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Oktoberfest in Arlington will support the Woolery Project

 


The Woolery Project, as it is called, began with the dream of an amazing Event Center for the Arlington, Gilliam County area. Envisioned is a regional event center located on the hill overlooking the mighty Columbia River, I-84, and much of Gilliam County; the preferred location for weddings, family reunions, funerals, classroom activities, community activities, (i.e. movies, crafts, dances, jamborees, etc.), as well as housing a regional Heritage Center and office space.

This is the dream proposed by Rod Maguire on February 24, 2015 at a Town Hall meeting held at the North Gilliam County Fire Hall. The meeting was very well attended and the idea of “building a barn” was received with much enthusiasm. A group of local citizens formed a committee to move the project forward. Soon a non-profit organization was secured with the State of Oregon and a board of directors was formed.

The first order of business was to share ideas on how best to raise funds to build the barn. An Oktoberfest was suggested and the idea took off with the development of a special committee to put together the logistics to make it happen.

The results of months of planning will culminate on Oct. 16 though Oct. 18, in Arlington with a full schedule of fun activities for the whole family. There will be live music in the park, and the opening ceremony will have an “Honoring Our Seniors” ceremony. There will be a prime rib dinner on Saturday and a much-anticipated auction (which will be held at the Fire Station) followed by a dance. The auction will feature donations from local artisans as well as from out-of-area businesses and artists.

The place to be on October 16-18th….Arlington, Oregon.

 

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