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A Big Thank You From ADHDA

Tue, Apr 26, 2011

The Astoria Downtown Historic District Association (ADHDA) organized a downtown clean-up day on Sunday, April 17. We would like to thank all of the volunteers that came out to help: Amber Wilson, Bob Bohnke, Brett Estes, Cynthia Merriman, David Reid, Diane Berry, Donna Wright, Dulcye Taylor, Greg Cross, Jack Fisher, Jane Francis, Jeff Carr, John Samp, Joshua Howard, Katie Murray, Lisa Carlson, Lynn Hadley, Merianne Myers, Pat Saunders, Randy Kaping, Rose Marie Paavola, Samuel Johnson, Sara Meyer, Stacey Poor, Tiffany Estes, Waylon Pattle, Will Samp, and Zachary Jacobs. Also, thank you to all of the sponsors that made this event possible by donating supplies and equipment: Tim Walter of Walter E. Nelson, Van Dusen Beverages, Safeway, Astoria/Warrenton Chamber, Western Oregon Waste (WOW), Tiffany and Brett Estes, Astoria Sunday Market, Street 14 Coffee, The Rusty Cup, Fulio’s Pastaria, Wells Fargo, Holly McHone Jewelry, and Old Town Framing Company.

In preparation for the Astoria Sunday Market, tourist season and the Astoria Bicentennial Celebration opening events, ADHDA wanted to help Astoria to look its best. There were approximately 35 volunteers who worked a total of 100 hours on various projects throughout the downtown historic district, including picking up trash, cleaning lamp posts and trash cans, clearing moss, and cleaning up the Tidal Rock park area at 15th and Commercial Streets. Also, thank you to all business and property owners who have spruced-up their buildings and storefront areas in an effort to help Astoria look spectacular for its 200th birthday celebration.

In addition to Sunday’s events, Clatsop Coin, Clatsop Community Bank, Knutsen Insurance, and T&C Home Furnishings sponsored a community “shred-it” event on Saturday, April 16. A Shred-it truck was parked in downtown Astoria providing the opportunity for community members to properly dispose of any documents that contain personal information. ADHDA and Clatsop Community Bank provided volunteers on the day of the event who contributed a total of 20 hours of their time. Approximately 33 people were served and 172 boxes or bags of paper were shredded. Money raised from the event was donated ADHDA.

If you have any questions, contact Downtown Coordinator Blaire Buergler at 503.791.7940 or

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