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Annual strawberry waffle feast benefits Boring-Damascus Grange Hall operation fund

PMG PHOTO: BRITTANY ALLEN - A volunteer mixes up Hood strawberries from Schedeen Farms for pancakes at the Boring-Damascus fundraiser. For one day each year in Boring, local legislators can be seen leaving the realm of party whips to be armed with a can of whipped cream at the Boring-Damascus Grange Strawberry Waffle Breakfast.

This year's festivities will take place from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday, June 9, at the grange hall, 27861 Grange St., and welcome the assistance of Rep. Janelle Bynum, Rep. Christine Drazan, Rep. Anna Williams, Sen. Chuck Thomsen and Clackamas County Commissioners Ken Humberston and Paul Savas.

"I like seeing everyone coming out and supporting the fundraiser," grange member Marlin Marsh said. "And all of the legislators have a really good time."

Marsh has been involved with the fundraiser for 15 of the more than 20 years the breakfast has been held in the community.

He added that the grange needs a turnout of about 60-70 people to break even for the breakfast, but they usually get upwards of 150.

PMG PHOTO: BRITTANY ALLEN - Commissioner Ken Humberston will be one of a handful of legislators serving waffles at the grange breakfast on June 9. All proceeds from the event go to aid in the operation of the grange hall.

The grange hall is the undeclared community hub of Boring, hosting meetings for 4-H group, the Boring Oregon Foundation and the Nutz-n-Boltz Theater Company year-round.

In the past, the proceeds have helped grange members install an elevator in the hall, and now they hope to raise enough money to renovate the kitchen.

"(The kitchen) needs some care," Marsh noted.

The kitchen has served thousands of people in its 30 years of existence.

Tickets for the Strawberry Waffle Breakfast are $8 per person or there's a family rate for groups of six people for $36.

The breakfast is all you can eat, complete with local Hood strawberries from Schedeen Farms, waffles, whipped cream, coffee and juice.

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