2013 My Fair Lady court

2013 My Fair Lady court (pictured from left) Joanne Bernard, Ann Mitchell, Marian Smith, Delores Mellinger, and Lesle Ruby. Courtesy of Columbia River PUD (2013).

The 2013 My Fair Lady court includes Joanne Bernard of Rainier, Ann Mitchell of Vernonia, Marian Smith of St. Helens, Delores Mellinger of Clatskanie, and Lesle Ruby of Scappoose. A queen will be announced at 1 p.m. Wed, July 17, during a coronation ceremony at the Columbia County Fair and Rodeo.

The My Fair Lady pageant is held annually to recognize senior women for outstanding service in their community. The pageant is sponsored by the Columbia River Public Utilities District, the Columbia County Retired and Senior Volunteer Program, and Northwest Apparel.

To read court biographies, click here.


News bits: fundraiser report, ‘My Fair Lady’ pageant, local calendar photo contest

ST. HELENS — The St. Helens Arts and Cultural Commission raised $8,500 during its Sweetheart Ball benefit on Feb. 9.

Proceeds from the event go toward the completion of the Gateway Project, an art installation planned for summer of 2014 along Highway 30 at Milton Creek.

The commission has already banked $26,000 in a trust for the purpose of public art. With their recent earnings, they are more than halfway to earning the $50,000 needed to complete the project.

ST. HELENS — The Columbia County Retired Senior Volunteer Program is accepting nominations for the 2013 My Fair Lady Pageant.

The pageant, held annually during the Columbia County Fair & Rodeo, recognizes senior women from St. Helens, Scappoose, Rainier, Clatskanie and Vernonia who have demonstrated outstanding service in the community.

Nominees must be age 55 or older. Membership with RSVP or a local senior center is not required. For nomination applications, call 503-397-5655 or e-mail rsvp@opusnet.com. Applications also may be downloaded by clicking here.

The deadline for nomination applications is April 5. The pageant is sponsored by Columbia River Public Utilities District and Columbia River Fire & Rescue.

DEER ISLAND — The Columbia River Public Utilities District is collecting scenic images of Columbia County taken by area photographers for their 2014 calendar contest.

The district typically receives about 300 entries annually for the contest. Finalists will be selected in October by the district board, and will have their work posted in the CRPUD lobby, and on their Web site, in able to solicit feedback from customers, which will be used to select the winners.

The contest is open to all photographers, amateur and professional; however, preference will be given to current CRPUD customers. There is no entry fee and no prize money will be awarded.

The deadline to enter is Sept. 13.

For details, click here, or contact Libby Calnon, 503-366-3264, or lca@crpud.org.