Fern Ridge Review
Sweet Lorane Community News
July 18, 2019
By Pat Edwards
Such a busy, busy time in our area right now. From what I have heard, the Crow Car Show was a huge success this past week. They had more entries than they’ve ever had—144 this year, and the community support, according to Marissa McNutt Cooper, was exceptional.
The Best of Show winner was Ken Jones with his lime green 1955 Chevy Nomad.
This year’s KidZone was especially popular with an inflatable obstacle course, a bounce-house, a National Guard rock climbing wall, face painting and yard games. Home Depot even came out and made tool boxes with the kids—a huge hit as well!
The proceeds of this annual event goes to assist all of the Crow-Applegate-Lorane School District schools and students and a warm thank you is being extended to all of the sponsors and volunteers as well as attendees who made it possible.
I told you about our big Art in the Country Fine Art and Author Festival taking place on Saturday and Sunday, July 27 & 28, in last week’s column, so I wanted to give you some more information about the other area events being planned.
We just heard of a very interesting program that is being held at Alesong Brewing and Blending in Lorane called “Learning from Our Tribal Partners.” It’s being sponsored by the Siuslaw Watershed Council, the Confederated Tribes of Coos, Lower Umpqua and Siuslaw Indians, and Alesong. It will take place on Wednesday, July 24 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.
A description of the program was provided by the Siuslaw Watershed Council:
As we work with the goal of watershed restoration we must remember to listen to and work with those that managed it for thousands of years sustainably before we got here. The Siuslaw and Kalapuya people lived alongside each other in this area for thousands of years, hundreds of generations. Their cultures’ of respect and observation led to Ceremony that sustained the surrounding area for future generations. Come listen to Tribal Members of the Confederated Tribes of Coos, Lower Umpqua, and Siuslaw Indians as they share knowledge of their watersheds, culturally relevant plants, and integrating traditional knowledge of their Ancestors into cultural and scientific practices to reach cooperative goals for the future generations of all our people…
On Saturday, August 3rd, the community of Lorane will be holding its Community-Wide Yard Sale. Anyone who wants to hold their sale at their own residence can be included on the map for free if you will register with the organizers. The Lorane Grange will also be renting tables for $10 each for those who want to sell their wares there. If you want to be included on the map, please send a Facebook message to Louise McClure or email her at LoraneSale@yahoo.com, or if you want to rent a table at the grange, call Jeri Porter at 541-942-2448
The Crow Grange will also be having their 11th annual Chicken ‘n Pickin’ Barbecue on Saturday, August 3rd. It will be held from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. at the grange, so you can make it a full day of fun by going to both!
Music will be provided at the barbecue by the Poodle Creek Pickers and a mini-Classic Car Show featuring the Bent Rods Car Club will be on site. For more information, contact Connie Suing at firstname.lastname@example.org or 541-556-2609.
Be sure and attend some of these local events. By doing so, you’ll be promoting and supporting your community in so many positive ways.