Temperatures near 100 in Lewis County

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by DREW MIKKELSEN / KING 5 News

NWCN.com

Posted on July 8, 2010 at 5:27 PM

CHEHALIS, Wash. - Carter Vervalen wishes he had a job, but he didn't mind having Wednesday off.

"It's a beautiful day," said Vervalen, "Too hot to stay at home and heat up so come on down to the river to cool off."

Vervalen brought his daughter to the Chehalis River for a day of swimming as temperatures climbed near 100 degrees in Lewis County.

The high temperatures made for a busy day at Jeremy's Fruit Stand in downtown Chehalis.

"Fruit is always a cooldown," said Ashley Wildhaber, whose family has run the stand for 22 years.

Wildhaber said the sun makes the strawberries a true hot seller because they start to cook even beneath the stand's tent.

"So it smells lke strawberry jam in the parking lot and around the block," said Wildhaber.

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