Speaking of downtime, both daily driver (aging laptop) and this columnist were down Friday through about midday Wednesday, when the Internet and phone service outage hit locally.
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Get ready: Toledo High School (via Facebook) says: This is the time each year when we invite alumni of THS to come home and celebrate the great traditions that come with being Toledo Proud...
Update: Parade starts 1 p.m. and not noon. Bring your brolly.
Toledo Park Board met yesterday to address the City’s 2017 Budget and recommend fee changes, assess progress on the Steamboat Alley pocket park, review the Oregon Trail Monument Rededication Ceremony, and report on the First Annual Walk in the Park fundraiser.
Permission granted two seasonal agricultural workers for longer term camping privileges put Kemp Olson Park well into the black this year, along with September’s Walk in the Park fundraiser.* Subtracting those two items from the balance would erase that profit. After some discussion, a hike of $2/night for all overnight campers was recommended to offset future costs and improvements. Kitchen reservations and boat launch fees will remain the same. (Current rates link here.)
Steamboat Alley pocket park promoters have set October 16 to install sand and pavers, November 13 for planters.
September’s Walk in the Park was “really, really great, good weather, good turnout,” according to Board Member and WitP promoter Esther Borte. “T-shirt and (grand prize raffle) quilt colors matched perfectly...put (Walk in the Park) on the calendar for next year!” A few T’s in children’s sizes are still available.
September’s Oregon Trail Monument Rededication Ceremony drew a crowd of around 100, a great show of Toledo spirit.
Toledo’s Welcome sign near the Cowlitz River, damaged in a vehicle accident several weeks ago, is awaiting insurance approval.
Toledo’s bid for an RCO grant to fund an RV dump station in City Park did not make the final cut. City Clerk Jill Davis stated research into other options including future grant opportunities will keep the proposed project moving ahead.
Meeting adjourned 3:25 p.m.
*Toledo’s First Annual Walk in the Park fundraiser was created to help raise matching funds for an RCO grant to install an RV dump station in the City Park.
Don’t miss out: Pick up your vendor/sale form for Saturday’s FCCLA/March of Dimes fundraiser at Toledo High School 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Charlie says: room for two (or more) volunteers. Sign up now for library volunteer training and get the jump on the New Year.
Mark your calendars: Library Book and Bake Sale December 3.
Jake says: Great stuff this month! Lots of paintings, sculptures, mixed media and stained glass too. Meet area artisans and crafters Tuesday-Saturday 1-5 p.m. through October 29. Gallery 505 Artist Co Op is on Facebook, too.
Friday: Toledo Food Bank open 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. second and fourth Fridays behind City Hall.
Photos from TOT archives unless otherwise noted.
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