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MARCH 31, 2017, KEIZERTIMES, PAGE A3
Iris poster contest opens, KAA
at KRP now available lines up May Flowers show
By ERIC A. HOWALD
Of the Keizertimes
Campsites at Keizer Rapids
Park during the Keizer eclipse
festival are now up for grabs at
The site that will feature
information on the upcoming
event is now live and there are
166 available spots, about half
of those are reserved for RVs.
More discussion of the event
was expected at a meeting of
the Keizer Festival Advisory
Board meeting Monday, March
27, but only two members of
the committee turned out.
In lieu of the meeting,
Donna Bradley representing
the Keizer Parks Foundation,
Bob Shackelford and Mar-
lene Parsons, members of the
KFAB, and Linda Pantalone of
the Keizer Community Emer-
gency Response Team had an
informal discussion of how to
proceed with the event plan-
“What I really need are or-
ganizers for specifi c events,”
said Parsons who has taken on
the role of planning chair for
the Keizer eclipse event.
On August 21, a total solar
eclipse will pass over Keizer in
the late hours of the morning.
The “Keizer Eclipse. Totally.”
08. 21. 2017
event will lead up to the celes-
tial event and raise money for
Keizer Parks. Fees for camping
and other activities will be do-
nated to the city’s parks budget.
Parsons is looking for peo-
ple to organize activities like a
disc golf tournament and sand
volleyball tournament in the
days leading up to the eclipse as
well as sponsors to help cover
the costs associated with porta-
ble toilets and other amenities.
There are also numerous other
roles and organization tasks
that need to be completed in
the run-up to the event.
“We would also like to have
someone sponsor the CERT
volunteers,” said Bradley.
Local businesses are also
welcome to donate items for
a swag bag given out to each
of the campsites. Promotional
items and materials – like pens
and bottles – are welcome, but
donations to the Keizer Parks
KT on vacation
Foundation are fi rmly suggest-
ed to participate.
To fi nd out how to get in-
volved, email Parsons at Par-
The group also found out
from Pantalone that they were
underestimating the size of the
CERT crew that will need to
be on-hand during the event.
Originally, Parsons suggested
two volunteers during the day
and one each evening.
Pantalone said that with up
to eight people in each camp-
site – or more than 1,300 po-
tential visitors – 20 CERT
volunteers during the day was
more reasonable. She indicated
that would not be a problem
for CERT, but that a donation
to the organization would be
In other eclipse event-relat-
• City Councilor Laura
Reid helped secure McNary
High School as a satellite park-
ing lot for the event as well as
a shuttle service to and from
Keizer Rapids Park.
• The concert line-up for
the weekend will feature Ty
Curtis; Dina Y Los Rumberos, a
Cuban and international band;
Harvest Gold, a Neil Young
and folk rock tribute band;
Syco Billy’s, a Silverton-based
bluegrass band; and violinist
David Klinkenberg, a regular
performer with Pink Martini.
Entries are now being accepted for the an-
nual Iris Festival poster contest.
The featured Iris for the 2018 Iris Festival
Poster contest is “About Town.” The Cham-
ber of Commerce will select the winner for
the poster and pins for the 2018 Iris Festival.
A $200 prize will be given to the winner.
Poster contest entries may be any medium
and must meet the requirements stated for
the May, 2017 Celebration of Flowers show. The
winning entry will be announced at the May
6 Artists’ Reception held in the gallery from
2 p.m. to 4 p.m.
The Celebration of Flowers show is com-
ing in May. It will be displayed in the Keizer
Art Association Enid Joy Mount Gallery. En-
tries of any medium depicting fl owers may be
entered. Children ages 4 to 14 are encouraged
to enter the show as well.
The intake is May 3 from 2 p.m. to 7 p.m.
at the gallery. The artists’ reception will be
held May 6 from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.
The guidelines for entries are as follows:
• All work must be original to the artist.
• All media are acceptable and it is open to
• Wall art must have a sturdy wire on the
back to facilitate hanging in the gallery.
• Edges of unframed wall art must be suit-
ably fi nished (no visible staples/jagged edges).
• 2-D work must not exceed 48 inches by
48 inches. 3-D work must be freestanding and
less than 50 pounds.
• Jewelry and other small objects should be
displayed in a secure, professional manner.
• Artwork exhibited in this gallery within
the past two years is not acceptable.
• Up to three entries per artist are permit-
• The entry back must have a card with
artist’s name, telephone number, media and
The About Town iris is the ofﬁ cial iris of the
2017 Iris Festival.
The exhibit is juried and ribbons will be
awarded for best of show, fi rst, second, and
third place, as well as an honorable mention
in each of the following categories: 2-D art,
photography, 3-D art, and kids’ art. A $50
award will be given to the artist of the best
Members will pay an entry fee ranging
from $10 to $25 depending on how many
pieces are being entered and whether or not
the piece will be displayed on two or three
panels. Non-members will pay between $15
to $30, and youth will be required to pay a $5
entry fee. Commission fee for the sales is 60
percent to the artist and 40 percent to KAA.
After the show ends, the art that has been
submitted can be picked up at the gallery on
May 31 from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. An entry form
and fees must accompany the entries. En-
try forms are available on the KAA website,
www.keizerarts.com. For more information,
Keizer Heritage Museum SPD citizen
The Keizer Heritage
Museum is seeking volunteer
hosts for two- and four-hour
shifts. Two hours shifts are
Rich (and Patti) Beebe of Keizer, enjoyed a Valentine’s
overnighter with their Keizertimes at Oregon Garden Resort. It
was a special treat provided by co-workers from Salem-Keizer
Transit upon retirement.
You too can have your photo in the Keizertimes. Simply take
the paper to your destination, snap a picture with you and your
group holding it, and send the photo along with everyone’s ﬁ rst
and last names to email@example.com.
starts April 5
available on Tuesdays and
Thursday; four-hour shifts
are available on Saturdays.
The museum, which
preserves Keizer’s history
dating back to the mid-19th
century, hopes to extend
museum hours, especially
during summer months.
Duties of a museum host
include asking visitors to sign
in, answer questions about
exhibits and the Heritage
Building. New hosts will be
To be considered for a
host position contact the
Keizer Heritage Center at
The Salem Police Depart-
ment’s 38th Citizens Police
Academy begins April 5.
The academy is a chance
for citizens to listen to pre-
sentations and demonstrations
about police practices and ser-
vices from offi cers and staff
from various divisions within
The program is 14 weeks
long with classes held on
Wednesday evenings with the
exception of three Saturdays
which will allow for special
Applicants must be at least
18 years old, live or work in
the Salem city limits, and also
have the following: a valid
driver’s license, no felony con-
victions, and no misdemeanor
arrests within 12 months prior
to the academy.
The course is free, but to
graduate, each student must
attend at least 80 percent of
the classes. Applications are
available online at http://bit.
ly/SalemCPA or by calling
Salem Police volunteer coor-
dinator Jennifer Hingston at
Only 20 spots are available,
so any individuals interested
should apply as soon as pos-
sible. The deadline is Mar. 29.
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