For those who have been curious about regular columnist Lynnette Hoffman, you may remember she had taken ill and spoke about needing to endure surgery last month. Lynnette has since pulled through, against some considerable odds, and is back home in Winlock. She would like to extend many thanks to all the community members who were prayerful and supportive during these difficult times, and hopes to be up and about and putting the column together again before too long.
The Winlock Lions Club will be hosting Kids Night Out Bingo this Wednesday 6:30 p.m. in the Community Building and all kids from the area are invited to participate. Featuring prizes of school supplies as well as snacks, including ice cream and cookies, admission to this event will be two cans of non-perishable food per students, which will then be donated to the Winlock/Vader Food Bank. For more info, call (360) 785-0178.
The Winlock School District will begin their Stuff the Bus program next week and local residents are being asked to help by contributing school supplies for needy students. Running officially Aug. 25 through 29, donations are currently being accepted at the district office. For more info on this unique and beneficial fundraiser, call the district at (360) 785-3582.
The Winlock Timberland Library is still holding their scavenger hunt for the month of August, with prizes for all kids who turn in a completed form. With items like a lava rock, a pattern in nature and a leaf as big as your face, scavengers are being asked to search far an wide to fill out their list, and stand to win a bag of magic beans (no joke) upon completion. For more information call (360) 785-3461.
If you're interested in serving on the Winlock Park Board, letters of interest are still being accepted. Three positions within the city limits and one position within the Winlock School District are available, and members will set a regular time to meet and conduct business, as well as appoint a chairperson to lead the board. Those interested in applying for the open positions may do so by contacting City Hall at (360) 785-3811, or may drop off a letter of intent to their offices at 323 NE First St. Members will then be appointed by the mayor and confirmed by the city council.