Monday, October 4, 2010
Since the Counciil meeting the County Commissioners have voted to discuntinue the EDA gratns starting in 2012.The grants for 2011 will be for Public Safety only.The money will be used for the "Klickitat County Radio Project" instead of being used in the communities for economic development.You are encouraged to call the Commissioners and let them know this is not acceptable and to find another way to fund this federally mandated project.For more information Google "Klickitat County Radio Project" and get the lowdown on this.
Coming soon to Wishram is the 4th Annual Live Nativity,which will be Dec.17,18 and 19.This is a community event that all can participate in and where all are welcome.As always volunteers are needed to populate Bethlehem.Being shy is no excuse as there are no speaking parts and costumes are provided.Planning meetings will start in Oct.so keep an eye on the new community bulletin board,down by the Post Office,for further information.
Sept 25th was the last day for the Community Garden Produce stand.Response to this endeavor was outstanding this year with all proceeds going back into the garden.Work will continue at the garden until frost after which we can figure out how much we grew,proserved and shared.Plans for 2011's garden are already underway.This first meeting will be held in early January.
On Sept.11th Wishram hosted a First Responders Day.This event came about after Sheriff MaComas suggested a fundraiser with a dunk tank where he and others would be'dunkees'.Although it started out as a community event it soon grew to be county wide,with all fire dept.'s and community councils invited.Despite the short notice the turn out was good.Wishram School had several food booths operating and also ran a small carnival.Proceeds went to ASB,Pride and Class of 2011.The dunk tank was a big hit and the proceeds went to the Emergency Medical Services Council.The Community Garden and Community Council also had food booths with the proceeds going back to the respective organizations.Live music was provided by local band"Sessions"who did a wonderful job.Another attarction was the 'water ball'competition in which Wishram fire dept.took on all challengers.Thank You Klickitat County sheriff Office,Klickitat County Search and Rescue,Dependency Health Services,Community Enrichment for Klickitat County and Gorge Grown for their outreach support.A special thanks to Crystal Dodge for donated use of her bouncy slide and to all others who donated and helped make this a memorable event.Hopefully other communities will take this on in the future.To see pictures of this and other activities go to our blog at :wishram-wa.blogspot.com.