Toledo News 8.12.15

by Marlea Hanson

Toledo News 8.12.15 | hanson

Sunday morning gospel wound up the 31st Annual St Helens Bluegrass Festival last weekend, where Phillip Steinmetz and his Sunny Tennesseans lauded the largest audience to date at this event, and General Cothren and his team for first rate promotion and support, promising to return next year.

Billie says: Green beans, pickling cukes, heirloom and other tomatoes plus summer squash, greens, herbs and more at the stand. Now open Fridays 10-4, Saturdays 10-2. Visit

August 14 Second and fourth Fridays Toledo food Bank open 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. behind City Hall.

August 14 Second, fourth and fifth Fridays Cowlitz Prairie Grange Jam Night 7:00 p.m. Performers and supporters welcome. Donation at door. Contact or (360)262-3696.

Thru August 15 - Toledo Made at Gallery 505. For schedule call (360)864-2789 or visit

August 17 City Council 6:00 p.m. first and third Mondays at City Hall. Visit or call (360)864-4564.

August 18 Winolequa Garden Club meets third Tuesdays at Toledo Presbyterian Church, Fellowship Hall 12:00 noon. Contact Sandra, or (360)864-2601.

Final Kids Page Turners 1-2 p.m. August 19 - Pirates Day! Adult Page Turners 1:30 p.m. August 27 - request "One Hundred Foot Journey" by Richard Morais from Timberland Regional Library for discussion. Call (360)864-4247 or visit
August 19 Toledo Lioness Club meets third Wednesdays at Community Library 6:30 p.m. for appetizers. October 4 Tea tix available, $12. Visit or call Rachel, (360)864-8844.

August 20 Toledo School District Board of Directors meets third Thursdays 7 p.m. at Middle School Library. Meet the Teachers August 27 at TES 5:30-6:30 p.m., at TMS 6:00-7:00 p.m., at THS 6:30-7:30 p.m. School begins September 1. Visit or call (360)864-6325.

Judy says: Just a quick note to let you know that Toledo's Treasure, Cecile Barnes, marks 104 remarkable years (you read that right) August 23. Stop by the Presbyterian church 10-noon or later to congratulate her, and enjoy cake and ice cream. 312 Augustus Street.

Upcoming: 51st Annual Cowlitz Prairie Grange Threshing Bee and Gas Show August 29-30, drawing over 8,000 visitors and participants each year.