Estacada celebrates community members who helped during wildfire
The sun was shining Sunday, Sept. 5, and children were enjoying a variety of games as Estacada community members who helped with the Riverside Fire last fall were honored at Promontory Park.
Estacada Community Watch presented awards to local citizens and businesses who helped with the effort to prevent the flames from the 140,000-acre Riverside Fire from reaching city limits.
"The theme for today was not only to have a really good time celebrating our community, but also to celebrate those that came together during the Riverside Fire 2020," said Estacada Community Watch President Brandy Litkie.
Additionally, Estacada Mayor Sean Drinkwine presented awards to Estacada Community Watch for coordinating the relief center last fall, and Promontory Park marina operator Jae Chun for letting them use the space for the ceremony.
Estacada Community Watch volunteers built wooden booths for each of the event's games, which included a balloon pop, bottle knock down, skee ball and a toilet paper toss.
The day also featured live music, a pie throwing wall and a chili cook off, the final of which was won by Kristi Maret.
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