Letters to the editor
Post 74 grateful for community support
The American Legion Carl Douglas Post 74 thanks the following individuals and companies for their generous donations and sponsorship that helped make our fourth annual cruise-in a huge success.
There were 137 cars, trucks and motorcycles that entered the event. Their participation and donations help us in supporting the members of our armed forces and the community of Estacada through various outreach programs such as Boy Scouts, youth softball, Boys and Girls State, flag education, annual poppy sales that benefit our disabled veterans, National High School Oratorical contest, patriotic holiday observances, Veterans Temporary Financial Assistance, recognition of Law Officer, Firefighter and Teacher of the Year and National Security, to name a few.
We are proud to say that many of these American Legion programs offer significant scholarships to our local youths that would not ordinarily have the funding to further their education.
Sponsors were: American Service Corp./ Catylist, Gerber Feed, Benchmade Knife Corp, Harvest Market, Betty Ververios CPA. James Beltramo and Son, Bitter Root Barber Shop, Latus Motors, Bloom Café and Flowers, Les Schwab Tires, Blue Spruce Tool Works, Lew's Drive In Restaurant, Bjorn Carlson, Lucky Dawg World, Canby Muffler, Mike Hannan, MT Hood Roadsters, Carver Hanger Restaurant, Mt. Hood Rec Center, Cascade Septic, NAPA Auto Parts, Cazadero Inn, Paul Stroble State Farm Inc., Clackamas River Outfitters, PDM Investments, Dale Sumner, Rico's Tacos, David Jimerfield, Ron Cauble, Dean Holden, Suburban Auto Group, Dicks Logging, Terry Brown, Doug Menely Insurance, The Lair Bar and Grill, Eagle Creek Saloon, True Value Hardware, Eastside Athletic Club, Viewpoint Restaurant, Estacada Area Support Our Troops, Weston Kia, Estacada Fire District, Yates Repair, Estacada Funeral Chapel, Estacada News and Flynn Phillips Photography
American Legion Carl Douglas Post
Volunteers form backbone of Timber Festival, fireworks
On behalf of our board of directors of Estacada Area Community Events and myself, I'd like to express appreciation and thanks to all of the people and organizations who volunteered this year in making the Estacada Timber Festival and Fourth of July fireworks show a huge success.
We clearly could not do what we do, without our wonderful volunteers.
Help came from our local high school sports teams and youth league sports teams and from Timber Lake Job Corps personnel and students. We also had help from the local fire department, U.S. Forest Service, Sandy (Estacada) Police Department and many of our local businesses, providing food for the volunteers and donations to help make this one of the top events in Oregon.
Without the time and effort, we could not have had another great year.
Thank you, everyone, for giving back to your community this way and to all of our sponsors for helping us to keep this event going and growing. Here is a list of those who have volunteered this year to help make it another successful year.
TIMBER BOWL VOLUNTEERS: Ellan and Tasha Bundy, Nathan and Kayla Flanagan, Lisa and Dale Veelle, Jake and Joanna Ritchie, Seth Veelle, Joseph Martinez, Wes and Lucinda Young, Maria and Shawn Coreson, David Deckert, Matt from Dick's Logging Supply and Steve Shartier.
Info booth volunteers: Paulina Menchaca, Jane Reid, Gary Warkentin, Melanie Wagner, Sue Jones, Sue Barnes, Doug Barnes, Mary Ann Bugni, Julie Norrander and Marcella Harbour.
Timber Park setup, gate and parking volunteers: Rick and Gary of PGE, Mike Mofford, Colin Dunn, Kevin Thronson, Chad Wheeler, Aaron Durand, Scott Crosby, Chris Lewis, Lisa Webley, Melanie Woods, Heidi Hunt of the EHS girls soccer, Jimmy McGylnn, Terri Wheeler, Jan Wheeler, Logan Wheeler, Hank Wheeler, Dana Hohman and family, EHS Ranger Clay Target Club (Kelly Blankenship, Jim Blankenship and Sam Blankenship), EHS Football (Hunter Gotchal, Logan Stamm, Alex Hohman, Mateo Burgos, Jose Vasquez, Landin Vittetoe, Steven Monahan, Joshua Sterns, Gabriel Martinez, Brady Pitts and Colton Pitts,) Rielly Tenbush of the EHS Thespian Club, Michele Jones, Bob Jones, Kelli McAbee, Frank McAbee, Tim Burke, Shirley Burke, Mr. and Mrs. Tim O'Donnelly, Chelsea Blackmon and EHS Riot.
Sue and crew from Timber Lake Job Corps: Kyle Parker, Jonathon Lester, Pablo Huerta, Jasmine White, Zach Bertaux, Dusty Shima, Courtney Kendell, Chris Stanford, Michael Holst, Cody Hughes, Tommy Holmes, Jedediah Pierce, Zach Tompkins, Tristin Williams, Kaleb Neimer, Zach Oleary, Iaelan King and Apache Garcia.
Bartenders: Brooke, Trina, Shana, Tiffany, Amy and J.J
Sound: Kevin Lee from Hit Squad DJ with sound setup and helping with announcing.
PYROS: Rocky Skoog, Melanee Cleman, Nicholas Ledbury, Kurt Ziegelmayer, Brian Nelson, Sarah Hoffman, Wayne Lerch, Vanessa Hoffman, Tim Hoffman, Chris Ledbury, Forest Wade, Alyssa Kaiel, Ashley Blake and Kallandra Horner.
Honorable mention: Mike Mofford (discing, digging and security), Kyle Sulivan (fire stomper), and Andrew Jobin (off site security and watching our backs.)
Special thanks: Pepe's Tacos, Subway, Mason Jar, Cazadero, Hitching Post, Harmony Bakery, Old Mill, The Country, Harmony Bakery, Bloom Cafe, Thriftway, Big Jim's, Barton Store, Chapman's, Estacada Bark, Estacada Fire, Clackamas Fire, Mt. Hood National Forest, Manutek, Reliance Connects and neighbors to the west of the site.
Organizing the industrial park closure and and moving the equipment trailer: James Ballyantyne, moving the equipment trailer to the Timber Park; Paul Miller, moving equipment trailer from the Timber Park back to storage yard; David Miller, picking up, setting up and returning road closure signs, barricades and supplying the guard tent.
And all the rest: If I've left anyone off the list, I am sorry. There are just so many giving people that help us to do what we do.
Estacada Area Community Events