On a sunny Saturday when folks are most likely to be offline, Toledo raised over $10K, the initial target in a GoFundMe campaign for one of their own in 7 hours!*
When I got this email, I suspected someone jacked his cell phone, crafted an unbelievable story and hacked his accounts...
“ Thanks Marlea,
I'm at Harborview in Seattle after being run down by horses at the SWW fair and will be out of commission for the next few days. I'm ok and Helen is ok after we were both life flighted by helicopter.
We have a Go Fund Me campaign to help with medical bills. Look on Facebook.
...until I did a little fact checking online.
As costs rise and word spreads, donations continue to arrive on the frequently updated campaign page. Sunday’s report includes this comment:
“Still hanging out in icu, trying to keep our spirits up!”
Jake Morgan owns Morgan Online Media and publishes the Lewis County Tribune online.
Your warm wishes, comments and prayers welcomed. Facebook link here.
*Update: as of 8:30 p.m.Sunday night, the current GoFundMe goal is nearly met, donations still coming is as this column goes to press.
Steamboat Alley Project’s Sunday Paint Party drew over a dozen volunteers of all ages - including the family dog.
Providing the historical perspective of Toledo’s river, forests and Mt St Helens in a triptych-style Past, Present and Future, this collaborative community effort will serve as the backdrop for noted muralist Paolo De la Concha Zindel’s installation.
The finished work will include elements from these renditions.
Currently the artist’s work is on display at Gallery 505 Artists Cooperative, link here.
Next up: Installing planters. To get on board, contact Jamie Cummings at (360)864-2602 or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Review: According to Camp Sing Wind’s Carol Majewski, Saturday’s Fireweed Collaborative: Women of the Woods event entertained over 2 dozen connoisseurs of food, crafts and original music by recording artists Karyn Ann, Jessica Campbell and Promise The Moon despite soaring temps. Watch for upcoming events on Facebook here.
Tuesday - New Life Church opens their pantry doors to those seeking spiritual and physical bread of life 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. last Tuesday and Wednesdays monthly. Website here.
Also: Vision:Toledo Arts, Rec and Events meets 6:30 p.m. fourth Tuesdays at the MAC. Join Toledo’s movers and shakers. Visit www.morganartscentre.com.
Reservations required: Wednesday Toledo Senior Center Nutrition Lunch serves up stuffed green peppers with apricots, green salad, butterscotch pudding and garlic cheese bread, Friday chef salad with breadstick, cottage cheese, peaches and chocolate ice cream. Nutrition Lunches Wednesday and Friday are sponsored in part by Area Agency on Aging. Suggested donation $3 for those 60+ years of age. Contact Diana, email@example.com or call (360)864-2112.
Photos from TOT archives unless otherwise noted.
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