Community Announcements 08.27.14

Town Crier

Ryderwood preparing for 10th annual Craft Fair

Save the Date! In just a matter of weeks, Ryderwood will be holding their 10th annual Arts and Crafts Fair on Oct. 17 and 18.

With vendors from around the region, and new craftspeople added each year, this gathering has grown into a full-fledged festival, with more events in the works for this year to include a Quilt Show at Pioneer Hall, Live Music at the Cafe, and a "Cruisin'" Car show up and down the "Main Drag." On top of all that, there will be door prizes, lunch fare in Community Hall, and the "nearly world famous" bake sale.

Applications for Craft Fair Vendors are now available by contacting Norma at (360) 295-3672 or Don't miss your chance to be part of this big, annual event.

Winlock planning 2nd-hand sale

On Sept. 6, the Winlock Lions Club will he hosting a second-hand sale at the Community Building and vendor spaces are now available.

Area residents are encouraged to bring their gently-used items, including clothing, furniture, electronics, toys, books, DVDs, or anything second-hand items feel like parting with for a reasonable price, and reserve a booth for the event. Spaces are expected to go quickly, so sign up while they are still available. For more information, call Jeannie Emmenegger at (360) 785-4817.

Flea warning for local pets

Local veterinary offices report they are seeing an increase in the number of pets suffering from severe flea infestations, some of which have resulted in death or a need for euthanasia.

Owners of both inside and outside pets are encouraged to have their animals examined by their local veterinarians and, if fleas are located, to prepare for multiple monthly treatments, as infestations can grow in differing stages and will not die all at once.

Those who wish to seek treatment on their own are advised to use strong, topical medication to be certain all fleas are eliminated.

Sept. meeting of Genealogical Society

The fall kick-off meeting for the Lewis County Genealogical Society meeting is Tuesday, Sept. 16, at 7 p.m. at St. John's Lutheran Church, in Chehalis.

The program, "Hints & Helps for Finding Your Norwegian Ancestors," begins at 7 p.m. with the business meeting following.

Our speaker, Deanna Egeland Dowell, has researched her Norwegian ancestors since 1976. She grew up in the homestead lands of North Dakota, around chuckling Norwegian accents and home-style fiddle music. She loves to hear that Norse-NoDak dialect even to this day-- but she can't speak a word of Norwegian!

Genealogy is her passion. Her mentor - where she finally learned there was a system in finding her family ancestry - insisted on concise analysis, detailed input, and undisputable sources. She presents her subject with those learned lessons in mind.

Her numerous trips to Salt Lake City turned brick walls into roaring floods. Her first trip to Norway proved that it's more fun seeing the beautiful countryside than researching inside a dusty building on a sunny day. She constantly learns of new sites on the internet to support the clues and mysteries of family research.

Deanna has the highest mentor level in the Sons of Norway Cultural Genealogy Program and has spoken and taught ancestry research in the Olympic Peninsula for the last decade, including her own "I am Norsk" Genealogy Seminar at Oslo Lodge in Bremerton.

Wear your Norwegian sweaters, and bring anything you want to ask you about.