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Community Announcements 06.11.14

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Winlock schools to offer free meals this summer

The Winlock School District has announced they will be taking part in the Simplified Summer Food Program for Children this summer, providing breakfast and lunch to students between June 23 and August 14.

This program will be made available at no charge to attending children 18 years of age and younger at the Winlock Miller Elementary School Cafeteria. Breakfast will be served between 8 and 8:30 a.m., while lunch will be served between 12 and 12:30 p.m.

Those with questions about their ability to participate in this program, as well as other ongoing activities for children, contact the District Office at (360) 785-3582.

LCGS June meeting to touch on German migration

The Lewis County Genealogical Society’s next meeting will be Tuesday, June 17, at 7 p.m. in the P.U.D. Auditorium at 345 Northwest Pacific Ave., in Chehalis.

Featured this month will be Guest speaker Gary Zimmerman, expected to present German Migration and the 13 Colonies. Zimmerman is a frequent program speaker for genealogy societies in Washington and Oregon, blending history and genealogical research techniques together in his presentations. Subject to change, but his program will likely be about the 13 colonies and hit mostly on German migration.

Gary has been president of Seattle’s Fiske Genealogical Foundation since 1998, after a year there as the director of education. He’s also the historian for the Pioneer Association of the State of Washington. He’s been a member of the Association since 1974, a trustee or officer of the group since 1982, and served as the Association President in 1989-90.

Gary is a 4th generation Seattleite, who had a career as a chemistry professor and a university administrator at Seattle University and Antioch University Seattle. He served on the Bellevue city council in the 1970's and was chair of the Seattle Metro Council from 1980 to 1990. He is currently in his 35th year on the board of the Chief Seattle Council of the Boy Scouts.

Visitors are welcome. For information call Teresa at 360.237.4797 or check out Genealogical Society’s website at

Castle Rock hosting book sale

The Friends of the Castle Rock Library will be holding their regular book sale June 20 and 21, and residents from all over the area are invited to come and support this vital fundraiser.

Taking place from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday, June 20, and from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, June 21, the sale will feature a number of books and movies at reasonable prices, all of which are being sold to support the ongoing activities of the Friends program. Hardcover books will be $0.50 each, paperback books will be $0.25 each, children’s books will be as low as $0.10 each, DVDs will be $0.50 each and VHS will be $0.25 each.

For more information, visit the Castle Rock Library at 137 Cowlitz St. W., in Castle Rock, or call (360) 274-6961.

Father's Day Dinner Steam Train Ride

The Chehalis-Centralia Railroad & Museum will be running the Father's Day Dinner Steam Train Ride thus Sunday at 5 p.m.

Come aboard for a fun train ride through the Chehalis River Valley, and enjoy a delicious dinner. Children 10 years old and under $24 per person, over 10 years old $44 per person. Prepaid reservations are required. For reservations call 360-748-9593 or visit us at for more information.

Fox to show ‘Rocky Horror’

Historic Fox Theatre Restorations is proud to announce The Rocky Horror Picture Show, sponsored by Builder’s Surplus Northwest. Showtime is Friday the 13th (June 13), at midnight at the Fox Theatre in Historic Downtown Centralia, 123 South Tower Avenue. Dress as your favorite character and bring your props and sense of humor! $15 VIP tickets include a pre function event in the Rotary Mezzanine Lounge and special seating. General admission is $10. There will be a bar for 21+ starting at 9 pm.

Presale tickets are available online at and locally at Book ‘n’ Brush in Chehalis and Debbie’s Boutique, Holley’s Place, HUBBUB and Santa Lucia Coffee in Centralia. The Snack Bar and Holley’s Place Frozen Yogurt supply all of the best movie snacks.

For more information, contact the Fox Theatre at (360) 623-1103 or visit All proceeds from the event benefit the restoration of the Historic Fox Theatre.

Washington State Grange holding 125th anniversary

The 125th anniversary of the Washington State Grange will be held at the Inn of the Quay in Vancouver on June 24-28. Since this is the 125th anniversary in which the Grange was first started in Camas, the Grange body

wanted to celebrate it again there in the degree work.

The convention starts off with the Memorial Service at 3 pm on Tuesday the 24th followed by fashion show of dresses and the Reenactment of the first meeting of the Grange. Oregon Master at that time came and did the degree work and proceed to help elect the first officers of the Grange. Members of the Grange will be dressed in that period of style. This is open to the public. Then on Wednesday at 1:30 pm w;ill be the first degree along with the 2nd, 3rd, and 4th. The first degree will be interesting because they will be dressed in that period of time. Dinner break and then the fifth and sixth degrees will start at 7 pm. All of the degree work is open only to grange members.

Events that are open to the public are as follows: The Family Living and Lecturer Departments will be open on Thursday from 12-7 and on Friday from 9-7 with Open House in the Departments from 5-7. The Juniors will have a display of their crafts. Then on Saturday it will be open from 9-11. The Talent Show will be at 7:30 pm on Friday.

Sate Grange hopes to see a lot of people since it is the 125th anniversary of the Grange. It was held in Vancouver when the 100th came along. Members of the Oregon State Grange are invited to come and enjoy the festivities also.

‘Clean Up the Coop’ this Saturday

The Winlock Cleanup Committee will be holding their June Clean Up the Coop even this Saturday starting at 10 a.m. at Lions Park Plaza on Kerron St.

Part of ongoing efforts to improve the town, this month is looking at more weeding, brush trimming and painting as the groups hopes to improve storefronts downtown, as well as the Community Building.

Organizers would like to thank local business for their continued support, including Winlock True Value Hardware for the donation of barrel planters, and Brosey’s Hardware for the donation of paint.

For more information, call Viola Chickese at (360) 785-0178.

Bingo at the Community Building Saturday

The Winlock Lions Club will be hosting a Bingo Extravaganza this Wednesday starting at 6:30 p.m. in the Community Building.

The buy is $5 and various prizes will be available as well as a cash round at the end of the night. Tacos and drinks will also be available for purchase.

For more information, call Jeanie Emmenegger at (360) 785-4817.

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