Vision:Toledo Arts, Rec and Events met Tuesday night to share reports. Under old business:
Toledo Community Library: TCL hosts Sandy Crowell 7 p.m. September 28 on her book “A Land Called Lewis.” 12 chairs will be replaced with donated seating from Timberland Regional Library. Patrons can now check new arrivals to the book sales racks rather than sifting through all the titles. Boxtops for Education drive includes Progresso and Campbell’s soup labels with UPC code. New game group for school-age kids offered 3:30-5:00 p.m. second and fourth Wednesdays beginning October 12.
Historical Society: Don Brenner reported on Monday’s post-summer monthly meeting following a hiatus during June, July and August. He noted John “Jake” Morgan was present and resuming the Toledo Community Story update. The Historical Society turned out in numbers for Tuesday’s Oregon Trail Marker Ceremony. 2016 Threshing Bee vendor sales of vintage goods was considered lukewarm. 10 framed photos have been delivered to Gee Cee’s to be offered for sale. 89 photos of Weyerhaeuser lands around Mt St Helens just post 1980 eruption were donated, available on a USB drive held by the Society.
Steamboat Alley: Jamie Cummings reports the utility line in the alley now repaired. Paolo’s mural is near completion and will need a preservation coating. Sand is needed for October 16 work party, with the planters to be installed at the November 13 work party.
Common Ground Garden Community: Ronda Sandoval (absent) requested help maintaining the pocket gardens and planters in Toledo. Gary Whiteside stepped down due to health issues.
Under New Business:
First Annual Walk in the Park: Declared a success by Jill Davis, reporting via email, realizing over $1,100 profit. 33 participated, 11 local businesses donated more than $650 in goods and services for the raffle, and remaining T-shirts are $10 at City Hall. Local Lions Club and Lioness Club were thanked for their part in the success.
ARTrails: “Did quite well” this year, says Mike Morgan. 6 area artists featured their work at Morgan Arts Centre, totaling over $2,200 in sales and 250+ visitors
Cowlitz Tribal Pow Wow: This year’s event went well, the salmon dinner popular as always. Robert Harju reports he will be stepping back from the event to focus on other projects this year.
Oregon Trail Marker: Joh Jones (absent) was in character during Tuesday’s ceremonial event.
Cool and Connected: Conference call scheduled Wednesday (today) at ToledoTel to discuss strategic planning involving Toledo’s future emphasizing broadband in developing the community.
Veterans Parade: Saturday November 12 will be Toledo’s annual parade. April Pennington Ferrier is contact person again this year. V:T will supply 144 handheld flags to be distributed.
Camp Singing Wind: Brian Dennis reviewed Labor Day Picnic - 70+ adults, 30 children, lots of food. Sunday Food Share reports new faces and familiar ones each week, with a surplus of produce each Sunday. Paolo reports good feedback on the Steamboat Alley mural project. The Camp is winding down their events calendar for the season, more planned next year.
Christmas in Toledo: Mayor Dobosh’s vision: “Put up lights...everywhere!” Hopes to see downtown decorated and lighted, a positive drive-through experience.
Everyday Heroes: Envisioned as a local September 11 observation recognizing lesser-known acts of kindness and heroism. Suggestions surrounded soliciting stories to feature throughout the year, with special acknowledgment September 11 in memory of those who stepped up in 2001.
Next meeting 6:30 p.m. October 25, 2016 at the MAC.
Today: Last Tuesday and Wednesday monthly Toledo New Life Church opens their Community Food Bank 10a.m. - noon, nourishing body and soul. Serving our community area of Toledo by sharing the love of Christ thru the essential needs we all have. Online here.
Also today: Sandy Crowell speaks on her book “A Land Called Lewis” 7 p.m. Signed copies will be available. Sponsored by the Toledo Community Library and Humanities Washington.
Plus: Cowlitz Prairie Grange 6:30 p.m. meeting is a cake-and-ice-cream affair fourth Wednesdays, potluck second Wednesdays. Grange Hall at 5180 Jackson Highway. Contact Sandy Bickar, (360)864-2601.
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. at Toledo High School for the Morgan/Owen family.
Contact Coordinator Brandi Devine, firstname.lastname@example.org to get involved with the auction.
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