Fern Ridge Review
Sweet Lorane Community News
June 23, 2016
By Pat Edwards
Schools out! Summer really has arrived!
The annual Rural Art Center Summer Film Camp 2016 is scheduled for August this year. If your children are interested, this popular camp is for all K-12 students. It is held from 9:00 a.m. to noon on Mondays through Thursdays, August 8 to 11 and August 15 to 18. Check their website at http://www.ruralartcenter.org/ for information on the programs being offered and as a means to contact them about signing up.
Here’s another event you might want to add to this summer’s calendar. The date for the 14th annual Crow Car Show has been released. It will be held on September 10th at Crow High School. This is a change in venue. In the past, it has been held in the field across Territorial from the Applegate School.
According to the organizers, this year they have added a Jeep class, an imports class, and an 80s class. They will also be adding a swap meet/flea market area. There will be 12’x12′ display spaces available that will cost $25 each and you are encouraged to reserve your spot right away. They are also looking for donations for auction items to fill baskets again this year. They are hoping to score some handmade quilts, jams, soaps, etc. to help round out their auction items. Updates, contacts and more information can be found on the Crow Car Show Facebook page.
By the time you read this, my husband Jim, his brother and sister-in-law, John and Vicki, and I will be embarking on a 2-week road trip. Our first destination is to see the Painted Hills near John Day, Oregon as we head for Idaho, and then on to visit some Edwards’ childhood haunts in Nebraska, a nephew in Missouri and as many sites that we can see along the way. John has never been to Mt. Rushmore, so that will be one of our stops before heading west again where we will roam wherever we decide we want to go. We haven’t developed a specific itinerary. We’ll just stop when we feel like stopping and make detours that seem interesting. Planned stops on the return trip is to visit special friends in Helena, Montana and to see the newly-built home of our youngest daughter, Kelly, and her husband Justin on Flathead Lake in Montana near Glacier National Park. They won’t have gotten moved in yet, but at least we’ll be able to see the “almost-finished” result of months of watching those plans materialize and their dreams finally come true.
Anyway, we’ve lined up an awesome housesitter who will also take excellent care of our fur babies while we are gone and the editors of the Fern Ridge Review and the Creswell Chronicle have asked me if I would include short travelogues on our adventures in place of those two columns due when we’ll be away from home. I’ll try to fill you in on where our travels take us as much as I have time for.
I really love road trips!