The Hectorcampbell NDA meets the second Monday of every month at 6:30pm in the Community Room of the Public Safety Building: 3200 SE Harrison Street, Milwaukie, OR

Wednesday, August 11, 2010


Hector Campbell NDA’s Second Annual August 9th Picnic in the Park drew over 100 neighbors plus State Representative Carolyn Tomei, Mayor Jeremy Ferguson, interim City Manager Pat DuVal, Milwaukie Police Chief Robert Jordan, Sgt. Ryan Burdick and Officers John Redenbo and John Truong, Clackamas County fire personnel and Metro Native Plant Gardener Nicole West to enjoy a mild summer evening at Homewood Park.

Hot dogs, potato salad, chips and watermelon were followed by a delicious frozen yogurt treat courtesy of Nick Loomis of YoCream Frozen Yogurt

While the kids raced around screaming, laughing and hanging off the playground equipment, neighbors got to know each other accompanied by sultry jazz provided via CD by Lars Campbell (a Hector Campbell neighbor) of the Portland Jazz Orchestra.

Ten great raffle prizes were awarded: Papa Murphy’s $10 gift certificates to Lyndon Werner, Sherry Allen, Rebekah Phillips and Lars Campbell, Terri Lewis and Susan Lee; $25 Jasmine Nails gift certificate to Sharon Hayes; DVP Photography Child’s Portrait Package to Jill Stewart; DVP Photography Family Portrait Package to Rich and Donna Hiebert; Movie Night Gift Basket to Debbie Grant; and Picnic Gift basket to Ada Gonzalez. Former HCNDA Chair David Aschenbrenner finally received the birdhouse awarded to him when he stepped down as Chair two years ago. The birdhouse will provide shelter for chickadees and nuthatches in the tall trees of the park.

The Metro Native Plant Mobile Display Garden was available and neighbors’ questions were answered by Nicole West, Natural Gardening and Toxics Reduction Educator, Sustainability Center, Metro. There were free native plants for neighbors to take home for their own gardens.

The NDA Leadership Team would like to thank all the neighbors who attended, and especially would like to thank Sarah Smith, Parks Coordinator and Linda Hedges, Secretary, who organized the picnic, Mary Weaver (HCNDA Chair and Meeter and Greeter), David Hedges (Chief Hot Dog chef); David Aschenbrenner, Treasurer, Chris Pease (relief hot dog chef) and Tracy Pease (Worker Bee), Lars Campbell, local jazz musician extraordinaire, Nick Loomis and YoCream Frozen Yogurt and Nicole West from Metro for their hard work and assistance in putting on this fun neighborhood event.

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