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Senior Meals info; Fall Festival and alumni dinner this weekend, Sept. 27-28

Series: Harrington News | Story 48

September 26, 2019

Mid-County Seniors

Mid-County Seniors is a Harrington non-profit 501(c)(3) organization created in 1996 when the Senior Meals program began in Harrington. If you are interested in joining this group, please contact Susie Harding at 509-270-6023, as they are seeking board members to fill vacant positions.

They are announcing that Carl Clark is the new cook for Harrington Senior Meals. He has cooked for the Harrington Golf & Country Club and for Lincoln Hospital. Meals continue to be provided at Memorial Hall. Doors open Tuesday, Thursday and Friday at 11:30 a.m., and lunch is served at noon. Cost of each meal is $4 for those aged 60+ and $8.50 for all others. All ages are welcome. Home delivery is available for those who are homebound. To make arrangements, please contact Susie Harding. Since Senior Meals is funded by your tax dollars, it is not in any way a charity. If you need meals and cannot afford to pay, that is not a problem. “The tax money you have paid all of your life takes care of the cost.” It is beneficial to Senior Meals to have a large number of people served. In addition to the meals, the program encourages seniors to remain active and social.

Harrington Fall Festival

Alumni generally arrive in Harrington by Friday, Sept. 27, for reunions, parties and activities. The Harrington Opera House Society will open its Rummage from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. to give people an opportunity to select items of choice for a donation of their choosing. Items are donated to the Opera House and organized, then offered in turn for a donation to aid in the upkeep expenses of the building.

A customer appreciation barbecue will be held in the grassy area between US Bank and the Harrington Food Mart beginning at noon.

At 3 p.m., the Society is taking the Class of ’69 on a tour of the Opera House. In 1969, the senior class consisted of the following: Timothy Michael Wheatley, Nancy Kay Hanes, Lonnie Ray Butcher, Becky Jean Bly, Dennis Michael Birge, Gail Ann Nitschke, Ralph Charles Shannon, Donna Marie Cox, William Edward Kinzel, Patricia Ann Hatten, Ramon Lynn Calkins, Marcia Kay Timm, Colleen Kay Dansby, Ronald Herbert Moeller, Kathleen Jo Carpy, Denise Delight Larmer, Randal John Oestreich, Sharon Lee Frazier, Barbara Jean Wagner. Of those students, 12 actually attended their entire 12 years together: Dennis Birge, Lonnie Butcher, Kathy Carpy, Sharon Frazier, Nancy Hanes, Bill Kinzel, Denise Larmer, Ron Moeller, Gail Nitschke, Randy Oestreich, Marcia Timm and Barbara Wagner.

From 6 to 7 p.m., the Opera House will be open for tours. From 6 to 10 p.m. there will be a Street Dance on Willis Street between Third and Fourth streets. The DJ for the dance will be Harrington graduate and Spokane radio personality Kevin James. In conjunction with the dance will be a beer garden, farmer’s market and a food vendor. “There will be fruits, vegetables, eggs and locally raised meat for sale in the Farmer’s Market area. Julie Jacobson will be selling Pulled Pork and Street Tacos. The Town Square committee will have an information table set up with a landscape drawing of the space, sample brick pavers and will be selling custom-engraved bricks as a fund-raiser.” The Street Dance is to benefit the Harrington Town Square Project on the vacant lot, where in 1901 the Adams-Mitchum building had been built. It was razed by 1986, purchased by the city with a nod toward a future park. It has sat idle until current president of the Chamber of Commerce Tim Tipton took an active interest in creating a park area on it. This fund-raiser will go toward the $30,000 matching funds grant from Innovia Foundation. The deadline for the grant proposal is the end of the calendar year.

Saturday is the true Fall Festival, an event sponsored by the Harrington Lions Club. A pancake feed at Memorial Hall will begin at 7:30 a.m. and continue until 10 a.m. The Harrington Golf and Country Club will open at 8 a.m. Check-in time for the Fun Run is 8:15 to 8:45. The Fun Run race, sponsored by the FBLA, will begin downtown at Glover and 3rd. The Opera House will open for tours and the rummage sale will begin at 9 a.m. and continue until 3 p.m. The Studebaker Garage will open at 9 a.m. and continue through 4 p.m. and is featuring a Pinewood Derby. Simultaneously, at 9 a.m. the Mud Bog races near the city park will begin. The Hotel Lincoln at the corner of Sherwood and Third will open for tours from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. For those interested in the Parade, it is scheduled to begin at 11 a.m. Vendors at the city park will open at 11 a.m. and continue to 4 p.m. The Beer Garden on the corner near the park will open at 11 a.m. and close at 4 p.m. As in previous years, the Lions BBQ will run from noon to 3 p.m. at which time the Raffle Drawings will take place. The Alumni dinner at the school will be at 5:30 p.m. and will signal the end of another festival.


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