Parkrose business group looks back on Cruise-in, forward to fall events

Like Texas Hold-em? Check out this great tournament with the fun Parkrose Business Association folks. And, take a look at our Cruise-in Memories poster right here …

Parkrose Business Association member pitches the Texas Hold-em Poker Tournament scheduled for October 6 at Steamers Restaurant.

Story and photos by David F. Ashton
Back in session after their summer recess, the member of the Parkrose Business Association gathered to meet and greet last week.

At their regularly-scheduled noontime meeting, they talked briefly about the June, 2007, Rose Festival Cruise-in, and planned their new event – a Texas Hold-em Poker Tournament.

Oct. 6 Texas Hold-em Poker Tournament
“We’ve got a great event planned for Saturday, October 6,” said Terry Briar, with Davey OrganiCare, as he started his pitch.

“The grand prize will be a $500.00 Visa gift card,” Briar reported.

Buy-in is $49.99 per player, limited to 40 seats, stated Briar. The proceeds benefit the Parkrose Business Foundation Scholarship Fund. “We believe we can fund another Parkrose High School Senior Scholarship from this event.”

The tournament starts at 5:00 p.m. sharp at Steamers Restaurant, 8303 NE Sandy Boulevard, (just north of NE 82nd Avenue of Roses). For more information, contact Briar at (503) 287-2282.

Rose Festival Cruise-in
Because of cloudy skies and rain, only 80 vehicles were on display at this annual event put on by the business association.

But, the raindrops didn’t dampen the spirits of those who showed cars – or the spectators who came by look at them.

The event, the major fundraiser for Parkrose Business Foundation scholarships, produced enough income to provide several scholarships to Parkrose High School seniors in 2008.

At this year’s Cruise-in, the “Best of Show” award went to Richard Speakman. He’s pictured in the lower right of our “Cruise-in Memories” poster reproduced here:

Coming soon …
We’re working on an article based on a talk given at the association’s September meeting by Dr. Richard O’Connor, PhD, of the Oregon Building Congress, and by Michael Taylor, retired Superintendent of Parkrose School District.

You’ll learn about the new and unique charter school which they – and their partners in education and industry – are creating, to teach building trades at the high school level.

© 2007 David F. Ashton ~ East Portland News Service

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