As the word spreads, the support for the national historic site and the annual event is growing with a long list of contributors
Parkersville Day will be held on the first Saturday of every June, and the first of the planned annual events will be held this year on June 4, from noon to 3 p.m. in Parker’s Landing Historical Park (west of Westlie Ford). As the word spreads, the support for the national historic site and the annual event is growing with a long list of contributors.
Dr. Martha Martin, Parkersville Heritage Foundation (PHF) Board president, says, “This fun, family-friendly event offers something for all ages and interests.” She predicts Parkersville Day will become a beloved annual family tradition.
Jeff Buccholz is a volunteer member of the Parkersville National Heritage Site Advisory Committee to the Port and the grandson of park founder John Buccholz. When asked about leading the family games at the event, he said, “Count me in!” There’s room for a few more volunteers.
In 1988, the Soroptimist of Camas-Washougal donated the original bricks for the Silo planter, one year before the 1989 Washington State Centennial Celebration in the park. They are back donating time and materials to prune and feed the park roses and keep the Silo planter and the nearby bench looking beautiful.
Cody MacKinnon from ColumbiaOutdoor.com and Jesse Green from AllPhaseConstruction-Remodeling.com solved a problem with pavers lifted by tree roots becoming trip hazards near the Silo Planter. Cody and Jesse have created, built, and will be donating a beautiful new rosewood step-up garden bridge that protects the trees and park visitors. Cody and Jesse designed and built the donated bridge. Cody also solved the problem of park railing tops disintegrating. His solution, to cut the upper tops off, helped delay the cost of an inevitable rail replacement. In doing so, he beautified the rails for this event.
Over a decade ago, Joe Slaven from Affordable Ponds helped construct the park’s water feature. Joe donated time and materials to get the water running reliably and looking its best.
From JRT Artworks & Construction, John Relyea is donating a plywood art piece for a raffle that supports prizes for the student winners of the Heritage Trees Art Contest. John said, “I have a plum tree piece that I will donate if I am not able to make one for the apple, walnut, or cherry park heritage tree.”
Five Lions Club members will be joining other volunteers at the Parker’s Landing Historical Park’s annual park vegetation clean-up and beautification on May 17th from 3 pm to 5 pm. Two Lions will help run the family-friendly games. Brian Scott, President of the Lions Club of Camas, remarked, “This is something we all felt was important for your local Lions to support.” Learn more about volunteering for the May 17th and June 4th events by email or Facebook.
For more information, email ParkersvilleHeritageFoundation@gmail.com or follow them on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/ParkersLandingHistoricalPark