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With Thanksgiving just a week away a lot of people are thinking about what they are thankful for. One thing the West End can be thankful for is our volunteer fire departments. Neah Bay, Clallam Bay/Sekiu, Quillayute, Beaver and Forks, they respond at all times of the day and night and the only compensation is when we say thank you.
Community Events, November 2014
The following people and businesses were nominated for the Forks Chamber's annual "Best of Awards" and will be honored at the Wine & Cheese event on Saturday, Nov. 8. The festivities begin at 7 p.m. at the Old Mill Roundhouse 100 LaPush Road. Music will be provided by Loose Gravel and the event is open to the public.
QVSD Veterans Day program Nov. 10 Forks Schools will hold a Veterans Day assembly at 2 p.m. Monday, Nov. 10, in the high school gym. All past and present veterans and the public are invited to attend. There will be Coast Guard Color Guard, songs and poetry, as well as musical selections by the school music program. For questions or more information, call Quillayute Valley School District at 374-6262.
Forks Elks Lodge #2524, 941 Merchant Road, is hosting a spaghetti dinner fundraiser from 5-9 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 8, for local resident Scott Jennings, who is in the hospital waiting for a heart transplant. Dinner is by donation and there also will be a silent auction. Jennings grew up in Forks and graduated from Forks High school in 1989. He had no known heart problems but on March 28, 2014, he suffered a heart attack and underwent triple by-pass surgery and had six stints put in.
Although the weather outside may soon turn frightful, you won’t have to worry about some of your favorite backyard visitors if you follow the tips of John Gatchet, a retired superintendent of education and birder extraordinaire.