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Knights Ferry News for November 7, 2012

POSTED November 6, 2012 10:28 p.m.
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The noontime Halloween parade through the Ferry was exceptional. The weather was good, the costumes were great and the candy delicious! Winners of the pumpkin decorating contest at the school were: Third place, a clown, by Sergio Garcia, Brandi Cardey, Gracie Anderson, Breanna Banks and Trenton Foster. Second place went to Ray Patton, Austin Santillo, Maddy Watson, Elijah Elting, and Lupita Pineda. First place for a Smokey Bear went to Rilyn Cassaretto, Carter Sturtevant, Carson Sundberg and Mitzy Collantes. The winner of the candy corn count was Aubrey Mendonca. All winners received treats.


The 49th annual Pumpkin Roll day started with breakfast at the Odd Fellows Hall, craft fair, goodies for sale all over and food. The day was sunny and warm this year. The town was very crowded and also there was a bicycle race through the upper streets. Hopefully next year the race happens on another day! What a mess! Winners of the roll by age group were: Girls 0-5 Josephine Webster who got the pumpkin 6 1/2 inches from the line. Boy 0-5 winner was Trex Porter. These children rolled on the tennis court. The Senior category was next on the street. Bill Martinelli won the men’s and Jennie Chadwick won the women. In the Youth category, Abby Monroe won for the girls by rolling her pumpkin right on the line! For the boys, Vincent Peterson won (Bill Martinelli’s grandson). In the Teen category, Joshua Barrera won for the boys and Hanna Holland won for the girls (Bill Martinelli’s granddaughter). Amy Noon won for the Women and Randy Pierson won for the men. Winners received a genuine simulated gold trophy. It was a fun day!


Condolences go out to the Van Ryn family on the death of Patti’s sister Kristen Machado. She was only 39 years old and left behind her husband Matt and three children.


At the Community Club meeting the December dinner was planned for December 6th at 6:00 p.m. at the clubhouse. The Oakdale High School Choir will perform. Please bring a side or salad; the club will furnish the rest. Canned goods and unwrapped new toys will be collected.


There are salmon in the river. The Salmon Festival celebrated them on Saturday with lots of fun free things for the children to do, plus salmon to eat.


The Knights Ferry Garden Club will meet November 14th at the home of Carol Davis. Tray favors will be made for the care home for Christmas.


The school received the first quarter SHARES Save Mart check for the summer for $891.12. Use those cards and see how it helps the school!


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