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By Mildred Lykens
Lyle News 

County senior picnic Aug. 19 in Bingen


Around 150 alumni attended Lyle’s All School Reunion at the Shilo Inn in The Dalles, Saturday night, and then reunited at the Lions Club in Lyle for a breakfast as the sad farewells were exchanged. But what a great time was had by all. Those who didn’t show up were missed and asked about, but it didn’t restrain the din of conversation and laughter as women hugged and men exchanged hearty handshakes or a slap on the back with their fellow classmates; after all, we did make it through since the last reunion, didn’t we?

Sadly each reunion seems to find the total of fellow classmates dwindling but those sharing the joy of life come with maybe a little less hair, or a little more weight, or aides for hearing, seeing, chewing or walking. Who cares? They are the same person inside that we loved growing up with. I realized that from my mind’s eye (inside-looking-out) that I’m still that young high school student and wonder why my classmates give me questioning looks. How can they not recognize me? I’m still the same; it’s they who have changed.

The Klickitat County Annual Senior Picnic will be held on Aug. 19, this year at Daubenspeck Park in Bingen. All Senior citizens are welcome to attend. Lunch will be served at noon with food, drinks and place settings provided by Senior Services. Bringing your own lawn chair will make your visit more comfortable to enjoy the great music from the Simcoe Boys and the presentation to a deserving recipient the ‘Volunteer of the Year’ Recognition Award by the Klickitat County Advisory Board. By calling the Goldendale or White Salmon Senior Services office for attendance will solidify a good head count for the food needed. Call: Stacy at 773-3060 or Lisa at 493-4662.

August means FAIR MONTH….And what’s better than an outing at our own Klickitat County Fair? It’s scheduled for the 25th thru the 28th, with all the interesting events country folk enjoy. From the livestock show and auction to the rodeo with its cowboys diving from his horse to catch and rope a calf to flying high off the back of the meanest bull this side of the Rockies.

Excitement comes in diverse ways; from that heart stopping rodeo to sitting in the stands and anxiously watching your child being judged not only by their showmanship but also for the health of the animal they’ve spent that last 12 months nurturing. Then that tense feeling when checking to see if your entry in one of the arts and crafts, foods, or homemaking exhibits has won a ribbon…and if so, what color? The food, (curly fries), the boot scootin’ live music by famous country singers and the trinket vendor booths are all great. There certainly is something for everyone at the good ole Country Fair!

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