Hope Grange will be hosting their annual All-County Grange picnic on Sunday, Aug. 4. The festivities begin at 1 p.m. at long-time grangers Mike and JoAnn Porter’s home (located next to the Hope Grange…just look for a covered bridge, and they’ll show you where to park). While there will be plenty of meat hot off the grill for anyone from neighboring granges, a potluck will also be going on.
In Olequa Senior Center news, an Advisory Board meeting is scheduled for Monday, Aug. 5, at 10 a.m. The public is welcome. For more information, please contact the center at (360) 785-4325.
Also, for all you baseball fans, there is currently a raffle going on at all the local senior centers. The prize: 2 tickets ($160 value) to the Seattle Mariners vs. Los Angeles Angels game on Sunday, Aug. 25. Besides Terrace Group locations, a complimentary buffet is included. Tickets cost $10, and the lucky winner will be drawn on Aug. 18 at the county fair. If interested in purchasing tickets, please drop by the Olequa Senior Center or call JoAnn Porter at (360) 785-0304.
The Winlock Timberland Library has scheduled a Zombie Zoo for Friday at 2 p.m. Teenagers are invited to learn Hollywood makeup techniques and can practice by giving a doll a zombie makeover. This event is sponsored by the Friends of the Winlock Timberland Library.
On Tuesday, Aug. 6, at 2 p.m., the library will be presenting Family Day: Composting. This event includes learning about lasagna gardening, a composting demonstration, earthworm dancing, stories, art projects, and games for the whole family. For more information on these or future events, please contact the library at (360) 785-3461.
And then, as I’m sure most of you have heard, the Firehouse Restaurant closed their doors for good on Sunday, July 28. Owners Kris and Vern Delaney decided to retire for health reasons, and the future of the restaurant—if there even is one—is uncertain. I’m sure I’m not alone when I say it’s a depressing sight to see one more empty building in downtown Winlock.