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WEDNESDAy, AuguST 14, 2019
Summer ripens with Melon Fest
By TAMMY MALGESINI
Highlighting one of
Hermiston’s signature crops,
the inaugural Melon Fest is
this weekend in Hermiston.
“We’re trying to do some-
thing fun to represent Herm-
iston,” said Nancy Walchli,
a member of the Hermiston
The idea behind the
development of the festi-
val street was to have reg-
ular events to draw people
downtown, said Larry Fet-
ter, Hermiston Parks & Rec-
reation director. He said
they had been pondering the
idea of having a festival that
focused on watermelons.
And with melons at their
peak during the month of
August, Fetter said it made
sense to have the event after
the Umatilla County Fair.
“We wanted to do some-
thing to celebrate our most
popular product,” he said.
Melon Fest is Satur-
day from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
ton. There is no admission
charge. It features kids activ-
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Splash and Dash returns as part of Melon Fest on Saturday in
ities — including face-paint-
ing, games and a waterslide
— live entertainment (Jonna
Kopta at 9 a.m. and Chase
Craig Band at 11 a.m.) food
and craft vendors, a photo
booth and a watermelon
seed spitting contest (noon).
Also, watermelon slices will
be handed out.
In addition, Splash and
Dash 2019 takes place at
11 a.m. The bathtub race
features a pair of retired
industrial tubs from the Her-
shey Chocolate Factory, Fet-
ter said. Teams of three peo-
ple — including one driver
and two pushers — will race
on an obstacle course in sin-
gle-elimination heats. The
top team will win a pizza
party for six.
Also, people are encour-
aged to don their best mel-
on-related attire for a water-
melon costume contest at
1 p.m. All ages are wel-
come to enter with first
place receiving $300, $200
for second place and $100
The Hermiston Down-
town District has jumped on
board with the festival street
and the creation of events
to bring people to the Main
Street area. Walchli, who is
a broker with Christianson
Realty Group, said work-
ing with a variety of peo-
ple and groups brings differ-
ent ideas for activities. The
more involvement, she said,
the better chance of creating
events that draw interest.
An after-party is planned
at Maxwell Pavilion. The
21-and-older event begins at
6 p.m. at South First Place
near West Orchard Avenue.
In addition to music by The
Outsiders, a presentation
(6:30 p.m.) will be made
honoring the major water-
melon producers in the area.
For more information about
the after-party, call 541-561-
1047 or 541-289-7415.
If space is still available,
the registration deadline for
Splash and Dash partici-
pants and vendors is Thurs-
day. Rules and team sign-up
forms for the bathtub race
are available at Hermiston
City Hall, 180 N.E. Second
St., or the Hermiston Com-
munity Center, 415 S. High-
way 395. For vendor infor-
mation, stop by Lucky Endz
Gifts, 239 E. Main St. For
more about Melon Fest,
Parking lot sale offers bargains,
as well as support for missions
The public is invited to shop for bargains while providing
support to Eastern Oregon Mission programs and outreach.
A parking lot sale is planned Saturday from 8-11 a.m. at
Agape House, 500 Harper Road, Hermiston. Donations will
be accepted through Friday. Items available include furni-
ture (price as marked), knick-knacks (you name the price)
and clothing (five items for $1).
Eastern Oregon Mission is the parent organization of
Agape House and Martha’s House, which serve individuals
and families in need. For more information, to volunteer or
make donations, call 541-567-8774.
Dash for school supplies will help
local students succeed in school
The 13th annual Hermiston Education Foundation fun
run/walk will collect school supplies for local students.
The Back to School Supply Dash is Saturday, Aug. 24 at
9 a.m. at Riverfront Park, 302 S.W. 23rd St., Hermiston. Par-
ticipants can register at 8 a.m. at Hermiston Church of the
Nazarene, 1520 W. Orchard Ave.
The entry fee is a minimum $5 donation, or the equiv-
alent in donated items from the Hermiston School District
kindergarten through eighth grade school supply list. A Fleet
of Feet Award will be presented for the school receiving the
most supplies in its donation box at the race.
The event includes both 5K and 1-mile distances. The
community is invited to help support local students while
getting some exercise.
For more information, contact Karen Sherman at karen-
firstname.lastname@example.org, 541-571-4208 or search Facebook
for “Hermiston Education Foundation.”
Local woman to lead state
Carol Goin of Hermiston Emblem Club #215 was
recently elected as president of the Oregon State Association
of Emblem Clubs for 2019-20.
Other Hermiston Emblem Club mem-
bers installed as state officers include Sheryl
Goin, marshal; and Teresa Moncrief, corre-
sponding secretary (both appointed); Coyla
Bedord, financial secretary; and Maxine
Rice, first guard.
Other past state presidents from the
Hermiston group include, Nancy Brown,
Tim Glass, Coyla Bedord and Donna Lau-
rence. The Hermiston Club also placed first
for its drug awareness efforts.
Emblem Club members are recognized for the charity
work they do in their communities, scholarships they pro-
vide, their dedication to patriotism and their support of the
Elks and our country’s veterans.
For more information about the Hermiston Emblem Club,
call Moncrief at 541-564-0887.
Retired city official will take on
Echo cookbook project
Echo’s recently retired city administrator is taking on a
Your Family Deserves The
Hermiston High School class of
1969 plans reunion
It’s been 50 years since turning the tassel and members
of the Hermiston High School class of 1969 are gearing up
for its reunion.
The event is set for Sept. 27-28. Activities include a Fri-
day meet-and-greet at 5 p.m. at the Union Club, located in
the old RoeMark’s Building at Main and Second streets. The
Saturday schedule includes a continental breakfast and tour
of Eastern Oregon Trade and Event Center at 10 a.m. at 1705
E. Airport Road. An evening catered meal starts with happy
hour at 5:30 p.m, with dinner served at 6:30 p.m. at Maxwell
Siding Event Center, 145 N. First Place. The reunion week-
end cost is $50 per person. The registration deadline is Tues-
day, Sept. 10.
For more information, search Facebook, www.class-
mates.com/reunions or call Linda Shockman Turner at
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Brass Fire, a regional
horn band featuring musi-
cians based in Hermiston,
Pendleton and beyond, will
perform several upcoming
The ensemble sizzles
with the sound of saxo-
phones, trumpets, trom-
bone, piano, bass, guitar
and drums. In addition, the
entire band lights up with
Offering music made
popular by a variety of
acts, be prepared to hear
everything from Chicago
and Elvis to Santana and
Earth Wind & Fire.
In addition, the group
can fire up tunes from the
Big Band Era as well as
blues, soul and rock from
the 1970s and 1980s.
The group will play
Thursday at 5:30 p.m.
during the Courthouse
Concert Series. The out-
door show is on the lawn
of the Wallowa County
Courthouse, 101 S. River
St., Enterprise. The free
concert is kid-friendly.
In another outdoor show,
the band will perform Sun-
day from 4-5:30 p.m. in
the Powder River Pavilion
at Geiser-Pollman Park,
1723 Madison St., Baker
City. As part of the Pow-
der River Music Review,
there is no set admission
fee. Open to all ages, peo-
ple are encouraged to make
a donation. Those giving at
least $5 will receive a raffle
ticket for a gift basket.
And on Saturday, Aug.
24, the band will take the
stage from 7-10 p.m. in the
lounge at the Red Lion,
304 S.E. Nye Ave., Pend-
leton. There is no cover
charge for the 21-and-older
event. Two dance floors
will be open and dinner
specials are available.
For more information
about the band and upcom-
ing performances, con-
tact Brad Rozema at brass-
search visit www.face-
Join Us On Our Journey With Jesus.
Scripture, Tradition and Reason
Family service 9am Sunday
N.E. Gladys Ave & 7th, Hermiston
We are an all inclusive Church who welcomes all.
The Full Gospel
235 SW 3rd
Rev. Ed Baker - Rev. Nina Baker
Sunday School........10:00 am
Evening Service........7:00 pm
Wednesday Service..7:00 pm
“Casting all your care upon him;
for he careth for you.”
1 Pet. 5:7
Our Lady of Angels
First Christian Church
“Proclaiming the Message of
Hope, Living the Gospel of Love”
Coffee & Mingle Time...9:15am
Worship Service...10 am
Children’s Worship Service...10:15 am
775 W. Highland Ave., Hermiston
565 W. HERMISTON AVE.
DAILY MASS: Monday-Friday
...............................English 7:00 am
Thursday...............Spanish 6:00 pm
SATURDAY:.........English 5:00 pm
...............................Spanish 7:00 pm
SUNDAY:..............English 9:00 am
..........................Bilingual 11:00 am
..............................Spanish 1:00 pm
Hermiston Jr. Academy
1300 NW Academy Lane, • Hermiston
Sabbath School........9:30 a.m.
Worship Service......11:00 a.m.
English & Spanish Services
Worship Service 10:30 AM
Sunday School 9:00 AM
Pastor J.C. Barnett
Children’s Church &
700 West Orchard Avenue
P.O. Box 933
AUGUST 24TH, 2019
a 5K fun run/walk for humans and
their four legged friends!
Humans without dogs are welcome
to attend as well.
Registration begins at 9:00am
the fun run/walk begins at 10:00!
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project to update the Fort Henrietta Days Cookbook.
In years gone by, the Echo Boosters produced the cook-
book, which was edited by former mayor Phoebe Sheriff.
The publication was typed in an old format. About 10 years
ago, an effort to gather additional recipes with the purpose
to reprint and expand the cookbook was never completed.
Now with Diane Berry’s retirement, she is tackling the
project. She is looking for recipes, including favorites or
family heirlooms. In addition, Berry hopes people will share
stories or information about the recipes.
The original cookbook included a Portuguese recipe sec-
tion, which featured many desserts from some of the historic
renowned ladies of Echo. Some of the unique recipes were
kept a secret. However, when Mabell Lambirth Hiatt (Char-
lotte Berry’s grandmother) was moving out of the area, the
ladies threw her a going away party and shared their favor-
ite recipes. Charlotte ended up with a handwritten cookbook
and many of those recipes will be included in the revised
Copies of the unique cookbook will be available for pur-
chase. Proceeds will benefit the Echo Historical Museum.
Recipes, stories, photos and more can be mailed to Berry
at P.O. Box 416, Echo, OR 97826 or emailed to dberryc-
email@example.com. For questions, call Echo City Hall at
Brass Fire sizzles
with summer shows
Registration fee $25,
includes event T-Shirt and water bottle,
if registered by August 14th!
191 E. Gladys Ave , Hermiston OR
Sunday Worship 11am • 541-567-3002
Nursery available Check us out on Face Book
Worship Livestream at herfumc.com
Open Hearts, Open Minds, Open Doors
Pastor Patty Nance
1520 W ORCHARD AVE
Sunday Worship Service
10:30 am Classes for Kids @ 9:15 am
SEEKING JESUS, SHARING LIFE,
125 E. Beech Ave. • 567-3232
Pastor David Dever
Sun. Bible Classes...................10:00am
Sun. Worship Service..............11:00am
Sun. Evening Worship..............6:00pm
Wed. Prayer & Bible Study......6:00pm
Kids 12 and under are free - no registration required
(but will not receive event T-Shirt/Water bottle)
Proceeds beneﬁ t St. Anthony Hospital
Foundation and Pendleton PAWS Animal Shelter.
For more information call 541-278-2627
or email EmilySmith@chiwest.com
To share your
worship times call