Winlock News 12.04.13

Leilani Beck

Well, my Thanksgiving was great, and I’d like to thank JoAnn and Mike Porter once again for having my entire family and I join their holiday celebration. You’re the best.

The Olequa Senior Center will be hosting their monthly potato bar on Friday, from 4:30 to 7 p.m. They’ll have their usual selection of goodies to top off the huge baked potatoes. The cost of the meal is $7 for adults, $5 for kids. Proceeds benefit the senior center.

Santa Clause will be visiting Winlock Miller Elementary School this Saturday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Kids can talk to Santa and even have their pictures taken with him, with photo packages starting at $5. All proceeds benefit the PTSA.

I’d like to remind everyone the Winlock Historical Museum is open from noon to 4:30 p.m. on Wednesdays, and entry is free. If you have any questions, please call Ken Vogel at (360) 785-0567 or Paul Foster at (360) 785-3935.

Also, don’t forget that the Food Bank is still scheduled for Wednesdays from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. It is located behind the Never the Same store on First St., across from 1st Street Styling.

The Winlock Timberland Library will be hosting their adult Page Turners Book Discussion on Friday, at 12:30 p.m. This month’s title is “The Sense of an Ending” by Julian Barnes. For more information on this or future events, please contact the library at (360) 785-3461.

Some of you may have noticed the new hair salon, Inspirations, at 205 First St. Stylists Nikki Demarest and Teresa Moore, formerly of McKenzie’s, have opened their own business and are currently available for appointments between Monday and Saturday. For more info, call (360) 785-9777 or look for them on Facebook.

Regrettably, this is my last column. As some of you are aware, I am moving with my family (yup, my mother, sister, brother-in-law, and four nieces and nephews) to Eastern Washington. This move has been on the docket for almost a year, and it is finally happening in the upcoming weeks. For more than four years, this column has been my responsibility every week, and I can’t deny that a large part of me is sorry to see it all come to an end. Thank you all so much for your support, and I’m sure that whoever takes over the Winlock News will be much better at it than I am. Thanks again. For everything.