Events are planned for Wednesday

Communities to remember Sept. 11 anniversary

Camas-Washougal Fire Chief Nick Swinhart and Washougal Mayor Sean Guard will be the guest speakers at a ceremony to remember the Sept. 11 anniversary of terrorists’ attacks.

The observance will be held Wednesday, at 8 a.m., at Station 171, 1400 “A” St., Washougal. After the ceremony, breakfast will be served at the fire station.

For more information, call 835-2211.

A picnic, to honor all first responders and remember those who died on Sept. 11, will be held Wednesday, from 1 to 4 p.m., at Riverside Seventh-day Adventist Church, 463 N. Shepherd Road, Washougal.

The free event is hosted by the church and Riverside Christian School. For additional information, call 835-3114.

The East County Fire and Rescue Volunteer Firefighter Association will serve spaghetti Wednesday, from 5:30 to 7 p.m., at Station 91, 600 N.E. 267th Ave, Camas, next to Grove Field Airport.

Donations will be accepted for the dinner, and part of the proceeds will go to the Northwest Burn Foundation.

A ribbon cutting and dedication of a granite memorial will begin at 7:30 p.m., followed by a ceremony of remembrance with luminarias at 8 p.m.

ECFR Chief Scott Koehler is scheduled to talk about the anniversary. That will be followed by a reading of the names of the first responders who lost their lives during the Sept. 11 attacks.

The granite memorial has been donated by the America for Youth Foundation and a group of area motorcyclists.

All of the events are open to the public.

For more information, call Station 91 at 834-4908.