Announcements and Upcoming Events
Don’t forget to check out the Wildhorse Resort website for all the June activities!
Relay for Life Pop Can drive – Community Bank: Community Bank will be collecting cans as a fundraiser for the upcoming Relay for Life event, until July 21. Drop them off during regular business hours or make arrangements to have them picked up.
Thursday, June 12th, 2 p.m. – Heppner Library is kicking off summer reading program: The Heppner Library will be hosting “an Explosion of Stories” from storyteller Christopher Leebrick. Come and participate and check out the summer reading program.
Friday, June 13 from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.– Celebrate Heppner Day: The event will start with sidewalk sales by our local merchants starting at 9 a.m., with opportunities for community to set up tables and participate in a craft fair/flea market on Main Street (Registration form can be picked up at City Hall, Chamber Office and Post Office). The Bank of Eastern Oregon will be serving up a barbecue “customer appreciation” lunch from 11:30-1:30 p.m. in the AmeriTitle parking lot. There will be children’s games at 1:30 p.m. and small dog races at 2:30 p.m. at Heppner City Park.
Saturday, June 14th – 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. – Bank of Eastern Oregon Relay for Life Garage and Bake Sale in the BEO Parking Lot: Come out and help support a worthy cause – check out the garage sale and see if there is something you can’t do without (or just give a monetary donation)!
Saturday, June 14th – Youth Fishing Derby at Cutsforth Park from 8:30-11 a.m.: This event is free for children ages 14 years of age and younger and is being sponsored by Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife and Morrow County Parks. Sign up by calling 541-989-9500 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Farmer’s Market – Friday, June 20 – Friday, September 26 – 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. at Heppner City Park: If you are interested in participating in the Farmer’s Market, please contact Margaret Flaherty at 541-676-5972, Ginger Keithley at 541-676-5576 or Ed & Marie Struthers at 541-676-5443.
June 23-27 – Multi-Church Vacation Bible School at the Lutheran Church and Parsonage Lawn:
Thursday, June 26th – Morrow County Courthouse Clock and Dome will be lifted back onto to the building: There will be three separate lifts; the first lift will consist of the tower deck with pillars and railings; the second lift will be the bell and the third and final lift will be the refurbished dome with the clock faces. This process will begin early on Thursday (6 a.m.) or due to weather conditions, it will be changed to Saturday, June 27th. Keep up with the updates through Heppner-Gazette-Times, Morrow County website home page www.morrowcountyoregon.com and the ‘Morrow County Oregon Courthouse Clock Tower’ Facebook page. More information will become available as it closer to the planned date!
Sunday, June 29th – 5-7 p.m. – Heppner’s “Music In The Park” with entertainment by “Tri Cities Steel Drum Band”: This concert will be held at the City Park. So bring your lawnchairs for an evening of great entertainment sponsored by the Morrow County Unified Recreation District and facilitated by the Shared Ministry of Hope Lutheran Church & All Saints Episcopal Church. Bring a picnic or grab a to-go box! Supper, including hot pulled port sandwiches will be available for purchase to raise funds for the FFA trip to Washington DC in July. In case of rain, the concert will be held at HES gym.
Saturday, July 19th from 6-8 p.m. – 2nd Annual Bowl-A-Thon sponsored by Domestic Violence Services: This will be held at Desert Lanes in Hermiston, check-in begins at 5:30 p.m.; bowling begins at 6 p.m. sharp! $30 per bowler/$120-Team of 4 (includes 3 lines of bowling, shoes). 100% of the proceeds go toward providing shelter, meals and supportive services to victims of domestic/sexual violence in Umatilla and Morrow Counties. For more information or to register your team, please contact Mickie Ebert at 541-567-0424 or Mickie@dvs-or.org.
Saturday, July 25th – 6th Annual United Way Charity Golf Tournament @ Wildhorse Championship Golf Course: It isn’t too late to sign up to be a sponsor or put together a team. This event will begin with a 8:30 a.m. shotgun start. This fundraiser benefits the communities of Umatilla and Morrow Counties. Contact Tim Gilbert at 541-240-1515 or Kricket Nicholson at 541-276-2661.
HOLD THE DATES FOR Heppner’s “Music In the Park” last Sunday of the month from 5-7p.m.:
• Sunday, July 27th – 5-7 p.m. – “The Emersons”
• Sunday, August 24th – 5-7 p.m. – “Dakota Brown Duo”
Saturday, August 2 through Sunday, August 3rd – Morrow County Relay for Life event at the Morrow County Fairgrounds: If you are interested in sponsoring, forming a team, planning a fundraiser, contact Sheryll Bates at the chamber office – 676-5536.
Celebrate Heppner Schedule
CELEBRATE HEPPNER – EVENT SCHEDULE
June 13, 2014
9am – close Merchant Sidewalk Sale – make sure to check inside for special sales
All Day Free Cup of “Hometown” Coffee – Heppner Family Foods
9am – close Community “Flea” Market and Craft Fair on Main Street (see list below)
9am-3pm Special Treat from Murray’s Espresso Bar – Murray Drug’s
11am-1:30 pm Children’s prizes, adult drawing Medical District – in front of BEO
11am-3pm Mini Carnival for kids and a prize wheel for adults – Community Bank
11:30am-1:30pm Community BBQ sponsored by Bank of Eastern Oregon – AmeriTitle parking lot
12-5pm Heppner Library will be open; stop by and sign up for summer reading program.
1:00-5:00 pm Morrow County Heritage and Agricultural Museums open
All Children’s Games and Small Dog Races will be at the City Park
1:30 p.m. Children’s Games
Tricycle race: 3-5 years old
Water Balloon Toss: 6-10 & 11-18 years old
Egg Toss: 6-10 & 11-18 years old
2:30 pm Small dog races at City Park
Vendors: Community Flea Market/Craft Fair/Fundraisers:
Beth Dickenson/Not 2 Shabby: Craft, vintage, upcycle – home décor, furniture and gifts – located inside Dickenson Chiropractic Clinic
Heppner FFA: Bake Sale Fundraiser – in front of Heppner Family Foods
Nancy Gochnauer: Video sale – in front of John’s Place
Carolyn Kight: Jewelery, Shawls and Children’s Quilts- in front of the tree by the Post Office
Carol Klein: Rings and Things (Jewelry)/Tie die shirts, bandanas – in front of Heritage Land Co.
Petra Payne: Scentsy products – in front of Willow Creek Realty