2020’s worldwide Covid-19 epidemic hindered everyone’s social life, including our Ladies of Laurel. In 2020, February 7th’s pot luck at a member’s home was an in-person gathering of the club. After that, they met online a bit. Notable was July’s social, an online gathering with a topic of “Pollinators.” Via Zoom, participants enjoyed seeing Sierra and Holly don protective gear to show us multiple bee hives up close and personal. Thank you, members, for sticking with us until people feel safer to meet in person. The LOL Board looks forward to a better 2021. After that, also look forward to the 100th anniversary of the Laurel Hall in our community. Stay tuned! 😀
October 5, was an awesome community evening! Food, drink, music, dancing, kids playing, parents and neighbors visiting…weather was perfect too! Thank you to so many people like: Tim who played the guitar and sang all night in the garden, Ex Nova Brewing Co keg donation, Chris and Les for their beer donations, Jeremy for the Cider donation, 14 families who made chili, the 12 cornbread bakers, Tami who taught line dancing, the “Ladies of Laurel” who set up and cleaned up and organized, Laurel Home Club Board which supports community events, the Denfelds who let us park over at the Laurel Store….We live in great place called Laurel and it is more than home; it is community!
We had over 700 people attend as spectators!
7thAnnual Laurel Day Winners:
August 17, 2019
BEST IN SHOWCar No. 101 1962 Red Corvette
Sonny Martin, Aloha
BEST IN SHOW RUNNER UPCar No. 115` 1961 Chevy Bubble Top
Ken Gratteri, Hillsboro
Car No. 114 2005 Chevy SSR Steve & Sharon Flock, Beaverton
GOOD UNDER THE HOOD WINNER
Car No. 104 1957 Chevy 210 Don & Kathy Gilbert
BEST TRUCK WINNER
Car No. 136 1951 Chevy 3100 Pickup Brian Sheppard, Sherwood
Car No. 103 1978 Alfa Romero Custom Spider Glen Dolphin
LONG DISTANCE TRAVELER
Car No. 204 1968 Mustang Convertible Tom Goodrich, Battleground WA
Car No. 149 1971 Red & White Corvette Bob Taylor, Sherwood
Car No. 158 1962 White Chrysler 300 Julie Kidwell, Gaston
Car No. 110 BMW Daryl Hollis, Hillsboro
SPEEDING TICKET GETTER
Car No. 146 1966 Corvette Duffy Herman, Sherwood
TOP TOP DOWN(Best Convertible)
Car No. 170 1928 Model A Ford Jerry & Yvonne Kresal, North Plains
HIGH SPEED CRUISER
Car No. 150 1964 Red Pontiac GTO Jason Taylor, Sherwood
FAST AND FURIOUS
Car No. 184 1970 Chevy Monte Carlo Mr. & Mrs. Dave Fast, Beaverton
Car No. 110 1957 BMW R69 Daryl Hollis, Hillsboro
Car No. 125 1955 Chevy Gasser Bruce Rosenberg, Aloha
007 BACK UP CAR (Shaken not stirred)
Car No. 176 1968 Red Jaguar E Type Al & Neva, Hillsboro
FAMILY GROCERY GETTER
Car No. 154 1955 Yellow Chevy Nomad Sherry Kimball, Hillsboro
JUMPER CABLE SPECIAL
Car No. 123 1965 Thunderbird Special Landau Don Misener
Car No. 211 1966 Cadillac de Ville Drew Crum, Hillsboro
Car No. 187 1934 Hudson Terraplane Victoria Larry Jones, Beaverton
Car No. 193 1954 GMC Pickup Thea Long, Hillsboro
BONNIE AND CLYDE’S RIDE
Car No. 113 1931 Chevy 2-Door Sedan Paul Schmidt, Carlton
DRIVE-IN TRUNK STUFFER
Car No. 199 1959 Desoto Fireflite Troy & Mary Ceballos, Hillsboro
MOST LIKELY TO WHEELIE
Car No. 126 1957 Chevy 150 Gasser Keith Summey, Forest Grove
Car No. 171 1966 Dodge Polara Jason Meeks, Cornelius
HOME BUILT HEAVEN
Car No. 118 1928 Ford Roadster Jim Sandlin, Beaverton
FIXIN’ TO SHOW (Unfinished)
Car No. 145 1954 Green Chevy 3100 Pickup Daryll & Suzanne Fisher, Woodburn
Car No. 196 1976 AMC Pacer Pat Barnes, Portland
Car No. 129 1984 Peterbilt Matt Lattig, Vancouver WA
You can participate by just coming! Options: drive your vehicle into the classic car show, set up a Farmers Market Booth, submit a home made pie to the community contest…!
All vehicle questions to Janet and Dusty: email@example.com
Farmers Market Booth questions Debi: firstname.lastname@example.org
Volunteer questions Velma: email@example.com
Laurel’s Community Garden has wrapped up! We are now in the stage of just keeping it watered, and asking for you to come by and enjoy the space. Please help us by keeping pets and herbicide sprays out of the garden. The flowers planted by many hands can not handle urine or sprays :(. Call Debi anytime with questions: 503-858-3636
Your local businesses that have generously donated to the garden:
“Scholls Lawncare and Landscape”our new patio, : http://www.schollslawncareandlandscape.com
River Oak Farm, a truck load of plants 8335 SW River road, sells retail.
Denfeld Family, the Laurel hedge, and all the smoothing of 4 loads of gravel for parking, the brick for the walkways (from the buildings old chimney), all the nut shells for the walk ways. https://www.laurelfoods.com/aboutus
Yerbas Buena, all the potting soil, 46 tractor bucket loads and counting…Jake put in the outside water hook up for the garden too.
Chehalem Mountain Pottery, painted the artwork hanging on the building, and truck loads of compost. http://chehalemmountainpottery.com
Lorence Brothers Construction built the box for the art work.
Miller Paint Co. 6071 SW 185th, (off Farmington), donated paint for the art work
April Flowers: trellis and hidden painted rocks through out the garden
La Grand Petit Jarden, plants and labor, http://www.legrandpetitjardin.com
The Synder’s: Trailer loads of compost, plants, created the caterpillar propane tank, painted the rain barrel, put in all the drip water system for the garden!
Little Red Wagon, 14900 Sw Hillsboro Hwy, plants
Monkey Tree Falling: Cedar Chips
Ellerbrook Nursery, 21 trees (ever green and maples).
Herb Hill Farms, rocks!
Individuals from Laurel: Paul and Cheri Meek, Walt, Debi, Nicole Lorence, Ed and Patty Harty, Carl Denfeld, Paul Denfeld and grand kids, Jake Clubine, Rebecca Snyder, Aprile Penhall, Lehne Family, Becky Curl and kids, Bud Hutchinson, Amy Wachsmuth, Joanna Guzzetta, Ross Romero, Barbie and Jon Ellerbrook, Marcia Loney, Jacob Harkness, and Alan Stohler!
Contact Debi Lorence with an questions: 503-858-3636
Laurel Community Garden making great progress!
The art in the garden!
The Laurel Hall Board of Directors wrote and received a grant from the Tualatin Soil and Water Conservation for $5,000.
Laurel Social Hall located: 30366 SW Laurel Road
DONATIONS OF “TIME AND RESOURCES” ARE ALREADY HAPPENING:
- Ed and Patty Harty went and picked up the galvanized containers at Wilco for planter boxes.
- Local Midway Nursery “Little Red Wagon” delivered the plants for the garden boxes(west side of the building).
- Paul Denfeld brought his equipment over to level the parking lot 2 times before and after the new gravel and filled the new planter boxes too!
- Bud Hutchinson donated over a dozen Boston Ferns and some Oregon Grape too!
- Neighbors, from Yerba Buena Preston, Jake, and Steve came over and removed the old nasty wire fence and posts…and random pieces of concrete found too!
- The backyard space till/plowed by Rick Rogowski, neighbor.
- Jake Clubine came back over and created berm areas for the property hedgerows, and brought compost too.
- Paul and Chris Denfeld will be donating the Laurel Hedgerow plants for the 168-foot east side property line.
- Becky Snyder delivered a trailer full of compost and will be helping with plant orders and placement. Snyder’s are donating the hedgerow south side.
- More gravel brought in, 4 truck loads so far!
- February 23rd, was our first garden meeting. We looked at the design, created a plant list, started to formalize plans and next steps.
- Debi starts collecting bids and materials lists for signage, fencing, and underlining path work.
- Debi, painted Garden signs for location.
- Plant list created, still in need of many more perennials, and fruit trees too!
- Quilt Block created by Walt Lorence, brought to artist Debi Nelson for painting.
- Partnering with Miller Paint Farmington road, they donated the primer for the new 5 x 5 garden sign art to be hung Southside. To be hung March 30th.
- March 25-27 Propane tank painted by local artist: Donna Clark and Becky Snyder.
- March 28, Carl and Debi relaid out the patio and pathways, moving everything to the south west side of the garden.
- March 29, the border berm was shoveled in and 60 Oregon grapes planted in the berm, along with ferns too. The ground work for the patio and pathways was dug and shoveled in compost was spread and blend into the berm, and the garden art work was hung. Debi and Larry brought over a truck load of compost.
- March 28 and 29th, Nathan Vial brought over his equipment, team and resources “Scholls Lawncare and Landscape” to help lay the foundation for the patio and pathways! HUGE thank you for his expertise and time!
- March 30th, OFFICIAL Community Garden Day: 90 Oregon natives planted, flowering perennials planted, pavers laid and cut into a circle, south side of building repair painting done, 3 flower boxes put together, bricks from the old chimney brought over from being stored for 2 years, more compost delivered, and everything got watered in!
- March 31st, sand put into the pavers, extra sand shoveled into garden containers; 30 more plants put in; planted boxes painted; brick pavers put onto three pathways; 9 stumps dug in for outside circle for students.
- April 8, planted 6 mature snowberry and currant bushes on tree line to start the new woodland area. Looking for “wood chips and pic-nic table benches”for this park setting.
- April 13 and 14, second Community work day: brick pathways and lining the front mound with bricks (1/2 way done); children garden boxes filled (still need one filled), planted seeds for flowers, trimming winter dead branches off of the plants, 75 more plants donated and purchased and planted, cedar chips brought in for the extended woodland area, Jake brought over 4 tractor loads of potting soil (could not have done this project without him), Laurel kids came and painted signs, filled their garden boxes and planted, neighbor brought by painted garden rocks and secretly hide them for children to find.
- April 15, five Maples donated and planted, stumps dug in the woodland area, and large branches cut back!
- April 17th, Debi delivers rain barrel to garden.
- May 13, Jacob Harkness does rain barrel installation.
- May 14, Jacob and Debi unload a trailer of hazel nut shells, donated from Denfeld’s.
- May 15, more trees planted, areas cleaned up, grass cutting Ross Romero and Debi Lorence.
- Herb Hill Farms rock delivered to finish off parking and behind building.
April 23, 24 more trees planted and bricks placed around mounded plants. Drip irrigation started. rocks to be donated identified and plans are being made to how to get them to the Garden.
Everyone is welcome and needed, if you would like to be involved in any way, contact Project lead Debi Lorence at 503-858-3636
The grant will help support: Creating an outside habitat for pollinators, beneficial insects, community gardens, water-wise landscape, garden boxes and a hedgerow to cover the neighbor’s fence line.
Our focus will be the property lines, creating a natural hedgerow, developing a native garden area in the back 70 ft by 70ft, and some community garden boxes too. If you want to help, have plants, materials or time to donate please let us know. We all want to see this building site improved and used more for your family events! Call for more information: Debi Lorence: 503-858-3636
Property Dimensions are:
168 feet long east side from the north easement south.
165 feet long west side (by the trees and apartment) measured center of the road.
138 feet east to west long.
75 feet wide from west side building to the trees which is basically the parking area.
The hall building is 35 ft wide and 90 ft long.
Enjoy this video:
Classic Car and Truck Show Farmers Market, Kids Games, Pie Contest, History Tour, barbeque and more!
9:00-1pm Location Laurel Community Church
Local Sponsors for the Car Event and Free Barbeque:
- Bob Lanphere, Jr.-Lanphere Auto Group
- Dale Kuehn-Crosspoint NW Auto Auctions
- Mike Lux-Columbia Empire Meats
- Ken Gratteri
- Ruby Vineyard and Winery
- Benza Vineyard and Winery
- Midway Firehouse Pizza
- Nonna Emilia Ristorante Italiano
- Patty Harty-Laurel Hall
- Sean Denfeld-Denfeld Family
Winners of the Car Show:
BEST IN SHOW
1stPlace 1957 Oldsmobile 98 Starfire Ned Cutright
Runner Up 1962 Chevy Impala SS 409 Ken Gratteri
1stPlace 1922 Ford “T” Center Door Don & Kathy Gilbert
Runner Up 1949 Dodge PU Terry Bigam
GOOD UNDER THE HOOD WINNER
1948 Plymouth Special Deluxe Mike & Kellie Schoen
BEST TRUCK WINNER
1951 Chevy 3100 Brian Sheppard
BEST SPORTS CAR WINNER
1967 Triumph Bruce Warner
5:00-9pm Family Pic Nic on the Lawn Potluck. Shade, music, dancing, and meeting neighbors.
Live music: http://www.danabrahamsonmusic.com
Location Chehalem Mountain Pottery