Have you seen the beautiful paint job the fellows did on Set Free Church? It really stands out in downtown Elma. Elma Schools have added six teachers and are preparing for another great school year. The brush hog that was used for the new development which is to be called "Eagles Landing" really changed the landscape in only one day. The ribbon cutting to get things started was on Tuesday, August 11. It was well attended.
Court Appointed Special Advocates were honored by a fun day in the Harbor sponsored by Pasha Automotive. They had a wonderful dinner at Quinault Beach Resort and raised many dollars for this outstanding service to our youth.
My wife, Shirley and I witnessed a great picture of a doe feeding two fawns on the lawn at Borden's yard. There are a number of fawns, still with spots all around Elma. They seem to really enjoy the apples that fall on the ground in this area.
Elma is proud of the levee that was passed to keep our police force in Elma. Due to funding restrictions, it was discussed that we might have to let Rick Scott and his deputies do our policing. Our police are all over town and doing a great job in controlling crime here.
The Elma Schools will be asking for a bond issue to build a new stadium. This will be on the November 3, ballot. Due to the water table under the current football field, we weren't allowed to continue its use. The stadium will not be used for just football, but also soccer for both the men and women. Grace Community Church is planning a back to school party at the park north of the tracks to provide backpacks and school supplies to those who could use some help. The School store, New to You also has slightly used items at very reasonable cost to help the money go farther. My wife loves to buy books from them and then provide them to people who don't have many books. As our days continue to be dry and warm, many more locals are hoping for some rain. Perhaps we could have a "Rain Dance" to help make the grass grow and protect our area from out of control fires.
A couple of companies in this area are great for providing good jobs and export their products around the world. Vaughan Company and Vertellus meet this need. Jim Beerbower told us much about the chemical business that is now called Vertellus last Thursday at East County Rotary.