- Kids Closet Resounding Success
- TES PTO Kids Garden Adds Art
- Toledo Lioness Fundraiser Gets Helping Hand
- Toledo Thursday Market
- Health Corner: Safe Solar Eclipse Viewing - Without Glasses
Wednesday afternoon TES PTO Kid’s Closet welcomed more than 30 young patrons for opening day, far more than the three who showed last August, the first year. Says Pam:
“At the end of the school year, I noticed almost a dozen big bags lined up, full of unclaimed lost-and-found items awaiting transfer to Goodwill. So I thought, we can do better than that, and help people in our own community.”
- Fall sportswear and shorts, sweats/warm ups
- cleats, soccer balls, etc.
- Girls & Boys PE shoes size 2-3
- Boys hooded sweatshirt size 10-12 (dark blue)
- Girls pants 3rd-4th grade sizes
- Boys jeans size 10 (straight cut)
As I was leaving, I shared a smile with the mother of one young lady around 5-6 years old who declared excitedly, “Shoes! I love new shoes!” holding aloft a new pair of pink sports shoes.
Don’t forget Middle & High School students, too.
Kids Closet is open again 3 - 6 p.m today, and next Wednesday/Thursday as well.
Next week: find out what happens to the extra clothing - it helps another project right in your community.
*Gently used = nearly new
TES PTO Kids Garden is weeding, harvesting, and planting for fall crops!
Says Pam Peak Meade: Getting ready to start putting in our patio and walkways through The Kids Garden.
We want to have borders of painted rocks...it will take many many painted rocks to complete. We are asking all students their families and friends to start collecting smooth river rocks painting them and bringing to the garden.
WHAT A SPECIAL WAY TO SPEND FUN AND QUALITY TIME with our kids.
Toledo Lioness Club got help today when Vader Lions Club members stepped in to relieve them for a shift.
*Correction: This Toutle River Rest Area coffee & cookies for donation project raises scholarship funds for Toledo graduates, hours 8 a.m. - 8 p.m. through Friday (tomorrow); TOT erroneously posted the volunteer project as a 24-hour station.
Toledo Thursday Market posts: Come check out our new fruit vendor tomorrow at the market!
He's bringing PEACHES, too!!
Toledo Thursday Market held across from boat launch 3 - 7 p.m. Fresh-picked goodness, handmade textiles and upcycled goods, homegrown music, DIY kids crafts and fun. Through September.
Download vendor application here.
Gallery 505 open 1 - 5 p.m. Tuesday - Saturday, 8 p.m. on Market Thursdays. August Theme: Bigfoot. Check out the concrete casts of a gigantic footprint from 1957, courtesy of the National Park Service, following sasquatch sightings not far away.
Also on Facebook.
Tonight: Toledo Planning Commission meets 7 p.m. third Thursdays monthly at City Council Chambers. Open to the public. Contact City of Toledo for more information or special accommodations.
Health Corner: Safe Solar Eclipse Viewing - Without Glasses
Know what a pinhole projector is? It’s the old-school method we used in 1979 when the last solar eclipse took place. Safer than taking chances with potentially fake ISO-rated eclipse sunglasses.
Check out this article with instructions and explanation of how it works on Wired.com. This is the method I’ll be using. Again.
For those fixated on Monday’s solar eclipse, NOAA posts: Eclipse forecast: some clouds for the coast, mostly clear inland.
Details & graph in link above.
Photos from TOT archives unless otherwise noted.
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