Two decades later, Estacada Elementary School was adorned with animals

ARCHIVE PHOTO - In 1987, Estacada Elementary School was decorated with animals in celebration of what students were studying.


The Estacada Jaycees were preparing for Easter with 5,000 eggs. The upcoming Easter egg hunt that would feature all of these eggs would be open to children ages 2-12. The children would be divided up into groups by age so "the smaller children will be able to claim their share of the goodies without undue competition."

Easter preparations were also underway at the Brooks Cafe, where a "special Easter dinner" consisting of baked sugar cured ham with cherry sauce, soup, salad, mashed potatoes, vegetables, hot rolls and dessert would be available for $1.65.


Smoking would soon be prohibited on Estacada school grounds. "The Superintendent's committee on school district policy will review whatever recommendations the high school staff suggests," The News reported. "It's also possible that the ban on smoking won't become effective until next fall. This would allow inclusion of the policy in student handbooks."


Since students at Estacada Elementary School were spending the week studying animals, teaching aid and artist Gayle Johnson created animal images to decorate the school's doorways. According to an article in The News, the "school (seemed) to be alive with energy and enthusiasm."


Approximately 100 children hunted for Easter eggs at the Estacada Food Forum. After the egg hunt, participants watched the town's Easter parade as it made its way up Main Street to the high school.


Michele Eberle, executive director of Clackamas Women's Services, would speak at the upcoming Estacada Chamber of Commerce lunch. She would discuss "who they are, the services they provide and their new business outreach program."

The Springwater Players were preparing to present "The Great Western Melodrama" and "Comin' Round the Mountain." Proceeds would benefit the Estacada Area Food Bank.


The community rallied around the Sanchez-Serrono family through a "Put a Buck on the Truck" fundraiser. The family, who run Pepe's Taco Truck, had to take some time away from the business while their patriarch, Jose Sr., was hospitalized for heart problems so community members covered the truck's exterior with money. Coupled with online efforts through GoFundMe, "Put a Buck on the Truck" raised more than $10,000.

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