Saturday, April 4, 2009

Palisades Fund Raiser Saturday Night April 4th



Palisades Park near Spokane is a TREASURE--views, wildlife, trail riding, flowers, birds--it's a Garden of Eden.

But its care, though it's owned by the City, is left to volunteers. The task of clearing trails for the horses and hikers, protecting it, acquiring more land--falls upon residents.



A year and a half ago, after ten years of bugging the city, Palisades Friends won an important victory and got Rimrock Dr., a road that runs right through the heart of the park, but was barely used except by people going in to drop off garbage, closed to motorized traffic. Now that same road can be used by hikers, bikers and horse back riders.



Tonight there's a Chili Contest to raise money to keep Palisades Park going. You get to eat the chili for FREE, but you can buy a ticket to vote on the best one there. There'll also be trees and shrubs for sale and DOOR PRIZES! (Details for this are below).



The pictures here are ones I took on my recent hike to Palisades. The views and the deer are all part of the experience.



Palisades is almost 500 acres with streams, trails, waterfalls, and much wild life.



It's also a great place to go and take pictures. You really can't take a bad one when Mother Nature looks so beautiful all on her own!







This is a picture of our cat, 42, following Shiloh out to the barn this morning. She acts like a dog and always has. She even thinks she can herd horses.



Information on the Palisades Fund Raiser:

CHILI COOKOFF POTLUCK IS SATURDAY !!!!

COME IN FROM THE COLD - WARM UP WITH THE BEST CHILIES ON THE RIMROCK!
THIS SATURDAY APRIL 4th at 6 PM
813 N GROVE RD
the home of
DOT ULSAMER

EACH DOLLAR VOTE FOR THE BEST CHILI IS A CONTRIBUTION TO THE FORESTRY PROGRAM.

INVITE YOUR NEIGHBORS, FRIENDS AND MOTHER IN LAWS.

THE WINNER RECEIVES NOT ONLY A CERTIFICATE FOR THE BEST CHILI ON THE RIMROCK, BUT ALSO A BEAUTIFUL HANDMADE PAPER FLOWER ARRANGEMENT DONATED BY NATE AND MARY EBERLE OF aNeMonE PAPER FLOWERS

SEE YOU SATURDAY
For more information: 624-8384

2 comments:

  1. Good luck on Palisades Park fundraiser. What a beautiful oasis, I would love to hike that road with the deer. And interesting photo of Shiloh and 42. I like how you have a bench set up near Beautiful, so people can sit and visit with her!

    P.S. We thought of you yesterday in the Metropolitan Museum of Art, and took some horse-related photos. I'll email them to you in the next few days, very interesting!

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  2. Love the pics and wish I could eat some of that chili!!!

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