A list of organizations serving the Trout Lake Community
The Lack Family Musicians will perform for your pleasure.
11:30am-1:30pm – On the field at Camp Jonah
Contact: Doug Anderson at 395-9307
2022 Grand Marshals – Jim & Kathy White
If you have been involved with any volunteer organizations in Trout Lake in the last 42 years, chances are you have seen Jim and Kathy White. They have a long history of volunteering where they are needed the most.
The Whites moved to Trout Lake 42 years ago. Jim was employed by the Forest Service, and Kathy worked for Trout Lake Farm. When Jim retired from the Forest Service, he worked for Underwood Conservation District. They raised two daughters, Allison and Megan, who both attended Trout Lake School from kindergarten through graduation. Kristopher, their grandson, also attended and graduated from Trout Lake School.
Kathy worked with the school kids in the Reading is Fundamental program in the 1980s, and served as a 4-H leader. She was also one of the Trout Lake Newswriters for the Enterprise Newspaper. The Trout Lake Arts Festival was another event that she helped with. Voters at the Community Council Elections may have seen Kathy, as she was one of the volunteer poll workers, she also served as a Notary until she retired. Bikers who entered the Trout Lake Bike Ride put on by the Trout Lake Business Association were probably welcomed by Kathy at the registration table.
Jim has held a number of volunteer positions as well. He served on the Glacier Springs Board, was on the Community Council, the Klickitat County Planning Commission and is currently a Board Member for Mount Adams Resource Stewards. Jim hosts the stargazing events held in Trout Lake, where he shares his wealth of knowledge about astronomy. He has written an astronomy column for the Gorge News since 2009. He will be hosting the stargazing event the night of August 6th, as part of the fair. Jim is a Trail Angel, helping the Pacific Crest Trail hikers get to Trout Lake and back to the trailhead. He is also on the board for the new FACT (Fire Adapted Community of Trout Lake).
Jim has been very helpful to the fair. He assisted in the set up and take down, as well as the Silent Auction which benefits the Community Foundation. Kathy has organized the auction for 19 years. She has been on the board of the Trout Lake Community Foundation for 21 years. Jim has also been on the board, and provides invaluable help for the Rummage Sale, as well as other fundraising events. They help to administer the Scholarship fund, and remind students to be sure to apply. Both Jim and Kathy have been softball coaches, as well as other volunteer activities in the Trout Lake Community. Jim said the Trout Lake Community is great, and that if there is a need for someone to do something, it somehow always happens. The Rummage Sale is a good example of how the community pulls together to accomplish a big project.
When not busy volunteering for something, Jim could be found hiking or birding or doing an astronomy related activity. Kathy might join him on a hike, or birding, but also enjoys crafts, quilting, gardening and woodworking. She has provided a hand made wooden item for many years for the Silent Auction.
Kathy’s favorite memories of the Trout Lake Fair were from when she helped with organizers Bernice Duke and Betty Schmid. She especially enjoyed the talent show that used to be held in the old school gym, which is now Camp Jonah, the evening before the fair. There would be someone singing, playing guitar and the 4-H kids would model outfits that they had made. Jim remembers that Dwight Kelley, the former school superintendent, would tell bad jokes. Jim doesn’t have a specific favorite memory of the fair, he “just always enjoys the opportunity to visit with a lot of folks”. Jim and Kathy White have been, and continue to be, valuable members of the Trout Lake Community. After 42 years, Jim jokes that they are “almost not newcomers!”
THE TROUT LAKE FAIR
Founded in 1965 by Bernice Duke and Betty Schmid, the Trout Lake Fair has become an outstanding community tradition. It takes more than a hundred people to make this three day event possible. Please thank all these dedicated volunteers.
For the first 39 years, the Fair was an informal activity carried on in the spirit of the community by the efforts of many individuals. In the fall of 2004, the Fair was incorporated as a Nonprofit Corporation in the State of Washington. It was agreed that this was the best way to insure continuity of the Fair and to limit liability. Accordingly, bylaws were written and papers were filed with the State. The date of incorporation was November 2, 2004. Lake Fair
In order to keep us focused the Fair Board adopted the following Trout Lake Fair Charter:
“The Trout Lake Fair is a fun family festival for and by the Trout Lake Community
and guests. This celebration highlights the interests and talents of the residents
of the valley and provides community service fundraising opportunities.”
In keeping with our bylaws we now have the following officers and directors:
Dennis Hill, Past President
Lyris Wooldridge, Past Vice President
Tim Webster, Vice President
Doug Anderson, Secretary
Bruce Tucker, Treasurer
Each fall there is an annual meeting of the membership of the Trout Lake Fair. According to the bylaws “Corporation membership shall be open to any Trout Lake resident that wishes to participate.” If you come, your vote counts. The bylaws provide that the membership meet annually to elect directors and conduct other business as required. Watch for public announcements of this meeting and come join us.
Sincerely: Your Fair Board
Trout Lake Fair
Trout Lake, WA 98650
Trout Lake Community Fair (Facebook)
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