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Boring designs a namesake event

A statewide holiday, Boring and Dull Day is planned as a day to remember Aug. 9 each year


To honor the perpetual relationship between Boring, Ore., and Dull, Scotland, Boring residents will gather in their community park for an ice cream social.

The event, planned to be an annual affair, will be held from 6-9:30 p.m. on a state holiday, Boring and Dull Day, Friday, Aug. 9, in the Boring Station Trailhead Park, between Dee Street and Wally Road.

by: CONTRIBUTED GRAPHIC: STEVE BATES - The logo recognizing the community relationship.Organized by members of the Boring Community Planning Organization, the social affair will offer participants free ice cream while performers entertain. Several Boring organizations and their volunteers will serve ice cream.

To honor Dull, Scotland, picturesque Glen Lyon and all of Perthshire, a piper and drummer from the Sir James McDonald Pipe Band will play appropriate tunes.

To honor Oregon and the entire United States of America: The Tonesetters Barbershop Quartet will harmonize their traditional American music.

To honor members of the country’s military, the Oregon National Guard will present the red, white and blue colors at 8 p.m., followed by a flag salute and the Tonesetters singing “God Bless America.”

Immediately following the patriotic song, the Boring, Oregon Foundation will hold its public drawing for an Oct. 6-14 overseas trip with the Boring to Dull tour group.

Among many stops around Scotland, the tour group will spend an entire day with the 84 residents of Dull.

Among the activities of that day are: a morning safari to the top of Dull Rock followed by breakfast in Dull. A walking visit through the Village of Dull and an early afternoon trip to Aberfeldy to visit the Dewars Scotch Whiskey distillery followed by a civic reception in nearby Castle Menzies.

Jamie Damon, a former county commissioner, will draw the winning ticket.

Damon helped start the Boring and Dull Day movement when she was a commissioner.

Immediately after the drawing, Ron Ruedi and the Hurricanes will provide entertainment for the final hour of the event.

Parking space will be available in the Boring-Damascus Grange parking lot on Grange Street. Overflow parking will be on School Avenue and in the school parking lots.

The Dee Street parking lot will be reserved for dignitaries, seniors and handicapped persons.

For more information, call CPO Chairman Steve Bates at 503-663-6271.