Lewis County Senior Health and Safety Event

The Lewis County Senior Health and Safety Event is April 28th from 9am to noon at the Toledo Elementary School. The annual event focuses on resources for seniors. Coordinators and vendors provide information, multiple screenings, and a free lunch.

Wine, Cheese and Beer Garden for Cheese Days

Many of us have been thinking cheese needs to be brought back to the forefront for Toledo’s annual Cheese Days celebration. Vision: TOLEDO is excited to announce the first ever Wine, Beer, & Cheese Tasting Garden Saturday July 14th from 4 until 8pm in downtown Toledo. The event will feature local vendors such as St. Helens Brewery, Bateaux Cellars both located in the greater Toledo area and other vendors from neighboring communities. The one exception will be Liberty Lake Wine Cellars located in eastern Washington. The reason this vintner is included in the local line-up is it is owned and operated by Toledo High School Alum Shelly (Reed) Smith. This is a great chance for everyone to celebrate Toledo’s rich farming heritage as well as to support local businesses and artisans. Any proceeds from the event will benefit Vision:TOLEDO.

Second Annual Vision: CLEAN UP TOLEDO

Mark your calendars for another important date for Toledo. Saturday June 2nd is our second annual Vision: CLEAN UP TOLEDO. Last year’s event showcased the Toledo pride we’ve come to expect over the years. It was so nice to drive through town and see everything clean and spruced up just in time for the summer, when the town sees the most traffic from events and those passing through on their way to Mt. St. Helens. It shows that we care and have a great sense of community. If you have any suggestions for this year’s  efforts, please contact Mike Stavig mikes@toledotel.com.

Toledo School District Horticulture Update

Students at Toledo High School have been working hard on the new horticulture project.The greenhouse at the high school was given much needed overhaul. The new grow beds and planter boxes have been constructed by THS students. Already this week tomato starts have been transplanted and lettuce is growing. Recent photos can be found on our facebook page. Meanwhile down at the grade school, students are gearing up to start their planting. Master Gardner Bob Taylor, from Washington State University’s Master Gardener Program has been giving monthly workshops to the elementary students. Topics include recycling and cover worm composting, pollinators, trees, seeds, and ends with potting plants the students have grown from seed.

Toledo Saturday Market Kickoff

Toledo Saturday Market is set to begin May 12th and will be held ever 2nd and 4th Saturday through September. New vendors welcome. Call Tonya at 864-2121.