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2017 WASCO MEMORIAL DAY CELEBRATION: Monthly planning sessions for the 2017 Memorial Day Celebration have been scheduled for the 3rd Thursday of each month at Wasco City Hall beginning at 6:30p.m. Sessions will continue up to the day of the Celebration in May, with the first planning session held at 6:30p.m. on Thursday, February 16, 2017 at Wasco City Hall. YOUR HELP IS NEEDED ... all comments and suggestions are welcome ... fresh ideas are encouraged ... please come join us!!

WOULD YOU LIKE TO BE MORE INVOLVED IN YOUR COMMUNITY? ARE YOU INTERESTED IN WORKING TO IMPROVE YOUR TOWN? If so, you may want to consider serving on/ volunteering for one of these committees, groups, or Events that take place in Wasco:

SmileWASCO MEMORIAL DAY COMMITTEE: Have you ever stopped to think about how much work it takes to pull off the Annual Memorial Day Celebration? LOTS AND LOTS – and more help is needed every year!!

SmileWASCO COMMUNITY GARDEN: 2016 marks the 5th season for the garden which is located on the corner of Sandon St. and Church St. Plots will be available to residents of Wasco -- with specially designed, kid-friendly plots also offered to children (and teachers) of North Sherman Preschool, Cougar Camp, and the Child-care facilities located in Wasco.

SmileWASCO RAILROAD & CITY HISTORY CENTER: Located in the Depot, this "history center" allows visitors a chance to view the intricate model railroad display, and check out various artifacts and photos of the local area. The Depot is open Fridays and Saturdays during the summer – dependent on Volunteers.

SmileWASCO SALMON/STEELHEAD TOURNAMENT: This annual Event is held the last Saturday of September – beginning at Heritage Landing at the mouth   of the Deschutes River, and ending at the Wasco Depot where weigh-in takes place. Volunteers are needed at both sites.

SmileHALLOWEEN FUN HOUSE….. and SANTA'S WORKSHOP: Both of these holiday-based events take place in downtown Wasco, with the local merchants also taking part in the festivities. Volunteers are needed to help before (organization and decorating), during (manning tables and handing out treats, and after (clean up).

SmileWASCO CITY/COMMUNITY LIBRARY (Located in the Wasco Annex): Did you know that this amazingly well-stocked library is operated SOLELY by volunteers, under the supervision of Danee Rankin – our dedicated, volunteer Director? With limited shelf space, and lots of books, there is always something to do. (Volunteers are greatly appreciated).

If you'd like to learn more about any of the committees, groups or events listed above, stop by Wasco City Hall, or call the City Clerk, Cassie Strege at 541-442-5515.