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Cabin Fever? Festival begins Friday in Trout Lake

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Very odd weather recently with no snow at all anywhere below about 4000 feet, what a sad situation for folks who enjoy winter sports, and 60 degree temperatures over the past weekend. Wonder what happens next? A blizzard?

The 14th annual Cabin Fever Festival takes place Feb. 6 through 8 here in Trout Lake.

The Festival starts off on Friday, Feb. 6, at Trout Lake School with the annual high school Homecoming basketball games beginning at 6 p.m.

On Saturday, Feb. 7, there will be the annual Big Tree ski race at 9:30 a.m. at Pineside sno-park. If there isn’t enough snow to ski, an alternate “Forest Fun Run” will be held if trail conditions allow.

From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Debbie Nelson and Ardis DeFreece are inviting people of all ages to do a craft project with them at their new Fortuna Art Studio. Cascadia Creamery will be holding a cheese tasting in the studio during this time.

For the cooks in the valley, bring your favorite soup over to the Grange at 11:30 a.m. for judging in the soup contest. Soups will be judged for best vegetarian and best soup with meat categories.

The free community lunch will start at noon at the Grange where you can enjoy a nice meal of homemade soup, bread, and dessert while listening to some of our talented young string musicians perform.

On Saturday evening the Snowball Costume party will be held at the Trout Lake Country Inn beginning at 7 p.m. The bluegrass band “The Green Neck Daredevils” will be performing throughout the night. The cost is $5 per person ($10 per family) with all proceeds going to support the Trout Lake Youth Nordic fund.

The final event for the Cabin Fever Festival weekend will be on Sunday, Feb. 8, at the Peterson Prairie Cabin. The Mt. Adams Ranger District will be hosting an Open House from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., to show visitors their progress on the renovation of the former tool shed cabin, which was relocated to Peterson Prairie this past fall. The approx. two-mile (one-way) ski or snowshoe route starts at Atkisson Sno-Park. With the uncertainty of the snowpack at Atkisson, be sure to call Camden McMahon at 395-2617 to verify that the event will take place.

A big “thank you” to Marjorie Mitchell for again sharing her graphic design talents, and artist Ardis DeFreece for her painting on the poster. Also to the many sponsors for making this fun weekend a possibility. For more information on Cabin Fever Festival events, call Camden McMahon, 395-2617.

The Community Foundation is now accepting applications for scholarships. The application forms are available on the TLCF web site at Scholarships are granted to seniors who will graduate in 2015 and college students who are graduates of Trout Lake High School. Applications are due April 30, 2015. In addition the Community Foundation is offering a continuing education scholarship, sponsored by the Grange, for Trout Lake residents who are seeking education/training to support a career change or gain additional skills. Applicants must have lived in Trout Lake for two years. This application form is also available on the web site. If more information is needed contact Coralee Warner at 2218 or Jim White at 2585.

The Trout Lake Area Business Association is looking for a person with computer internet skills in WordPress to help update the community web site This position could be a paid position. Please contact Rick at 0024 if you are interested. Also the Association is looking for volunteers to help with the 2015 Bike Tour. The tour will be held on June 27, 2015. If you can help, please contact Rick at the above number. And membership fees are due. Either drop off the check at the grocery or mail it to PO Box 394.

Coming soon, information on the 2015 school levy and why it should be supported.


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