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The INDEPENDENT, April 2, 2009
St. Patrick’s Day parade a winner
Rain could not dampen the
enthusiasm demonstrated by
more than 60 entrants in this
year’s Murphy’s St. Patrick’s
parade held March 14, in
downtown Hillsboro. Over
$1000 was raised for the local
Inukai Family Boys & Girls
Club. Although spectator atten-
dance was down, all who par-
ticipated in the event agreed it
was well worth the effort.
Winners of the Most Irish
Animal entry were “Mini Ex-
press” headed up by Debbie
Logue. This herd of miniature
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4H horses stole the hearts of
judges and competitors alike.
Calvary Lutheran Preschool
walked away with Most Irish
Walking entry. Their spunk
showed through the drizzle to
inspire those around them.
First-time participant Hillsboro
Hobby Shop flew off with Most
Irish Float entry. Their con-
struction of a mobile display
window and distribution of Bal-
sa wood airplanes demonstrat-
ed true creative entrepreneurs.
Hands down winner of Most
Irish Vehicle was another first-
timer, Artful Garden. Their PT
Cruiser with “pop-up lep-
rechaun” coming out of the
sunroof was a real crowd
pleaser. Ronald McDonald,
who was the ultimate Grand Fi-
nale’ to this year’s parade, epit-
omized this years spirit with his
always cheerful words of en-
Murphy’s would like to thank
the many hands that contribute
to the success of this annual
event and tell everyone they
are looking forward to making
next year’s parade bigger and
better than ever.
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Happy Easter
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Between the Bookends
By Susan Cackler, Library Assistant
Banks Public Library
On Thursday, April 16
at 7:00 p.m. Alton Takiya-
ma-Chung will present
For the Sake of the Chil-
dren at the Banks Public
Library as part of the Fifth
Annual Hearing Voices
Storytelling Festival. He
will tell stories from the in-
ternment camps, the front
lines in Europe, and the return of the Japanese
to the West Coast. He will be performing at oth-
er libraries throughout the county and will draw
on the stories of different individuals for each
The Friends of the Banks Public Library is ex-
panding and moving their Annual Plant and Book
Sale. This year, the sale will include local crafts
and garden art, in addition to a broad selection of
plants and used books. The sale will be held at
Schlegel Hall in Sunset Park on Friday, May 8,
from 3-7:00 p.m. and Saturday, May 9, from 9:00
a.m. to 3:00 p.m. This sale is a perfect opportu-
nity for last minute Mother’s Day shopping.
Plants are coming from local nurseries and
gardeners and will include vegetable starts, an-
nuals, perennials, planters, herbs and trees. All
are offered at reasonable prices and the Friends
receive a portion of all sales.
Books for all levels of readers will be offered
for sale, as well as some videos, magazines and
other materials. Items for sale will include private
donations and withdrawn library materials.
Space is available for local arts and crafts
vendors who wish to participate in the sale. Ven-
dors can purchase exhibit space for $25. They
will handle their own sales and keep all profits.
Spaces will be available until April 15. Contact
Stephanie Jones at if you are
The Friends would also like donations of craft
items to sell. Contact Stephanie Jones if you
have something to donate.
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The Art, Plant and Book sale is a major
fundraising activity for the Friends of the Banks
Public Library. The Friends’ funds are used by
the library to purchase bestsellers and current ti-
tles, CDs, DVDs, equipment and programs for
the library throughout the year. The Friends fund
a weekly Story Time for preschool children, a
summer reading program for early readers
through teens, and provide books for the Banks
Community Auction.
Join us for craft night and enjoy some lively
conversation while you work on your favorite
craft. Come and meet some new friends or visit
with old ones while using the library’s work
space and enjoying some light snacks. Join the
Friends on Wednesday, April 8, from 6-9:00 p.m.
in the community room.
Join us for Preschool story time on Wednes-
days at 10:15 a.m. in the community room of the
library. It is designed for children aged three to
six, but younger siblings are welcome. This
month Miss Cathy will read stories on the follow-
ing themes:
April 1:
Creepy Crawlies
April 8:
Easter Parade
April 15:
Silly Animals
April 22:
Mostly Mice
April 29:
Egg on Your Face
The Friends of the Banks Public Library can
always use your support. You can make a tax
deductible donation, become a member, or vol-
unteer. Money that the Friends raise helps the li-
brary purchase Cultural Passes, upgrade equip-
ment and purchase books and movies.
Remember that Swatco is no longer offering
recycling on the second Saturday of the month.
On the Shelf:
We have added two new knitting books to our
Hats, Gloves, Scarves, easy designer knits
for family and friends by Louisa Harding and
Weekend Knitting: 50 Unique projects and
Ideas by Melanie Falick. Both books offer beau-
please see page 14
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