July 27, 2022
This Issues Topics:
Antique Fest • Blood Drive • Blue Skies Drones • Centralia Outlets • Chehalis Centralia Railroad & Museum • Drone Rental • King Agriculture Museum • Master Recycler Composters • Movies in the Park • Par 4 Sports • Pickett Services • WSECU

Blue Skies Drones

Drones are like many other tools and can help make our jobs easier.  Drones can be used for inspection, search and rescue, overwatch, mapping and much more.  If you want to know more you can reach out to us at [email protected]

Centralia Police attending to a car stuck on train tracks (6/13/22)

Centralia Downtown Festivals Association

The Antique Fest is August 5th, 6th, & 7th in Historic Downtown Centralia sponsored by the Centralia Downtown Festivals Association.  There will be antiques, repurposed, prims, salvage, vintage, mid century, and rusty junk.  Live music and  sidewalk sales throughout downtown.  Event hours are Friday, early buy from 3-7pm, Saturday 10-6pm, and Sunday 10-3pm.  Save the dates and Come Junkin’s in Historic Downtown Centralia!

Chehalis Centralia Railroad & Museum

Stationary Escape Room Dinner Trains Chehalis Centralia Railroad & Museum

In response to popular demand, the Chehalis Centralia Railroad has adapted to the current situation by offering summer events “On the Train….At the Depot.”  Five days this summer

the Railroad will host an Escape Room activity playing upon the unique situation we are in with a track that is in repair. According to our local Escape Room artist, the passengers will be given clues to help stop the fictitious “runaway train” on this irregular railway operation. This interactive adventure will give all passengers a role in the investigation. Like all of us have learned over the past two years, our Railroad has had to temporarily pivot for fundraising events. The static, non-moving event will be held at 2pm for $40 without dinner and 5pm for $65 with a 3 course dinner served for the passengers. Dates are July 16 and 30, August 27, September 10, and October 8.  Tickets are on sale now at SteamTrainRide.com.  Seating is limited to 52 passengers on each train. Tables of four passengers will work together to help get the engineer “back on track.”

Following the Escape Room events, a Wizard Express is planned for October 1 and 2, and the Pumpkin Train on October 15/16 and 22/23

Master Recycler Composters

If you are interested in becoming a Certified Master Recycler Composter, it is easy! All you need to do is: 1) Attend six of our free workshops (virtually or in-person). 2) Complete 10 hours of volunteer service, 3) Complete six short quizzes and a final exam and 4) Take a guided tour of the Lewis County Transfer Station and recycling areas at Centralia or Morton. In July, we will be touring the Chehalis Wastewater Treatment facility and learning more about how they manage wastewater.

Check out the Floral Park Sustainability Project, our new environmental education and demonstration site next to the Lewis County Transfer Station where we make reducing, recycling, and repurposing solid waste practical and FUN! To join the Master Recycler Composters (MRCs), contact Jason Adams, Program Coordinator, WSU Lewis County Master Recycler Composters, (360) 740-1216 or e-mail [email protected].

Centralia Outlets

Celebrate the 4th of July with a great shopping day out at the Centralia Outlets. There’s savings at every step starting Wednesday, June 29th with awesome deals at name brand outlet stores, including Coach, Eddie Bauer, Hanes Brands, Under Armour and Gap.

For your favorite shops, for your stylish clothes, shop at the Centralia Outlets all week long.  June 29th through July 5th.  Open July 4th 10 am to 6 pm.

Red Cross

Blood Drive Donors Needed

Blood drives near you need you! Give blood in the Twin Cities this June by signing up today! Visit RedCrossBlood.org and search the zip codes “98531” or “98532” for locations near you.


Par 4 Sports

Looking to enjoy the great summer weather coming up? Come by and check out our new spacious deck where you can sit back, relax, have a meal or drink from our menu, and enjoy the great views of Borst park. The perfect place for birthday parties, corporate events, team building events, or date nights.

On the simulators, golfers can play on 40 championship courses from around the world, as well as the driving range and many golf games. Golfers can get instant feedback to improve their game with measurements of shot distance, ball speed, launch angle, club speed, and more.

We also offer many multisport simulator games for just about any interest, with football, basketball, baseball, hockey, soccer, lacrosse, bowling, cornhole, bocce, carnival toss, zombie dodgeball, Alien shooting, zombie shooting, Hunting games, archery, and more. Par 4 Sports is the perfect entertainment venue for all ages and interests. Friends, families, golfers, or businesses, we cater to them all.

Pickett Services

“Life begins AT THE END of your comfort zone” -Neale Donald Walsch

Our lives go by so fast it’s hard to realize where we are in the big picture. Making preparations to ease frustrations in a structured way will alleviate confusion in your future. By choosing to have a “Living Portfolio” with an Identity, Income, Assets, Expenses, Medical, and Legal compilation at your fingertips, you and yours will be able to navigate most paths to come. I have also added a Furry Friends section as our pets are family too and will need care. I am happy to help you with this process, as I know how important it is to be able to get any pertinent information needed at any time. Please reach out to me, Carol Pickett of Pickett Services 360-807-4339


WSECU New Branch Development Update

Work is moving quickly on WSECU’s new 4,500 sf branch, going up at 1725 NW Louisiana in front of Home Depot. The northwest-inspired design will feature tall ceilings, an exposed wood deck and large windows to bring in natural light. Members will enjoy two drive-thru lanes and both a walk-up and drive-up ATM. Branch Manager Stephanie Rhodes said members are getting excited about the new location, which is slated to open in early August. The branch will also offer safe deposit boxes, a new service for area members. WSECU has had a long presence in Lewis County, helping members with their financial well-being and supporting the greater community since 1984. Membership is open to anyone in Washington. Stay tuned for a ribbon cutting later this year.

Some of the Good, Bad, and Ugly

By Peter Abbarno20th District Rep. R-Centralia The legislative session adjourned, sine die, on March 7th - the constitutional 60-day deadline. Traditionally a “clean-up” session following the longer odd-year sessions, there were almost 25% more bills introduced this...

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The Aerie Ballroom

The Aerie Ballroom Restored Event Venues and Hotel RoomsGreat venues become even greater when they offer the full range of options including unique event spaces, excellent hotel accommodations, fine dining, and proximity to parking and downtown activities. Neil White...

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Riverside Golf Club and Bistro 

Riverside Golf Club and Bistro Ace in the Hole for Events & TournamentsRiverside Golf Club offers more than eighteen holes and 6155 yards of golf. They are also a year-round venue for events with six spaces available. Their rentals have been used for retirement...

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