Zifra Weber and Gwen Berry
May 12, 6:00
Bingo Night (every 2nd Thursday)
May 12, & 14
Community Cleanup, Phase 1
May 21, TBA
Firefighter Appreciation Breakfast and Fundraiser
June 3, 4 & 5
Community Cleanup, Phase 2
Community Garage Sales and Mini Firehouse Sale
The High Prairie Community Council is busily organizing projects and social gatherings to bring community members together again after the 2-year pandemic hiatus. So far, following up on the responses to last September’s interest survey, they’re planning Bingo nights, a Community Clean-up, a Firefighter Appreciation Breakfast, a community garage sales event, and a mini Firehouse Sale.
Your High Prairie Community Council will hold community Bingo on the 2nd Thursday of each month. Our next games will be May 12th. We are sorry about the late cancellation in April, but our caller and equipment were snowed in and unavailable. If you came that night please let me know and we will make up to you.
Please join us on May 12th, 2022, at the High Prairie Community Center at 701 Struck Road. Doors open at 6:00 PM. The first game starts at 6:30 PM. There will be 10 games with increasing prizes. Due to state regulations, Bingo Boards can only be purchased with CASH. The games are open to players under 18 only if they are accompanied by a parent or guardian.
1 set of boards (1 for each game) $6.00
3 Sets of boards (1 for each game) $10.00
6 Sets of boards (1 for each game) $15.00
Snacks, soda and coffee will be available for purchase. We can’t accept credit or debit cards for Bingo boards, but we will accept credit cards for snacks and drinks.
If you have any questions please call or text Zifra Weber, Bingo Manager, at 541-300-8145.
Firefighter Appreciation Breakfast
Saturday, May 21 – Save the Date! The Firefighter Appreciation Breakfast is scheduled for Saturday, May 21. Arlen Aleckson will be cooking. Neighbors can enjoy a basic breakfast and a fun gathering; and since we really do appreciate the firefighters, it will include a little bit of fundraising to help them buy special jackets. Details to be announced.
At the urging of members of the community, the HPCC is reviving a spring activity that has been popular in the past – Community Clean-up. There are two phases to this project. Phase 1 will take place over May 12, 13 and 14. Phase 2 is scheduled for June 3, 4 and 5.
Phase 1 is going out and picking up litter and trash from High Prairie’s neglected roadways. The roads are broken down into reasonable-sized sections, with a volunteer in charge of each section. On May 12, 13 and 14, anyone who’s interested can get together and help clean up the roads. Conveniently, Klickitat County has a new “Litter Gitter” program. Their free Litter Gitter kits include safety vests, gloves, grabber sticks, and trash bags. They’ll provide pick-up of the litter that’s collected and dispose of it through a partnership with Republic Services and the Washington Department of Ecology. Call or text Sharon at 509-310-9172 to be connected with volunteers in charge of road sections.
Phase 2 is “Dumpster Days.” Dumpsters will be available for community members to toss the results of their own spring clean-ups. On June 3, 4 and 5, two dumpsters will be parked at the Old Fire Hall at 704 Centerville Highway. There may be a third dumpster for yard waste. Some volunteers are bringing coffee and cookies. Particulars such as open hours and what trash can be accepted will be announced later. Plus, while the dumpsters are open you can also drop off donations for a “Mini Firehouse Sale.” (see next section)
Mini Firehouse Sale
One of the fundraising ideas that garnered interest on the September 2021 survey was to hold periodic rummage sales at the Old Fire Hall. HPCC is asking for donations of items that are clean and in good shape. No date for the first sale is set, although it may be planned to coincide with a Community Yard Sales event later in the summer. Expect more information as plans solidify.
Community Yard Sales Event
This has been popular over the last few years, and did draw interest on the survey. What’s needed now is someone to take charge of getting it going for this summer. It’s not a huge task. Ask Sharon Aleckson for details: 509-310-9172