Thanks for a fun Halloween
Thanks to all the residents of Burgar Street for once again making a special place for all the valley kids to enjoy Halloween. The amount of money and time and effort you put into your decorations and the candy you gave out was noted and appreciated greatly by all of us families! Thank you.
Thank you also to all the community members who helped make the haunted house in Twisp this year! All I can say is, wow! Your effort was appreciated and it was impressive and very fun. I hope it becomes a new valley tradition.
Lastly, thank you to the Winthrop businesses, the headless horseman, and the Pine Near RV park staff for again making it a fun place for Winthrop kids to head out to on Halloween as well. You should not miss the Pine Near RV park and their amazing decorations (and hot dogs!) next year. I don’t know who that headless horseman is, but they don’t miss a year, and are such a memorable part of our Halloweens.
Great service from Blue Star
On Friday, Nov. 3, 2023, Randy’s Towing was working a wreck site on Rainy Pass where a fully loaded propane tanker had crashed through the guard rail, and went down a tree-covered embankment before it stopped resting on its side. My crew of seven men had been working the wreck for many hours in the cold, rain and snow. One of my employees stopped at Blue Star Coffee Roasters in Twisp looking for coffee to take to the site and the customer service that was provided was exceptional and rarely seen in this day and age.
The staff didn’t hesitate and offered him the store coffee pot full of hot coffee together with cups, sugars and creamer. The only request was that we return the pot (it must have held 30 cups) on our way down and leave it by the door. This was the first hot thing anyone had all day in the 10 hours we had been up on the mountain. We thought we had died and gone to heaven.
Thank you, Blue Star Coffee Roasters, for going the extra mile and helping us out.
A terrific Halloween
Halloween night at the Methow Valley Community Center was a big hit, thanks to the 31 business sponsors, the 51 volunteers, and over 600 visitors who braved the Zombie Takeover or trick-or-treated through our Happy Halloween Lane. We are grateful the community embraced this event and hope it becomes a yearly tradition.
We also hope you will be inspired to get involved next year, bringing new creativity and fresh ideas to our event. There are dozens of ways to get involved so please email firstname.lastname@example.org if you want to be contacted next fall when we prepare for another Halloween at your community center.
Methow Valley Community Center
Honoring the vets
The Methow Valley Senior Citizens Association was privileged to sponsor a lunch in honor of our veterans. The lunch was a small way of thanking all who have served in the Armed Forces and for protecting the freedoms we are privileged to enjoy in this country.
We would like to thank the veterans and guests who attended and also thank the following: Okanogan County Sheriff Paul Budrow; Shannon Polson; Fred Cooley; American Legion Auxiliary Unit 120; Blue Star Coffee Roasters; Bart and Sue Northcott of BS Bar-B-Que; Methow Valley Community Center; Kiwanis and Key Club; Methow Valley Cascaders 4-H Club; and the Methow Valley Senior Citizens volunteers for helping with everything.
Judy Tonseth, President
Methow Valley Senior Citizens Association