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  • Wed Nov 14th, 2018 1:49pm
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Kayci on the Elks float this past 4th of July. Submitted photo

Kayci on the Elks float this past 4th of July. Submitted photo

Powder Puff Football Fundraiser

The Forks Community Hospital United Way Committee is hosting its 2nd Semi-annual Powderpuff Flag Football game on Friday, Nov. 16 from 6-8 p.m. at Spartan Field. Two teams from FCH will compete to raise money for United Way. Concessions available (delicious homemade items) as well as chips, candy and soda. Admission is $3 per person, children 5 years and under get in free.

Relationship Skills Class

Forks Abuse Program, 81 2nd Ave., will host seven once a week sessions beginning Monday, Nov. 19, from 5-6:30 p.m. on healthy relationships. Topics covered will include anti-oppression and values, expectations and negotiations, accountability, boundaries, conflict and community connections.

This class is designed to explore and discuss what a healthy relationship looks and feels like and give practical skills. Dinner and childcare will be provided at each session. Call 360-374-6411.

Good News Club Resuming

Good News Club will be back in session starting Thursday, Nov. 15, at 811 K St. (McClanahans), from 4-5 p.m. Good News Club is a weekly interdenominational Christian program for 5-to-12-year-old children featuring a Bible lesson, songs, memory verses, and games.

Bogachiel Garden Club Meeting Wednesday

The next meeting of the Bogachiel Garden Club will be held Wednesday, Nov. 21 at 1 p.m. at the Community Center on Maple Ave. There will be an herb and spice featured potluck and everyone will work on centerpieces for Long-Term Care and the Senior luncheon.

Winter Craft Festival

FES students can come to enjoy holiday music, hot cider and make gifts for your family at the Winter Craft Festival to be held on Thursday, Dec. 6, from 6-8 p.m. at Forks Elementary Gym.

“We are Thankful”


On Friday, Nov. 16, at 7 p.m. Forks Community Orchestra will present “We are Thankful” concert, at Prince of Peace Church on Blackberry Ave. Admission is by donation, all proceeds go to Prince of Peace church.


Thanksgiving Dinner

Once again the Forks Church Community is holding a Thanksgiving dinner. It will be held on Nov. 22 at the Community Center on 91 Maple Avenue. The meal will be from 1 to 3:30 p.m. The various churches in our community provide a wide array of great food. All are welcome. In addition, if you would like to volunteer an hour or two of your time to help, contact Laura Lafrenz at 360-374-4093.

FCH Childbirth Classes

Forks Community Hospital will offer Childbirth Education Classes starting Nov. 14 and ending Dec. 19 from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at The Caring Place, 481 W. E St. To register for the six-week sessions got to or call 374-6274 ext. 165, or email [email protected] or stop by the admitting desk at FCH.

Cherish Our Children Nov. 30

The 17th annual Cherish Our Children event will be held at the Forks Elks Lodge, 941 Merchant Rd. this year. It will feature a live and silent auction, and dinner and desserts for purchase. Funds raised will go to purchase Christmas gifts benefitting the youth of Forks and LaPush. Have questions? Want to donate or volunteer? Contact Emily Foster at 360-640-9600 or email [email protected]

Festival of Trees


Soroptimist International of the Olympic Rain Forest (SIORF) is busy planning the 2018 Festival of Trees event which will be held Dec. 1 and 2 at the Rainforest Arts Center. The Open House will be on Saturday, Dec. 1 from 1-4 p.m. and during Moonlight Madness from 7-9 p.m. The auction opens at 1 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 2 and the bidding starts at 2 p.m. The theme this year is “Christmas through the Eyes of a Child.”

There will be 16 trees and 12 wreaths beautifully decorated by locals to auction.

Club members are decorating “A Pioneers Christmas” tree to be raffled during the auction. This specially decorated tree will be adorned with many handcrafted items and chockfull of gifts. Four themed baskets will also be raffled. Tickets are available now from your local SIORF member. The Festival of Trees is the main fundraiser for SIORF. Money raised at this event supports scholarships, awards, Jr. High Student of the Month, Mammogram Fund, SOS Cancer transportation fund, Backpack program, and many more. We are always so appreciative of our community for their continued support. Look forward to seeing you there!




Do you have a building or house in Forks that could be the future home of Soroptimists’ Second Chances Loan closet? Second Chances is in need of a new home since its present location at 140 Spartan Avenue is up for sale.

Presently there are three separate rooms for gently used upscale women’s clothing shop, prom dresses to loan for special events and medical equipment that is loaned to West End residents in need.

Soroptimists is a non-profit 501-C3 which means it would be a great tax deduction for a business or personal entity. Any monies raised from this endeavor stays local assisting our community’s families —SIORF members are committed to helping the West End in many ways.

Any interested parties who can help, please contact Pat at 360-640-1494 or Diane 360-640-3186 for any further questions.

Special Marathon Bingo

A special Marathon Bingo will be held at the Forks Elks Lodge, 941 Merchant Rd., the weekend after Thanksgiving on Sunday, Nov. 25, from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. All proceeds will go to support Forks High School Junior Kayci Trettevik, who will be traveling to England to perform as an All-American cheerleader in the London New Year’s Day Parade. In addition to the fun and laughter of Bingo, there will be delicious foods in the concession and fun door prizes throughout the day. Kayci would love your support and what better way than to enjoy a day of Bingo at the Elks?

Kayci is one of more than 800 high school cheerleaders from across the U.S. who will be representing Varsity Spirit in the world-famous Parade. The individuals invited to perform in the London celebration are part of the All-American program, selected from Universal Cheerleaders Association (UCA) and National Cheerleaders Association (NCA) at summer camps across the country. All-Americans are chosen based on superior athletic and leadership skills. Only the top 12 percent of athletes who attend camp earn the chance to perform in the holiday spectacular.

Monday Musicale

Monday Musicale will hold its monthly meeting on Nov. 19 at the Queen of Angels Catholic Church’s Fellowship Hall, 201 W. 11th St.

The noon meeting will be followed at 1 p.m. by a free concert featuring the Queen of Angels Marimba Band.

Monday Musicale meets the third Monday of each month and proceeds from the $15 per year memberships are used to provide scholarships for local high school musicians.

The recent Benefit Concert held Sunday, Nov. 4, at the Holy Trinity Luther Church was very successful collecting over $4,000 for Scholarships.

For more information about our group and the November meeting call Gail McDonald at 360-477-8601.

November Men’s


This Months Men’s Nondenominational Fellowship Breakfast will be held at Forks Congregational Church, 280 South Spartan Ave., Saturday, Nov. 17 at 8 a.m. Pete Breed will be leading the discussion for the breakfast at press time he had not sent Pastor Johnson his topic so come be surprised with what Pete comes up with. Pastor Johnson with the assistance from others will be providing the breakfast of biscuits, with sausage gravy, scrambled eggs, with coffee/ juice. The Reading and Prayer for Breakfast starts at 8 o’clock sharp.

Thanks for taking time out of your busy schedule to come and have a morning of fellowship, renewal, and prayer with men of the Christian faith. For more information call Pastor Warren Johnson at 360-640-8239.

WEHS meets Tuesday, Nov. 20

The West End Historical Society will meet Tuesday, Nov. 20 at noon at the Forks Congregational Church Fellowship Hall on Spartan Ave.

The program this month will be James Jaime sharing historical photos from the La Push and Mora area.

The meeting starts at noon and soup, bread and dessert are available for purchase for $7. Everyone is welcome.


One of the photos that will be shared at the WEHS meeting Tuesday shows a canoe on the Quillayute River with homes in the background taken around the 1920s. Submitted photo

One of the photos that will be shared at the WEHS meeting Tuesday shows a canoe on the Quillayute River with homes in the background taken around the 1920s. Submitted photo