Well, it’s official! School begins for the 2013-14 year on the day after Labor Day, or Tuesday, Sept. 3.
Winlock Miller Elementary School is still asking for any school supplies that you can provide. A bus is parked in front of their district office from Monday, Aug. 26, to Friday, Aug. 30, and they would love to stuff it for students in the upcoming year. In addition, the school is doing a shoe drive—just drop them off those same days. Anything slightly used or new would be appreciated (any size).
A free "Back to School Barbeque" is scheduled for 5 p.m. Thursday at the Winlock Miller Elementary School playground. Not only will students and parents get introduced to teachers, but they can check out their classrooms from 6 to 7 p.m. This event is sponsored by the school’s PTSA.
The Olequa Senior Center is excited to once again host their Potato Bar on Friday, Sept. 6, from 4:30 to 7 p.m. They are proud to welcome back JoAnne Parkison, who will be taking the lead on this event. As always, the potato bar will boast a huge variety of toppings to accompany a sizable baked potato, and all for $7. For information on this or future events, please contact the center at (360) 785-4325.
This week’s profiled artist for the quickly-approaching ARTrails is actually a couple by the names of Richard and Susan Roth. Since receiving his B.A. degree in Art Education at the University of Washington, Richard has been a professional potter and teacher for over thirty years. He is known particularly for his use of decorative floral designs in both porcelain and stoneware clay. His work is not only beautiful, but both dishwasher and oven safe.
Just as well educated, Susan’s B.A. in Humanities is from the University of Colorado. Her pottery pieces are quite varied; some are primitive and others are china white. She also uses a lot of red or white stoneware and porcelain clays. Everything she produces is handmade, often on an electric or kick wheel. Their work will be shown at their Grand Prairie Designs studio and family farm at 193 Roth Rd., in Winlock.