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Bolton Daze delights many

by: SUBMITTED PHOTO Bolton resident Angela Dreher leads local children to a Native American drum circle at Maddax Woods as part of Bolton Daze — a celebration of West Linn’s Bolton neighborhood.

The Second Annual Bolton Daze neighborhood celebration on July 29 and 30 was a great success according to organizers, both in terms of fundraising and experiences enjoyed by families, neighbors and friends.

Event organizer Roger Shepherd explained, 'Bolton Daze was an opportunity for the Bolton Neighborhood Association to work with the local businesses to share with the rest of West Linn all the wonderful things that the Bolton area has to offer.'

Judging by all the excitement shared over the weekend, Bolton, indeed, has much to offer the entire West Linn community.

The event's silent auction raised more than $700 for the Bolton Primary School garden, from which all of the produce is donated to the West Linn Food Pantry.

Students from the elementary school gave tours of their garden throughout the weekend, giving attendees a first-hand look at the cause auction proceeds would be benefiting.

In addition to the philanthropic efforts at Bolton Daze, the event also featured activities involving cultural and environmental appreciation, including a nature walk and a Native American drumming at Maddax Woods.

Additionally, the Bolton passport activity fostered community involvement with local businesses, as participants received a stamp and a chance to win a $200 gift basket from participating merchants.

As a whole, Shepherd said, 'The second annual Bolton Daze was a wonderful event for our little neighborhood.'