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Constitutional Tea Party had good turnout

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I attended the Klickitat County Fair parade last Saturday. I enjoyed the American Legion’s recorded music on their float which gave it that real feel of music in the beginning of the parade. There is usually no music in our parades. I miss the bands from different schools being in parades that I have seen throughout all my years.

Leo Spencer reports that the Constitutional Tea Party went well. The turnout was not as good as they had hoped, but the 200-plus people that attended were enthusiastic and eager to hear the speakers. Clint Didier gave a very good speech and pointed out many reasons to vote for him for commissioner of public lands. Former Supreme Court Justice Sanders stressed how much his past rulings adhere to our conservative values. Bill Norton flew in from Arizona and gave a couple of talks about the history of our country and how important the Constitution is to all of us. Trent England gave a talk on how we are tied to history and how important it is to study what has happened in the past in order to learn how to deal with the present. One of the favorites of our tea parties is the “roving mic”. It gives audience members a chance to give some input into the event, and we had many great comments and insight from people in the crowd. It went well, and the weather was perfect.

The Soroptimist International of Goldendale advise that their Golden Valley annual bike ride is coming up soon. Actually, it will also be their last bike ride. The Soroptimists have lost their major funding, and without that it is impossible to carry it off. This has been the Soroptimists’ major fundraiser, and they are able to support many local programs that help improve the lives of women and girls in Klickitat County. It will take place Saturday, Sept. 8, and this year it will start at the Methodist Church on the corner of Broadway and Columbus Street. The routes are the same and can be viewed at along with the registration information. A T-shirt, snacks, and dinner are all included in the rider’s registration—only $40 before Sept. 1, and the course is for all levels of bikers, from beginners to the “century ride” 100 miles.

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