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Community Events 05.15.13

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Event volunteers sought by Egg Day Committee
In the absence of a carnival for this year’s Egg Days, the Egg Day Committee is reaching out to community members to help come up with and implement entertainment ideas for the festival.

Organizers say they are hoping to create the feel of an “old time county fair” and are hoping to find a large number of volunteers. Recommendations have been performances by local student bands, face painting and games, but the committee is open to ideas and stresses they will not be charging for the use of space.

Those interested in presenting ideas or volunteering are encouraged to attend a meeting of the Egg Day Committee Wednesday at 7 p.m. in the Winlock Community Building.

Plastic bag recycling challenge conducted throughout county
The Lewis County Solid Waste Utility has teamed up with the Trex Company and Visiting Nurses to offer a Plastic Bag Recycling Challenge to local residents now through the end of October at four locations in Chehalis, Centralia and Morton. The plastic bag recycling collection points are:

– Central Transfer Station, 1411 S. Tower Ave., Centralia

– East Lewis County Transfer Station, 6745 U.S. Hwy. 12, Morton

– Visiting Nurses Thrift Shop, 222 S. Pearl St., Centralia

– Visiting Nurses Thrift Shop, 749 S. Market Blvd., Chehalis

Customers may drop off empty and clean plastic bags for free at any of the locations. The plastic bags will be collected and recycled into composite decking and railing. Each site that recycles 500 pounds of plastic bags or more will receive a bench made from Trex materials.

The curbside recycling program in Lewis County and the commingled collection bins at the transfer stations both ship recyclables to the same automated sorting facility. Plastic bags get caught in the gears of the sorting machine, causing it to break down and require extensive repairs.

Types of plastic bags that can be recycled in the program include grocery bags, bread bags, dry cleaning bags, newspaper sleeves, ice bags, pellet bags, Ziploc or other reclosable bags, bubble wrap, salt bags and cereal bags.

Any one with questions about recycling may call (360) 740-1452 or 1-800-749-5980.

Castle Rock Street Art Event
Calling all artists! For the second year, downtown Castle Rock will display YOUR artwork! Simply purchase a pre-cut and primed wood plaque from the Castle Rock Museum and Exhibit Hall, paint it on both sides with weatherproof paint, and return it to the Hall. Plaques will be hung from the light poles on Cowlitz Street from June through September.

This year's theme is "Quilt Squares." Each plaque is roughly 24 inches square, and can be painted in the design of your choice--just so it's based on a quilt square!

The cost per plaque is $25.00 (students pay only $20.00). Funds raised will help support the museum operations at the Exhibit Hall.

Plaques are on sale now, and should be completed and returned to the Hall by May 30.

Call or stop by the Castle Rock Museum and Exhibit Hall for more info, rules, and plaques. The Hall is at 147 Front Avenue NW; phone is 360-274-6603.

Medic One Interlocal Board meeting
The Interlocal Board governing Lewis County Medic One will be having their regular monthly meeting at 7 p.m. May 21 at Dire District 2 headquarters in Toledo. Those curious about the operations of Medic One, as well as its financial outlook, are encouraged to attend. For information, call (360) 864-2366. 

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