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It was a gorgeous day in Knights Ferry for the Pump­kin Roll! There wasn’t an empty inch on Main Street ex­cept where the chalked lines drew the pump­kin rolling arena as peo­ple en­joyed the booths and the de­li­cious food around town. There was a va­ri­ety of booths in the Com­mu­nity Club. My fa­vorite items for sale were the steam punk type hats, aprons, and hand-crafted wood toys. It is dif­fi­cult to de­scribe the ex­cite­ment dur­ing the Pump­kin Roll un­less you’re stand­ing on the side­lines watch­ing a pump­kin slowly creep to­ward a white chalk line and stop within inches or slowly take a turn to­ward the river and roll out of bounds! Not only does the win­ner claim brag­ging rights but they get their very own tro­phy and the ti­tle of Pump­kin Roll Cham­pion of the World! Con­grat­u­la­tions to all the 2017 Pump­kin Roll Cham­pi­ons in each age cat­e­gory: Girls 0-5: Mal­lory Pe­naranda, Boys 0-5: Joseph Meyer, Girls 6-12: Ella Madru, Boys 6-12: Reid Grand­staff, Se­nior Women: Josephine Bur­rell, Se­nior Men: Rick Maisel, Teen Girls: Bre­anna Banks, Teen Boys: Miles Car­baat, Women: Nel­lie Ash­ton, Men: Eric Sinke­vich.

If you missed this year, mark your 2018 cal­en­dars for the first Sun­day af­ter Hal­loween to come out for the 55th an­nual Pump­kin Roll!

Knights Ferry School vis­ited Val­ley Home School on Fri­day for flag foot­ball and vol­ley­ball games. Sadly, the Bob­cats were de­nied a win in ei­ther sport that day! The day was still a good time vis­it­ing friends at an­other school.

The school is set­ting up a giv­ing tree in the of­fice for lo­cal fam­i­lies in need at this time. This is an anony­mous as­sis­tance pro­gram but the needs will be spe­cific to each fam­ily. They might need a Christ­mas gift or even a new skil­let to cook dinner. If you are in­ter­ested in pro­vid­ing a few items for a lo­cal fam­ily, please drop by the school to pick up a tag or call the school at 881-3382.

The Com­mu­nity Club is plan­ning a Christ­mas dinner the first Thurs­day of the De­cem­ber at 6:30 p.m. The Club will pro­vide the main dishes; tur­key, ham, mashed pota­toes and gravy, and rolls. Fam­i­lies with last names be­gin­ning with A-M should bring a side dish and those with last names be­gin­ning with N-Z should bring a dessert. Every­one is in­vited to at­tend.


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