Canyonville’s summer activities started with the Canyonville Farmers Market on May 3. It is held from 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Wednesdays in the south parking lot of Seven Feathers Casino Resort. This will continue until Sept. 27.

The Canyonville site for South Umpqua School District Summer Food Service Program is open for breakfast from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. and for lunch from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Canyonville Elementary School, 124 N. Main St. This program offers free meals at these times for all children ages 5 to 18.

Senior Day in Canyonville is held at 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesdays at the Javelin Ormond Community Center. This event offers coffee, snacks, cards, games and quilting activities for seniors. The Community Center is available for meeting or event rental; contact Kathy at 541-839-4396.

The Canyonville Pioneer Days Celebration runs Aug. 24 to 26. The event starts off with the opening ceremony at the stage area in Pioneer Park at 5 p.m. The Old Time barbecue follows at 5:15 p.m. under the pavilion. The annual fundraising event for the Canyonville Area Chamber of Commerce is the Pie Auction, starting after the barbecue by the bleachers. Bob Brown is the auctioneer for the Pie Auction and he is also MC for the parade, which starts at 10 a.m. Aug. 25. Parade registration and line up is in Seven Feathers Casino Resort south parking lot. The parade starts there and goes downtown on Main Street. Booth and parade applications for Pioneer Days can be downloaded from the chamber website at www.canyonvillechamber.org.

The Antique Tractor Show is back again this year and a new event, Family Feud, replaces the Lip Sync Battle. There is a great line up of entertainers: Friday, Aug. 25 features Taylor Thorpe (country) and Dylan James (‘50s to current). Saturday, Aug. 26 features Jessie Leigh (country), Myrtle Brown (world class blues, R&B and gospel) and Brewer’s Grade (country band). Thanks to all the Pioneer Days Committee members, local businesses and community members for their help and support in making this a great annual event.

Jim Siegel is president of the Canyonville Chamber of Commerce

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