Parkdale News: Town Hall celebrates centennial June 28

A celebration to honor the 100 years since the Mount Hood Town Hall was built will be held Saturday, June 28, outdoors under the summer sky and under the big tent on the front lawn.

The 100th Year Celebration, in lieu of the annual Enchanted Evening event, starts at 5:30 p.m. with dinner from Lilo’s Hawaiian BBQ and includes dessert and one free drink for $35 per person.

Live music will be provided by The Groove Project and there will be a live auction to raise funds to support programs, renovations and ongoing management of the historic building.

The 100th year planning committee has invited everyone in the community to attend and if you still need to buy your open seating tickets or reserve a table of eight, you can visit or call Heather at 541-490-0352.

If you have an item or items that you or your business would like to donate to the auction you can contact Christina at 541-490-6844.


The Mount Hood Town Hall’s new playground is now being enjoyed by Upper Valley children and the board would like to thank its supporters for making it all happen.

The project was a collaboration between the Town Hall board, volunteers in the community and the Parks and Recreation department.

“We’d like to thank the Oregon Parks and Recreation Department for funding our grant,” said Mount Hood Town Hall Manager Nikki Stansel. “We couldn’t have finished the project without the help of the Hood River Valley Parks and Recreation Board of Directors, the Oregon Parks and Recreation Association, Hood River County’s maintenance and construction section, and of course all our wonderful Mount Hood Town Hall volunteers!”


Teacher Jill Warila at the Open Studio class at Mount Hood Town Hall has announced some final summer classes.

Thursday, June 19, is the last day to glaze all bisque (first firing) work and Thursday, June 26, all work that has been glazed will have been fired and will be ready for pickup.

Open studio sessions will resume Sept. 26.


If you enjoy yoga, but haven’t found one that fits your schedule, maybe the new class at Mount Hood Town Hall will.

Strong and Mindful Yoga with Nichole is now being offered for all levels on Monday evenings at 6 p.m.

All are welcome to attend.


Now that school is out, vacation Bible school is just around the corner.

Four Upper Valley churches — Parkdale Community, Parkdale Nazarene, Parkdale Baptist and Pillar Bible Fellowship — are co-sponsoring VBS together the week of Monday, June 23, through Friday, June 27.

Bible school starts each evening at 5 p.m. with dinner for families with their children, then ages 2 years to eighth grade will enjoy activities from 5:30-8 p.m.

This year SonQuest Rainforest takes children on a five-day, life-changing journey following Jesus by learning through music, crafts, Bible stories, skits and puppet theater.

Parents can register their children at any of the four churches or by calling Jan Dykstra at 541-806-0881.


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