McMinnville’s downtown simmered with excitement most of the weekend, peaking Saturday afternoon, as the 16th annual UFO Festival made contact with planet Earth.  The landing party Friday night ...

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Biggest Turkey Bash

Friday, May 29th

Candidates for Biggest Turkey will hold a Biggest Turkey Bash and auction at 5:30 p.m. Friday, May 29, in McMinnville Grand Ballroom, 325 N.E. Third St., McMinnville. The event will include a photo booth. Admission is $15, to benefit six local nonprofits.

For more information, call Rhonda at 503-472-8528.


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