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Canby Herald letters to the editor for the June 13, 2018 edition - Ren faire joy and Relay for Life

Don't miss something very cool in renaissance faire

To the editor:

I know that this letter will be printed after the first weekend of the Oregon Renaissance Faire in Canby, but with another weekend of the festival ahead, I thought I would encourage folks in the area to give it a try.

Sure, a renaissance faire isn't everyone's cup of tea, but having attended the event since its inception in Canby, I have to comment on just what a wonderfully uplifting event it is.

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The period costumes, the "performers" really getting into their characters, the crafts and stage performances, as well as the knights dueling it out before the crowd are all such wonderfully different things to experience.

I don't think it's any coincidence that the event has grown to include two weekends so quickly. The folks who put on the Oregon Renaissance Faire do a great job of creating a fun, entertaining and interesting atmosphere for visitors to enjoy. I find it simply uplifting each and every year.

I always look forward to John Baker's preview of the event in the paper and then the event itself. I will go both weekends and have myself a ball. I hope that if you're reading this and you've said to yourself "One of these days I'll check it out," that you make this weekend that time.

Thanks to all for making the Oregon Renaissance Faire such a unique and enjoyable presence in the Canby community.

Sarah Helena

Canby

Combined Canby-Molalla Relay

for Life is coming up

To the editor:

The South Clackamas County Relay for Life will be on June 23 at Wait Park in Canby. This year's one-day event is unique in that the Molalla and Canby Relays are combining efforts to make one big relay event. My understanding is that Relay for Life has worked to combine Relay events across the state, which makes sense as we move along. It was good to read that the Canby and Molalla organizers are working hand-in-hand to make this year's Relay a great one.

My hope is that folks will venture downtown (or from Molalla) to show support for this worthy cause. I also understand that the event will jump back and forth between Canby and Molalla every year, so that will give folks in those respective communities a chance to still have a hometown event. But, it's important that no matter where it is held, the Relay for Life event is supported by folks in Molalla and Canby. After all, this is your Relay for Life event.

Hope to see you at Wait Park on the 23rd – no matter where you're from.

Myrna Shenk

Canby

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