Ryderwood News 07.30.14

Cissy Sanders

Here we are at the end of one month and the beginning of another. And that means: the monthly Town Breakfast will be this Saturday from 8-10 a.m. There isn’t a better selection of “good eats” anywhere around! Pancakes, eggs cooked to order, ham OR sausage, biscuits and gravy – all at reasonable prices with orange juice and bottomless coffee included.

It was the proceeds from these feasts (a major fund-raising event for our veterans’ groups here in Town) that contributed nearly half of the expenses for the new Flag Pole in the Memorial Garden. (Thank you, Town Crier, for covering the event in last week’s issue.)

The little bit of rain we had last week was more than welcome, but it looks like hot and dry will be with us for a while. That, of course, means increased fire danger and everyone is urged to use extreme caution at every turn. There are Burn Bans in effect for open burning in Cowlitz and Lewis Counties (and others) until further notice.

On a “local level”, please be mindful of combustible materials (brush, dead and dry vegetation, trash, etc.) around structures; and please, please, please don’t toss lit cigarette butts! The fire danger is just too high to take any chances.

Sunday will be the first Ice Cream Social/Card Bingo of August – and there will be three of them. A pretty good crowd showing up which means Card Bingo winners win more! The neat thing is that win or loose, players will never invest more than $2.70 to play.

Burger & Soup Nights at the Café have become very popular. The all-volunteer kitchen and wait-staff appreciate everyone’s patience if a bottleneck with orders occurs. These meals and the Friday night dinners are all prepared and served by volunteers and the staff is in serious need of reinforcement. Contact Linda at (360) 295-0875 to volunteer or make Friday night reservations.

Have a great week!