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Applegater Summer 2022
LETTER TO THE EDITOR
NEWS FROM THE CHAIR OF THE BOARD
'Good to gather together again'
It's the Gater-est Show on Earth
On behalf of the Williams Community Forest Project (WCFP), I want to extend
our deepest thanks to the community for supporting and attending our Earth Day
It was a glorious day, and after a very long hiatus, it was especially good to gather
Our shared love and concern for the trees and rivers united our voices in songs of
gratitude for the earth.
Williams General Store, Takubeh, Rogue Creamery, Shop’n Kart, and Ashland Food
Co-op offered goods that helped make the day an epic success. Also, many thanks to
the volunteers, performers, and speakers for your generous donations of time, talent,
Donations and revenue will benefit our ongoing work to protect our forests and
waters, particularly, the WCFP’s forest monitoring program, which will help ensure
that the forest is managed to keep our ecosystems intact, for the health of our water,
wildlife, and community. Endangered species consideration, the honoring of stream
buffer zones, and limitations on clear-cut acreage are some of the criteria included in
BLM is currently seeking public input for the Penn Butte/Mungers timber sale, so
we encourage you to visit bityl.co/CDCO to stay active and informed.
Sandy Olken, Williams
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that of the Applegater or the Applegate Valley Community Newspaper, Inc. As a
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accordingly. Opinion pieces and letters to the editor must pertain to and mention
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Applegate Valley Community Newspaper, Inc., PO Box 14, Jacksonville, OR 97530.
BY DIANA COOGLE
Come one, come all! This fall the
Applegater is putting on the Gater-est Show
on Earth, and we hope you’ll be there.
The date is October 1 (venue TBA), so
mark it on your calendar.
This event is partly our annual
fundraiser, but even more it’s a huge
thank-you to you our readers for your
support and loyalty these past two years.
It’s a celebration. No ticket charge! Open
to the public, everyone is welcome! Your
generosity during the NewsMatch fund
drive in November and December has
eased our financial desperation, so come
on down. The fun’s on us.
It’ll be a carnival-themed event with
games, popcorn, and toe-tapping music.
Bring a picnic, or buy a box dinner from
our caterer. We’ll have some terrific raffles
and carnival games—dart throwing,
apple tossing, cornhole. We’ll charge a
small amount for playing games and offer
raffle tickets as prizes. There’ll be a go-
fish booth for the little kids. There’ll be a
cake walk. There’ll be some no-fee, no-
win games lying around for people to
play—Jenga, for instance. And more.
We’re still brainstorming.
You can double your fun at the event by
volunteering to help. Run a game booth?
Help set up? Bake a cake for the cake
walk? Do you do face painting? Are you a
stilt-walker or juggler? Do you know of a
carnival game we should include? Let me
know what you want to do, and I’ll put
you on the list.
Look for details of the event in the fall
Applegater. In the meantime, put the date
on your calendar so that every time you
look at it, you can get excited. It’s going to
be the Gater-est show on earth!
We want your letters!
Email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Beer and wine
on tap or to go.
7 am - 7 pm
Weds - Sat and
7 am - 3 pm Sun.
181 Upper Applegate Road
Jacksonville, OR 97530