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Originally published in the Voice of the Valley, May 2, 1979

By Mondell Merlini
Maple Valley Sport Shop

Over 400 breakfasts of hot cakes and ham and eggs were served on Opening Day of the fishing season by Maple Valley Lions at Wilderness Park. Above is shown the Lions’ “kitchen and dining hall.” Co-chairmen <strong>Tony Merlini</strong> and <strong>Allan Petchnick</strong> said they’re grateful to all Lions, their families, and friends for a job well done. Special thanks were given to several Tahoma High girls for their assistance (seems they just couldn’t say no to Lion Jack Schuster). Proceeds of this fund-raising project will be used for local community Lions’ projects such as scholarships, eye exams for needy children, and sponsorship of youth sports programs.

Over 400 breakfasts of hot cakes and ham and eggs were served on Opening Day of the fishing season by Maple Valley Lions at Wilderness Park. Above is shown the Lions’ “kitchen and dining hall.” Co-chairmen Tony Merlini and Allan Petchnick said they’re grateful to all Lions, their families, and friends for a job well done. Special thanks were given to several Tahoma High girls for their assistance (seems they just couldn’t say no to Lion Jack Schuster). Proceeds of this fund-raising project will be used for local community Lions’ projects such as scholarships, eye exams for needy children, and sponsorship of youth sports programs.

Most of you probably would like to forget the Opening Day. It wasn’t all that great. Neither were my predictions. They were awful. I don’t think I’ll do that again.

But for this week I am committed to giving you an Opening Day report. None of the lakes were exceptionally good. In fact, most of them were bad. Of the four lakes that I listed last week as being good openers, only one made any kind of showing and that was Lake Twelve. (more…)

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Originally published in the Voice of the Valley, May 2, 1979

By Kurt HildeBrandt

Maple Valley volunteer firemen have taken on the task of restoring this dilapidated old Howard Cooper engine into the smart, shining vehicle it was when it served Maple Valley back in the early 1950s.

Maple Valley volunteer firemen have taken on the task of restoring this dilapidated old Howard Cooper engine into the smart, shining vehicle it was when it served Maple Valley back in the early 1950s.

Many hours of volunteer work by members of the Maple Valley Volunteer Fire Fighters Association will be involved before the old 1926 Howard Cooper can be restored to the polished original condition by which it was known when it served as Maple Valley’s first fire engine back in the early 1950s.

When restoration has been completed, hopefully by 1981, the old fire truck should be a source of pride and historical significance to the entire greater Maple Valley community. (more…)

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