Last night’s first planning meeting for the September 30 Benefit Spaghetti Dinner and Auction event was headed up by Brandi Devine with support from a solid core of experienced volunteers.
She reported that John “Jake” Morgan is recovering from sinus surgery he underwent today, and 4 year old Helen is doing great.
Catrina Mathis and Cara Buswell, overseeing the dinner, say “Homemade sauce, no jars” featuring both “meaty” and vegetarian choices, plus salad, bread and dessert will be a bargain at $7/$5 children.
Offers of donations are already coming in. Baydo’s RV in Chehalis and Farmers Insurance in Toledo are collection sites for auction items.
50/50 raffle will run from 4 p.m through the end of the evening.
As the extended Morgan family are “immersed” in their community in so many areas, several clubs and associations are likely to lend a hand on this fundraiser. As Brandi pointed out, “Any insurance or awards are probably years away realistically, and recovery will be lengthy.”
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A reader sent along this link to a Seattle Times article, “Oregon Trail historical markers get a face-lift” on continuing restoration of the Oregon Trail markers by the Sacajawea Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR).
Re-dedication ceremony and celebration of Toledo’s restored marker will be announced in a future column.
From Lone Tree Alapacas:
Thank you very much for the Alpaca article you put in your Wednesday column. We hope it piques some curiosity and that we have a great turnout at the Farm Days Open House at our place.
Jack & Jackie Bruner
LONE TREE ALPACAS
Mark your calendars for September 24.
Today: Toledo High School football kicks off the season opener at home against Charles Wright 7 p.m.
Support: Al-Anon Courage To Change AFG, 7 p.m. Fridays at Toledo Presbyterian Church, 312 Augustus.
Sunday: Toledo Food Share invites you to bring some, take some at noon Sunday in front of Toledo’s Historic Jail. On Facebook, link here.
Jamie Cummings of Steamboat Alley Project: Our next painting party will be Sunday, September 4 at 10 am in the Alley. Ladders and brushes would be appreciated. We're going to be working higher on the wall this time, so older kids are welcome, but littler kids won't have anything to do.
Hope to see you there!
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Monday: A traffic-free solution from Camp Singing Wind - an invitation to their potluck Monday. Caution: Laughter and singing may break out. Facebook link here.
Monday September 5 is Labor Day. Closures includes libraries and schools, senior centers and banks, Post Office and government agencies. Steamboat Plaza will give their crew the day off as well, back on the job Tuesday.
There’s still time: Nominate your candidate for Everyday Heroes by September 5. Nominees posted September 6 & 7, September 9 (Friday) or September 12 (Monday) posting Peoples Choice as September 11 falls on Sunday this year.
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Reservations required: Wednesday Toledo Senior Center Nutrition Lunch serves up lemon pepper pollock, rice pilaf, northwest veggies, ambrosia salad, and garlic toast, Friday ham and scalloped potatoes with peas and carrots, pineapple chunks and pecan pie. 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.
Check out frequent updates and progress reports on the young Morgan/Owen family following Jake and Helen’s accident August 19, share your prayers and wishes on their GoFundMe campaign page here.
*September 30 Benefit Spaghetti Dinner and Auction will be held 4-10 p.m. for the Morgan/Owen family. Donations for auction items, contact Brandi Devine, (360)880-7331. Donations of food and supplies for dinner, contact Catrina Mathis, (360)703-1716. Details at Vision:Toledo on Facebook here.
*Riverview Food Mart and Deli (Flying K) also set up a Fuel Fund for the Morgan/Owen family while one member remains hospitalized in Seattle. Contact (360)64-2121.
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