Yamhill County residents can celebrate Independence Day in a variety of ways Saturday, two featuring fireworks and two promising parades. A fireworks show will return to McMinnville on Saturday evening. ...

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WWII Journals & Letters, "Waiting For Peace" Book Talk With Karen Huntsberger

Monday, July 6th

We are hosting Karen Huntsberger on July 6th at 11:00am for July's Life Long Learning Series at Vineyard Heights Assisted Living & Retirement Cottages. Karen is going to talk about her new book "Waiting for Peace" which centers around the journals and letters written by her father during WWII.

There will be several copies of Karen's book, "Waiting for Peace" to raffle off to guests.

The event will be held in our Parlor.

For more information about Karen's book please visit: http://waitingforpeace.com/.


Centers Insurance Community Appreciation Event

Saturday, July 11th

Race on in for a Community Appreciation Event! Saturday, July 11th from 10am to 5pm. Enter to win a Grand Prize by getting an insurance quote!

Located at Centers Insurance, 1133 South Baker St., McMinnville.

Sponsered by Centers Insurance and Great Harvest Bread.


Carlton-Yamhill Lions Club Pancake Breakfast

Saturday, July 18th

Join us for a pancake breakfast, prior to the Derby Days Parade! Located at the YC High School cafeteria on Saturday, July 18th, at 6:30am. All are welcome.

Enjoy a free pancake breakfast for anyone turning in recyclable eye glasses.


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