4th of July Celebration

Hello Everybody... Excitement is in the air... 4th of July is right around the corner... We are all excited to be a part of the Boistfort Valley celebration... Please help keep the fireworks in Pe Ell for our local area by donating cash at the Security State Bank... Just tell them you want to donate tohelp the New Harvest Church for the 4th of July Fireworks and they will know what to do...

The parade starts at noon and if you are interested in being in the parade, contact Delores, Kristi or Patty and they will get you set up with all the information... We will have a booth along with our very own Pe Ell High School Cheerleaders this year and we look forward to seeing you all there... We will have face painting, bake sale items, HIP information and lots of other stuff for you all to see...

Renas Digital Photography and Designs has also donated a free mini outdoor summer photo session along with a free 8x10 print with a $30.00 purchase of prints raffle drawing... This is a $40.00 value and all the ticket sale proceeds will be donated to the HIP "School Fairy Godmother Fund"... We were informed that the teachers of the Boistfort and Pe Ell schools were using their personal funds to help with school supplies to educate OUR children... We were able to donate school supplies to quit a few teachers and we intend to do the same for next year... We hold out Annual Family Valentines Day Dance as well and the supplies are then distributed after that...

So remember, donate for the fireworks through the Security State Bank and please come by to see us at our booth this year... Have a great summer, if it ever shows up... Contact us today for more information at hipwsuhorizons@gmail.com


Diane Smith - President
Robi Nelson - V. President/Treasurer
Mellisa Bieker - Secretary
Wendy Smith - Sgt of Arms


Pe Ell Horizons November Meeting

The next Pe Ell Horizons meeting will be held November 12th, 2009, at 6:30 PM in the Pe Ell United Methodist Church social room. The public is encouraged to attend and bring a guest.

Pe Ell Horizons October Meeting

Community members are pictured during discussion at the October 15th, 2009, Pe Ell Horizons meeting.


Pe Ell Horizons Meeting October 15th, 2009

The next Pe Ell Horizons Community meeting will be held October 15th at 6:30 PM in the Pe Ell United Methodist Church social room.


First Over the Finish Line

Dan Cox, a lifelong Pe Ell resident and 40+ year Weyerhaeuser employee, had the honors of being the first person to drive across the newly completed SR 6, South Fork of the Chehalis River bridge replacement shortly after ribbon cutting ceremonies September 8th, 2009. Cox is pictured leading the waiting procession in his log truck decked out in green and white ballooons.

WSDOT Paving the way Towards Economic Growth

WSDOT cordially invited the public to attend the ribbon cutting ceremony September 8th, 2009, celebrating the completion of the SR 6 South Fork Chehalis River Bridge project. The new, wider span, replaces the old Boistfort Bridge that was built in 1925. The old bridge was a mere 20 feet wide whereas the new structure is twice its width. Quote, "This is the first of 4 projects, funded through the 2005 gas tax package, to replace bridges on SR 6 in Lewis & Pacific counties. The 2 Rock Creek bridges west of Pe Ell and the Lilly Wheaton bridge near Menlo are scheduled for replacement in 2013." Unquote. The bridge projects bring economic development into the community by providing jobs over the next 5 years and improves safer freight mobility between Chehalis and South Bend. Among guest speakers at Tuesday's event was 20th Legislative District State Senator Dan Swecker. Pe Ell was represented by Mayor Spencer Nichols and Pe Ell Town Council members Dolores Lee, Rick Clouse and Kristi Milanowski. The Doty/Dryad community was represented by Fire District #16 Chief Chip Elliott and WSDOT Chehalis Area Project Engineer Colin Newell.


Pe Ell's Polish Pioneers

Former Pe Ellite, Leo Kowalski, pauses for a photo moment between book sales during Pe Ell Polish Daze 2009. Mr. Kowalski has written two books, Pe Ell's Polish Pioneers and Pe Ell's Polish Heritage, detailing the history of Polish settlers in Pe Ell. He has donated a portion of his book sales to be used towards the renovation of the Pe Ell V.F.W. Hall and future Pe Ell Community Center. The author is shown displaying a copy of Pe Ell's Polish Heritage and wearing a rogatywka, a traditioinal Polish hat.