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Annual event to include parade led by 'Bland' marshal, Boring and Dull Ensemble

PMG FILE PHOTO - Volunteers from several local nonprofit groups will serve ice cream Aug. 9 at Boring Station Trailhead Park. It's that exciting time of year in Boring, when the Boring Station Trailhead Park is alive with the sounds of volunteers serving ice cream, with Ron Rudi and the Hurricanes rocking out and locals and legislators mingling.

This year, Boring and Dull Day kicks off with its inaugural parade. At 4:45 p.m. Friday, Aug. 9, the Boring and Dull Ensemble will lead a small band of community members from the Boring-Damascus Grange, down Wally Road and into the park.

Organizer Steve Bates described the event as the "shortest parade in Oregon," but nevertheless exciting for the community. In homage to the League of Extraordinary Communities, Bates said the Boring Oregon Foundation plans to have a "bland marshal" of the parade.

The Boring Oregon Foundation, in partnership with the Boring-Damascus Grange, are responsible for hosting the event. Volunteers from the following groups will also be present and serve a variety of ice cream flavors:

  • The Boring-Damascus Community Connection;

  • Nutz-n-Boltz Theater Co.;

  • Sandy Veterans of Foreign Wars;

  • Country Cutups Square Dance Club;

  • Sandy Kiwanis Club; and,

  • The Sandy Area Chamber of Commerce.

    Volunteers from the grange will also serve a $5 meal deal of a hot dog or sausage dog, chips and a drink.

    Those over 21 are welcome to enjoy a pint at the beer and cider garden provided by Boring Brewing Co. and Boring Cider Co. Boring and Dull T-shirts and hats will also be on sale.

    "Community is important to me and this is one event every year that we (can host) to pursue the spirit of community," Bates noted. "I appreciate seeing the kids enjoying ice cream, and I want to keep this as a family event."

    For more information, visit www.boringcpo.org/section.cfm?wSectionID=3198.


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