Organizers for the Fourth of July Celebration are still looking for vendors and entertainers to provide family-friendly music and services for the evening. If you're interested, call Reggie Smith at (360) 751-4034. So far, a parade is scheduled for 2 p.m., live music from 5 to 9 p.m. and a fireworks display at 10 p.m., all free to the community.
Thursday is the new deadline to apply for free side sewer replacement. Open to both homeowners and renters, this is an opportunity for those with certain income qualifications to have their private side sewers replaces at no cost, which will help the city reduce the strain on Vader's sewer system. For more information, call City Hall at (360) 295-3222.
The Vader City Council will be meeting this Thursday at 6 p.m. in City Hall, and the public is invited to attend.
The Commissioners for Cowlitz-Lewis Fire District 20 will be meeting this Thursday at 7 p.m. at the Fire Hall, and the public is invited to attend.
Local residents are preparing to start up a Committee for Community Improvements and suggestions are being sought by organizers for projects around town. Those with ideas or who wish to become involved may call Lois Wilson at (360) 295-3002 or Pegge Baher at (360) 295-3633.
The Little Falls Masonic Lodge has announced they will be hosting a Last Word in Beans and Chili Cook-Off on Saturday, June 27, and friends of the lodge are welcome to attend. The event will last from noon to 3 p.m. at the Little Falls Masonic Lodge (826 A St.), and those wishing to vote on their favorite chilis will be able to purchase tickets at the event.
The Vader Assembly of God Church will feature their next food giveaway outside the post office on June 17 from 10 a.m. to noon, while the next opening of their food bank will be June 23 from 10 a.m. to noon.
The church will also be hosting Graham Women's Center Teen Challenge this Sunday at 10:30 a.m. and the public is invited to come hear their inspirational message. For more information on these and other church programs, call (360) 295-3756.