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Beach cleanup needs

volunteers

Volunteers are needed for the National Public Lands Day, Sept. 26, to help clean up the Spring Canyon Boat Launch area. There will be a shoreline cleanup Saturday, Sept. 26, from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., with volunteers meeting at the boat launch. Bring water, sunscreen, long pants, closed-toe shoes, life vest and work gloves. The NPS will have extras of these items. For additional information contact Devon Beekler, 509-754-7829.

Ferry County needs this event

The Bass, Bands, BBQ & Brews event in Republic Sept. 25-27 is still a go.

Curlew Lake and the area surrounding Republic have survived fires and are clean, green and full of fish, promoters say, despite the fact they have been surrounded on four sides by the worst wildfire season in Washington’s history.

The Ferry County Fair was cancelled due to evacuation orders at the time, “leaving our community with a big hole in our heart,” they said.

“Our community really needs this,” they said. “Our tourism season was cut short and the forests may not be open for our hunting season. Our merchants are hurting and we need something to lift our spirits, as well as bring in some much needed visitors.”

They’re inviting everyone to “have a great time – great fishing, music, local micro-brews & BBQ.”

For more information, visit http://www.bassbandsbbqbrews.com.

Forest thinning

to be discussed

The North Central Washington Forest Health Collaborative and the National Forest Foundation are jointly sponsoring a community forum and panel discussion on the use of thinning for forest restoration on the Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest and nearby private lands. The forum will be held Tuesday, Sept. 22, from 6-8 p.m. at the Twisp Grange Hall.

Mobile food bank coming

to town

A truck full of free food will roll into Grand Coulee Sept. 22 at the Zion Lutheran Church, 348 Mead, Grand Coulee. The church and Grant County Thrivent members are bringing 2nd Harvest’s Mobile Food Bank here from 10 a.m. to noon, with free produce, nutritious perishable products, and other groceries.

The event is open to the public and is for all families in need of food assistance.

No appointment or documentation is needed. Bring a box for your food.

For more information, contact Pastor Shawn at 509-633-2566, or the mobile food bank at 509-252-6270.

Holbert’s book is finalist

for award

Bruce Holbert, a Lake Roosevelt graduate originally from Electric City, has been selected as a finalist for the Washington State Book Award for his novel “The Hour of Lead.” He read from the book at the Grand Coulee Library upon its release a year ago. Now living in Spokane, Holbert is the son of Pat Holbert of Electric City.

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