Are you hungry yet? Well’ here’s something to “Bite” into!! The 2nd
Saturday, July 26th
OR). The Bite of East County is a fun celebration of East County, its culture, its food, its people and its
extraordinary quality of life. There will be seating and tables, but you are welcome to bring a blanket to
spread on the ground if you wish.
A vast variety of food vendors this year featuring, Alexander, Bumper’s Bar & Grill, Corbett Country
Market, G Goodies, Joy Teriyaki, La Mixteca Taqueria and Nicholas. With desserts by J Gelati Italian
Ice and Frozen Custard and Liberated Bakery, just to name a few!! And of course Skyland Pub will
managing the Beer Garden serving Coors Light, Raspberry Wheat and Blue Moon for the unfiltered
wheat beers....Mirror Pond and RPM IPA or Hop Venom (from Boneyard) for the microbrews.
This year Bite of East County will feature Midlyfe Crisis and several local bands.
The best part is that the Bite of East County is a fund raiser for Zarephath Kitchen & Pantry. Zarephath
serves hot meals 6 days a week and provides food boxes for families in need in East County. Last year
the Pantry and Kitchen served over 180,000 meals.
So, come on down to Gresham Ford tonight (and we’re open until midnight), bring a jar of peanut
butter, non-perishable food item, or cash donation and you’ll receive two, that’s right, TWO tickets ($10
value) to this family friendly, summertime fun. It’s tomorrow! Bring family, friends, neighbors, even co-
workers for a fabulous evening in the park. Together we can help feed the hungry here in East County!
Annual Bite of East County is this
from 11:00am to 7:30pm at Columbia Park (1900 SW Cherry Park Rd, Troutdale,
Wednesday, July 23, 2014
Thursday, July 10, 2014
Next Saturday is the Gresham Arts Festival and it should be bigger and better than ever. A great place and time to purchase from local artisans and also an opportunity to shop in Historic Downtown Gresham. As someone who tries to go often to the Downtown Farmer’s Market, it seems like there is something new on Main Street weekly. Billy Bob’s and Frenzi Yogurt now have new outdoor eating areas. There is a new Pita Shop and a great new Mexican restaurant on 4th Street. We had a great breakfast last week at Wildwood Café. And who can live without the Carmel Corn at I-Candy!
Ok, so how does Peanut Butter pay it forward? Well, you bring Peanut Butter or any food/monetary donation to our booth at the Gresham Arts Festival (we will be located at the corner of 3rd & Miller) and it will be given and matched to Snow Cap. Then you will also be given a ticket to enter the “Bite of East County” on July 26th FREE ($5 value) – when you turn your ticket in at the “Bite” Gresham Ford will donate $5 to Zarapath Kitchen who has been graciously feeding kids this summer who are without the school lunch program.
So, come celebrate the Gresham Arts Festival next Saturday and take a run thru the new fountain (I have not done this yet and can’t wait) – of course do not forget to “Feed It Forward!”
Wednesday, July 2, 2014
In 1922, Henry Ford organized a cross-country caravan of 50 Model T Fords to take veterans to the annual DAV convention in San Francisco and began a relationship with the Disabled American Veterans (DAV) organization that continues to this day.
Ford’s philosophy of inclusion was shared by his grandson, Henry Ford II. Near the end of World War II, and especially in its aftermath, numerous wounded and disabled veterans were flooding back into the workforce. Henry Ford II understood that persons with disabilities, including returning veterans, wanted and deserved an equal chance to work and provided it. In fact, Henry Ford II was a founding member of the National Business and Disability Council, long before the U.S. government enacted laws requiring equal opportunity for persons with disabilities.
With the upcoming 4th of July celebration I am reminded to be appreciative and give thanks to the service men and women of our great country. The 4th of July should not be about sales, barbeques or the three day weekend but rather the heroes whose lives were sacrificed so that we may enjoy your loves, our liberty and the freedom to pursue our dreams. While you spend this 4th of July weekend with your family please remember those families who have lost sons, daughters, husbands, wives, mothers and fathers while defending America. Were it not for our brave veterans, there would be no land of the free. Happy 4th of July from Gresham Ford!