Grange hosts party and fundraiser

Lyle News

 


The Friends of the Gorge held their ‘Open House’ meeting on Dec. 11, at the Activity Center to hand out surveys on the hot topic of whether the majority of Lyle residents and ‘adjacent property owners’ are in favor of their proposed Cherry Orchard Trail project. Clusters of people were scattered around the main room and spilled out into the hall; with each group being in agreement, yea or nay, or those debating the issue. This reporter will go out on a limb here and predict that this will not have a consensual outcome; nor even have both parties agree to disagree.

The Grange held their monthly meeting on Saturday, followed by a potluck and fellowship. The newly elected officers who were present were sworn in and will take their positions in January of 2014.

The present Federal Farm Bill was discussed and a motion was passed to send a communication of support to stop the use of feed lot antibiotics due to its causing human bacterial resistance infections. Next month’s agenda will be to hear the pros and cons about the Cherry Orchard Trail project being pursued by the Friends of the Gorge; concentration of the elimination of grazing land are among the many issues concerned. As always, the public is urged to attend, where it is allowed to voice your opinion and enlighten those who are unsure of this debate. The meeting will be Saturday, Jan. 11, at 11 a.m.


The Sundowners enjoyed their annual Christmas dinner, also at the Grange, on Sunday; many of which are lifetime members; giving them the privilege of the use of the building for their special activities. While their party was going on downstairs, upstairs a band was setting up for a fundraiser event, with a local family burned out this past summer as the recipient.

There is still time to check out all the beautiful quilts from the Columbia River Gorge Quilters Guild on display in the White Salmon Library’s Sprint/Baker Gallery. The display runs through Dec. 31.

Deadline for submissions of, To The Point is Dec 20, and will be sent electronically on or about Jan 1, 2014.

Glenda Lovejoy would love to include your photos, poetry and wise words as well. Also, if you know someone who’d like to be on the e-mailing list for the newsletter, contact her at lovejoy@gorge.net or call: 365-6831.

There will be no Lyle Community Council meeting this month due to conflicting Christmas plans.

Submit your news to: Mildred Lykens: 365-0060 – lykensme@embarqmail.com.

 

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