Community Announcements

  • Tue May 14th, 2019 1:53pm
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4-H Canned Tuna Drive

Clallam County 4-H is holding a canned tuna drive. There is a drop-off point in the atrium of the Historic Courthouse in front of the WSU Clallam County Extension office. Tuna will be collected until Aug. 5.

This year is the 100th time there will be a Clallam County Fair! In celebration, moments from earlier fairs a being recreated.

The first fair, in 1895, featured a gigantic tower of canned salmon. All donated tuna will be split among the county food banks after the fair.

You can learn more about 4-H in Clallam County on the website:

WSU Extension programs and employment are available to all without discrimination. Evidence of noncompliance may be reported through your local WSU Extension office.


for Mass times at

St. Anne, Forks and

St. Thomas the Apostle, Clallam Bay

There will be no Masses at St. Thomas the Apostle in Clallam Bay on May 19 and 26. St. Anne in Forks will not have daily Masses during the weeks of May 13 and 20. The Saturday 6 p.m. evening vigil Masses on May 18 and 25 and 8:30 a.m. Masses on May 19 and 26 are canceled at St. Anne. Weekend Masses at St. Anne will only be at 5 p.m. on Sundays, May 19 and 26. A potluck will follow the Sunday evening May 19 Mass. Normal Mass times will resume May 29.

Monday Musical

Port Angeles Monday Musicale’s monthly meeting will be held May 20, at noon at the Queen of Angels Catholic Church’s Fellowship Hall. The address is 209 W. 11th, Port Angeles. The noon meeting will be followed by a free concert featuring the Port Angeles High School’s Chamber Orchestra led by James Ray.

Monday Musicale just concluded a successful scholarship audition concert on May 5, where two Port Angeles students each won nice scholarships. There will be a story about the two winners in the next few weeks.

Monday Musicale meets the third Monday of the month. Proceeds from memberships are used for scholarships for local high school seniors.

For more information call Gail McDonald at 360-477-8601.


Peninsula College Forks will feature Coast Guard Station Quillayute River Operations Petty Officer, Shawn Marshall and Engineering Petty Officer Jeremie Kozakiewicz at Studium West on Friday, May 17 at 6:30 p.m. The officers will give a presentation about the variety of missions the Coast Guard undertakes, the training required and some of the courageous acts that are part of Station Quillayute River’s history.

Station Quillayute River, located in La Push, WA, on the Quileute Indian Reservation, was established in 1929. Its primary missions are Search and Rescue and Law Enforcement, responsible for an area stretching north 18 miles to Umatilla Reef, south 45 miles to the Queets River, and west 50 nautical miles offshore. It includes the treacherous inlet at the mouth of the Quillayute River, where the jagged rock frame and unpredictable surf zone make the inlet a challenge to navigate. The station’s lifeboat crews are trained to conduct rescues in rough weather using two 47-foot motor lifeboats, which are capable of operating in 50-knot sustained winds, 30-foot seas, and 20-foot surf.

MK1 Jeremie Kozakiewicz has almost 14 years of service in the Coast Guard, starting at Small Boat Station Neah Bay in WA, a heavy weather station. He has also served out of Port Angeles, New Haven, CT and Bodega, CA.

BM1 Shawn Marshall joined the USCG in 2006. Before coming to Quillayute Station, he served on the 378’ Cutter Hamilton out of San Diego California, Station Portage in Dollar Bay, Michigan and Station Siuslaw River in Florence, Oregon.

The two officers will begin the program by sharing some of their own backgrounds and will allow time at the end for a question and answer session.

Studium West is a free lecture series hosted by Peninsula College Forks, located at 481 S. Forks Ave.

For more information contact Deborah Scannell at [email protected]

Big Foot Tacos

May 21st is Big Foot Taco Tuesday! What a fun way to have dinner! Big enough for 2 but you will want it to yourself. If you don’t want a taco, we suggest the fry bread foot with butter and “toe jam.”

Stop by the Forks VFW on Spartan Ave. from 4:30 – 6:30 p.m., and get a Big Foot Taco for $10, eat in or take it to go. All proceeds will go to the Gold Star Families Memorial Monument Fund.

Men’s Christian

Breakfast for May

This Months Men’s Nondenominational Fellowship Breakfast will be held at Forks Congregational Church, 280 South Spartan Ave., on Saturday, May 18, at 8 a.m. This month’s topic is Living as a Christian during the Easter Season. Pastor Warren Johnson, with assistance from others, will be providing the breakfast of link sausage, English muffin, scrambled eggs, coffee/juice. Breakfast is by donation. The Reading and Prayer for Breakfast starts at 8 a.m. 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.

Immunization Clinic

The Clallam County Health and Human Services office, 140 C. St., Forks, will hold an Immunization Clinic on Monday, May 20 from 9:30 a.m. – noon. To make an appointment or for questions call 360-374-3121.

WEYL soccer Sign-ups

West End Youth League will hold soccer sign-ups for ages 4-6, 7-9 and 10-14 on Tuesday, May 25 and Thursday, May 30, 6-8 p.m., at the Duncan Fields shed. The registration fee is $35 per child, includes a shirt, and is due at sign-up. For more information or questions contact Keith Weekes at 360-640-9852 or Hector Domingues at 360-640-1945.


The Clallam County Historical Society/North Olympic History Center will present “Celebrating 120 Years of Bridal Parties” at its annual fashion show fundraiser on Saturday, May 18. Doors open at 9:30 a.m. The fashion show starts promptly at 10:30 a.m. The event takes place at the Lincoln Center, 903 West 9th Street, Port Angeles.

The Historical Society has dozens of wedding gowns in its collection, the oldest from 1898 and the most recent from 2003. These gowns, as well as ten others spanning the decades from the 1890s through the 2000s, will be featured. Styles range from simple to extravagant, but all were worn with love by the brides. These gowns are fragile and will be exhibited only on dress forms. The most historic gown is the wedding suit that belonged to Caroline Jones Rixon, pioneer at Fairholme at the west end of Lake Crescent, and the namesake of Mount Carrie in the Olympics. Caroline and Theodore Rixon, government timber cruiser, surveyor and long-time Clallam County engineer, were married in 1899; the suit was donated by their granddaughter.

Exhibits will showcase both what the bride and groom would wear the day of the wedding and gifts that might be in the bride’s hope chest.

Ticket prices are $20 for Historical Society members and $25 for non-members. Tickets must be purchased in advance and are available through the Society’s office. Light refreshments will be provided by Chestnut Cottage. There will be a number of raffle baskets available, including a silk painting donated by Karen Sistek.

For further information, please call the Society office at 360-452-2662 or send an email to [email protected]