July 17, 2013 | LXXIII, No. 16

Inter-town picnic proposed

A Coulee Dam woman who feels that when people eat fried chicken together they have a tendency to get along better, plans a joint Coulee Dam-Elmer City picnic in August.

Gloria (Glo) Carroll, a Coulee Dam resident who lives on Stevens Street, has appeared before both Coulee Dam and Elmer City councils, inviting them and their towns to a picnic at 11 a.m., Aug. 24, in Coulee Dam’s Douglas Park, with games to follow in Cole Park.

Carroll has been attending Coulee Dam council meetings and was struck by friction between Coulee Dam and officials from Elmer City.

“We are neighbors, and we should get along,” she said.

Carroll has also been instrumental in developing a “block” party where she lives, just getting people together. The first one, in May, was held right out on Stevens Street.

“I think when people get together they have a tendency to put their differences aside and, out of that, a sense of trust can be developed,” Carroll said.

Carroll stated that she will try to develop a horseshoe game between the two towns, plus games for kids and families.

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