Toledo Cheese Days was a huge success! Bigfoot made it to the parade just in time, he was just a little tired from the trip.
It's here, one of the best events of the county, Cheese Days is this weekend. Many of us look forward to the weekend, we get to see family and friends.
Toledo Cheese Days begins on Thursdays with a Kick off Celebration with a toast to the Big Cheeses. There will be handmade items as well, this takes place at Morgan Arts Centre. Let's not forget the Thursday Market, hope to see you there!
Every Cheese Days, they select the Big Cheeses, this year was no exception. Ken and Joan (Wallace) Norbert, Marilyn Dee Gries Mansur, Elaine and Gordon Schillinger and Margared "Peggy" Gries Ramsey. The Big Cheeses will be rolling through Toledo during the parade, don't forget to look out for them.
Donna's Place in Toledo is having a fun Cheese Days, there will be bands and a specific menu related to cheese. There is never a dull moment at Donna's during Cheese Days. You can usually see a lot of the longer residents as well as new.
This year the music will be provided on Friday evening by Chris Guenther and The Honky Tonk Drifters. Chris has been a staple around the area for many years. His old style country music is always a hit. Chris recently recorded an album that is now available to the public. Not only is Chris Guenther a great country singer, but he is also one of those nice guys. He has donated his time and given many benefit concerts as well, he does not let the grass grow under his feet.
July 4 is the day we celebrate the United States independence from the British. This day has been celebrated for nearly 250 years, but we live with independence every day. Men and women have given their lives for our freedom. Let's look at what their lives have given us.
Even though there are times we felt the government overreached during COVID, we for the majority of our lives have not been forced to live as the government tells us. We are free to go out, start your car and go anywhere you want. You are free to choose what you do on Independence Day.
Independence Day is a day we live everyday. We don't see it this way, but we really are free to live how we want. You can own a home in America and pass it to your heirs.
Saturday, June 25 was a day to remember a man who served the City of Napavine for many years, both as a business owner and a city council member, Jim Haslett. The family had a wonderful memorial service at Napavine Assembly of God. Speakers were Duane Johnson, Tim Johnson, his Grandson JT Haslett, and a former pastor Don Ross. A letter, written by former Pastor Don Ross, was read by Pastor Jim Smith. He was remembered as a man of faith first and foremost.
The Otis Roundtree Award has been given to Winlock High School football players since 1928. It's an award given by the Winlock Lions Club and voted on by the players. This year the award goes to Neal Patching, his parents are Brandon and Nelia Patching.
The first Otis Roundtree Award was started in 1928 by Otis Roundtree. He was a businessman in Winlock and also a graduate of the University of Washington.
Egg Day was a great day for the community, it seems a lot of new people came out, but there were residents and classmates alike in the town. These events start with the Queen's Coronation on Friday and then on Saturday, the town is lit up for the rest of the day.
Dean Hendrickson has given his resignation as co-chair of the Winlock Egg Day, he will be sorely missed. He has given so much of his time to run egg day with Misty Mayo, we appreciate all you two have done for the community!
Hard to believe the big weekend is here, this Saturday. Winlock Egg Days kick's off on Friday night with the coronation of the Egg Day Queen. Then on Saturday, the town stays open until the last bar closes. Winlock residents and former residents have always looked forward to Egg Day.
For many who reside here and classmates who graduated from Winlock, almost consider this a mini reunion.
Friday night begins with the Queen's Coronation, which takes place at the Winlock Community Building. This has been a tradition for decades. There will be an Egg Day Queen crowned, unfortunately at press time, we have not received the names.
Winlock has a flower shop once again, the new Oopsy Daisy Flower Shop has opened in downtown Winlock. Many remember the old Winlock flower shop and then another one popped up later, but that too closed. Now, we have one that is here for you! Danielle Miller is the new owner and she is happy to serve you.
Danielle wanted a flower shop in Winlock, because "Growing up, there was always a flower shop here. So, I decided to open up a flower shop in Winlock." The flower shop will offer flowers for all occasions, weddings, funerals, congratulations, corporate, get well, a new baby and anything else you can think of. Danielle also offers a variety of plants, silks and gifts.
Toledo Boys won the Washington State Championship for the 4x400 relay. Winlock athlete Cali Schofield won 3rd place in the Long Jump. What a successful week for the athletes in our area.
The weekend started for Winlock athletes on Friday, May 27 at 1:25 p.m. the Winlock High School and Middle School students created a tunnel that the Winlock state track members ran through. Then after, they went to Winlock Miller Elementary where they were escorted by the Winlock Police and a couple of vehicles from the Winlock Fire Department. There is something special about seeing the students and coaches escorted by emergency personnel.
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