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4th Annual Morrow County
Lewis & Clark Bicentennial Observation

October 13, 2002

Contact: Barbara Allen, Executive Director, LCBO, (503) 768-7444

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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.

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