From the Sacajawea Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution, this letter of thanks:
To: Mayor Steve Dobosh and community members:
From your warm welcome, to your incredible follow-through, DAR is in your debt! You made yesterday's Oregon Trail Marker cleaning into an event! When the Mayor; City officials (I know Michelle Whitten is but one woman, but she is several officials); Gary Whiteside as the president of Common Ground; plus Joh Jones and Ronda Sandoval who are also movers and shakers in their own right (and dynamite bakers); the City's Blogger; and the City public works department all turn out -- that is an event!
Thank you for the prior pressure wash that enabled us to get going on the restoration without having to wait for the monument to dry yesterday and for the generator and water truck. Thank you for your generous hospitality and your pitching in with the work! We felt so much a part of the spirit of energy and revitalization you are creating in your historic and pretty city. What a lovely place it is! Thank you to Marlea Hanson for making this event her lead article in The Other Toledo.com Daily Column .
We are so excited to see the finished monument location once the River's Edge garden is designed and installed. The one at the post office is beautiful.
Your tip on the restaurant was right-on, we enjoyed our meal very much. We hope to include a big lunch there when we have the rededication ceremony.
We feel honored to have made such great new friends and we love your town.
Words from two other of our members:
Della: It was wonderful to have several local helping hands pitch in and work alongside of us. It reflects the great pride they have in their community. I enjoyed our time with them. Della Stenstrom
Cindy: It was so very nice to meet all of you wonderful folks from Toledo. You have such an enthusiastic and hard working group - which made our time in Toledo extra special. Thanks to all, Cindy Johnson-Sakuma and Gary Sakuma
Thanks again from our entire group,
Will keep in touch - we look forward to seeing you again in the near future. Hopefully the rededication of the monument can be planned very soon.
Shirley Stirling, Sacajawea Chapter Regent NSDAR
Diane Smith, Sacajawea Historic Preservation Chairman
If you missed Monday’s opportunity to be part of Something Greater Than Yourself, consider this behind-the-scenes drive to make a difference in untold ways:
Today: Speaking of volunteers extraordinaire, a shout out to Charlie Pruett, my most reliable source of What’s Cookin’ at Toledo’s Community Library. You rock, Charlie.
And: Toledo Park Board meets 3 p.m. second Wednesdays monthly at Toledo City Council Chambers. Public invited. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call (360)864-4564. Website here.
Plus: Cowlitz Prairie Grange 6:30 p.m. meeting is a cake-and-ice-cream affair second Wednesdays, potluck fourth Wednesdays. Getting in gear for the 52nd Gas Show and Threshing Bee August 26-28. Grange Hall at 5180 Jackson Highway. Contact Sandy Bickar, (360)864-2601.
Correction: This Friday, August 12 is Movie Night at Toledo Elementary, hosted by Toledo High School’s JV Cheer Team. In Monday’s Column, The Other Toledo incorrectly listed the event as taking place that evening. TOT regrets any inconvenience occasioned by this error. Details listed on Toledo School District Facebook page, link here.
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