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By Diana Notestine
Heres Goldendale 

Parade seemed bigger this year


The Goldendale Community Days are over, and plans are almost in the works for next year’s event. There seemed to be more entries in the parade, and there were 106 cars entered in the Show ’n’ Shine. The Beer Garden opened an hour earlier, 5 p.m. instead of 6 p.m. like last year. Requests for next year will be for the same great weather that we had this year—all of the Show ’n’ Shine entries, and some, or all of the same music, vendors, and attendees. Thanks to The Goldendale Junior Community Chamber and the City for putting on another great yearly event.

Has anyone heard of a sport called Pickle Ball? Well, it has arrived right here in Goldendale. Recently we went to watch how the game was played at the WW11 Parks tennis courts. In short, the court is taped off, which makes a much smaller court, and the rackets are shorter than tennis rackets, but it is like a mixture of tennis, ping pong, and badminton. The game is free to play, and you can find the group most Sundays at 8 a.m. at either the World War II Park courts or the high school gym. You do not need to know how to play, but you should be able to move around a small court.

Some residents of Goldendale do not know that there is a mint plant in town on S. Columbus called A.M. Todd. They receive oils that have been extracted from different mints and then filter them at the Goldendale plant. Next, the different oils are blended together, depending on the specific orders that are received. Mint is not grown here in Goldendale, but in nearby towns states. I thought one piece of interesting news is that the mint oil flavor used in Girl Scout Thin Mint cookies is blended at A. M. Todd in Goldendale.


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