Sweet Lorane Community News – October 22, 2015

Fern Ridge Review
Creswell Chronicle
Sweet Lorane Community News
October 22, 2015
By Pat Edwards

A reminder to those of you who are outdoors enthusiasts. The third annual Sportsman’s Dinner and Auction is scheduled for Saturday evening, October 24, in the Crow Middle/High School gym. The barbecue dinner is $16, but there is no admission fee to the auction. This event is sponsored by the C-A-L Booster Club as one of its two major fundraisers. Proceeds go towards funding projects for all age levels throughout the school district.

The Lorane Trunk or Treat will be happening again this year on Halloween, October 31. Decorate your car trunks or pickup beds and bring treats for the little ghosts and goblins that show up in the parking lot in front of the Lorane Christian Church from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. There will be hot spiced cider and hot soup for all. Adults are also encouraged to come in costume. There will be a big woodstove for warmth if the night is cold. Come join your neighbors for some fun and conversation.

Crow will be having its own Trunk or Treat party that night at the Nazarene Church from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. They’ll have booths, prizes and hot dogs!

The very active Rural Art Center will sponsor its next half day of art on November 4 in the art room at Applegate Elementary. Portland artist, Jani Hoberg will be sharing some of her watercolor techniques. Be sure and contact Alyssa Shepherd of RAC, 541-556-8151 or malyssa2@yahoo.com, to get more information.

The Lorane Fire Department is looking for some more volunteers. If interested, please contact them directly.

The release of our Groundwaters’ first annual issue is complete with the Eugene distribution held last Wednesday at the Songbrook Community Center on Royal Avenue. Thank you to Vicky Soverns and the Farm Store in Veneta for agreeing to be the West Lane distributor of the book. For those wanting to obtain a copy, stop by the Farm Store on Territorial, south of Veneta. It is also available at the Lorane Family Store in Lorane. Thanks to all of our contributors, supporters, readers and advertisers for making it happen!

12115548_10207776002100967_7177590974169999194_nI need to make mention of the special pride that Jim and I are feeling towards one our older granddaughters, Linsey Kau. She graduated from Crow High School in 2010, obtained her B.A. at the University of Oregon and will be returning there next spring to earn her Masters’ degree. She left on September 29 for Macerata, Italy where she is living in the dormitory of a relatively small rural school and teaching English to Italian children for three months. It was quite an undertaking for Lins whose comfort zone has always been close to home. Since her arrival, she and other young teachers-to-be who are there on the same type of program, have been taking weekend excursions to visit other areas of Italy… so far, Florence and Venice. She’s saving Rome until she’s joined by her boyfriend, Brent, for the last two weeks before returning home.

ReflectionsFor those who know Lins or even those who don’t, the blog that she has been writing is highly recommended reading. It’s not only filled with her wonderful experiences since she’s been there, but also her thoughts, struggles to adapt and how the experience is opening her eyes and her heart to the world. (http://linseytakesitaly.blogspot.it/2015/10/day-one.html) Her Facebook page is also loaded with the beautiful pictures of Italy that she has been taking, too. She’s allowing us to live her experience with her through her writing. Best of all, though, was the early morning phone call that I got this morning… “Hello, Grandma! This is Linsey in Italy!”

Also, kudos to the Creswell JV1 volleyball team for which another granddaughter, Hannah Edwards, plays! Like the varsity, they are undefeated! Good job, girls!

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