Tag: Mural

Sweet Lorane Community News, May 10, 2018

Fern Ridge Review
Creswell Chronicle
Sweet Lorane Community News
May 10, 2018
By Pat Edwards

There seems to be lots of news to report this week. For these columns it seems to be either a deluge of things I need to tell you about, or I have to dig deep.

Unfortunately, I didn’t find out about the Taco Dinner and Fandango dance event held at the Lorane Grange until it was too late to include in last week’s column. It was sponsored by the Rural Art Center. If you missed the event, they will be performing at the Crow Grange (May 16), Crow High School (May 23), at the Applegate Regional Theater (TBA), and at the Blue Rooster Inn (TBA). This is part of their summer dance series. Check out the poster displayed on the Lorane and Crow Facebook pages and in businesses around the area for more details.

The music is provided by El Taller de Son Jarocho, a Eugene-based community group and everyone is encouraged to join in. They will teach the basic dance step, a simple tap dance style.

The Lorane Grange will be having a work day at the Lorane Grange Cemetery on Monday, May 14. Volunteers are encouraged and welcome to come. Everyone should meet at 10 a.m. and bring garden tools and equipment to use, if possible.

The Celebration of Life for Lloyd Porter will be held at Lorane Christian Church with a potluck following at Lorane Grange. The Grange doors will be open at 11:30 am to receive food. Jeri asks that everyone wear Western or at least casual attire in memory of Lloyd.

Mark your calendars, Crow High School Senior Recognition night, is May 30 at 7:00 p.m. in the CHS gym. This is always a fun time to honor the seniors and their accomplishments.

The Lorane Community Association (LCA) held a recent meeting and Mina Knittel provided very detailed minutes. They held election of officers and the 2018-2019 include President, Pam Kersgaard; Vice President, Marissa McNutt Cooper; Treasurer, Mina Knittel; and Secretary, Heidi Langstraat.

It has been decided to unveil the Lorane Mural at this summer’s Ice Cream Social! Kevin, at the Lorane Family Store, will be building a protective awning and seating area in front of where it will hang. The mural will include an interactive game for people to spot local birds, insects and wildlife within the mural!

For those who haven’t seen the prototype, the mural will be a beautiful scenic and historical landscape of Lorane that includes a map of points of interest in our community! Donations are needed to complete the project. If you have a winery, farm or local business and would like to be included on the map, please contact Pamela Kersgaard.

The Lorane Community Church is collecting cans and bottles for their annual women’s retreat on the Oregon coast on September 5-8. Donations of recyclables can be dropped off at the deli or Heidi Rusten Langstraat can come pick them up! Please contact through the church for details.

We are approaching the Growers Market season! Visit the beautiful produce stand in front of the deli. Anyone can place their fruits, vegetables, flowers, plants, and wares there for donation/sale to the community. Any funds received for these goods goes to LCA projects!

More things from the minutes will be included in next week’s column. I hope that everyone is enjoying our sunshine. One of these days, I’m going to catch up on everything that needs doing!

Sweet Lorane Community News – April 20, 2017

Fern Ridge Review                        
Creswell Chronicle
Sweet Lorane Community News
April 20, 2017
By Pat Edwards

I had the opportunity this past week to see the prototype drawing of the proposed mural that will welcome visitors and residents to Lorane whenever they drive by. The drawing is a joint venture, lovingly designed by two of Lorane’s most well-known, long-time artists and good friends, Karen Pidgeon and Alix Mosieur.

The drawing includes a map of the immediate Lorane area with beautiful graphic depictions of the resources that have provided our basic economy over the years, including timber, farming, ranching and wine production.

It will be painted on a large wooden surface and, when completed, attached to the outside wall of the Lorane Family Store.

This is a tremendously exciting project and I personally wish to thank Karen and Alix for their willingness to provide something we can all be very proud of. They will be adding the town’s name to the mural, but other than that, it is my opinion that it has been perfectly thought out and gives our community a sense of its history. Thank you so much, Karen and Alix. I absolutely love it and am looking forward to its completion!

Thanks also to the Lorane Community Association which has brought residents together to make this project happen.

It is with a great deal of sorrow that I report that one of the area’s long-time residents, Charles Blazer, has passed. Because of health issues, Charles and his wife Betty recently sold their place near Doane Road to move into town to be closer to medical care. Their son, Charlie, lives in Lorane and is, himself, fighting his own health battles. Our hearts, love and prayers go out to Charlie, Betty and the rest of the Blazer family in their loss.

The Lorane Grange is switching things up a bit for this month’s Dinner and Bingo Night on Saturday, April 29. They will be serving scalloped potatoes and ham with salad and dessert instead of the traditional spaghetti.  The dinner begins at 5:30 p.m. and bingo starts at 6:30 p.m. The price for dinner is still the same: $6 for adults and $3 for children, eight and under and bingo is geared for families of all ages as long as children are accompanied by an adult.

The Crow Grange’s next dinner and bingo night is scheduled for May 6. Dinner begins at 6:00 p.m. and bingo at 7:00 p.m. They welcome people of all ages to come, eat and play regardless of whether or not they live in Crow. One of the nice things that has been going on for years is the fact that a contingent from Triangle Lake Grange frequently attends Crow’s event and Crow goes to theirs. I like the idea of communities sharing with each other and the local granges do a lot of that through their plays and events such as the bingo nights.

Come out and support your local grange, Rebekahs, church or other service organizations. They provide a lot of social interaction so that we can all get to know our neighbors and connect as a community.

The Lorane Christian Church is holding its Lorane Ladies’ Tea at the Grange this year. It’s scheduled for Sunday, May 7. I haven’t been given a time yet, but it will be posted on the community bulletin board closer to the date.

Also, a reminder on the church’s bake sale scheduled from 10:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. on April 29 at the Lorane Family Store’s parking lot.