The temperature in the Fraser Community has been in the 40 and 50 degree range during the daylight hours and then drops into the 20s and 30s when nighttime falls. We did get some rain on Friday, Nov. 16 and fog the next morning. The NOAA forecast on Monday, Nov. 19 was for more winter type weather for the coming week. Let’s hope for good weather over the Thanksgiving weekend so families can travel safely.
The Fraser Ladies Get Together Club held their Thanksgiving Potluck Dinner on Wednesday, Nov. 14. The members met on Tuesday to decorate and set the building up for the gathering, they thanked Brad Brown for lighting the wood stove to take the chill off the building.
Hostesses were Donna Brown, Marge Carlson and Karen Fowler. Donna prepared the turkey and gravy, Marge made the stuffing and Karen did the potatoes. Norma Brand volunteered to help out by baking the ham.
Steve Brand arrived early on Wednesday to start a fire in the wood stove so the building would be cozy when everyone arrived.
A Happy Thanksgiving greeting, below the Fraser Community Center sign, welcomed everyone as they drove into the driveway leading to the Center. A total of 26 people had time to visit while they enjoyed all the yummy food. Several Cub members and their families were unable to attend and were missed. Everyone was pleased to have Molly and Gene Eastman and Jeanette Joiner as guests this year.
This potluck is a Fraser Community event and there is always an open invitation to families in this area to join the celebration. If you plan on attending, please contact the hostesses so they can prepare enough meat, dressing, potatoes and gravy.
The next potluck will be the Family Christmas event on Saturday, Dec. 15. Hostesses are Blanche Kinney, Rosena Aultz and Jean Bennett. Santa will make an appearance so bring a wrapped gift for any child that will attend, Santa will pass them out.
On Sunday, Nov. 18 Steve and I attended the 40th Anniversary party for Ed and Judy Berreth. It was held at Weippe Wesleyan Church at 2 p.m. The Berreth family contacted Guy and Cathy Walker about roasting a pig for the event and everyone brought a covered dish to share.
The wonderful aroma coming from the roaster, which was parked near the door to the building, let everyone know they were in for a treat. Jason Berreth gave the blessing and then he and Guy carried the whole roasted pig on a serving board to the kitchen. Cathy and Guy made quick work out of preparing the meat for the sandwiches. The first item on the tables that held the food was the pulled pork for sandwiches and then all the tasty potluck foods.
Two full sheet anniversary cakes were served at the end of the meal; one was chocolate and the other one was vanilla. There were several other desserts available, so anyone with a sweet tooth didn’t go away unsatisfied.
We enjoyed visiting with Emerald and Elata Hutchins, Emerald explained the new designs he has developed for his wood crafts. I also had a chance to visit with our neighbor Cathy Walker before she and Guy got busy with preparing the roast pig.
Judy and Ed had time to visit with their friends as the afternoon progressed. We counted approximately 60 people at the celebration, what a great tribute to Ed and Judy. Congratulations on your 40th anniversary.
On Monday morning I visited with Danny Brown when I dropped off some paperwork for Donna to look over. Danette and Josh McIntosh and their family had traveled to the farm from their home in Nampa. Josh was at the farm with Danny while Donna and Danette had gone to meet Cheryl Stenzel at the Timberline Café in Weippe.
Following is a list of Fraser Community students who appeared on the 1st Quarter Honor Roll for Timberline and Orofino schools.
Timberline Schools: Highest Honor Roll: 4th Grade Nathan Brown, 9th Grade Abigail Brown and 11th Grade Shelby Bird.
High Honor Roll: 6th Grade Connor Cox, 7th Grade Samantha Brown and 8th Grade Parker Brown.
Orofino Schools: Highest Honor Roll Macoy Boyer, and High Honor Roll Breyer Boyer.
Congratulations, we are proud of your achievements.
Diane and Jason Cochrell send Happy Birthday Greetings to their granddaughter Charlie Rose Cochrell on Nov. 23. She will be two years old.
Happy Birthday Greetings out to Mike Bird and Justin Stuart on Nov. 23, to Mike Bird on Nov. 24, and to Dolores Watson on Nov. 29.
Happy Anniversary Greetings go out to Mark and Karen Fowler on Nov. 27.
Take time to remember and be thankful for all the blessings you have received. The Fraser Community wishes everyone a Happy Thanksgiving.