Sweet Lorane Community News – April 13, 2017

Fern Ridge Review                        
Creswell Chronicle
Sweet Lorane Community News
April 13, 2017
By Pat Edwards

A group has made plans for a Community-Wide Yard Sale to be held in the Lorane area on Saturday, May 20. The organizers would like to meet prior to the sale (date to be determined) with those who want to be included on the map of participants and promotion of the event. In addition to private yard sales, the Lorane Grange will have tables available for rent that day at $10 per table as they have done in the past. I am also making the open grassy area around the Dew Drop Inn, next to the Lorane Family Store, available for those who want to put up tents/canopies to sell their merchandise.

For promotion, the organizers will be listing the sale with local newspapers and on Craigslist. In addition, they will have flyers with maps showing the location of the registered sales available at the Lorane Family Store and the Lorane Deli.

If you are interested in taking advantage of the community-wide promotion and maps at a sale you’ll be holding at your home, register with Terrie Johnson Morris, 541-913-3825. If you wish to rent a table at the Lorane Grange, contact Pam Kersgaard, 541-214-0261. Leave your contact information at the Lorane Family Store if you are interested in setting up a tent at the Dew Drop Inn.

As planned, the Crow Booster Club has set up a committee that will be dedicated to the oversight and support of Applegate Elementary School needs, events and parental concerns.

According to Ali Cheers of the Crow Booster Club, “The Booster Club supports athletics, academics, arts and so much more for students at all levels throughout the district. However, parental involvement at the elementary level has decreased. This committee has been formed to help fill this gap…”

Parents and community members are asked to lend your support in giving the Crow-Applegate-Lorane students of all ages the best possible education and life experiences. If you are interested in getting involved with the elementary school group, please email them at applegateboosters@gmail.com.

For information on how to join the Booster Club itself, contact Linda Lay, Crow-Applegate-Lorane Booster Club President (541-844-5840), or one of its members.

REMINDERS: The Lorane Christian Church will be having a bake sale on April 29 from 10:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. at the Lorane Family Store.

The Annual Crow-Applegate-Lorane Grandparents’ Tea will be held on Thursday, April 20 at Applegate Elementary beginning at 12:30 p.m. There will be entertainment, art displays and snacks… and you don’t even have to be a grandparent to attend.

I haven’t included any excerpts of Lorane history for quite some time, so here’s a short one that goes with the beginning of baseball season.

A Bit of Lorane History:

“Baseball was a very popular recreation in the Lorane area as well as throughout Lane County. Ballparks were set up in pastures near the “rabbit barns” on north Territorial Road (south of Stoney Point) and in the large field at the junction of Siuslaw and Territorial roads and behind the present Lorane Family Store in the pasture now owned by the Doughty family.” (From Sawdust and Cider to Wine; 1987; 2006)

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