Page 7 - Chehalis Tribal Newsletter - May, 2017
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The Youth Center planned an entire week of exciting outings for children during spring break, including a trip to Chehalis Tribal Fisheries.

FUN this was the first time they
had ever gone fishing. Adults
From page 1 spent time teaching them how
to bait their hook, the art of
to race up and slide down. The Harlem Crowns’ comic The second casting, having patience and
When you want to make sure routine netted huge laughs stop on the yelling loudly and proudly
youth get their energy out, this from the audience. It was a week of fun when they hooked a fish.
is the place to take them. Tony memorable night full of humor, was Fairway
and the chaperones treated basketball and family time. Lanes in Lunch was served to satisfy
kids to a pizza dinner and a Centralia for everyone’s appetite. Steelhead
park trip afterward. 4 FISH ON: There’s no a chance for was cooked by the fisheries
better way to spend the kids to test staff. Many of the foods and
2 ON A ROLL: Everyone day than to go fishing. their bowling deserts were donated by the
traveled to Centralia’s Elders, adults and and claw community. After the food was
Fairway Lanes on April children enjoyed time together arcade game blessed, elders were invited
4 to enjoy the game with Chehalis Tribal Fisheries skills. to come up and get a dish.
of skill and concentration. down at the pond on April 6. Then the children lined up for
The youth center provided The weather was overcast a delicious meal of Chehalis-
french fries and drinks. and sprinkled a little in the style fish on a stick, potato
Bumpers were added for morning, but that didn’t deter salad, baked beans and Ritz
younger players while folks from joining in. crackers.
more experienced bowlers Many selected and gathered
demonstrated their skills in their lucky location to try to 5 FEEL-GOOD FILMS: On
without them. Players kept catch the big one. Children’s the last day of spring
score, but it wasn’t about voices carried across the water break, Youth Center
winning or losing – the focus as they yelled, “Fish on!” when children went to the
was on improving and having they reeled in good-sized movies in Yelm. It was the
fun. Boy, did they work up catches. For some of the youth, day of the spring storm with
an appetite! Afterward, the winds howling and knocking
children were taken to Dairy out power in the area. Staff,
Queen for a special treat. children and chaperones all
traveled together to Yelm
3 BASKETBALL SILLINESS: Cinemas. Some chose to
Tony and his staff invited watch “Boss Baby” and others
the Fabulous Harlem checked out “Power Rangers.”
Crowns Basketball The Youth Center bought
Team to put on a great show snacks and popcorn for the
for everyone on April 5 at the kids.
Chehalis Community Center
gym. Players entertained youth They didn’t experience any
and community members power outages from the storm
of all ages with impressive and were able to travel back
basketball skills and comic home safely. The children were
routines. Players shared stories excited to share the adventure
to encourage children to stay with their parents.
strong to achieve their dreams.
What a wonderful week of
playing, learning and growing
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