Country Cut-Ups flip pancakes to keep club hopping
For 100 years, the barn at 13987 S.E. Richey Road in Boring has been a space where community gathers, and for 43 of those years the Country Cut-Ups Square Dance Club members have hosted their breakfast and bazaar to keep the doors open.
From 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 20, the Country Cut-Ups welcome all again to enjoy a breakfast of pancakes, eggs and ham and peruse the bazaar supplied with handmade items made by club members. The bazaar will feature handcrafted pieces, decor, homemade preserves and more.
For $6 per adult and $3 per child age 4-12, you can skip cooking breakfast that morning while helping the club raise funds for upkeep on the barn.
"The event is a fundraiser to keep up with ongoing expenses," said club President Marc De La Bruere. "It helps us out because it's not cheap to have a facility in this day and age."
In recent years, the Country Cut-Ups have worked to offer more opportunities for the community by adding a night of line dancing as well as an outdoor dance floor. The space is rented for all kind of events in the community, from church services to weddings, so the Cut-Ups aren't the only people benefitting from the building's maintenance.
Though on most occasions when the Country Cut-Ups get together you can't get them to stand still, "the breakfast is mostly a time to sit and chat."
Tickets can be purchased from any club member in advance or at the door. Children 3 or younger eat free of charge, and there will be several raffle items up for grabs.
"It's social, and you get to meet people in the community," De La Bruere noted. "We've also made more awareness of the club through this event."
The Country Cut-Ups host evenings of square dancing and socializing from 7-10:30 p.m. the first, fourth and fifth Saturday of each month at the Boring Barn. The club offers classes for beginners in the fall.
For more information, call Marc and Bev De La Bruere at 503-502-8478.
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