Sweet Lorane Community News – May 4, 2017

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Creswell Chronicle
Sweet Lorane Community News
May 5, 2017
By Pat Edwards

Sunshine! Need I say more? Well, maybe… planting flowers, taking walks, driving with the windows down, wearing short sleeves and sandals and, now that Jim has put new blades on the lawnmower, moving lawns… my wintertime blues have vanished!

Speaking of lawnmowers, the Lorane Grange has scheduled a cleanup of the Grange Cemetery on Monday, May 15 beginning at 9:00 a.m. Anyone who wants to help will be welcomed. Bring your weedeaters, gloves, rakes and clippers and be prepared to use them as much as possible. There will be a couple of lawnmowers volunteered, but I don’t imagine they’ll turn anyone away who wants to bring theirs, too. Many hands make light work, as Grandpa used to say. It still rings true today.

If you miss the Grange Cemetery cleanup, you can still get in on the action. The I.O.O.F. Cemetery cleanup is scheduled for Saturday, May 20. It will begin at about 9:00 a.m. for some, and others will arrive at 11:00 a.m. after Rebekah members have done their roadside cleanup chores.

That’s the same day when the Lorane Community-Wide Yard Sale will take place. For that event, the Grange will have tables set up with garage sale items and individuals will be holding their own sales around the Lorane area between 9:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. Maps of participating locations will be available at the Lorane Family Store, the Grange and the Lorane Deli. In addition, the Lorane Christian Church will be holding a bake sale that day in front of the church. Tables are still available to rent at the Grange for $10. Call Jeri Porter at 541-942-2448 if you are interested in renting one.

On Sunday, May 14, the Crow Grange will be having its annual Mother’s Day breakfast from 8:00 to 11:00 a.m. Breakfast will include pancakes or biscuits and gravy,  sausage, eggs, juice and coffee for a $5 suggested donation. You can’t beat that and you don’t have to fight Eugene traffic! My kids took me there a couple of years ago and it was a special treat. It’s so hard to get everyone together in once place these days… after all, we have so many mothers, including in-laws, in the family now. I’m not the only one. They need to be celebrated, too. This is a perfect way to say, “I love you, Mom!”

Don’t forget the Spring Arts Festival being held in the Crow High School gym on May 16 at 5:30 p.m. You will entertained by the Crow Middle/High School drama club, band and choir.  Art, made by the students, will be on display and for sale. Tickets to the event are $5 per person. For further information, contact Linda Lay, President of the Crow Booster Club, at 541-844-5850. All proceeds earned will benefit K-12 students throughout the district.

Happy May, everyone!

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