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By Lou Marzeles

Haven seeks to be safe place for young adults


The Haven is coming.

Haven Coffee, as Peggy Woodard sees it, will be the perfect place for young adults to congregate. The owner of Adonai’s Christian Bookstore is seeking to launch the facility soon, and a first step toward it occurs Friday, Sept. 21, at 6 p.m. on the courthouse lawn in Goldendale.

“I’ve had the idea for a place like this for a long time,” Woodard says. “My late husband and I had tossed around the idea of a soda fountain at that time, to do sock hops and get together with friends and just have a spot for us. We started working on that, and life took turns.” The idea’s time hadn’t yet come, and it was put on hold for several years.

“Then about eight year...

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