Correction: Memorial Service will be held 11 a.m. Jan. 3 at the Toledo Baptist Church honoring Bob Nollan, who passed away Nov. 11. Date of passing was erroneously noted last week. Potluck to follow.
Dec. 15 Toledo Holiday Lighting Contest awarded gift certificates donated by local merchants to six winners within city limits, six in the greater Toledo area, featured a lovely vocalist with piano accompaniment, coffee and pictures with Santa.
Toledo Historical Society's Limited Edition 2015 calendars (only 30 available) feature rarely seen photos of the original Jackson Highway under construction.
My stepmom once included, among the Christmas gifts, a wall calendar - utilitarian and inexpensive, to be sure. She penned in all the birthdays, anniversaries, upcoming graduations. Chose themes - horses for me, aviation for my uncle, local history for my dad. We learned to plan ahead, save for goals, remember others outside our self-centered child's lives.
Besides a handy reminder for appointments and school games, tossed into a trunk upstairs, these marked our personal histories - vacations, weddings, birth announcements, farewells to loved ones. That's a genealogical treasure you can't place a price on. (I lied - get yours for $20 at Timberland Bank, Hair It Is, Toledo Senior Center or the Community Library. But hurry!) And when you consider The Historical Society distributes some pretty respectable scholarships each year, it's a great investment in our next generation, a legacy and tribute to Toledo Pride.
Toledo School District Board of Directors hosts a Superintendent search community forum at 4 p.m. or 7 p.m. on Jan. 7 at Toledo Elementary School Commons/Cafeteria. For more information, visit www.toledo.k12.wa.us
Presbyterian Women of the Congregation next meet 10 a.m. Jan. 13, and second Tuesdays monthly at Toledo Presbyterian Church. Contact Barbara, firstname.lastname@example.org or (360) 864-8148.