By Mildred Lykens
Lyle News 

Lyle School holds celebration



PARADE PASSING BY: An appreciative crowd watched the Lyle Pioneer Parade last week.

The weather cooperated for the Lyle Pioneer Parade. This year's Grand Marshall was Mr. and Mrs. George Van De Vanter. Following close behind them were entries ranging from Native Americans to the Sauter Family celebrating their pioneer heritage of 100 years. Pampered vintage cars strutted by, while hard working tractors, both old and new, showed their stuff with a couple of the old timers wanting to race each other. The only horse in the parade was adorned in blue and white flowers and ridden by the pretty Klickitat County Fair and Rodeo Queen, Savannah. They rode through town and up to the park where booths were set up for a day of festivities. Booths were diverse, some selling their goods from clothes to cotton candy while others were promoting political petitions to commenting on our community council. All in all, a great turnout.

The Gorge Grown Mobile Market, (located at the Lyle Activity Center), every Friday from 4 to 6 p.m. and will run till November. Come enjoy fresh local produce, featuring your neighborhood farmers. Featured items this week are, (to name just a few) rhubarb, green onions and radishes.

A big thank you to the civic minded Lyle resident who keeps the weeds cut around the "Lyle Welcomes You" signs on both ends of town. It is noticed and appreciated (and thank you for not chopping down my poppies).

Speaking of thank you's, Lyle School is hosting a celebration of art, music, industrial and culinary arts with displays featuring a variety of student creation in multiple media, and performances by their choir and band student. The PTO will be serving a free dinner. So, don't miss "Arts in the Park 2019" on May 30, from 6 to 9 p.m., at the Lyle Activity Center Park and Norman White Pavilion. Oh, and the thank you's? They want the sponsors to know how deeply they appreciate their contributions: L77 Ranch, The Sand Bar and Grill, Lyle U-HAUL, and Amy Lynn Giordano, and our PTO. Although the meal is free, donations to the PTO will be gladly accepted.

I guess I should set aside a section of this column just for our local residents who have left this earthly plain. This week we lost two more of our friends or neighbors: Robert (Bob) Trosper passed away on Tuesday, May 14, quietly in his home with friends and family. Services were held at the First Baptist Church in Bingen on Saturday, May 18. It was the fullest I've ever seen that little church. He was much loved and will be missed by many. Then a notice came of a Celebration of Life for Irene Bonham of Appleton to be held on June 1 from 1 to 5 p.m. at the Lyle Activity Center. My deepest condolences are extended to both families and prayers that fond memories of their loved ones will outlast their present grief.


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