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Two benefits for ACC planned

Antiques, art and fresh food will all benefit LO's senior citizens

There’s not just one but two big events scheduled on Saturday to help the Lake Oswego Adult Community Center.

  • Event No. 1 is an antique fair, which will be held from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the ACC, which is located at 505 G Ave. in Lake Oswego.

  • Event No. 2 is a Meals on Wheels fundraiser, which will be held at the Lake Oswego Farmers Market at Millennium Plaza Park from 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

    Kathy Schilling and Jamie Inglis of the Lake Oswego Parks & Recreation Department planned the double event, and they’ve arranged for a bus to shuttle people between the two sites from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

    “People only have to park once and then get on the bus,” Schilling said. “The bus will go every 20 minutes. People can enjoy two experiences.”

    While people are enjoying themselves at the two venues, they’ll also be contributing to programs that enrich the lives of many senior citizens in Lake Oswego. Meals on Wheels provides a remarkable 20,000 healthy meals a year to seniors, for example.

    The antique fair is happening in Lake Oswego for the first time since 2007, but it’s coming back in style.

    “We’ll have over 30 vendors there,” Schilling said. “We’ll have antiques, art, oven-baked pizza, mini donuts, and Sally Harmon and Frank Gruner will provide entertainment. Fred Squire will be appraising antiques from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. For free!”

    One of the vendors will be D&L Woodwork, makers of what Schilling calls “magnificent and beautiful woodwork.”

    “We are fortunate to have so many fine artists, because this is a busy time of year for them,” she added.

    The antique fair will also host “George’s Garden,” which will display the art of local artist George Corneil.

    Over at the Farmers Market, Inglis said donations of money and fresh food will be gladly accepted.

    The food will be taken to the ACC’s kitchen, where it will be prepared for meals. Food items to make salads are especially needed, like zucchini, corn, onions and carrots.

    “This will be a great way to give back to the community,” Inglis said. “A lot of people don’t know that Meals on Wheels exists. We want the meals to be healthy and come from local farmers.”

    For more information on both events, go to ci.oswego.or.us or call 503 675-2549.


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