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Volume 5, Issue 10


October 2007

Cedar Mill Cider Festival

October 14, 1-4 pm
JQA Young House, near 119th on Cornell

Please plan to bring your family and friends and join us for this fun afternoon! With food, entertainment and cider pressing, it promises to be the local event of the fall season!

A true community effort, two of the sponsors of the Festival are its next-door neighbors!, The Cedar Mill Bible Church is providing the use of its parking lot along with funds to help defray the cost of the event. Polygon Homes is donating the advertising and promotion for the event, including an ad in the Oregonian and the banner. Tualatin Hills Park & Recreation District, which owns the property and is developing it into a park, is providing the facilities.

Bales Marketplace is donating a 600 lb. container of apples. Wells Orchards, their apple supplier from Hood River, is creating a special blend of three varieties of apples to make good-tasting cider. We have three cider presses coming. Boy scouts and other volunteers will be helping with cider making.

We will not be able to press any apples brought from home — the Oregon State Food Safety Division has advised us that it's just not safe. But there will be plenty of fresh cider for everyone to have a glass or two and maybe a little to take home.

Come on down and enjoy the entertainment along with a delicious barbecued chicken lunch. Bales will be grilling chicken to be served with with coleslaw and apple pie, $5 for chicken and slaw, and $1.50 for pie. Any profit will be donated to the JQA Young House restoration fund.

Traditional bluegrass music will be supplied by Hazel Peterson and Blue Rain. Picnic tables will be arrayed under the “spreading chestnut tree” and around the grounds.

In addition, there will be a display of the master plan for the park that was recently approved by the THPRD board. The grounds of the house will be developed first, including a pioneer kitchen/herb garden to recall the first inhabitants, mill owner John Quincy Adams Young, and his wife Elizabeth who was the area’s first midwife.

The festival will begin at 1 pm and end at 4 pm on Sunday, October 14. Please do not try to come early, because the church lot will not be available until 1 pm. For more information, or to find out about contingency plans in case of bad weather, call THPRD at 503-645-6433.



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