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Senior Center celebrates 40 years


August 21, 2019


CELEBRATION: A 40th-anniversary sheet cake was shared at the Goldendale Senior Center last Thursday.

Virginia Dunham, formerly with the senior services office of Klickitat County, was honored last Thursday for her contributions to the Goldendale Senior Center, which celebrated its 40th anniversary.

The center is located in the building Safeway once occupied, from 1953 to 1978. That latter year, Olen Monroe, director of the Retired Senior Volunteer Program, and the Klickitat County Senior Council found that the building was for sale. Starting in June 1978, the seniors and volunteers went to work on the building; the crew of businesses and individuals included Pete Hemming, Mrs. Thomas Cuff, Joe Olson, Howard Kubler, Rainier Bank, Merle and Maude Winterstein, Harold Fariello, Dr. Lande, Je...

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