Greetings from Glendale!

It is hard to believe that the year is over. It seems to go by so quickly! Glendale had so many fun events going on through the holidays, if you missed them this year, you may want to catch them next year. It is fantastic fun for all!

In November we had the pie auction and that is always a great time. People had so much fun bidding on pies, cakes, cookies and many other baked treats. The CCVCA hosts it and all of the proceeds go to the Glendale fireworks. Thanks to all that attended, it was a huge success.

December 15th was the Christmas parade that brought Santa to town. There was a huge tree donated by one of the local residents. He not only got the tree donated to the city, but decorated it. A tree lighting ceremony happened as Santa was being brought to town. One of our resident families brought Christmas presents and presented them to the kids as they were having cocoa and cookies. It is such a neat and fun event for everyone. Operation Christmas was a huge success ! A GREAT BIG THANK YOU to all of the businesses that contributed and donated to the cause. And let’s also give a GREAT BIG THANK YOU to all that helped! If you are interested, the annual dinner and silent auction at Seven Feathers will be in March. All of the proceeds from this go towards next years endeavor. They always have fun things to do at the dinners.

We had our Third annual holiday coloring contest. Thanks to all of the entries. There are some very artistic young kids out there. The winners were: Corbin Callahan, Easton Smith, Charlotte Moritz, Mariana Woodley and Bailey Moritz. Everyone did a fantastic job!

Thank you to ODOT! Our Third St. Rail crossing if repaired and during Spring break, the Molly St. crossing will be repaired also!

Another huge Thank You goes out to Oregon Business Development Department (OBDD) for the grant to get Broadband here in Glendale. This project was funded in part with Oregon State Lottery Funds administered by OBDD. Residents are being hooked up to Douglas FastNet broadband as we speak.

Glendale’s first baby of the year is Brady Hudson born to Blake Charlton and Alissa Nelson. The adorable baby boy was 7 lbs. 14 oz and 21 inches long. He was born on January 1, 2019 at 3:58 PM. Congratulations to Blake and Alissa and welcome Brady.

Cow Creek Valley Community Association (CCVCA) is an awesome organization that does so much for this Valley. They put on so many activities from the Fireworks to Easter to St. Patrick’s Day. They meet every second Tuesday of the month at 6pm at Nano’s. What a great group of people. If you would like to join in, they are always looking for volunteers. They will be having their 2nd annual St. Patrick’s Day dinner in March and all proceeds for this will be going towards the fireworks fund.

Check out our website (www.cityofglendaleor.com) to find the exact date and more activities happening around this great community. You can also check out our Glendale City Hall Facebook page.

The Drama club is rehearsing for a new show. That will start up in the Spring. They have a great line up for the Spring/Summer. It is always wonderful to watch. They all are so talented and put on such an entertaining show. It is a must see. Check out our pages to see the exact dates when they are announced.

Lastly, CCVCA is hosting the Circus on May 14th. The Circus will be at the Glendale High School. We are all so excited for this amazing event. What a great thing to have, a Circus coming to town. I will give an update of times in my next article. Again, check out our Facebook or website to stay on top of all of the fun things happening around town.

From all of us, to all of you, Happy New Year!

Dawn Russ is the city recorder for the city of Clendale.

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