Canyonville’s summer activities are now over, and we look forward to fall and winter events. Thank you to all the firefighters and support crews; we pray blessing and protection over them as they put their lives on the line to protect our communities. The farmers market was a big success this year. Joanne Gordon attributes this to several changes: the addition of live music, changing the hours to 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. from the later afternoon hours and the addition of “Food Heroes,” which was a great hit with kids and vendors.

For more information about plans for next year, visit the website: www.canyonvillefarmersmarket.org. The Canyonville Pioneer Days celebration was a big success thanks to everyone that helped in anyway with the preparation and production of the event. The Chamber wishes to thank everyone for the support and participation in the Pie Auction, our biggest annual fund raiser. Senior Day in Canyonville is back at the Javelin Ormond Community Center on Wednesdays from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. 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 Seven Feathers Fall Classic Rodeo that was just held Sept. 16 and 17 is a great fun family event; don’t miss the fun next year.

The downtown Halloween Business Trick or Treat will be on Tuesday, Oct. 31. Keep an eye out for our ad for times and businesses participating. There will be a Veterans Remembrance on Veterans Day at Canyonville City Hall parking lot at 11 a.m. This is sponsored by the South Umpqua Thacker-Wallace VFW Post 9744. The Holiday Lights will be on display downtown sometime near Thanksgiving. The Christmas Tree Lighting in downtown Canyonville will be the first Friday in December. This is held after school in the parking lot between Ken’s Sidewalk Café and Canyonville Cigar and Cigarettes; it is sponsored by both these businesses. Santa usually shows up at this event, so bring the children and enjoy hot chocolate, cookies, a warm fire, friends and Christmas carols.

Jim Siegel is president of the Canyonville Chamber of Commerce.

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