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Annual Party on the Patio honors late banker

Clackamas County Bank will hold the event June 28


Clackamas County Bank is deep into the planning of its Party on the Patio, an annual benefit concert.

The event, in remembrance of Randy Proctor, a banker who died of cancer eight years ago, will be held from 7-11 p.m. Saturday, June 28, at the ZigZag Inn, 70162 Highway 26, in Welches.

Clackamas County Bank’s Kathy Edwards has been helping to organize the event.

“After Randy passed away, we wanted to do something to honor his spirit,” Edwards said. “And he loved parties. So we thought, ‘Why not have a party?’"

The Party on the Patio is all about celebrating who Proctor was. The main decoration at the festivities is flamingos. Edwards said Proctor was the flamingo man: he wasn’t afraid to wear a Hawaiian shirt featuring flamingos or sport a little pink.

This year, proceeds from the event will be given to Mt. Hood Hospice.

Edwards said that they felt benefiting Mt. Hood Hospice was a fitting choice as Proctor was on the board for a number of years.

“Randy would be really proud,” said Julie Snell, executive vice president at the bank. “He was very pro-community.”

This year’s event once again will feature music from the Substitutes, a classic rock band from Prineville.

Edwards said the silent auction grows with each year. This year’s inventory of items up for auction is the biggest and most diverse yet.

Auction items include glass birdbaths, recycled metal lawn art, hand-spun gloves, jewelry, themed baskets and jewelry.

All of the auction items are donated, Edwards said. “I always say it’s from the heart,” she added.

Edwards said one of this year’s unique baskets has a bird feeder theme and was donated by Burn’s Feed Store in Boring. Many auction items are on display at the bank’s Sandy branch, 38975 Proctor Blvd.

Throughout the night there will be drawings for gift certificates, and a Traeger Grill will be raffled off as well. Raffle tickets cost only $1.

Although the event is partially covered by a tent, Edwards suggests bringing coats just in case as the show will go on rain or shine.

Attendees should bring their own chairs, but not their own food, which will be available for purchase. Children are welcome, and Edwards said she’s even seen them leading the dance floor over the years.

Tickets are $10 for adults and can be bought at any of the Clackamas County Bank branches or at the Inn. Children under age 12 get in free.