2008: Harvest festivals abound in Estacada
Items on the Estacada Grade School lunch menu included chilli, ground beef and noodles, weiner wraps, baked potatoes and toasted cheese sandwiches.
Meanwhile, the Estacada Elementary Schools Parent Teacher Association, a group that included parents from schools in Estacada, Eagle Creek and Barton, would host a meeting to introduce local teachers to attendees. "The room with the highest percentage of parents or grandparents present will get the cookie jar," The News reported.
The News presented local youths with an opportunity to receive a new bicycle. Those who sold 10 subscriptions to the newspaper would win a new bike from the Estacada Coast to Coast store. "As an extra bonus, and to encourage youngsters to realize how important it is to save, The Clackamas County News will also deposit $10 in bonus money into a savings account at the First State Bank or the Oregon Pioneer Savings and Loan," The News reported.
Personal ads from 30 years ago included an invitation for "some warm Christian fellowship," a happy birthday message for Ruthie from the newspaper staff and C.W. writing to P.B. "I lost your address. Please call me," C.W. wrote.
Katie Serres, a local worker with the U.S. Forest Service, earned a gold medal in the discus during the Nike World Masters Games in Eugene. Serres' 131-foot, four-inch throw was the best one overall for women in all age groups. "There were athletes from Australia, Great Britain, Venezuela, Russia and all over the world," Serres said. "It was really interesting to talk to them, although the language barrier was a problem at times." She had been sponsored in the event by Kaiser Permanente and had previously thrown the discus in high school and college.
There were several harvest festivals planned in town. Estacada Growers Market would soon host one at the community center, featuring live music and dinner by Claudia's Catering. Proceeds from the evening would be used to establish a school and community garden. Additionally, Estacada Christian Church would host a harvest festival that would feature rummage sale items, crafts, baked goods and a silent auction.
Actresses Willow Shields and Meg DeLacy stopped by Estacada to film scenes for "Woodstock of Bust." Previously, Shields portrayed Primrose Everdeen — the younger sister of Katniss Everdeen — in "The Hunger Games" franchise, and DeLacy played Grace on "The Fosters" and Nyla on "Recovery Road." "Woodstock of Bust" followed their two characters as they journeyed across the U.S. in a 1965 Mustang convertible to reach the Woodstock Music & Art Fair at Max Yasgur's farm in White Lake, N.Y.