Tuesday, April 16, 2013
The Mt. Hood Town Hall’s Enchanted Evening fundraiser was a huge success thanks to everyone who came out to enjoy the event, put it on or who donated items.
“This year was a record-breaking year and the live auction was a huge success due to the enthusiastic bidders,” said Christina McGhee, president of the MHTH Board and Enchanted Evening coordinator.
“Thank you to everyone who came out to support the town hall, our committee members and the many kids in the community, including 4-H and Leos, who came out to bus tables, serve desserts and wash dishes.”
Parkdale Elementary School would like to again remind parents of incoming kindergartners for the 2013-14 school year to sign up their children at the revised Kindergarten Round-Up dates of May 6-10.
The date was changed due to the school board’s decision to re-draw school boundary lines that will not affect any families who are currently in the Parkdale school attendance area.
Tickets are now available for Upper Valley Home Extension members and anyone in the community who would like to attend the 2013 Spring OSU Extension tour “Travel Through Time and Territory” on Friday, May 24.
This year’s tour will explore the eastern Columbia River Gorge area, including Horsethief Butte and petroglyph “She Who Watches,” Maryhill Museum and Stonehenge, St. John the Forerunner Greek Orthodox Abbey, the Goldendale Observatory and Schreiner Farm.
A delicious Greek lunch will be served at the Abbey.
The $50 cost includes all transportation, entry fees, lunch and gratuity.
For more information contact the Hood River County Extension Office at 541-386-3343.
This weekend the Parkdale Grange will be holding its annual Blossom Days Chuck Wagon Dinner fundraiser on Saturday and Sunday from 11 a.m. until 5 p.m. at the Grange Hall.
Dinner includes your choice of steak or ham and all-you-can-eat salads and baked beans, along with those wonderful homemade desserts made by Grange members.
Prices for the dinner are $10 for adults and $5 for children ages 5-12. Children under 4 are free.
The Parkdale Garden Club will also be putting on its annual spring plant and bake sale fundraiser this Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. outside of the Parkdale Grange Hall.
House and garden plants will be for sale along with a selection of baked goodies.
Good times are always on tap at the Parkdale Fire Department’s annual Casino Night and this year’s event is planned for this Saturday, starting at 5:30 p.m.
A prize-packed, fun-filled night is promised starting with the firemen grilling up a tri-tip and chicken dinner this year at 5:30 p.m.
The $20 entrance fee for those 21 and over includes dinner, 50 starting chips and entrance to the beer gardens, with free local rides home available for attendees.
There are always lots of fun door prizes given out so if you or your business would like to donate items they are graciously accepted at the fire station at 4895 Baseline Drive in Parkdale or by mail.
For more information about Casino Night contact the Parkdale Fire Department at 541-352-6092.
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Lawnmower torches Arbor Vitae on Portland Drive
The riding lawn mower driven by Norma Cannon overheated and made contact with dry arbor vitae owned by Lee and Norma Curtis, sending more than a dozen of the tightly-packed trees up in flames. The mower, visible at far right, was totaled. No one was injured; neighbors first kept the fire at bay with garden hoses and Westside and Hood River Fire Departments responded and doused the fire before it reached any structures. Westside Fire chief Jim Trammell, in blue shirt, directs firefighters. The video was taken by Capt. Dave Smith of Hood River Fire Department. Enlarge