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Sweet Lorane Community News
April 21, 2022
By Pat Edwards
Our local communities are beginning to come alive after our long period of COVID mandates and social distancing. How exciting!
Rob Herbison, who lives in Lorane with his family, has posted the following notice: “I was granted permission to start holding some weekly open gyms. The first one will be Wednesday, April 27, at the Applegate Elementary School gymnasium in Crow. We will start around 6:45 p.m. and go for about 1½ to 2 hours. Right now we are a bunch of Dads wanting to get together and play, but anyone in the Crow-Applegate-Lorane School District is welcome to attend. It will be recreational and is not intended to be super-competitive play.” I don’t have a contact number for Rob, but he can be reached through his postings on either the Lorane or Crow Community Facebook pages.
There are also a couple of upcoming events to note in both the Lorane and Crow granges. With the elections approaching, the Lane County Commissioner Candidates Public Forum is one we all need to put on our calendars. It will be held at the Lorane Grange on Thursday, April 28, at 7:00 p.m. The participating candidates will be those running to represent Western Lane County. It’s a perfect means of getting to know who is running and how they will represent us. Be sure to join us .
After a 2-year hiatus, the Applegate Booster Club’s 3rd Annual “Ohana Dance” will take place at the Applegate gymnasium on Friday, April 29, from 6:30 p.m. until 8:30 p.m. Be sure to don your leis, grass skirt, floral shirt and join in this fun, family event. Light desserts and refreshments will be provided. Tickets are on sale at the Applegate Elementary School office for $5 per couple or $10 for a whole family. It’s open to the public. For more info, contact Marissa Cooper at 541-517-6608.
The Crow Grange is again sponsoring its popular Mother’s Day Breakfast again this year, to be held on Sunday, May 8, 2022, from 8:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. It will be a sit-down meal this year since the COVID restrictions have been lifted, but I believe that Connie Suing also said that “to go” breakfasts would also be available for those who want them that way. The menu includes pancakes or biscuits and gravy, eggs, sausage, fruit, coffee and juice. The suggested donation is $5.00 per meal.
The Crow Grange is also sponsoring another series of Line Dancing Classes which were to begin this past Saturday, April 23, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. I don’t have the future schedule available, but you can contact Connie Suing if you have questions. For these classes, no dance experience is needed. You don’t have to come with a partner and ages high school through adult are welcome. There’s a $5 donation and water bottles are provided. I understand that the Western line dances that they’ve done in the past are being expanded to those line dances done around the world. They will review the Western dances they’ve done in the past, however. Be sure to wear comfortable clothing, soft-soled shoes and be ready to have some fun.
It’s good to see all of these activities taking place again. They’ve really been missed.