First off, I would like to ask for help on behalf of Fire Commissioner Randy Pennington of the Lewis County Fire District 15. As we all remember with horror, on Dec. 14 20-year-old Adam Lanza fatally shot twenty children as well as six adult staff members at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn. Pennington would like to present Medals of Honor to the families of the teachers who died defending students. To raise funds, they will be holding a fill-the-boot in addition to a full Spaghetti dinner at the Winlock Community Building next to the fire department this Saturdayfrom 4 to 8 p.m. They are currently accepting donations for a silent auction, which is to be held at the same time.
The Olequa Senior Center will be offering Commodities on Friday from 10:30 a.m. to noon. This service provides food for local low-income families in need. Vader residents have the choice of either Winlock or Toledo for Commodities. For more information, please contact the center at 785-4325.
I’d like to give another shout-out for the beginning quilter’s class! They meet every Tuesday from 10 a.m. to noon at the Seventh Day Adventist Church’s Fellowship Hall, which can be found at 2660 Highway 603. Anyone interested in this free class can also receive material at no cost from the class’s instructor, Ruth Gillaspie. Just call her at 785-3917 for an appointment to pick out fabric of your choice.
The Winlock Timberland Library will be hosting a Teen Book Discussion Friday at 3:30 p.m. Teenagers are invited to read and discuss this month’s book “Elixir” by Hilary Duff. Refreshments will be provided by the Friends of the Winlock Timberland Library. If you have any questions about this or future events, please contact the library at 785-3461.