Sweet Lorane Community News – April 20, 2017

Fern Ridge Review                        
Creswell Chronicle
Sweet Lorane Community News
April 20, 2017
By Pat Edwards

I had the opportunity this past week to see the prototype drawing of the proposed mural that will welcome visitors and residents to Lorane whenever they drive by. The drawing is a joint venture, lovingly designed by two of Lorane’s most well-known, long-time artists and good friends, Karen Pidgeon and Alix Mosieur.

The drawing includes a map of the immediate Lorane area with beautiful graphic depictions of the resources that have provided our basic economy over the years, including timber, farming, ranching and wine production.

It will be painted on a large wooden surface and, when completed, attached to the outside wall of the Lorane Family Store.

This is a tremendously exciting project and I personally wish to thank Karen and Alix for their willingness to provide something we can all be very proud of. They will be adding the town’s name to the mural, but other than that, it is my opinion that it has been perfectly thought out and gives our community a sense of its history. Thank you so much, Karen and Alix. I absolutely love it and am looking forward to its completion!

Thanks also to the Lorane Community Association which has brought residents together to make this project happen.

It is with a great deal of sorrow that I report that one of the area’s long-time residents, Charles Blazer, has passed. Because of health issues, Charles and his wife Betty recently sold their place near Doane Road to move into town to be closer to medical care. Their son, Charlie, lives in Lorane and is, himself, fighting his own health battles. Our hearts, love and prayers go out to Charlie, Betty and the rest of the Blazer family in their loss.

The Lorane Grange is switching things up a bit for this month’s Dinner and Bingo Night on Saturday, April 29. They will be serving scalloped potatoes and ham with salad and dessert instead of the traditional spaghetti.  The dinner begins at 5:30 p.m. and bingo starts at 6:30 p.m. The price for dinner is still the same: $6 for adults and $3 for children, eight and under and bingo is geared for families of all ages as long as children are accompanied by an adult.

The Crow Grange’s next dinner and bingo night is scheduled for May 6. Dinner begins at 6:00 p.m. and bingo at 7:00 p.m. They welcome people of all ages to come, eat and play regardless of whether or not they live in Crow. One of the nice things that has been going on for years is the fact that a contingent from Triangle Lake Grange frequently attends Crow’s event and Crow goes to theirs. I like the idea of communities sharing with each other and the local granges do a lot of that through their plays and events such as the bingo nights.

Come out and support your local grange, Rebekahs, church or other service organizations. They provide a lot of social interaction so that we can all get to know our neighbors and connect as a community.

The Lorane Christian Church is holding its Lorane Ladies’ Tea at the Grange this year. It’s scheduled for Sunday, May 7. I haven’t been given a time yet, but it will be posted on the community bulletin board closer to the date.

Also, a reminder on the church’s bake sale scheduled from 10:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. on April 29 at the Lorane Family Store’s parking lot.

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