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PBA Cruise-in: judge thyselves


A scene from last year’s Parkrose Business Association’s Parkrose Festival and Cruise-in, set this year for Saturday, Aug. 1 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. between Northeast 105th and 112th avenues on Sandy Boulevard.
They’re shutting down Sandy Boulevard in Parkrose for a good cause.

The Parkrose Business Association’s Parkrose Festival and Cruise-in is set for Saturday, Aug. 1 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. It will be held between Northeast 105th and 112th avenues on Sandy Boulevard in the heart of the Parkrose business district.

This is the second year for the Parkrose Festival and the eighth year for the PBA Cruise-in.

Festivities include a dance band, local vendors and food.

The event raises funds to provide scholarships for Parkrose High School seniors. It also provides funds for enhancement projects in the Parkrose business district to help make the area a more desirable place to visit and shop.

Continuing last year goals, PBA is hoping to expand the event to include all merchants in Parkrose.

“I’d love to see all the merchants really get involved,” said LeeAnn Bruner, head of the PBA’s Parkrose Festival and Cruise-in committee.

“We’re definitely there for the community,” Bruner said. “It’s totally for the community.”

The Portland Police Bureau’s reserve force will be on hand to ensure safety in all areas of the event.

Butch and the Buicks will be performing rock ‘n’ roll and oldies on and off during the day.

The Portland Fire Bureau is also slated to be on hand with some of its fire equipment, barring emergencies, between 11 a.m. and 3 p.m.

The cruise-in will feature at least 100 classic and vintage vehicles, with sponsored trophies for the best. A new feature this year will be having cruise-in participants vote for the trophy winners. Scheduled to award trophies will be Portland City Commissioner Dan Saltzman along with PBA college scholarship award recipients.

Included in the cruise-in will be the “blow-up cars” — two cars that are emptied of their oil and run until their demise.

The event sponsor is Rex Heating & Air Conditioning; other major sponsors are West Coast Bank and Pacific Northwest Federal Credit Union.

Organizers invite the whole family to come to enjoy all the fun. The same as last year, a series of raffles will be held. One prize, along with many others, will be a state-of-the-art barbecue, provided by Rex Heating & Air Conditioning. Raffle items will be on display prior to the event at Cascade Athletic Clubs, 9260 S.E. Stark St.

Cascade Athletic Clubs will have a children’s activities area located near the Parkrose Festival and Cruise-in. An authentic Swedish pancake breakfast kicks off the affair at 9 a.m.

For more information, go to the PBA Parkrose Festival and Cruise-in Web site at www.parkrosecruisein.com.
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