Something for the Soul August 2019

July 2019 Posted in Other

Silver Falls Library reveals Book Cart Drill Team

The Silver Falls Library Book Cart Drill Team will perform for the first time in the Homer Davenport Parade, Aug. 3 beginning at 10 am. Comprised of library staff, the seven member team will execute routines with book carts.

“The purpose of a library book cart drill team is to show the community that the library is a welcoming place with fun staff and a fresh approach to community engagement,” said Silver Falls Library Director Christy Davis.

Davis has participated in book cart drill teams before.  “The public certainly seems amused to see library staff march in the streets with our loud and lumbering book carts,”she said.

The Book Cart Drill Team has been practicing since the beginning of July.

“So far, we haven’t had any cart crashes, but if it happens on parade day, we’ll just smile and keep on rolling” said Drill Team Captain Alex Chaney.

According to The Library Book Cart Drill Team Manual, the first library book cart drill team was formed at the Fairfax City Regional Library in 1983.

Holy Rosary Mission makes 66th Pilgrimage

The parishioners of Holy Rosary Mission, Crooked Finger, are preparing for their 66th annual Pilgrimage in honor of the Assumption of Mary into Heaven.

This year’s pilgrimage will be held on Thursday, Aug. 15 at 7 p.m. beginning with the recitation of the Rosary in procession, followed by Mass. The celebrant and homilist will be Father Philip Waibel OSB, pastor.  In 1954 Pope Pius XII declared a “Marian year.” Holy Rosary Mission is the only place in the Portland Archdiocese that has continuously celebrated an annual pilgrimage since.

The church is on Ettlin Loop Road, five miles southeast of Scotts Mills. Refreshments will be served in the church basement following Mass. For information contact Pat Schonbachler, 503-873-6405 or St. Mary Catholic Church / Holy Rosary Mission, 503-845-2296.

Peace dove set to soar in Homer parade

The giant peace dove of Silverton People for Peace (SPFP) will make its annual flight, Saturday, Aug. 3, in the Homer Davenport parade.  Any individual who shares SPFP’s objectives of peace and conflict resolution at all levels, as well as social, economic and environmental justice for all, is welcome to walk with the dove.

Since 2003, SPFP has walked in the parade, winning five ribbons in the last 10 years since participants started carrying the dove.

Those who want to walk under the dove should report to the old Silverton High School parking lot, Brown and Schlador Streets, by 9:30 a.m. on Aug. 4. The parade starts at
10 a.m. There are also flags, banners and placards to carry.

For information, contact 503-873-5307 or robertjsisk@

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