Happy Veterans Day, one of four National holidays that fall on a particular date rather than "always on Monday". The others are New Years Day, 4th of July and Christmas Day. The Uniform Monday Holiday Act established the "always on Monday" rule in 1971, giving many workers 3-day weekends. Anyone older than 50 is likely to remember the days before Washington's and Lincoln's birthdays were combined to become President's Day (3rd Monday of Feb.) Veterans Day was initially an "always on Monday" holiday but reverted back to November 11 in 1978. The holiday was established in 1919 to celebrate the Armistice Day that ended World War I.
Ryderwood's Veterans are celebrating the Holiday on the 11th with an Open House at the Café from 10 a.m. to noon. All veterans are invited to stop by for refreshments and information of the services available to veterans and their families.
I am very pleased that the majority of voters in both Vader and Ryderwood approved the EMS Levy for Cowlitz-Lewis Fire District #20. This approval will insure quality care for emergency responses for both of our communities.
What's happening in Ryderwood this week?
Friday's Café dinner will feature Meredith's MILD Green Chili Pork Loin. Served at 5 p.m., the all-inclusive meal includes salad, side dishes, beverage and dessert for $9. Please call 295-0875 by Wednesday to make reservations.
Open Mic returns to the Café on Saturday evening at 7 p.m. There have been quite a few visitors joining the regulars, providing great evenings of entertainment. All are invited to perform or be in the audience.
Monday has Karaoke at the Café at 6:30 p.m. Come early and enjoy the best burgers and soup around from 4-6 p.m. The choice includes 1/3-pound beef, chicken or veggie burger and homemade soup.
The Senior Lunch menu on Tuesday the 17th will be the annual pre-Thanksgiving feast with Roast Turkey, Stuffing, Baked Yams, Peas & Cauliflower, Ambrosia and Pumpkin Pie! That's quite a meal deal for a bargain price: $3 if over 60, $5 for others. The meal is served at noon in Community Hall's Dining Room. Please call me at 295-3813 to make or break reservations.
Thanksgiving is, in my opinion the best holiday of the year. It's all about being thankful, gifts and extravagant decorations aren't involved, but good food sure is. All that with parades and football to boot.
Ryderwood is somewhat famous for its Community Thanksgiving Potluck dinners. The Social Club provides and cooks the turkeys, potatoes and gravy as well as provides coffee, tea and lemonade. Diners sign up to bring side dishes, salads and desserts. The selection is monumental. Yum! Until next week...