Lewis & Clark Bicentennial Observation
October 13, 2002
Allen, Executive Director, LCBO, (503)
A trail of musical opportunities
from Boardman Marina Park to Riverfront Center; a pie baking contest,
pie social, & educational exhibits will all be part of the FREE afternoon
activities for October 13, 2002 Lewis & Clark Bicentennial Heritage
Observation in Boardman. The observation will be topped with a 7 PM concert
featuring “Music from the Era of Lewis & Clark” by THE TRAIL BAND.
The 4th annual Morrow County
heritage event recognizes October 19, 1805 when Lewis & Clark, the
Corps of Discovery, Sacagawea, her French trapper husband Charbonneau
and infant “Pomp” all visited and camped with native people
on a sandy island in the Mid Columbia. The island, off shore from Irrigon
Marina Park in North Morrow County, is now under the waters of the Columbia
River. The excitement of the Columbia River: blue water, views of distant
snow capped peaks and colorful sunsets is exactly the same as when the
Corps of Discovery floated by in wooden canoes.
2002 Lewis & Clark Bicentennial
Heritage Observation will begin at 2 PM on Sunday, October 13, with free
musical presentations along the Columbia River Heritage Trail. Visitors
are encouraged to explore the level paved trail connecting Boardman Marina
Park, Captain Al James Historic Barge Tug, Riverfront Center and the
new Port of Morrow trail east of Riverfront Lodge. Kinzel & Hyde,
Acoustic Blues duo from Portland, will be performing outdoors at Marchelles,
the site of the original Boardman OWNR Depot.; Win Weston Duo will offer
Old time fiddle music at the Riverfront Center. Additional musical groups
will be playing at locations on the edge of the Columbia.
Trail Parking is available
at Boardman Marina Park Boat Launch area, Captain Al James, and Riverfront
Center. To reach the trail take Interstate 84 exit # 164, north on Main
St. to the Columbia River. Turn left on Marine Drive for Boardman Marina
Park, or turn right on Marine drive for Riverfront Center .
An early American style “Pie
Baking Contest begins at 5 PM at Riverside High School, 210 Boardman
Ave NE, Boardman. Pie Contest open to all( fruit pies preferred). Judging
for “Prettiest Pie;” “Flakiest Pie Crust,” & “Judges Favorite Pie” takes
place at 5:30 PM.
The FREE Pie Social from 6-7
PM will be combined with educational exhibits. Lorie Watlamet, Columbia
River Inter-Tribal Fisheries Enforcement, will have an exhibit on preserving
cultural resources; & the new Columbia River Heritage Trail Map/brochure
will be available. Afternoon activities & advertising for Lewis & Clark
Heritage Observation are funded by Morrow County Unified Recreation District.
Beginning at 6:30 PM, Riverside
High School Auditorium doors open for The Trail Band Concert seating.
Trail Band Concert tickets, $10.00 if purchased by September 12, are
available at these locations:
Columbia River Title Company, 101 SW Kinkade Rd., (541) 481-4030
Boardman Pharmacy & Hardware, 202 1st St. NW, (541) 481-9474
Boardman Chamber of Commerce, 206 N. Main St., (541) 481-3014
Irrigon City Hall, 1095 N. Main St., (541) 922-3047
Huwe’s Washboard & Laundromat, 300 E. Highway 730, (541) 922-5358
Columbia River Title Company, 126 May St., (541) 676-5005
Concert Tickets purchased at
Heritage events on October 13: $12.00
Concert Sponsors Include: City
of Boardman; Morrow County Court; Potlatch; Boardman Pharmacy & Hardware;
Boardman Health Care Center, North Morrow Community Foundation and others.
Grab your raccoon hat and walk,
skate or ride the Columbia River Heritage Trail on Sunday, October 13.
Bring your appetite to the Pie Social! Purchase a ticket to hear: military
marches; Thomas Jefferson’s classical favorites; French Canadian fiddle
tunes; & Native American melodies at THE TRAIL BAND CONCERT. For
more information about 2002 Morrow Co. Lewis & Clark Heritage Observation,
Sunday afternoon, October 13, call (541) 481-9457.