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Published on May 9, 2017 2:44PM

Last changed on May 16, 2017 1:40PM

Wallowa Lake feted on show

Michael Lockhart, president of both the Wallowa Lake Tram and the Wallowa Lake Tourist Committee, was interviewed last week by John Kruse of Northwestern Outdoors Radio. The show airs on 62 stations in five states throughout the northwest.

Lockhart was able to talk about the Tramway, the “wonders” of the region including Mount Howard and Wallowa Lake, dragon boat races and more.

“This was a great opportunity to get the news out about what we have to offer here in Wallowa County,” Lockhart said. “Kruse keeps in touch with us and does a professional job.”

The Wallowa County Chamber of Commerce is a sponsor of program.

Bunco tourney rolls into Grange

A bunco tournament featuring a baked potato bar for lunch is 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday, May 19, at the Hurricane Creek Grange in Joseph.

Bunco is a parlor game generally played with 12 or more players, divided into groups of four, trying to score points while taking turns rolling three dice.

Entry fee is $10. Bring yard sale items for a Dutch auction. Info: 541-426-8015.

Planting fest coming May 27

Wallowa County Farmers Market Spring Planting Fest is 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, May 27 in downtown Joseph. Plants and fresh vegetables will be featured, as well as live music, children’s activities and a plethora of vendors.

Music by Em and Kailey is 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

There’ll be planting seeds for beginner gardeners, arts and crafts, produce from Backyard Gardens and fresh kettle korn. A petting zoo will be open.

Organizers are seeking more produce vendors, gardeners and growers to participate.

Farmers Market runs 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturdays, in downtown Joseph through Oct. 14.

Info: 541-398-8435 or wallowacountyfarmersmarket.com.

Promise reunion features chil feed

The annual Promise Reunion gathering will May 27-28 at the Promise Grange Hall. All former and current Promise residents, their descendants and friends, as well as anyone interested in the history of Promise are invited to attend.

Saturday afternoon will feature a chili feed at 1 p.m., and music will follow in the evening. Sunday’s events include a church service at 10:30 a.m. followed by a potluck and a program at 1 p.m.

Orvalla Hafer will have copies of her book“The North Woods of Wallowa County -- Vol. 2” to sign and sell.

For more information or to pass on any history related to the Promise area, contact Myrna Journot at 541-377-7333 (P.O. Box 386, Wallowa 97885) or Hafer at 509-760-7711 (6816 Sagehill Road, Othello WA 99344)


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