Rake the Town – Helping seniors one leaf at a time!

 

Fall brings us beautiful orange and yellow leaves in the Pacific Northwest

Do you know of a senior who needs help raking their yard this fall? Well, Rake the Town may come to their rescue! This group of volunteers will set out on November 19th at 11:00 am to rake up the fallen leaves at various seniors’ homes in St. Helens and Scappoose who are in need of assistance. If you know of someone who may need their help, you can contact David Greenleaf at 503-543-0909 or email him at david@greenleaftreerelief.com.

And on the other side of the event is finding volunteers who want to help with the raking. It is a BYOR (bring your own rake) event, so let David know you would like to help and he’ll get everyone coordinated. What a great way to spend some time with your friends and do your good deed for the community!

This event is sponsored by Ace Hardware, Beaver Bark, Greenleaf Tree Relief, Hudson Garbage, Paulson Printing and Ticor Title.

Come on…jump in!

 


Ready for Some Sauerkraut Ice Cream?

 

It's amazing what you can do with cabbage!

Once again, it’s time for the Sauerkraut Festival in Scappoose!  This long-time tradition has become an annual event for our area for 22 years. Scappoose, once home to Steinfield’s pickle and sauerkraut factory, still brings in nearly 10,000 visitors to participate in activities such as cabbage bowling, sauerkraut eating contests, children’s cabbage patch and such treats as a chocolate sauerkraut cupcake, sauerkraut ice cream and the very delicious Sauerkraut Sandwich.

This free festival is organized by the Scappoose Community Club and sponsored by the City of Scappoose.  Popular local vendors will be set up around the park offering food, activities and crafts for the kids. 

Rain or shine, Scappoose’s Sauerkraut Festival will be held this Saturday, the 17th, from 10am to 6pm at Heritage Park.

 

 


Time for the Amani Center Luau and Auction Fundraiser!

Cheers at the Amani Center Luau

Amani Center : Columbia County’s, non-profit,  Child Abuse Assessment and Treatment Program, will be hosting their 9th Annual Luau and Auction this Saturday, September 10th at the Columbia County Fairground Event Complex beginning at 4:30pm.

This year, selected donors will be invited to a VIP pre-event reception from 3:30-4:30 p.m.  Attendees will enjoy light fare and specialty drinks while having the opportunity to meet special guests  like state Sen. Betsy Johnson and 105.1 radio personality Sheryl Stewart, along with other prominent community members and business leaders.

Tickets for this annual fundraiser may be purchased in advance ($40/seat) www.amanicenter.org and include a seated dinner catered by Hawaiian Island Café & Catering. Throughout the evening guests will enjoy live Hawaiian music and performances by Polynesian & fire dancers. The evening will conclude with a silent and oral auction as well as a delicious dessert auction!

The Amani Center was established in 2000, here in St. Helens, as a community-based center to come alongside alleged child victims of abuse and neglect, offering access to evaluation, counseling and support services in a child-friendly setting.

While this event raises money for the children of our community, guests must be 21 and over in order to attend this fundraiser.


Pamper your dog at Vonnie’s Dog House in St. Helens!

Vonnie and KK make dogs beautiful!

If you’re  looking  for a great place to have your dog groomed, check out Vonnie’s Dog House in St. Helens. With over 25 years experience, Vonnie and KK surely know how to make your little (or big) buddy look beautiful! I have a sweet labradoodle, and I know that not everyone knows how to make these often shaggy dogs shine, but KK certainly does! They’re busy gals, so call today for an appointment!

Check out Vonnie’s at 244 N. Columbia River Hwy, St. Helens, OR 97051 or call 503-397-6684!

Such a beautiful girl with her new hairdo!

Portland Pirate Festival comes to St. Helens Labor Day weekend!

Arrrrrgh!
The Portland Pirate Festival comes to St. Helens!

Anchoring in St. Helens for the  first time, the 6th Annual Portland Pirate Festival is a two-day,  family oriented event  with historical reenactments, live music, cannon shows, games for the kids, hundreds of pirates roaming about, and many booths and displays.

Don’t miss the new addition of Mermaid Lagoon; wild costume parades lead by The Last Regiment Drummers and The Oregon Defense Force
Pipe Band; the comedy of Cap’n Chris the Hypnotist; Curtis Carlyle Seriously Funny Juggling, and the whip cracking Lefty Caress. 

For the kids, this year’s lineup includes a host of family friendly entertainment, including the giant strolling puppets, interactive high energy children’s theater, puppet Shows, hands-on swordplay with Academia Duellatoria, scavenger hunts and interactive games with The Pirates of Puget Sound; cannon shows on Thunder Ridge; giant inflatable rides such as The Kraken and free balloons and face painting by beautiful mermaids!

The festival will take place downtown on the waterfront in Olde Towne St. Helens, to include Strand Street and the Courthouse Plaza.

Visitors can park in the public parking lot in Olde Towne or there will be ample parking in various business and hotels between St. Helens and Scappoose and a private shuttle will come by, for a small fee, to bring you downtown to the festivities.

1 Day
Adult pass (13 & over) – $10 Advance / $12 @ Gate

1 Day
Youth pass (12 & under) – $5 Advance / $6 @ Gate

2 Day
Passes (Only in Advance) – $18 Adult / $8 Youth

For more information how to buy tickets in advance, where to park, or how to catch a shuttle downtown, visit the official website: www.portlandpiratefestival.com