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Rainforest Run this weekend
The 6th Annual Rainforest Run will take place this weekend. This event is not just for motorcycle riders. With entertainment planned all weekend it is fun for the whole family.Things kick off on Thursday with a memorial ride to the beach, with a free spaghetti feed after.
On Friday night the band Twice Baked will perform and on Saturday night Linda Waterfall and a band out of Oregon called Indubious (they recently won The Battle of the Oregon Bands) and play rock and reggae.
Organizer Bob Wishon said, "It is not just motorcycle riders that come, there are people of all ages and occupations." The event takes place at 1071 Mora Road. Wishon said there will be parking allowed along Green Road. For questions or more information, call 374-8665.
Kids Salmon Derby
The Clallam Bay-Sekiu Lions Club invites children ages 5-14 to the annual Kids Salmon Derby, Saturday, Aug. 16. Registration starts at 5:30 a.m. at two resorts; Van Riper's and Olson's. Weigh in by noon at Van Riper's Resort.There will be prizes and refreshments for youngsters and prizes will be awarded for first, second and third places for legal salmon, a prize smorgasbord will be available to runners-up.The Lions Club Kids Derby is supported by donations from individuals and businesses and there is no entry fee. For more information, questions or to donate, call Adam Campbell 360-461-6701 or Roy Morris 360-963-2442.
Forks High School Students
Add/drop days for students schedule adjustments will begin from 9 a.m.-noon Aug 19-22 from 9 a.m.- noon. This is for all grades. Students should have received a schedule in the mail after Aug. 16 or they can check Skyward. For questions call the high school at extension 260 or 356.
Historical Society features doll clothing
A new exhibit at the Museum at the Carnegie, in Port Angeles, features four cases filled with memorabilia about the pioneer McLaughlin family including doll clothing made for the McLaughlin sisters by their mother Jane. The museum is at 207 S. Lincoln St., and is open from 1-4 p.m. Wednesday-Saturday.Oscar and Emily McLaughlin came to Port Angeles with the Puget Sound Cooperative Colony in 1888.
Their grandson, Harold “Si” McLaughlin was a well-know educator in the county who taught in Clallam Bay, Forks and Port Angeles as well as being a principal at the high school in Sequim. His wife Jane was a reading tutor at Jefferson School in Port Angeles and was an accomplished seamstress.
Jane started making her three daughters’ clothing in the late 1930s. Jane, being both frugal and creative, took the scraps and made matching outfits for the girls’ dolls. She continued, on special occasions, to make the doll clothing into the 1980s. One of the daughters died early from cancer, but sisters Jane and Ann kept their treasures.
This wonderful collection recently was donated to the Clallam County Historical Society.Visitors to the museum will have the opportunity to meet both Jane and Ann on Saturday, Aug. 16, from 1-4 p.m. They will share stories and talk more about this collection that spans 50 years of memories.For more information, call the society’s office at 360-452-2662 or send an e-mail to email@example.com.