Winlock Egg Day started off with the Coronation of the Egg Day Queen Elora Smith on Friday night. Elora has the honor of representing Winlock in festivals throughout the year. Congratulations Elora!
The Winlock Miller Elementary School's second grade field trip "Day in the Park" is in its 4th or 5th year. Last year, before the field trip, I (Sgt. Randy Pennington) was at the school interacting with students and teacher, Ms. Linnie Farbo.
On Egg Day weekend there are usually a few class reunions and this year was no exception. The classes of 1960 - 1964 met together at the home of David Mickelsen in Toledo. This class had a lot of reminiscing to do since they are a close-knit group of friends and love to have fun!
Winlock-Toledo Youth Wrestling is sponsoring the 5-mile run on Egg Day with proceeds going to the Youth Wrestling Program.
The Egg Day Celebration begins at the Winlock Community Building located at 607 NW Kerron Avenue, on Friday, June 15 at 7:00 p.m.
Cathy Kinnaman is retiring after 30 years of teaching at Winlock Miller Elementary School. She started her teaching career in Illinois. After coming to Lewis County to spend time with her grandmother. Kinnaman decided to stay.
Winlock Miller Elementary School recently posted an opening for an elementary principal. According to school Superintendent Rick Serns, "the District received 23 applicants and interviewed seven of them in a first round of interviews and two of the seven were invited back for a second round of interviews. We were very pleased that we had a number of very strong applicants," Serns said. "We tried to include input from a wide variety of staff, parents, and community members and we found that there was a strong consensus for the selection of Dr. Omar Flores."
The Winolequa Garden Club has chosen the recipient of their annual scholarship and the winner this year is Katelynn Merrill, a Winlock native. Her family has been here for a few generations. Katelynn is the daughter of Mark and Lorna Merrill and granddaughter of Gloria Merrill.
Many of us know someone who was in the Vietnam War. Some veterans will talk about their time there and others still have difficulty talking about the events that occurred. One individual who is willing to talk about his time there is Toledo Reserve Police Officer Randy Pennington.
Randy is one of those rare individuals who gives back to his community. He also gave back to his country at a time when it was not popular to do so. Randy enlisted in the Army in December 1968. He was delayed entry until after he graduated from high school.
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