- Recap: Vision:Toledo Arts, Rec & Events
- Toledo Business Rocks Summertime
- Kids Closet
- Meet The Teacher
- Visiting Hooves Achieves 501(c)3 Status, Seeks Volunteers
Vision:Toledo Arts, Rec & Events Summary: 08.22.2017
Library reports: Toledo High School grad Tracy McFarland and husband Dan Luce will present 2 performances - 1 & 3 p.m. - September 23 at the library. Admission: free.
Cheese Days Book & Bake Sale brought in over $500.
Lots of newly donated books recently, come in and see what is new.
Common Ground Toledo reports: $230 donated @ Toledo Thursday Market Opening Day Plant Sale, despite the downpour.
Recently acquired large quantity of annuals from Dirty Thumb Nursery in Adna.
Park Board considering more improvements working with CGT.
Seeking more volunteers to add garden spots and for various projects.
Thanks to Timberland Bank for their $500 donation, now in hand.
Joh: Capitol Budget postponement means $50,000 grant application stagnates - no action likely until November.
Steve Dobosh: Alleyway seems to be crowned, canted toward (Nick's) building. Adding recycled gravel from upcoming road project will be placed along base of building to avert damage from runoff.
TES PTO Kids Garden report:
Garden is in full production now. On Wednesdays Garden Club kids take home lots of produce.
8 new beds with sponsorship plaques installed, planted with fall and winter crops.
Next project: building a pathway and seating area lined with rocks painted by the kids and community members.
No word on Sage Green portable classroom grant yet.
Toledo Thursday Market:
Di Morgan: Gallery 505 reports visitors to the Gallery are taking advantage of those Market Thursday extended hours.
Toledo Historical Society Report: Don Brenner
50 framed photos were placed at Gee Cee's Truck Stop.
8 photos of early scenes in sepia tones with descriptions on the back were ordered as postcards; Gee Cee's Truck Stop carries half the order, the rest were for sale at Cheese Days this summer.The balance available now at the Library.
New banner acquired.
54 new copies of Toledo Story have be printed, now available at the library.
City Clerk Michelle Whitten will arrange transfer of the large mounted decoupaged mural to the Library for the History Room.
Brenner spoke last week to Supt. Rust about availability of the old VFW Hall, but some repairs are needed.
Esther Borte 2nd Annual Walk in the Park September 23:
Long-time resident and past Park Board Member Esther Borte created this fundraiser to help support park improvements. Sadly, Esther passed away last December. We would like to keep this event going in her honor. So far (08l22l2017) we have 8 sponsorships, including 3 gift certificates for prizes. We would like to have all sponsorships in by September 6 to ensure they are listed on the back of our T-shirts. We are still looking for donations of hotdogs, buns, ships, soft drinks and/or water, and condiments. We are also taking donations for raffle baskets. Registration forms are located at City Hall. Registration is $15 per person and includes a t-shirt and lunch! Please pre-register to ensure your T-shirt size. Any questions, please call City Hall (360)864-4564.
Event Coordinator Jill Davis asks "Promote the walk, please!"
Several Events are slated for the same day - Puppet Show at the Library, ARTrails Studio Tour.
ARTrails - September 16-17 & 23-24 - Mike Morgan:
Most studio's are consolidating so there is less driving, more to see at each station.
Cowlitz Tribal Pow Wow - September 16 -
Held at Toledo High School. Word is, this event is likely to be held at the High School for the foreseeable future.
Winterfest in Toledo - Steve Dobosh:
Need participation. Nobody has stepped up to coordinate this as an annual project or event.
Gary Whiteside: Need a marketing plan...
Joh Jones: Need to consider those concerned about religious slants, etc.
Marlea Hanson: Need input from Santa...
Gary Whiteside: Got lots of lights available now from last year's clearance sales, including low-operating-cost LED strings, some figures and decorations.
Mayor Dobosh: 350 people showed up at Kemp Olson (City) Park for Toledo Baptist Church's 50th Anniversary & 20 people were baptized at the boat launch...
How to invite their membership in Toledo's downtown holiday displays was discussed, as well as a committee to convene soonest to get things moving.
Marlea Hanson: will contact Diana Haug (Toledo Senior Center) to hold an ad hoc meeting following 2nd Saturday Breakfast
Summer Cinema - Taylor Letham:
Mike Morgan reported Letham is a new guy in town, wants to put together a summertime outdoor movie calendar.
Mike will work with Taylor Letham toward that end.
Next A.R.E. 6:30 PM September 26 @ the MAC
Cyndi Philbrook’s downtown office is home to a catchy new pastime, placing painted rocks all over Toledo.
Finders can return the rocks to Farmers Insurance for a prize or re-hide them, posting with #FarmersToledo or #Lewiscountyrocks.
This year’s School Supply Drive will wrap up next week, helping both students and teachers collect much-needed classroom staples. Check out special requests in this link on Facebook.
Toledo School District posed this question:
These little ones need some feet. Know any spare feet who could use some shoes? Kids Kloset.
Mandy adds: CORRECTION...
We need 1 additional volunteer this Thursday 3 - 6 p.m. to help handout clothes in the kids closet.
Kids closet is NOT open on Friday.
Reply to this post if you are willing and able to volunteer. Thank you in advance!
Toledo Schools host Meet The Teacher tonight:
- TES: 5:30 - 6:30 p.m.
- TMS: 6:00 - 7:00 p.m.
- THS: 6:30 - 7:30 p.m.
Educator Andrea Jones says: Only a few openings left in the fall term of after-school enrichment classes for kids 7-11 years...more here.
New hours: Gallery 505 now open 1 - 5 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday, Open until 7 p.m. on Market Thursdays.
Also on Facebook.
Tomorrow: Toledo Thursday Market 3 - 7 p.m. across from the boat launch. Featuring the finest in locally sourced handmade and homegrown goods and produce. Family friendly, supports local growers and artisans.
Download vendor applications here. $10/week, BYO table and shade. No long-term commitment.
Also tomorrow: Toledo School District Board Meeting 7 p.m. at Middle School Library; Special Board Meeting 6 p.m. - Training.
Homegrown Toledo venture earns 501(c)3 status. Victoria Smith posts, in part: Volunteer(s) needed for 501c3 Nonprofit Charitable Corporation using therapy miniature horses and therapy bunnies…more. No pay, but you will be making a huge difference in people's lives and bring happiness to people who really need it. Please private message me.
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