There's just a week and a half left to get ready for the spring Garage Sales on April 24 & 25. Town folks having Sales are asked to mark their addresses on the maps located in Community Hall, the Café and the RISA office. For residents who aren't having their own sales, the Women's Club will accept donations for their big sale every day until the Sale.
Due to a shortage of volunteer chefs this month, there will be no meal served at the Café this Friday. To my knowledge, this is the first time this has happened since this all-volunteer method of financially supporting the Café was instituted about six years ago. Anyone interested in joining the team should contact Linda at (360) 295-0875 or Sharon at (360) 353-8745.
Burgers and homemade soups will be served at the Café on Monday from 4 to 6 p.m. This Monday also has Karaoke at 6:30 p.m. so come early and enjoy great "eats"! The burgers - beef, chicken or veggie - are cooked to perfection and served with all the trimmings, including grilled onions if desired.
Senior Nutrition lunch on Tuesday, April 21, will be Roast Pork w/ Peach/Mango Chutney, Roasted Potatoes and Creamed Kale. For a $3 donation, the meals are a real bargain for those over 60 years of age. Call me at (360) 295-3813 or Jan at (360) 295-0597 to make or break reservations.
Topic: Emergency Services out here at the end of SR 506. Cowlitz-Lewis Fire District #20, a unique cross-county Taxing District, provides services for both Ryderwood and Vader. Even though Ryderwood is in Cowlitz County, 9-1-1 calls are dispatched to Lewis County.
This arrangement means that Ryderwood's volunteer retirees can provide an immediate response knowing that our closest neighbors in Vader, Toledo and Winlock have been alerted. The three Districts are locally referred to as "South Lewis County" and Paramedics are dispatched from "Medic One" near Winlock. This explains why we see a variety of medical transport vehicles coming and going. Expect more on this topic in future articles.