Cle Elum’s Upper County 12U Babe Ruth Softball team beat out Hoquiam girls in a close game that could have gone either way, according to their coach, Kevin Kelly. After a well played championship game the girls head to the National tournament in Alchua, FL on August 1st to compete in a a game, and experience they will likely remember for a lifetime. Kelly said he will meet with parents to discuss ways to fundraise for the trip, so if you’d like to help contribute, keep your eyes and ears open this weekend. This same group of gals also won the 10U tournament last year, but there are only National tournaments for 12U and 16U teams. The Warriors are one of 20 teams headed to the tournament this year, and we wish them well. Go Warriors!
Stop by the Roslyn Visitor Center in the historic NWI Company Store building, this Friday and Saturday for the return of the University of Washington’s Storefront Studio. This is a great opportunity to learn about Roslyn and the economic redevelopment projects underway. Friday evening is a reception to welcome the 14 architecture students to Roslyn and hear from community members about the town. The reception runs from 5PM until 8PM. If you want more information about this project, please contact the Roslyn Downtown Association at (509)649-3650 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org. This year the project will focus on the NWI Building, the Roslyn Visitor Center, Postmaster Sylvia’s House, the tourism map for the side of the City of Roslyn administration building, and for developing a community-wide recycling program for Roslyn residents. Come on up and learn more about Roslyn!
Corned beef and cabbage dinner will be served at the Cle Elum Eagles this Saint Patrick’s Day – that’s March 17th for the non-Irish. I believe non-members are welcome for the dinner, but you may want to call the Eagles to confirm if you are thinking about going 509-674-2385. But even if you are not a member, generally a member will sign you in as a guest with no questions asked if you just introduce yourself, especially at event like this.
The Cle Elum Eagles were established in 1903 and are located 220 North Pennsylvania Avenue just off a block of the East 1st Street (the main street through Cle Elum).
According to a recent article in the Daily Record News the Cle Elum Eagles have been struggling of late. The membership is off from 1100 down to about 600 which makes it difficult to pay operation costs. The Eagles are not going without a fight though. They recently raised $11,000 at an auction/dinner and have regular weekly events, like all-you-can-eat spaghetti on Tuesdays, as well as other yearly events. People attending events is the best way to keep a club going. All the more reason to have corned beef and cabbage on Thursday night to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day at the Cle Elum Eagles.