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    Giving Back | 35
November 2017
• Music concerts George Winston, Blame Sally, Yo Pitsy Jugg Band,
• Talent Shows • Poetry Readings • First Saturday Prairie City Marketplace
• Wedding and Baby Showers, Family Reunions,Family Dinners
• Grad Night, FFA Fundraiser Auctions
•Town Hall Meetings, Planning Meetings, Management Workshops
• High School Dance Parties, Fitness Training, Fitness BootCamp, Yoga
• Harvest Festivals, Movie nights or Matinees, Christmas Programs
• Memorial Services, Solar Eclipse NASA Astronomy Movie…
We are open and available for rent for any and all community activities that you want
to plan. Find us on Facebook! Search “Prairie City Community Association”
This Prairie City “Fixer Upper” was donated to the Prairie City
Community Association, 501 C3, in August, 2016, by Paul and
Jeanne Butcher. It was a severely maintenance deferred home that
was a neighborhood eye sore.
Project directors, Melanie DeJong and Judy Jacobs, partnering
with Bank of Eastern Oregon for a home improvement loan, made
the remodel possible.
The invaluable efforts of these participants made this project
possible: Rick Bissonette, David Torres, Fabian Huerta, Bank of
Eastern Oregon, Jim Ballinger and Gary Teel (True Value Hardware
and Plumbing), Mills Building, North River Electric, Dale and
Claudia Duby, Vickie Mullins, the City of Prairie, Jerry Franklin,
David Gray, Melanie and Norm DeJong, Kathy Smith and Riverside
Ranch. Step Forward Activities and Rodney Brunson, Billy Scott,
Marcus Perkins helped a lot in the preparation and initial clean up
of the restoration project.
With the help of these dedicated individuals the House was
completed and sold by June 2017! The cottage has its dignity back
and what was once a neighborhood eye sore is now a very
attractive home.
This project is truly a testament to community involvement! The
funds will be used for the betterment of Prairie City and the much
needed remodel of the Prairie City Community Center.