July 1, 2010
Below is a courtesy Fourth of July Recap for those interested. More information can be found at the Fun Fest web site here: or from the recent article in the Gresham Outlook that you can read here! Here's a sincere wish for a great Fourth for everyone! Be safe, respectful of this Holiday and have fun!
Corbett Fourth of July Weekend
Saturday, July 3

Kiwanis Pancake Breakfast at Springdale Job Corp Center, 31224 E. Historic Columbia River Highway, 7 to 10 a.m. dmission is $6 for adults, $3 for children. Proceeds benefit scholarships for Corbett students who go to the center. For more information, call Sylvia Maly at 503-695-2538 or write or

5K Cross Country Run at 8 a.m., and second annual 2K Kids Fun Run, 9 a.m., to support Corbett High School Track and Cross Country. Races start and finish at the high school, 35800 E. Historic Columbia River Highway. Fee is $20 for 5k and $10 for the 2K. For more information, call Harry Simons at 1-541-504-1077 or write usatf-oregon@org or call Doug Bowman at 503-869-4583 or e-mail him at

Freedom Jam 3 On 3 Basketball, sponsored by Corbett varsity basketball at 10 a.m. in the high school gym. Fees are $20 per player or $2 admission for spectators. Divisions are fifth-to-eighth grade; high school boys and girls; and men’s and women’s. For more information, call Jeff Smith at 503-819-5438 or write

Alumni softball game and fundraiser at noon, sponsored by the Corbett High varsity softball team, on the school’s softball field. Fee are $20 per player or $2 admission. For more information, call Tom Young at 503-667-9543 or write

Best In The Nest-Grass Doubles Volleyball at 5 p.m., sponsored by Corbett High volleyball, on the school’s playing fields. $20 per player, $2 admission for fans. Open to girls in grades seventh through 12th. For more information, call Angela Davis at 503-250-4872 or write

Sunday, July 4

“Remember Our Heroes” is the theme of the Corbett Fourth of July Parade and Fun Festival.

“Corbett Cruise-In” at 10:30 a.m. Registration at Dabney Park, just east of the Stark Street Bridge in Troutdale, takes place from 8 to 10 a.m. and costs $15. Registered cars will parade through town at 10:30 a.m., and a “Show & Shine” will take place in the Corbett Grade School parking lot after the parade. For more information, call Bob Telford at 503-695-2590 or write

The parade begins at 11 a.m. at the Natural Resource Academy — Old Springdale Ranger Station, and will wind 2 miles down Historic Columbia River Highway to Corbett. All bicyclists must be registered participants. The grand marshal is Vietnam veteran Larry Deibert.

Remember our Heroes

11 a.m. Fun Festival begins on Corbett schools’ grounds. Admission is $5 for everyone. ( Children ages 2 and under are free ). The festival will feature a Fun Zone for children including a water slide; volleyball for everyone; a root beer garden and a pie-eating contest. Vendors will be serving hot dogs, burgers, corn dogs, snow cones, cotton candy, ice cream, elephant ears and more. Vendors will take cash only.

A ceremonial groundbreaking for the Jeff Lucas Memorial Stadium, to be built on the Corbett schools’ ground, will take place at 5:45 p.m. and will feature a release of doves.

Live music

1 to 2 p.m.: Timeless Trilogy is a vocal trio that performs music made popular by such artists as the Andrews Sisters, the Lennon Sisters, the Carpenters, Kenny Rogers and Willie Nelson, according to Carnetta Boyd, singer/manager.

2:45 to 5:45 p.m.: The Kooltones have a repertoire of more than 400 songs by such artists as Bill Haley and the Comets and Pink Floyd. The band has played alongside The Kingsmen, Johnny Rivers and Tommy James and the Shondells.

7 to 9:45 p.m.: Johnny Limbo & The Lugnuts perform classic hits from such artists as Little Richard, Jerry Lee Lewis, Elvis Presley, the Beach Boys and the Supremes, according to Jerry Hoffmann, better known as Johnny Limbo. The Lugnuts have shared the stage with many national acts including Chuck Berry, Chubby Checker, the Righteous Brothers, the Mamas and the Papas, Three Dog Night, Jan and Dean, Johnny Rivers, Rick Nelson, The Ventures and Paul Revere and the Raiders. The band offers a real show, Hoffman adds, changing clothes, doing skits and combining lights with their music.

Fireworks at Dusk
About 9:45 p.m.



Eastbound traffic will be closed on Historic Columbia River Highway from the Stark Street Bridge at 9:30 a.m. until the parade is over.

The I-84 Corbett Exit/Corbett Hill Road will be closed at 10:30 a.m. and reopen after the parade. People are encouraged to get to parade early.

No pets, except for seeing-eye dogs. No alcohol or cigarettes allowed on school grounds.

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