Columbia Gorge Lionesses Club
Columbia Gorge Lioness Club celebrated their 20th Anniversary on Tuesday evening, November 8, 2005, at 7:00 p.m. at the Cascade Locks Charburger. Joan Swanson, a charter director, was guest speaker.

Columbia Gorge Lioness Club have a quilt that they are selling tickets for a drawing on December 4, 2005. The quilt is hand-quilted, purples and pinks in color, and is between a twin and double bed size. Tickets are $1.00 each or six for $5.00. Contact Kathy Woosley or JoAnn Wittenberg for your ticket purchase.

Columbia Gorge Lioness Club is sponsoring the Cascade Locks Festival of Lights on Sunday evening, December 4, 2005. This year, the event will be held at the City Hall and a tree (or trees) will be lit in front of City Hall. The Community Choir (including the 4-H Clubs) will sing at the homes of "homebound" folks beginning at 4:00 p.m. and when they return, the event will begin about 5:00 p.m.

The Benefit Association will again offer chili dogs and chili boats for sale; free coffee, cocoa, spiced cider and cookies will be offered by the Port of Cascade Locks, Columbia Gorge Lioness, Columbia Gorge Lions, 4-H Club members and Community Church Women's Fellowship. Cascade Locks AWANA will present a short program and collect canned food for the Christmas baskets that the Fire Department will organize. Other music entertainment will be part of the program.

Santa Claus will be sharing candy canes with the audience and then have his picture taken with each child in the City Council Chamber room(sponsored by the Parks and Recreation Committee). This event came from an idea that Susan Lillegard and JoAnn Wittenberg heard from a Ohio Lion at a luncheon at the Lions Leadership Forum held in Portland, Oregon, three years ago. Although the Lioness sponsor this event, it is truly a community event with the help of Phyllis Thiemann, Events Coordinator. The Hood River community is invited to attend.