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Annual community ice cream social commemorates 'pair for the ages' in Boring Station Trailhead Park

PMG FILE PHOTO: BRITTANY ALLEN - Boring and Dull Day is celebrated in the Boring Station Trailhead Park every Aug. 9. As has been customary now for nearly a decade, the community of Boring will gather in Boring Station Trailhead Park, 28008 Keller Road, at 4:45 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 9, to celebrate Boring and Dull Day — the commemoration of Boring, Oregon, and Dull, Scotland, becoming "A Pair for the Ages."

All are welcome to come out and enjoy ice cream served by local nonprofit volunteers, listen to live music and learn more about the organizations and people that have invested in the community's past, present and future.

Music will be provided by the Boring & Dull Day Ensemble, a pipes and drum group that includes Rob McKendrick on drum with Jeff Brewer and Rob Barrick playing the bagpipes, as well as local rock 'n' roll band Ron Ruedi and the Hurricanes.

The following businesses, groups and political candidates have already signed up to host informational booths at the event:

  • Guide Dogs for the Blind
  • Clackamas County Bank
  • Boring Oregon History
  • Health Care for All Oregon
  • Vietnam War Memorial Fund
  • Boring, Oregon Foundation Merchandise Sales
  • Sandy Historical Society
  • Red Hot Adventures
  • Brian Ross with Farmers Insurance
  • Paul Savas for Clackamas County Commission
  • Jeff Helfrich for House District 52
  • Jo Rae Perkins for US Senate
  • John Masterman for House District 48
  • Senator Kayse Jama
  • Candidate Hoa Ngyen for House District 48
  • PMG FILE PHOTO: BRITTANY ALLEN  - Volunteers from numerous area nonprofit organizations scoop ice cream for attendees of the 2021 Boring and Dull Day community social. Festivities will kick off at 4:45 p.m. with the "shortest parade in Oregon" through the park, then volunteers will begin scooping and serving ice cream at 5 p.m. The opening ceremony to commemorate the pairing behind the event will occur at 6 p.m. with performances by the Boring & Dull Day Ensemble. Drawings for the raffle will take place at 7 p.m.

    The raffle features 40 different prizes with a total value of over $5,800. Tickets are $10 each, and only 999 tickets were printed, making the odds of winning a prize 1 in 25.

    Raffle tickets are still on sale at various locations in Boring and online.

    Proceeds from this event and the raffle benefit the Boring, Oregon Foundation, which is the community chest for Boring and the fund for a community center for the greater Boring area.

    Sponsor spotlight

    Leathers Fuels

    Stumptown Sales Success

    Clackamas County Bank

    EverFresh Fruit Co.

    Mt. Hood Polaris

    Boyles Electric

    John Holmliund Nursery

    Burns Feed Store

    Boring Shell

    Boring Square Garden Center


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