“Deep Sea Discovery — God is With Me Wherever I Go!” is the theme of this summer’s Vacation Bible School (VBS) at Pedee Church. VBS is the week of July 11-15 from 9 to 11:30 a.m. for kids from age 3 through grade six, although coordinator Allison Barnhart would love to have the older kids help. You can register now at the church or during that week (any day) at 9 a.m.

Steve and Audrey Cameron’s granddaughter Caitlin Kelley, her husband Zach, and their two kids Nic and Addi came from Texas to visit last week, as well as Caitlin’s brother Chris, their mom Donna Lankford and her two children, Isabelle and Jackson. Everyone had fun up at Aunt Stephanie’s farm, horseback riding and seeing all the animals. They also connected with Caitlin’s uncles: Clayton Cameron, his wife Jenny and son Noah, and James and wife Eliana from Milwaukie while here. Clayton was on his way to Bristol Bay to fish the salmon season there.

The Camerons also spent a few days at the beach before Caitlin and family flew back to Texas. Nic and Addi are anxious to fly Great-Grandpa Steve down to Dallas to build a “dolly house” for them like the one he built for Stephanie in the Cameron backyard over 40 years ago.

Bill Chertudi was happy to have son John down from Camas, Wash., to watch the U.S. Open golf tournament with him on Father’s Day. They are both golfers and try to get together to play as often as they can.

Our Father’s Day was celebrated at Dave and Suzanne Burbank’s with grandson Derek, his fiancée Ashley Grucza, her father, Scotty Grucza, and our daughter, Lorraine Odell. We barbecued mooseburgers, a surprisingly delicious substitute for beef. That was a big moose, though, so we’ll be eating them for a long time to come!

Eight of the Kings Valley Charter School seniors and two guests took the trip of a lifetime to Moab, Utah, where they white-water rafted on the Colorado River and hiked the trails of Canyonlands and Arches national parks. On the way there they stopped at the Bonneville Speedway near Salt Lake City and, going home, they stopped at Bear Lake and went through Minnetonka Cave nearby. They took an RV and car, driven by Tim and Diana Barnhart, and stayed in campgrounds along the way, for an economical trip. Pedee senior Levi Bault was on the trip with Pedee friend Glenn Mott, but managed to squeeze in a graduation party for friends and family at the Women’s Club on ,June 11.

Save the date: The Pedee Women’s Club is planning a quilt show for Sept. 9 to 10. If you’re from Pedee and have quilts you’d like to show (old or new), please contact LaVerne Bennett at 503-838-0751. The group would like to show around 50 quilts.

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