EVENTS IN MINERAL, WASHINGTON
Olde Time Christmas
at Mineral Lake
Saturday, December 12, 2009 at 6:30PM
In downtown Mineral, WA
Photos Courtesy of
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The photos are a gift from
Bob Harbison to the
people of Mineral with the following message: "People are
welcome to download the photos and use them for personal
use. They can also print copies for personal use, and mail
the photos to friends and family. Basically they can do
whatever they'd like except sell them. Consider them a small
gift from me to the folks of Mineral. If folks would like to
buy larger prints, like 8" x 10" I could do that for them,
but the goal here wasn't to make any money so I'm totally
fine with folks downloading them and printing them."
It was a great time
for one and all!
Santa's elves this year
Andrea Ettenhofer, Kayley
Clothier and Katelyn Holmes.
Our thanks to Mineral Lake Resort for carrying Santa across
the lake in grand style by pontoon boat and to Mineral Fire
Department for transporting Santa on land. Thanks to
Ron Shepherd and Ohop Mutual for bringing their
beautifully decorated truck up to Mineral
for our celebration. The tree was donated by Hale's
Christmas Tree Plantation and was installed and decorated by
Mineral Lake Event Center staff along with
Mike Gordon, Fran and Jack Dimmit, Nancy Bickford, Ron and
Ramona Shepard, Jeanette Chamberlain, and Steve Downs.
Mineral Lake Lions Club provided the street decorations
around town, the decorating contest prizes, Santa's gifts
and use of their Lions Den Campground for the event.
David Cunningham donated the firewood for the fire pits and
kept the fires going.
Ellen and Bill Roix
for their help and for donating Santa's chair.
American Legion Post #171 &
the Woman's Auxiliary
for cooking, and providing the bull horn and speaker system.
Headquarters Tavern for providing a fire pit for people to
keep warm and Mineral Market for the marshmallows for
John Sparrow and Steve Downs provided the Christmas music.
Mt. Rainier Scenic Railroad, Eatonville Dispatch, Morton
Dick Suter, Mineral
Lake Event Center and Morton Elementary School all the help
with advertising, making signs and passing out fliers.
Lots of people worked VERY hard
to put the event together and
Billie Sue Byrd-Cazerly
was our leader! Good job Billie Sue!
Winners of the Home
Decoration Contest were:
Debbie Sokol First Prize $100.00
Wade Koutney Second Prize $75.00
Jason & Julie Bush Third Prize $50.00
Thanks to everyone who added Christmas cheer to our town
decorating their homes.
For more information please contact:
Photos from 2008ís event go to:
Olde Time Christmas 2008 Gallery
2008 - January 2009 Snow Photos
Mineral Lake Event Center Calendar of Events
Attend an Event at Mineral Lake Event Center
Attend an Event at Mineral Lake Lodge
Calendar of Local Events (Opening Weekend
of Fishing Season):
Opening weekend of fishing season
at Mineral Lake promises to be even more eventful this
year. The Washington Department of Fish & Wildlife has been
busy behind the scenes making sure the lake is well stocked
for the many fishermen who have dreams of winning the
derby sponsored by American Legion, Storm King Post #171.
A few weeks ago, 2,000 10 to 12 inch Triploid Rainbows were
planted. On April 17th, 5,000 German Browns will
be added and on the 23rd of April, the WDFW
rearing pens at Mineral Lake Resort will be released into
the lake. An additional 500 large Triploids should be in
the lake before opening day.
activities are planned for opening weekend to keep everyone
else occupied and happy. Besides the Fishing Derby
activities, there will also be food at the American Legion
Hall on Front Street East. The
Mineral Arts &
Crafts Guild will be holding their 5th Annual Arts & Crafts
Sale at the Mineral Lake Event Center on Friday and
Mineral Lake Event Center will have their 4th
Annual Swap Meet on Friday, Saturday and Sunday.
There will be many booths with something for everyone!
The Women's Ministries of the Mineral Neighborhood Christian
Center will have their Quilt and Bake Sale at the Mineral
Lake Event Center this year. There will be the
usual yard sales all over town. Check the bulletin boards at
Mineral Market for
yard sale notices.