The Winlock United Methodist Church’s new minister will begin on Sunday, Oct. 6. Her name is Pam Brokaw, and the congregation is ready to welcome her with open arms. First, however, they would like to say farewell to their interim minister Ava Barry. They’ll miss her kindness as well as her Texas drawl.
Currently, the Olequa Senior Center is seeking more volunteers. Particularly to help with their lunches, which are now served five days a week. Please contact the center at (360) 785-4325 for more information.
Hope Grange’s annual Oktoberfest is just around the corner! It’s all set for Saturday, Oct. 5, from 1 to 4 p.m. There will be face painting, wagon rides, free pumpkins from the pumpkin patch for children under 12, games, a pumpkin decorating contest, a costume contest (which I am judging), and fresh apple cider. For food, they will be selling hot dogs, chili, sundaes, and much more. Don’t miss out on this one! It’s always awesome.
Then, of course, this is the last week I can profile an artist for ARTrails. Their last weekend is this Saturday and Sunday. Here’s a brief list of the remaining four artists that I haven’t talked about that are showing their work in or near Winlock (I do apologize, but I can’t always fit them in):
Jeanne Hamilton, a painter, and Karen Leback, who is a photographer as well as an expert in mixed media, will both be displaying examples of their work at 1183 S. Military Rd. Dan Sheridan has his pottery at Grand Prairie Designs, which is located at 193 Roth Rd. Ina Wagerman, who works primarily in tile and mosaics, is at the Pig Feathers Studio at 130 Trinity Lane. Good luck to all you artists out there, and have fun everyone else seeing the fruits of their labor on the last weekend of ARTrails!