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June 17, 1971     Shelton Mason County Journal
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June 17, 1971

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V Id =r/=/JL RIGHT ON! This dogie aint goin' nowhere. HUSBAND CALLERS make the welkin ring. THE ROMAN RIDER thrills the crowd. r~astern ~N ashington ~stetn band to a 9to,tam c~tuck-a-b~_ock with traditional fair time events. August 20, 21, and 22 are the dates for what Fair Manager Annette S. McGee promises will continue to deserve the title of "Bigger and Better". Attendance is expected to meet or beat last year's 16,000. Two days of wild cow milking, bronc and bull riding, calf roping, barrel racing, bareback riding, and team roping will thrill the crowds as professional cow pokes compete for prizes during a rodeo approved by the Northwest Rodeo Association. Music in tune with the arena action will be provided by "The Hay Riders", well known to TV audiences and western music fans of the alfalfa belt. A!so scheduled will be the always popular Skokomish Indian salmon barbecue, pig and chicken scrambles, greased-pole climb, and contests in such varied fields as pie-eating, nail-pounding, wife calling, husband calling, and horseshoe pitching. Dairy and beef cattle with waved hair and curled tails in perfect "bloom" will be displayed by their owners, young and old, in the stock pavilion. The aroma of hamburgers, frying onions, hotdogs and mustard, barbecued salmon, and corn on the cob cooking will pervade the premises, along with the characteristic fairgrounds perfume from arena and stock pens. Other events will be the best rock and mineral display in the State of Washington, an art show, exhibits of baked and canned foods, flowers, forestry, garden produce, knitting, embroidery, and ceramics. Mason County Granges, schools, and agricultural and commercial enterprises will also have displays. Larger eating places and a new cement block restroom are being built for convenience of fairgoers. Entry fees will be kept at a minimum, according to Mrs. McGee, with the tariff set at $1 for adults and 25 cents for students. Art for art's sake is the hobby of an ever-increasing number of Mason County residents who have found in it not only inner personal satisfaction but also a whole new world of friendships. Their work is displayed in Shelton's downtown store windows during the Forest Festival and throughout the rest of the year at Mason General Hospital, Fir Lane Terrace Convalescent Center, Catholic Art Show, and Shelton Multi-Service Center. Places of business rexularly displayinR local art are Capital Savings and Loan, Mann Real Estate, Simpson Employees Federal Credit Union, Mason County Federal Credit Union, Hoodsport and Belfair cafes. Many of the amateur artists are women who have raised their families and are looking for a new challenge. Most of those who turn to painting have done all types of handicrafts before, mainly ceramics. Artists range in age from eight to 80, with the biggest percentage being women in their middle years. Very few had any desire to paint before taking lessons. Instruction by private teachers or at high school eve- ning classes has started many of them on their way. Their ability develops rapidly once they have discovered their talent and learn how to use it. Many have sold their paint- ings, thus graduating from the amateur ranks. Velma Graves, Shelton art teacher, estimates that she has taught 100 students altogether. She presently has 62. In Hoodsport Edith Enochs is instructor for a group of artists who have dubbed themselves the Art For Fun Club. Oil painting with brush is the most widely-used method, although many have also discovered the fun of palette knife painting. Very few use water colors, which they consider much harder to work with because they cannot be changed as easily as oil. Organized as the Shelton Adult Art Group, the artists meet monthly at the PUD 3 auditorium where private art shows are held. It also sponsors an award to a Shelton High School graduate. A public art show is held during the Forest Festival. A sidewalk art show m downtown Shelton is sponsored by the group annually in September. Page S-30- Shelton-Mason County Journal - Thursday, June 17, 1971 i:i~ / :~:i i::i / ::: COLLECTOR ITEMS - GLASS 104 S. 4th Shelton V.F.W., American Legion, 40 et 8, World War I Vets Club Room Open Weekday - 11:30 'ill 2 a.m. FURNITURE - FRIMATIVES Safurday- 11:30 'il 2 a.m. Bar Service, Music, Dancing Members Only 113 Cola Sfreef Shelfon Look Forward To Our New Location WE BUY, SELL AND APPRAISE 6 Mi. south of Shelton, Hwy. I01 and McCleary Cut-off Open 7 Days A Week 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Except Holidays Jack & Gwen Avery Rt. 1, Box 245 Phone a,26-644 The Shelton-Bayshore Golf Course is recognized by golfers as one of the finest 9 hole regulation courses in the state. Its well-kept pro-shop, interesting fairways and greens attract golf- ers for many miles. Play is open to visitors, on a greens fee basis, as well as members. Membership costs are reasonable and include golf privileges as well as a year 'round social pro- gram. You are invited to play Shelton-Bayshore, and to be- come a member for full family enjoyment of its facilities. At Bay hore -- 4 miles East of Shelton Club Pro: Ray Walker Thursday, June 17, 1971 - Shelton-Mason County Journal - Page S-63