Tuesday, June 25, 2013
A huge community yard sale is being held on Saturday, July 13, at Mt. Hood Town Hall and everyone is invited to come out and buy items.
If you’ve been thinking about clearing out those closets, now’s the time to do so and donate them to the Town Hall’s annual fundraiser to raise money for continued building renovations.
You can drop off donated items at the Town Hall Monday through Friday, July 8-12, or if you have a lot of items for donations, volunteers can pick up your clean, useable items. (Call 541-490-5581 to arrange for pick-up.)
The Mt. Hood Town Hall will celebrate its 100th birthday in 2014 and the board hopes to have even more changes in place before the celebration.
The Parkdale Soccer League still has a few regular openings for Parkdale area kids ages 4 through fifth-grade.
Practices are held Mondays and Wednesdays from 6-7 p.m. at Parkdale Elementary School and games will begin on July 3.
Kids who would like to play can show up to practice and will be given a Community Ed form to fill out and the $10 sign-up fee per child will be collected.
For more information contact Julie Stuben at email@example.com or 541-350-3504.
Vacation Bible school will be held the week of July 8-12 at Parkdale Community Church. Community members are asked to return their pre-registration letters as soon as possible.
For more information on VBS, contact Karen DeHart at 541-806-4662.
(Turn to page B6 for the full VBS list.)
The annual Parkdale-Wy’east High School Picnic will be held Saturday, July 20, at Toll Bridge Park and all Parkdale High and Wy’east High School grads are encouraged to come out and make it a fun event.
The picnic is a simple potluck and if you don’t have time to cook, you can just pick up a salad or chicken or a nacho plate from the grocery store and come on up.
The reunion committee will be supplying the paper plates, eating utensils and some soft drinks, and though there is no cost to attend, a suggested donation of $5 per person is encouraged to help cover the space rental, publicity and other expenses.
There’s always lots of food so if you can’t do food just come along to visit with your former classmates.
For more information contact Marie Pickering at firstname.lastname@example.org.
It’s just about time for the Hood River County Fair and lots of upper-valley 4-H kids are raising animals and making things to enter in the fair; but did you know that there is a great open-class section kids and adults not connected with 4-H can enter?
Now is a great time to pull out all those great craft or gardening projects you’ve worked on over the past year, or show off your excellent cooking skills by bringing your entries to the Fair.
Community members are encouraged to check out the possibilities in the open-class entries by picking up a free Fair book at McIsaac’s, the post office or your other favorite gathering places in town.
This year the Fair runs July 24-27.
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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