Sweet Lorane Community News, September 21, 2017

Fern Ridge Review
Creswell Chronicle
Sweet Lorane Community News
September 21, 2017
By Pat Edwards

Oh, it seems there is no longer enough time in a day to get everything done lately. I can blame no one but myself… I love the work that I do and keep committing myself to more and more… but I sometimes feel as though I’m running in circles. I thought that retirement was all about having lots of free time to play golf, socialize, vacation and take naps. Ha!

Marissa McNutt Cooper, one of my co-administrators for our Lorane community Facebook page, has agreed to take on the principle duties as lead administrator. I will continue to help out, but I’ve got several book projects in the works and more in the wings so that I’m not checking in as much with the page as I used to. Thanks so much to my co-admins, Marissa and Lil Thompson, for all that they do for our community in so many ways.

Speaking of Marissa, she is also an active member of the Lorane Community Association (LCA). Several people have been asking that the LCA meetings be held on a weekend – preferably Sunday – instead of weekday mornings so that those who work can also participate.

The organizers heard the pleas and have scheduled a meeting for Sunday, October 1st at 1:30 p.m. at the Lorane Grange. According to Marissa, “We encourage anyone interested in our community service group to attend. A few of the LCA’s projects are the Lorane Growers Market, the Angel Tree and the Little Free Library. We have quite a few new projects we are working on as well. Including a canning and preserving clinic coming up soon.”

Does that Preservation and Canning Clinic pique your interest? If so here’s some information on that, too. It will be held at the Lorane Grange on October 20 through October 22. More details will be posted on the Lorane, Oregon Facebook page and in this column as soon as they are available.

Of course, you should by now have your calendars marked for the upcoming Crow Harvest Festival and Carnival to be held at the Applegate Elementary School on Saturday, October 28. I won’t go into detail again in this column, but I’ll keep reminding you.

The Lorane Grange’s Dessert and Bingo Night held last weekend was fun, but not well-attended. Now that the days are getting shorter, there usually is more participation and the fact that the next one will feature a Potato Bar Dinner as well as bingo should bring many more people out. That one is scheduled for Friday, October 27.

There’s another event that needs to be added to your calendars. The Lorane Rebekahs will be hosting their annual Lorane Hunter’s Breakfast on the morning of Saturday, September 30 from 6:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m… Opening Day. For $5.00 per person you can get a hearty breakfast — pancakes, eggs, sausage, ham, orange juice and coffee.

One final announcement… Now that fall is approaching, Mike and Joanne Cantrall of Lorane, are once again collecting donations of warm clothing, shoes, socks, jackets, blankets and sleeping bags for homeless veterans. The Lane County organization that they collecting them for is having a “stand down” on Friday, October 13th. If you have anything to donate, please give them a call at 541-769-8205 and they will arrange to pick it up in the Lorane area. I believe that there will also be a donation barrel at the Lorane Family Store where these items can be dropped off.

Our rainy respite from the heat and wildfires last week was extremely welcome, but we’re ready for a bit more sunshine and warmth for a while longer, at least, before the winter rains set in.

Happy Fall, Everyone!

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