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In brief: High Drive bluff board seeks members

Thu., March 7, 2013

SOUTH HILL – The Friends of the Bluff – a volunteer group that maintains the bluff off High Drive – is seeking board members for two- or three-year terms.

Each board member will attend a monthly meeting and coordinate one of the group’s priority interests including litter removal, promoting a sustainable trail system, weed management, fire-risk reduction and communication.

Interested individuals should send an email to outlining their interest in the bluff, which priority they would like to work on and their philosophy and goals for the term.

Board elections will be during the Friends of the Bluff meeting on March 27 at 6:30 p.m. at St. Stephens Episcopal Church, 5720 E. 57th Ave.

Modelers plan train show, open house

SPOKANE – River City Modelers are hosting a spring train show from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Sunday at the Spokane County Fair and Expo Center, 404 N. Havana St.

The show will be in buildings C and D on the north side of the fairgrounds, along Broadway Avenue.

Expect many different layouts in scales from the large size G to smaller size HO and N.

Model train buyers and sellers come from Washington, Idaho, Montana, Oregon and British Columbia. Admission: $6; children 10 and younger are free. Call: (509) 487-1468.

In connection with the show, the River City Modelers will have an open house at their club, 1130 E. Sprague Ave., on Saturday from 4 to 8 p.m. and on Sunday from noon to 4 p.m. Call: (509) 534-3462.

St. Paddy’s dinner planned at Fairfield

FAIRFIELD – Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with a corned beef and cabbage dinner March 16 at the Fairfield Community Center.

The St. Paddy’s Day Feed will also include baby red potatoes, salad and Reubens. The meal will be served from 5 to 8 p.m. at the center, 304 E. Main St., in Fairfield.

The cost is $15 per person and proceeds will benefit the town’s annual Flag Day celebration. To get to Fairfield, head south from Spokane Valley on Highway 27.

Rotary accepting grant applications

SPOKANE VALLEY – Spokane Valley Rotary Club seeks worthy causes to distribute about $35,000 in grant funds to help local senior citizens and the elderly.

The club has been helping organizations and causes with Henry F. “Hank” Grinalds’ charitable trust, left to the nonprofit in his will. Since then, the club has been able to help fund groups like Meals on Wheels and Spokane Valley Partners.

Grinalds’ will requires that the funds be used to assist seniors in the Spokane Valley with housing, medical needs and similar activities.

To apply for a grant, contact the Valley Rotary Charitable Association at P.O. Box 14192, Spokane Valley, WA 99214.


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