IN THE NEWS
SUMMER READING KICK-OFF
June 15th from 1:00 - 5:00
All Ages Welcome
Mt. Angel Public Liabrary
290 E. Charles, Mt. Angel
MT. ANGEL CITY WIDE GARAGE SALE
AUGUST 19, 2017
The City of Mt. Angel will be hosting its first city wide garage sale!
The event will be on Solar Saturday August 19, 2017 (the same weekend as the solar eclipse). Residents are encouraged to contact City Hall to get on the garage sale list that will be provided to visitors to help guide them to the sales. Getting on the list is free for residents, businesses may buy an advertisement on the list for $5.
Call 503-845-9291 for details or to sign up.
MIND & MATTERS
Flower Basket Sponsorship
City of Mt. Angel
Dr. and Mrs. Peters
Edelweiss Village/Henri Dill
KP's Harvest & Blackbird Gran.
Main St. Towing
Mt. Angel 76
Mt. Angel Abbey
Mt. Angel Auto Body
Mt. Angel Community Center
Mt. Angel Publishing
Mt. Angel Towers
Shiloh Water Systems
St. Mary Catholic Church
Unger Funeral Chapel
Mt Angel Heritage Trail
Connecting our heritage
Did you know that a Chamber committee that includes representatives from Chamber, the City, St Mary's, FBYC, PBNC and the Abbey has been working on a project called the Mt Angel Heritage Trail? This trail has been in the planning stages for a few years now and thanks to a grant from the Oregon Community Foundation, the project is moving forward!
The trail connects parts of Mt Angel, taking visitors on a trip through our heritage. Stops include Father Bernard Youth Center, Benedictine Sisters, Glockenspiel, Saalfeld House, Train Depot, Wilco, St Mary's, and the Abbey among others. Each spot along the trail will have a marker talking about the history of that area. This is a great project that will bring awareness of our rich history as well as bring new people to town.
The committee meets monthly to go over progress and ideas, usually at lunchtime at Leona's. They would love additional members to help see this project to fruition, as many hands make for light work. If you are interested in being on this committee or even coming to a meeting to check it out, please email the Chamber at firstname.lastname@example.org and we'll get you in touch with the group.
DATES TO REMEMBER
4th: Flower Basket Work Party
7th: Chamber Board Meeting 5:30pm Festhalle
7th: St. Joseph Worker Dinner
14th: Flag Day
15th: After Hous Mixer Touch of Bavaria
23rd: Directlink Summer Celebration 3-8pm Dt Mt Angel
4th Parade 11:00am Downtown Mt. Angel
5th Chamber Board Meeting 5:30pm
20th Morning Mixer 8:30am habitat for Humanity
2nd Chamber Board Meeting 5:30pm
9th Pedal Tractor Race
9th Kickoff Party
13th Cross Country Invitational - Silver Falls State Park
14th Oktoberfest Begins
What’s going on?
Please email email@example.com if you have something coming up that we can share. Sale? Promotion? Event? Anything! We’ll include it in this newsletter and put it on Facebook!
What do we do with the money we earn from events?
As you probably know, the Chamber hosts two major events each year – the Hazelnut Fest and the Wurstfest as well as runs a booth during Oktoberfest that sells souvenirs. The goal for these events is to bring people to town, offer a place for local artisans to share their craft, and have some fun. Making money is also a goal of these events so that we can give back to our community. We use this money for ongoing projects, like Flower Baskets, Christmas Trees, and maintain the fountain.
But our FAVORITE thing is to help with special projects in the community. Have you seen the pole downtown by City Hall recently? It needs a major facelift, and with the help of Matt and Sarah Bauman and Kathy Wall and money from the Chamber, that pole called the Tree of Trades, is going to get a makeover. The Senior Center needed a new refrigerator, which is so important to keep perishable items for their food pantry, cold. They received a grant from Judy’s Party in Silverton, but were short some funds. The Chamber is providing the rest so they can purchase that much needed fridge. Have you been to an event at the Festhalle recently and heard the new sound system? The Chamber contributed a large donation to help purchase the new sound system in the building. This will allow non-profits and other events save money and time by not needing to rent them.
We couldn’t do all of this without the help of our volunteers. And sometimes we are even able to give back to those that help us. We donate money to the JFK Football team for their help with First Citizen. We give money to the Library for all of their help at the Hazelnut Fest and Wurstfest.
These are just a few examples of what the Chamber does with the money it earns at our various activities. We couldn’t do it without our volunteers and the residents of Mt Angel who come to support these events – so thank you so much for your support. Stay tuned for our next newsletter for more information about the Tree of Trades project and some other opportunities in the school district that we have been able to partner up on.