Rocking for Randy
The memory and charisma of Randy Proctor was alive and well on Saturday, June 24, at the Zigzag Inn on Highway 26.
People from far and wide came to celebrate the late Clackamas County Bank president and support Mt. Hood Hospice at the bank's 10th-annual Party on the Patio event.
Proctor was a longtime advocate for the Sandy hospice, and was instrumental in keeping the facility afloat for several years before he lost his battle with cancer in 2006.
Proctor's Western flare played into a number of the items up for auction, and many a flamingo — his favorite animal — decorated the space, and were subjects of artwork and decor included in gift baskets.
Items ranged from handmade pieces, such as fused-glass artwork by Proctor's sister, bank President Cathy Proctor-Stuchlik, and mountain-themed blankets, to merchandise-laden baskets donated by local businesses.
The Substitutes, a rock-n-roll band out of Prineville, provided lively entertainment and got several people — including the Sandy Mountain Festival queen — out of their seats and onto the dance floor.
Songs included multiple oldies-but-goodies like Eric Clapton's "Wonderful Tonight," and at least one popular tune from this century: Weezer's "Beverly Hills."
The Sandy Mountain Festival queen's court was formally introduced by court coordinator Lynette Proctor and made the rounds to greet party-goers throughout the event.
Few people went home empty-handed after the last call for bids, and many enjoyed food from the inn along with the fundraising festivities.