With Thanksgiving around the corner, it's hard to imagine our country going through anything like Paris did this past week. Our thoughts and prayers are with the people of France. We as American's understand what it's like to be attacked on our own soil; we all remember 9/11. It was a sad time for America and I am positive that France is feeling the same way but they will not let terrorism stop them, just like we as American's did not let it slow us down. As we pray for the people of France, let's not forget what we have been through and pray they get their justice just as we did!!
The Winlock Olequa is having their Thanksgiving dinner this week. They will serve the usual fixins while you enjoy the company of the people from the Winlock area. The door opens at 4:30 and reservations are required. Please call the Winlock Olequa Senior Center to arrange for your seat at the dinner table, their number is 360-785-4325.
Winlock Olequa Senior Center menu for the week: November 18th - Pork chops, mashed potatoes, mixed vegetables, apple sauce and wheat bread November 19th - closed for Thanksgiving dinner at 5:00pm November 20th - Split pea and ham soup, ham sandwich, green salad, mixed berries and cake November 23rd - Soup, salad or sandwich, any combination of two November 24th - No lunch served
Winlock Timberland Library presents:
Youth PageTurners, 3:30-4:30 p.m., November 20 for grades 4-6. Join in a conversation about "The Thief Lord" by Cornelia Funke. Register at the library, starting three weeks before the meeting and pick up a copy of the book.
The Winlock Lioness meet the First Monday of every month and right now they are working hard on their Holiday Project which includes food baskets for families in need at Thanksgiving and Christmas. They will also have their annual "Giving Tree" (for Christmas presents for Winlock children who live locally and are of age up through the last year of High School) The tree will be located at the Cedar Village IGA from the weekend after Thanksgiving till Dec 18th. They count on the local residents to do the shopping for gifts (clothing and toys) to help us provide for the many families in need in our community. The citizens of Winlock have ALWAYS shown their "giving spirit" for this project. Tags will be on the tree which indicates the sex and age of a child, and particular needs. Shoppers will be asked to return their 'gifts' to a box located inside the IGA grocery store with the attached "Tag" on the unwrapped gift by December 18th. Winlock Lioness members and other volunteers will wrap the items which will then be delivered to Santa in time for delivery to the families. We encourage Winlock citizens to grab a tag off the tree and return an appropriate gift to the IGA store in time for delivery to someone who needs some Christmas Cheer. Please consider helping the Lioness club this year, it provides cheer for many families.