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Mildred Lykens 

Pioneer Days holds planning meeting


March 14, 2018

Are you looking forward to some fresh veggies from your garden? You say you’re not planting one this year? Well, rest assured you can still get your wants and needs taken care of at the new Gorge Grown Food Network that is planning to truck their goods and park them here in Lyle this summer. Plans are for a tentative site at French’s Farm on the corner of SR-14 and 7th St. and visiting once a month from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. The hope is for the truck to visit May through October, with payment purchases the same as grocery stores. But all plans are not solidified yet, so stay tuned for further developments on the topic.

Lyle Pioneer Days committee is hoping that you will bring your great ideas for this year’s great gala to the next planning meeting being held at the Sandbar & Grill on March 27 at 7 p.m. The big event is scheduled for Saturday, May 26, this year. “This year is going to be bigger and better than last year. We are hoping to get more volunteers to help things run smoothly,” says Cassie Beeks, co-organizer of the event. So, step up to the plate and help revive this awesome festival that brought folks far and wide when it was thriving in the past.

Lyle School welcomes and wants community involvement, at all levels. No degree or a diploma is needed to share your hobbies, skills, and or talents with the students. Offer to teach a second language, music, computers, robots, or maybe—do you Geocache? It’s an outdoor recreational activity, in which participants use a global positioning system (GPS) receiver or mobile device and other navigational techniques to hide and seek containers, called “geocaches” or “caches,” anywhere in the world. This treasure hunting would encourage the students to be more active with outdoor activities. Not an outdoorsy person? How about helping to organize events like dances or other social activities? Or just chaperone some of these? And classroom help is always appreciated by the teachers. The more support from adults in the community, the more opportunities are provided to the students. There’s more information available by calling (509) 365-2191, or on their website at or email Heather Lopez at

It may sound like this is a tad bit early, but you procrastinators have about a month to get your trash, rubbish, garbage, whatever-you-want-to-call-it, gathered and ready for this year’s Lyle Community Clean-Up. It will be at the usual spot—the school bus parking lot in beautiful downtown Lyle. Things have already been put in motion to get this project off the ground and into the dumpsters that will be waiting for all your stuff. At first it was a Lyle Community Council fundraiser, until it disbanded, and then fell into the hands of the Lyle Museum, who have been working it for the past couple of years. They have offered to share the donations this year with the newly reorganized Community Council, if providing help that day. What day, do you ask? Well, mark your wall calendars, cell phone, iPad, or tell your spouse to remind you. The gates will open at 8 a.m. and close at 5 p.m. on Saturday, April 14. All donations go to the betterment of Lyle.


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