Toledo’s BIG Community Meeting packed the room, drawing Lewis County Commissioners Edna Fund, Bill Schulte and Gary Stamper, plus representatives from the offices of Jaime Herrera-Butler and Maria Cantwell to observe Vision:TOLEDO’s 5th anniversary.
Standing Mayor Steve Dobosh, former Mayor Jerry Pratt and V:T volunteers were applauded for their contributions, community reports heard from the Toledo Community Library, Historical Society, School Garden Initiative, Lioness and Lions Clubs, and Strategic Planning (here), followed by new businesses - Toledo Hardware and Feed, Chimi’s Family Restaurant, Harry’s Place (reopened by Le Duc), Alpine Chiropractic and Camp Singing Winds. A video carrying the slogan “Work Smarter. Live Better. Toledo Washington.” promotes Toledo as a great place to live, work and play. Local calendar events and festivities were covered from the Kid’s Fishing Derby in May to the Veteran’s Day Parade in November.
VT reports covered volunteer opportunities: Clean Up Day, Wine & Cheese Garden, Walk in the Park fundraiser, Holiday Lights and a BIG Cheese Ball Drop on New Years Eve, Gospodor Eagle display, Steamboat Alley (Hop Alley), Toledo’s Walking Trail a digital sign at the North end of town on SR 505.
School District Supt. Chris Rust reported with a video on the Good, the Bad and the Ugly with plans for for improvements. Lewis County Planning Dept. invited everyone to get involved with the Comprehensive Plan (here). Guy Spratt reported from the Senior Center, and a promoter from the Chehalis Garlic Fest sought input from those present to host next year’s Garlic Fest. So roll up your sleeves and get ready for another great year!
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Today: Toledo Lioness Club meets third Wednesdays at Community Library 6:30 p.m. for appetizers. On Facebook or call Rachel, (360)864-8844.
March 17 City of Toledo Planning Commission meets 7:00 pm. third Thursday monthly in the City Council Chambers. Visit
website or call (360)864-4564.
March 17 Toledo School District BOD meeting 7 p.m. Visit website or call (360)864-6325.
March 18 Clam Chowder Feed (Potato Soup also available) open to all. Only $6, served in bread bowls at the Senior Center. Doors open 4 p.m. and goes until food runs out. Contact Diana, firstname.lastname@example.org or (360)864-2112.