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By Dena Martin
The Times 

Town Hall Elections and Annual Meeting Nov. 9

Volunteer board keeps community asset viable


November 2, 2017

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A Town Hall Association Halloween spaghetti dinner fundraiser in 2016 made it possible to replace the upper windows on Town Hall. The association held another dinner this year to raise funds to replace the lower level windows.

WAITSBURG – The Waitsburg Town Hall Association will hold its annual meeting and elections on Thurs., Nov. 9 at 7 p.m. at Waitsburg Town Hall on Main Street. Coffee and desserts will be available.

Waitsburg's Town Hall operates on a 100-percent volunteer basis and is supported solely by community donations. It was given to the city by the American Legion in 1976 and is a community asset.

The Waitsburg Town Hall Association was eventually formed to take over responsibility for the building. Board members frequently perform custodial and maintenance work on the building, as well as cleaning up before and after events.

In order to be considered for the Town Hall Association Board, interested parties should tell another board member or be nominated from the floor. Board members must be at least 18 years of age, live in a residence with a Waitsburg zip code, and be present at the meeting.

Current board members are: Ron Standring, president; Jim Romine, vice president; Jim Davison, secretary, Larry Johnson, treasurer, and directors Ron Griffen, Karl Newell and Jim Walsh. The board remained unchanged from 2016 to 2017.

Three positions are up for re-election, with one director wanting to step down. Those present at the meeting will vote on those positions.

In 2016, the board held a spaghetti dinner fundraiser to raise money to replace the building's broken and leaking upstairs windows. They hosted their second spaghetti dinner this week to raise funds to replace the lower level windows. For several years, the board has hosted a fundraising Valentine's Day prime rib dinner in February, as well.

The building is used regularly for community events, meetings, memorial and church services and more. In December it will be home base for vendors, food, and entertainment during Waitsburg's annual Hometown Christmas celebration.

Town Hall is available for rent to groups and individuals for weddings, receptions, meetings, retreats, reunions, or other gatherings. It is fully equipped with wireless internet, a projector and sound system for presentations.

To rent Town Hall, contact Jim Davison at (509) 337-6110. More information can be found on the Waitsburg Town Hall Facebook page or by calling President Ron Standring at (509) 520-9350.

Those interested in supporting Town Hall financially may send donations to Waitsburg Town Hall, PO Box 122, Waitsburg, WA 99361 or deliver them to any board member.


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