Page 1 - Chehalis Tribe Newsletter in December, 2015
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The Confederated Tribes of the Chehalis Reservation

December 2015 Free

Community Efforts Make the 2015 Annual ImprovementsEnhance
Veterans Appreciation Day a Huge Success Tribal Housing Projects

Wednesday, November 10 was Changes in Tahown!
a special day for many veterans. 
This celebration is honoring This fall the Tahown neighborhood
all America’s veterans for their saw some exciting changes. During
patriotism, love of country, October and November, the roads
and willingness to serve and in Tahown were repaved, and the
sacrifice for the common good.  sidewalk was improved. These road
Tribal and community members upgrades will keep residents safe
were very busy throughout the and cars free from potholes in the
reservation creating lasting coming years. Thanks to Chehalis
memories to honor them.  Confederated Construction for
working on the road project to
The 14th Annual Veterans improve the community.

Day Dinner was hosted by the A new playground was also put in
the Tahown neighborhood, near
Chehalis Tribe at the Lucky Each Chehalis tribal member was recognized and received a the old drain field. The playground
Eagle Casino in the Events Pendleton vest at the Veterans Appreciation Day. features toys for little kids and
Center on November 11.  This elementary school age kids. One
end has a basketball half-court for
is a very popular event. Over tribal members and a few other Then the event was blessed with an the teenagers to use too. This fun
new playground will keep the kids
500 people came out to celebrate tribal folks posting the colors.  opening prayer by Chehalis Tribal safe and out of the road when they
are playing. We can’t wait for nice
this day to honor veterans from all Their eyes showed the pride of Elder, Cindy Andy and Pastor weather to see all the kids out there
on the new toys!
the wars to protect our freedom. what the colors meant as they Marie Bird did the dinner blessing.
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The evening started with Chehalis marched throughout the floor. 
Families Gather to Celebrate with a Holiday Dinner
Early Head Start and Head Start Tribal Member Student Recognized .. 3
families started the holiday off Health and Wellness Programs ... 4 & 5
right this week with a wonderful Evergreen College Announcement .. 6
turkey and trimmings feast hosted Tips in Preparing for Winter ............. 7
by the Lucky Eagle Casino at the December Birthdays .......................... 8
Community Center.  Children Ask Auntie Classes Offered ............... 9
enjoyed time for family and friend Students of the Month; Honor Roll .... 10
fellowship.  Thank you Robert Veterans Appreciation Day .............. 11
Cayenne for all of your hard work More Photos of the Veterans Day .... 12
and having the food ready for
our event.  Dan Gleason (Bones)
offered a blessing and elders started
our dinner buffet line. 

The Early Head Start Program families gathered together to Parents who are leading in the
celebrate the Holiday Season at the Community Center. Santa Letter project, Philip
Youckton, Jacinda Legg, and
Yolanda Edwards discussed the
mailboxes that were made for
each classroom.  Beautiful work!   

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