- Review: Teacher, Library Volunteer Shares Stories At Farewell Send-Off
- Toledo & Winlock Schools Selected For Smilemobile Visit
- Today: Dirty Pour Paint Night Event, Common Ground Toledo Meeting
- Thursday: Youth Baseball Sign Ups Final Day
- Future-Tripping: Feeds, Fundraisers, Fun & More
Little Dribblers. If you look closely, there’s a state championship in there.
Toledo Elementary School Library hosted former students, long-time community friends, and fellow retired educators gathered to share warm wishes as Toledo Library volunteer Pam McEachern was honored for her contributions to the community.
Each year St Francis Catholic Church hosts a free Thanksgiving Community Dinner, open to the community. More than 20 years ago, St Dominic* announced to his congregation there would be a Feast of Thanksgiving to be held in only 2 weeks’ time at the parish.
When the first volunteer arrived that morning, 7 home-canned Mason jars of green beans sat alone on the counter. Asked where the rest of the food was, Father Dominic responded “God will provide.” So saying, he left to offer help to a nearby mother & daughter.
That first Thanksgiving 13 diners were served a miraculous banquet; last year more than 200 were served.
This story of faith, community, sharing and love is reminiscent of the fishes and loaves parable, played out in so many ways in this village. To me, it’s quintessential Toledo, and Pam McEachern the archetypal community member stepping up where there’s a need.
Thanks, Pam, for setting the bar high for your students, friends, colleagues and the community. Best to you in your new digs (Missouri?). And thank you for promising to stay in touch via email, The Other Toledo, and social media. I know you’ll keep an eye on us all.
*Father Dominic went to his reward only 2 or 3 years later; Pam asks for prayers in his memory.
TES Principal Angela Bacon shared:
Exciting News! The communities of Toledo and Winlock have been selected to have a visit from Smilemobile.
What is Smilemobile? Smilemobile, a three chair dental office on wheels that travels the state of Washington providing free and/or reduced dental services to students and pregnant women who do not have a dentist they are seeing for routine care and treatment.
The dentist and staff will provide oral health education, examinations, fluoride, sealants, fillings, simple extractions and referrals for students with comprehensive dental needs.
The program accepts Apple Health (Provider One and Molina) and offers a sliding fee scale for uninsured.
The mobile dental office will be parked in the Winlock Middle/High school parking lot. Interested students and pregnant women will be scheduled for dental services on March 5th – 9th.
If you are interested in participating in these services, please let the main office of your children’s school in Winlock or Toledo know prior to February 23rd.
Check out this link to a July 2017 article in The Olympian.
From Toledo Middle School: Miss Johnson handed out a Toledo Pride shirt!
Today: Chip Guy warehouse opening update available here.
(Closed Wednesday February 8; check back for Saturday update)
Please observe their Good Neighbor policy by arriving no sooner than posted time, and abiding by No Parking zones. Happy gleaning.
Toledo Community Library Adult Page Turners February Selection:
Available in print, MP3 Audio or CD Audio. Order from Timberland Regional Library at kiosk in Toledo library lobby. Adult Page Turners meet 1:30 p.m. Wednesday February 28.
Library open until 7 p.m. Wednesday, 5 p.m. Thursday & Saturday.
Enjoy a fresh hot beverage when you stop in, and tell Charlie I sent you.
Express your love for your Valentine this month with a special handmade gift by a local artist.
Gallery 505's theme for February is "Affairs of the Heart" and features unique art and crafts by Marcy Anholt, Anita Chatham, Jamie Cummings, Bob Espen, Jeanne Hamilton, Susanné Rose Maestas, Patty Misch, Di Morgan, Jake Morgan, Katie Morgan, Mike Morgan, Vernadel Peterson, Linda Shepherd, Ethan Siegel, Pauli Wolfe and Dennis Young.
Affairs of the Heart runs through February 24, Wednesday through Saturday from 1 to 5 p.m.
WSU Worm Composting Workshop 6 - 8 PM @ Fort Borst Park Kitchen #1.
Registration required (to assure adequate supplies for attendees). Free.
Check out the rest of the WSU Extension Events on the calendar in February 2018.
Toledo Senior Center hosts:
Common Ground Toledo holds their monthly meeting 6:30 p.m. today at Camp Singing Wind with a full agenda, plus a preview of video for vision:Toledo BIG Community Meeting on March 22.
Interested community members invited to get on board in this hometown beautification movement.
Thursday: Final day to sign up for Toledo Youth Baseball today...
District Calendar Events:
- February 12 - ACT Late Start
- February 15 - BOD Special Meeting 6 PM - Regular Meeting 7 PM
- February 16 - NO SCHOOL
- February 19 - NO SCHOOL - Presidents Day
- February 26 - ACT Late Start
- March 5 - 9 - Mobile Smile
- March 8 - THS Mr T Pageant 7 PM
Future-Tripping: Feeds, Fundraisers, Fun & More
Feed: Toledo Senior Center Second Saturday Breakfast 7:30-10 AM February 10 featuring full fare morning meals including eggs, sausage & AYCE hotcakes plus OJ & coffee. Great company and perfect place to find out what’s going on around town. Still only $5 and they do the dishes.
Feed: February 25 (Sunday) Toledo serves up their Annual Clam Chowder/Potato Soup Feed. Doors open 1:00 - 4:00 PM or until sold out. $8 includes cornbread or homemade roll plus dessert.
Fun: April 8 Fifth Annual Ladies Tea tix now on sale $20. Hurry, these sell out fast!
Your continued support is critical as Lewis County Seniors move into their first year as a self-supporting non-profit entity. Toledo Senior Center aims to meet their $700/month obligation to keep the lights on with monthly breakfasts, community meals, classes and special events.
Check out their 2018 Calendar of Community Events.
Final Chance: Toledo Girls Softball Association posts 5 - 6 PM Monday February 12 as the Very Last Chance for season signups. Meets at Toledo Softball Fields on Jackson Highway. Details at link above.
Fundraiser: Toledo Community Library Hosts their thrice-yearly Book & Bake event February 14, known to those in the inner circle as Keep The Lights On.
Donations of baked goods have inspired local bakers to up their game with new delicacies and generational classics.
Fun: Toledo High School’s incomparable Mr T Pageant returns 7 PM March 8. Be amazed at the talent, innovation, and sheer hilarity guaranteed to knock the rust off your funny bone.
For The Future: TES PTO Kids Garden is looking for garden sponsors, which ensures the continuation and improvement of this awesome program. If your family or business is interested, the form is below.
* Garden Sponsor Form 2017-18.docx
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