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Celebrate the season at Summer Fest

Photo Credit: NEWS-TIMES FILE PHOTO - Children at last years Summer Fest dressed up for dancing, one of many fun activities that will return this year, along with face painting, pony rides and more.Join Forest Grove public safety officers and parishioners of St. Anthony Catholic Church for a blowout summer festival this Sunday, Aug. 10, from 10:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. in the field at the northeast corner of 15th Avenue and Elm Street.

There’s plenty to do for the whole family with kids’ activities, vendors, music, multicultural food options, wine tasting and entertainment.

Oregon Dream Ponies will offer pony rides for $5. There will also be face painting, crafts, a carnival, sack races, a pie-eating contest, a balloon toss, a bounce castle and more.

An outdoor market will feature a variety of wares, including hand-made jewelry, pickled goods, jellies, art, knitted and sewn goods, bird feeders, alpaca products, dog treats and other pet-lover fancies, seasonings and sauces, clothing, accessories and more.

Providence Health volunteers will be on hand to provide back-to-school nutritional information and blood-pressure checks.

The Forest Grove Police Department and Forest Grove Fire&Rescue will also join the celebration with equipment and vehicles for children to explore, as well as free ice cream and goodies. As an extension of the National Night Out event, police will also provide information about getting involved in Neighborhood Watch and other crime-fighting programs. For more information on that, call 503-992-3104.

Forest Grove Sundial Project will be selling tiles to decorate for $10 each.

Food options will range from authentic street tacos to teriyaki chicken to Vietnamese sandwiches. There will also be soft drinks, iced lattes and Italian sodas.

Ten percent of proceeds will go directly to St. Anthony’s St. Vincent de Paul food pantry, which feeds over 200 families every month in the Forest Grove, Gales Creek and Gaston areas.

St. Anthony’s is located at 1660 Elm St. in Forest Grove.



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