Tag: 2019 Crow Car Show

Sweet Lorane Community News, July 18, 2019

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.

Imprimis mailing labelThe 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 csuing@hotmail.com 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.

Sweet Lorane Community News, May 09, 2019

Fern Ridge Review
Creswell Chronicle
Sweet Lorane Community News
May 9, 2019
By Pat Edwards

As I promised last week, here are the details on the Spring Cemetery Clean-up project with the Lorane Grange…

Lorane Grange members and volunteers from the community will be meeting at 9:00 a.m. on Tuesday, May 14, at the Lorane Grange Cemetery to spruce up, mow and ready the cemetery for Memorial Day. If you want to help, contact a grange member or just show up with gloves and whatever tools/equipment you’d like to use for the project.

The Grange is also planning a workday on Tuesday, May 21, to do the same types of things in and around the grange property on Old Lorane Road. There are lots of things to do both days, so your help you offer will be welcomed.

The Crow-Applegate-Lorane School Board meets at the Applegate Elementary School on Thursday, May 16 at 7:00 p.m. Find out more about the process of keeping our local schools funded and running efficiently in the education of our local youth and lend your voice.

Also, be sure to vote on Tuesday, May 21, in the Lane County Special Election. Your ballot includes a measure proposing the renewal of the five-year local option levy for general school operations. In addition, two school board positions are up for election this year. Incumbent, Doug Perry, is running uncontested in Position #1. The incumbent of Position #2, Troy Wilson, is being challenged by Lorane parent, Crystal Nevins.

Also, two Lorane Fire District positions are uncontested, with Jeri Porter running for Position #1 and Martin McClure in Position #2. Thank you to each of these community residents for offering your time and abilities in serving Lorane and Crow!

Crow High School Seniors are gearing up for graduation week. On Wednesday, May 29, Senior Recognition will be held at 7:00 p.m. in the high school gymnasium. Then, on Sunday, June 2, they will be honored at a 6:00 p.m. Baccalaureate service at the Crow Nazarene Church. The CHS graduation, itself, will be held on Friday, June 7, beginning at 7:00 p.m. in the gymnasium.

For those who are interested in pre-registering to participate in the 2019 Crow Car Show this summer, you have only until May 15 to receive the early registration discount. The show, to be held on Saturday, July 13, will be its 16th annual fundraiser benefitting the Crow-Applegate-Lorane School District. The one held in 2018 was its largest ever with a total of 141 cars on display. Registration forms can be downloaded at http://www.crowboosterclub.com/crowcarshow or you can email crowcarshow@yahoo.com.

For those of you who have not yet burned your brush piles from this winter’s devastation, you may have to wait now until after the fall rains begin. The Lane Regional Air Protection Agency (LRAPA) has temporarily suspended outdoor burning throughout Lane County due to high fire danger. Let’s be good neighbors and respect this ruling to make sure that Lane County doesn’t contribute to early grass or forest fires in Oregon.
Enjoy these beautiful late spring/early summer days while the grass and trees bear the freshness of new growth, everyone! I believe that it’s my favorite time of year.