater Company, in Tacoma opening up June 7. Hopefully tickets will be on sale soon (possibly late April) and some of you will be able to attend. Anyway, we offer up a hearty congratulations to Laurie on getting this part. You'll be great!

WHS GOLF TEAM. Having had a couple of grandsons on the Wahkiakum High School golf team, I know how wonderful an opportunity it is for our students to be able to play a sport that they can carry with them all their lives. They probably won't be playing football in their later years but they can still go golfing, so it's a great activity for young and old. Our current team could use some help with funds, which include green fees, practice equipment, and rain gear. If you'd like to help out these twelve players and their coach, Andrew Welier, you can send a check made out to the Wahkiakum Golf Team to Wahkiakum High School, P. O. Box 398, Cathlamet, WA 98612. If you'd like more information, you can contact the coach at the

school, 360-795-3271 or email him at: Go Mules!

OPENING IN MAY. If you'd like to be a vendor at the Elochoman Marina Street Market, now is the time to let the organizers know. The more the merrier, for both vendors and shoppers. The market runs May 24-Sept. 27 this year and takes place every Friday from 3:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. at the Elochoman Slough Marina in Cathlamet. If you'd like to take part in this or find out more about it, call 360-849-9411. Call right away!

Also opening in May will be our county museum at 65 River Street in Cathlamet, operated under the Wahkiakum County Historical Society. Opening day will be May 4. The museum operates from 1-4 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays. Docents are always in short supply—if you'd like to be one of those who meets and greets folks at our museum,

then please contact the curator Kari Kandoll: 360-849-4353.


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