Grangers chip after a large section of an elm tree collapsed at Ahlberg Park. The park is owned and operated by Grays River Grange. It is located next to the only covered bridge in Washington State.
Thank you Tom for many years of community service.
Grays River Grange is sponsoring the Spelling Bee at the 2021 Wahkiakum County Fair.
The Spelling Bee is to be held Saturday, August 21 at 1:00PM in the Skamokawa Grange hall.
1) Prizes are $75 (1st), $50 (2nd), $25 (3rd)
Two Divisions for kids going into
1st Division (Lower): 3rd, 4th and 5th grades
2nd Division (Upper): 6th, 7th, and 8th grades
2) Words will be picked at random from a list that corresponds with the grade the participant is going into
3) There are NO take backs
ex. door- response, D.O.E, oh, I mean D.O.O.R does NOT count
4) Last two participants left on stage engage in a spell off
* If 1st person mis-spells, 2nd person has to spell correctly the same word. If they ALSO spell incorrect, move on to another word and give it to 1st person.
How to participate:
Step 1 — Start studying the word list appropriate for your grade.
Step 2 — Get to the Skamokawa Grange hall at 1pm, or before and register.
Step 3 — Go for it!!!!
Thursday, August 6th
Bean & Bacon Soup, ½ Turkey Wrap, Orange Barley Salad
Thursday, August 13th
Green Chili Chicken Casserole, Waldorf Salad, Oregon Bean Medley
Thursday, August 20th
Chicken Strips, Tater Tots, Green Salad, Oranges
Thursday, August 27th
Mac & Cheese with Little Smokies, Veggies, Banana
FOR RESERVATIONS PLEASE CALL
MARIAN @ (360)636-2118
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Sorry to hear of passing of our Grange Brother Gene Frymire.
Washable cotton face mask. Call 465-2268 or email (grange at wwest dot net)
Even though Grays River Grange is not meeting regularly, Grangers are still busy with community service projects. Our current project, for the sewers amongst us, is making washable masks. Wearing masks is now recommended for everyone when you do have to leave home. Wearing masks is not only to protect ourselves but to protect others in our community. These masks are available for community members by contacting Grays River Grange at email@example.com or 465-2268 or ask any Grange member. We do remind everyone that staying home is the best defense against the virus. The Grange would also like to express our appreciation for all those essential workers that are keeping us healthy, safe, and fed.
Be Safe – Stay Home – Wear A Mask
Robert Oscar Larson (Bob), born in Astoria on March 6, 1927, was a lifelong resident of Grays River, other than his 1945-1946 World War II Army service. Bob was the youngest and last survivor of the six children of Victor and Ida (Swanson) Larson. Bob grew up working on their farm along the banks of Grays River, adjacent to the Historic Grays River Covered Bridge. Bob always had a farm dog, and its name was almost always “Sport.” While still in High School, Bob was drafted into the Army and was sent to the island of Shemya in Alaskan Aleutians. After the war, Bob went back to high school and obtained his diploma. Soon he met a very pretty dark eyed farm girl from Wheaton, Minnesota – Ila Mae Delores Jacobs, who became his wife on August 8, 1948. Together they ran the dairy operation for many years, switching to raising cattle as they retired.
Bob was extremely community minded. Even though his own farm had a very ample water source, he dove head first into what started as a Grange project to obtain a community water system for the Grays River Valley. Over the next few years, he devoted countless hours and innumerable long distance phone calls spearheading the project, which ultimately came into being as the Western Wahkiakum Water System and was turned over to the Wahkiakum PUD.
Bob was also a very strong supporter of the local 4-H program and provided many calves to 4-Hers for fair events. Bob was a long term member of the Grays River Grange, American Legion Post 111, and the Grays River Methodist Church. He also served on the Western Wahkiakum Telephone Company Board of Directors from 1985 through 2018.
Bob is survived by his three sons, Robert Douglas, (known as Doug), Mark and Brian. His grandchildren are Jason and Brandy Larson, Donny and Kelly Miller, and Aaron Larson. He also had eight great grandchildren.
On Saturday, July 13th, there will be a short 2 p.m., graveside service at the Grays River Cemetery followed immediately by a memorial service at the Grays River Methodist Church, 3624 SR 4, Grays River, WA.
In lieu of flowers, donations are suggested to either the Grays River Cemetery in care of the Grays River Grange, P.O. Box 124 or the Grays River Methodist Church, P.O. Box 52.
Dowling Funeral Home of Cathlamet is in charge of arrangements.