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Blue Mountain Eagle
Wednesday, June 28, 2017
The deadline for What’s Happening
items is 5 p.m. Friday. Call the Eagle,
541-575-0710, or email editor@bmeagle.
com. For meetings this week, see our list
in the classifieds on Page B10.
WEDNESDAY, JUNE 28
F OUR CELEBRATIONS FOR
THE F OURTH OF J ULY
Eagle file photo
Kymber and Aubrey Lutz walk with their grandma Kelly Cooper and dogs in last year’s
Dayville Fourth of July Parade.
Blue Mountain Eagle
our Grant County towns will show their
patriotic best as they host parades, con-
tests, car shows and ﬁ reworks in celebra-
tion of the Independence Day.
Prairie City city recorder Taci Philbrook
said they have a couple new events this year.
“We’re asking everyone to wear a red hat
in support of the troops,” she said.
A red hat contest will be held at the city
park in the afternoon. Also new this year is
a log-sawing contest to be held near Prairie
“We’re excited every year,” she said. “I
know that Prairie City is proud to be able to
host this event.”
Prairie City, Tuesday, July 4
Prairie City’s theme is “Celebrate the Spir-
it 1776!” with grand marshal Lyn McDonald
10 a.m. to 4 p.m.: Strawberry shortcake for
sale at park near city hall
11 p.m.: Hamburgers at Legion Hall; FFA
barbecue at park near city hall
12 p.m.: Parade
1:30 p.m.: Red hat contest, city park
2 p.m.: Log-sawing contest across from
Prairie Wood Products
Dusk: Fireworks at Oxbow Ranch on
County Road 60
For more information, call city hall at 541-
Dayville, Sunday, July 2 and Tuesday,
Dayville’s theme is “Cowboy Boots &
Country Roots” with grand marshals Merle
and Ralph Metcalf
Sunday, July 2
10 a.m.: Three-on-three basketball at Day-
ville School gym
Tuesday, July 4
8-9 a.m.: Breakfast, Community Church
10 a.m.: Parade
11 a.m.: Horseshoe Tournament, city park;
Jake Streeter Memorial Classic Car Show,
city park (RV park side); USA basketball
shooting contest at tennis court; Star Program
with information on the solar eclipse by John
11:30 a.m.: Jakeburgers, in front of city
12:30 p.m.: Baked goods auction, city park
1 p.m.: Water balloon fun game, city park
(teams of two; all ages welcome)
1:30 p.m.: Favorite dessert contest, city
2 p.m.: Award ceremony, city park
For more information, call Ruthie Moore
at city hall, 541-987-2188.
Monument, Tuesday, July 4
Monument Fourth of July Jubilee
7-10 a.m.: Pancake breakfast, school caf-
7:30 a.m.: 4-H Color Run 5K
9 a.m.: Horseshoes ($5 per person; 50/50
9:30 a.m.: Booths open
10 a.m.: Parade at Old Main Street
11 a.m.: Family games
1 p.m.: Corn hole contest ($5; 50/50 pot),
beer garden opens
2 p.m.: Watermelon eating contest
3 p.m.: Chili contest
5 p.m.: Barbecue dinner
5:30 p.m.: Live auction
7 p.m.: Bingo, senior center
10 p.m.: Fireworks over the river
For more information, call Lonnie Law-
rence at 541-934-2696, Heather Bowlus at
541-934-2690 or Christy Howell at 541-934-
Long Creek, Tuesday, July 4
The city of Long Creek will host its
Founder’s Day picnic at the city park at noon.
Hot dogs and hamburgers will be provided,
and attendees are asked to bring a salad or
dessert. A guest speaker will share the history
of the Keeney family who were early settlers
in Long Creek. The Keeneys were shopkeep-
ers and ranchers who donated land to the city,
which was known as the Keeney addition.
• 6:30 p.m., Canyon City Community Hall
The Grant County Democrats will meet.
Local Democrats are encouraged to attend.
For more information, call 541-542-2633.
FRIDAY, JUNE 30
Alzheimer’s and dementia train-
• 9-11 a.m., Valley View Assisted Living,
112 NW Valley View Drive, John Day
• 2-4 p.m., Blue Mountain Care Center,
112 E. Fifth St., Prairie City
Grant County Older and Vulnerable Pop-
ulation Collaborative presents a workshop
for families and caregivers and families of
those with Alzheimer’s or dementia. “Posi-
tive Approaches to Dementia Care” will be
held in the morning at Valley View, and in
the afternoon at Blue Mountain Care Center.
“What to do When Nothing Works” will be
held in the morning at Blue Mountain Care
Center, and in the afternoon at Valley View.
A 30-minute question-and-answer session
File photo/Laura Hopper
Rowdy Israel flies the flag during a Cinna-
bar Mountain Playdays Rodeo last year
at the Grant County Fairgrounds in John
Day. An event is planned July 8 this year.
will be held after each presentation. Refresh-
ments will be available at each location. For
more information, contact Valley View at
541-575-3533 or Blue Mountain Care Center
TUESDAY, JULY 4
Independence Day events
See the story on this page for complete
details of all of the events planned for Inde-
SATURDAY, JULY 8
Cinnabar Mountain Playdays
• 8 a.m., Grant County Fairgrounds, John
The youth rodeo starts at 9 a.m. Member-
ship is $30 per person or $45 per family, and
membership is required. Entry fees are $2 per
event or $10 for the day. For more informa-
tion, call 541-575-3520 or 541-792-0077, or
DAYVILLE 2017 4TH OF JULY CELEBRATION
Cowboy Boots &
SUNDAY, JULY 2ND
10:00 a.m. – 3 on 3 Basketball Tourney, School Gymnasium
Sign-ups take place from 9:00-9:30 a.m. Pre-registration is encouraged.
Teams must consist of 3 persons. Two divisions: men and co-ed—all ages
welcome. $15 per team. Contact Tiffnie @ 541-620-2881 for more
information and to pre-register.
TUESDAY, JULY 4 TH
8:00-9:00 am – Breakfast, Community Church
9:00 – Classic Car Show Registration, City Hall
9:15 – Parade Line-up & Judging, East of town
10:00 – Parade, Franklin Avenue (3 Divisions —Motorized, Non-motorized and Kids’)
Best of Parade Prize given to the entry that best depicts the theme!
10:30 – Repurposed Cowboy Boot Contest, City Hall Yard (Repurpose a cowboy boot into anything you like
& enter it into our contest! The winner of this contest will be determined by a people’s choice vote)
11:00 – Horseshoe Tournament, City Park
11:00 – 2nd Annual Jake Streeter Memorial Classic Car Show, City Park RV Park Side
(1st Place Prize-$250, 2nd Place-$150, 3rd Place-$100, with grandkid awards also awarded. For more
information, contact Cindy at 541-620-4766)
11:00 – USA Basketball Shooting Contest, City Tennis Court (A patriotic twist on the game of PIG. All ages
welcome with age divisions. Fun Prizes for the winners.)
11:00 – Star Program (focusing on the Eclipse & given by John Fiedor),
11:30 – Jakeburgers, In front of City Hall
12:30 – Baked Good Auction, City Park
1:00 – Water Balloon Fun Games, City Park
Teams of 2, all ages encouraged, will compete for fun prizes.
1:30 – Favorite Dessert Contest, City Park
Bring a favorite dessert to enter into the contest. For $2.00, a plate,
fork and ballot can be purchased, with fun prizes being given to
those who make the winning desserts!
2:00 – Award Ceremony, City Park
The winners of the day’s festivities will receive their awards.
Events subject to change. Please contact City Hall for more information,
541-987-2188 or email@example.com.