2nd Annual New Years Eve Giant Cheese Ball Drop
This year’s giant cheese ball was double in size, carried over 75 cheese sticks, spotlighted against a foggy sky until the crowd-fueled countdown brought it back to Earth. Three custom steel drum fire pits kept the chill at bay while those gathered grew from a dozen or two at 11:30 PM until fireworks revealed a sea of familiar faces.
On a somber note: Hizzoner Mayor Dobosh greeted people warmly while promising to address lawmakers & dignitaries who missed their invitation last night at the upcoming Mayors Meeting Friday.
Mark Your Calendars: Toledo’s BIG Community Meeting in March.
Washington State Parks: First Day Hike
All state parks are free on January 1st which means you don’t need a Discover Pass.
Start off the new year with a First Day Hike at a Washington state park
Washington State Parks is offering nearly 40 different hikes, fat bike rides, snowshoe treks and even a paddle on Puget Sound for the annual First Day Hikes taking place Jan. 1.
State Parks offers two free days in January
The Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission is offering two free days in January, when visitors to state parks will not need a Discover Pass for day-use visits: January 1 and January 21.
If trout-fishing is on your agenda for the new year, you don’t have to wait until spring to get started. WDFW planted lakes in Clark, Cowlitz, Klickitat, Lewis and Skamania counties in December, with more to come this month.
Catchable Trout Plant Reports
LEWIS CO PRK PD-S (LEWI)
Nov 23, 2018 Rainbow 800 MOSSYROCK HATCHERY
Nov 21, 2018 Rainbow 1,200 MOSSYROCK HATCHERY
Not Strictly Toledo: Cowlitz Kayak Tours
New Years Day Arctic Polar Bear Paddle 12 PM – 2 PM at Silver Lake Jan 1st 2019
Says Mike Hedges:
Come on out to Silver Lake and then go for a paddle out to enjoy the snowy Mt St Helens nearby to Kick off 2019!
Dress warm with the right clothes you will be nice and cozy
Bring some Hot Chocolate Or Fireball Back on Shore to warm you up!
Not Strictly Toledo: Centralia Rollerdrome New Year’s Day Special
New Year’s Day Dollar Skate 1:00 to 5:00.
Only $1.00 for admission and $1.00 for regular skates.
For more information call (360)736-7376 or go to www.centraliarollerdrome.com
Regular Daily Column resumes Wednesday.