Sunday afternoon was beautiful, wasn’t it? Basking in the warm sun, Barley the cat was spread beneath the invasion of mulleins growing at the back of the yard. My neighbor was tossing logs for the wood stove from the back of his pickup. And my pots of summer annuals were finally blazing with color and health, showing off surely just days before they will be wilted by the first frost.
What does a painter do with more than 200 attempts on watercolor paper that didn’t quite make the grade? Usually, they get thrown into the woodstove, according to artist and teacher Patty Yates. But at the Phoenix Festival last Saturday, the Fire Sale booth let patrons save from the ashes what the artists considered “seconds.” A patron first picked a painting from the pile, then moved a mat over it until she found a special gem that she would love to take home. The artists then cut and matted the 5-inch-by-7-inch sweet spot that the patron had found.
The idea for the Fire Sale was Susie Gallagher’s. Patty Yates and Marilyn Sabold were the other painters who saved their “seconds.” Once the pieces of the original were matted, the painters signed them and accepted a $20 donation. The three watercolorists will be sending $320 to the Okanogan Complex Fire Relief Fund.
Local Troop 51 of the Cub Scouts and Boy Scouts would welcome some new members, ages 8 – 18. To introduce families and potential scouts to the scout program, a Camperee is being held this Saturday (Oct. 10) at the lower section of Pearrygin Lake State Park. After camping overnight, attendees will share a pancake breakfast on Sunday morning.
Ed Sellers is the scout commissioner (997-1012). Brian Alexander (997-2580) is scoutmaster for the older boys, and Ty Sheehan is cubmaster. James Park is assistant scoutmaster. Call Ed or Brian for campout or meeting information.
The troop meets Mondays at the Mormon church, 972 Twisp-Carlton Road, from 6 – 7 p.m. The Boy Scout program is non-denominational. The church has kindly donated the space for the meetings.
Ed says that a service project will be part of the camp
out, as one of the scout goals is for all scouts to become contributing members of the community.
The candidates’ forum for the open Okanogan County Fire District 6 commissioner position will be held Tuesday (Oct. 13) at Twisp Valley Grange. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. and the introduction of candidates Les Stokes and Roy Reiber begins at 7 p.m. Questions? Call Wendy at 997-9357.