Tuesday, April 1, 2003
The Lions Follies runs April 4, 5, 10, 11 and 12 at the Hood River Middle School auditorium. Curtain is at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $7.50 for adults, $5.50 for children, with a 50 cent discount for early purchase. Tickets are available from Lions members, Waucoma Bookstore, U.S. Bank, Columbia River Bank, Windmaster Market, Jim’s Market, Mid-Valley Market, Studio 10 and Down Manor. All proceeds benefit the Oregon Lions Sight and Hearing Foundation.
A brief overview by director Bev Bridgewater
As the country begins its commemoration of the Lewis and Clark Journey of Discovery, the cast of the Lions Follies has decided to honor the famed expedition. Most people believe that there was only one set of explorers and the native Americans. But, this year’s Lions Follies will set the record straight — as long as you don’t mind stretching the truth, adding some music and enjoying lots of laughs.
In a quirk of mistaken identity, the hapless adventurers, Clueless and Lark, believe that they are the chosen ones to lead the expedition, and off they go! Once their girlfriends, Clarice and Meribelle, discover the error, they head West too.
The intrepid group is followed by the real Lewis and Clark, future President James Madison, a tribal chief, and his tribal members. The story winds its way along the Lewis and Clark trail where misadventures and excitement abound.
You may learn some surprising things about the expedition. For example, did you know that the explorers enjoyed French cuisine prepared by Pierre at the Bitterroot Cafe? Have you heard of Inga, the Snake River Beauty Consultant? Or Bob of Columbia Used Canoe Sales? All of these characters and more will make for an exciting and laugh-filled evening. If the story doesn’t quite seem authentic, you may be right. But, it’s in the spirit of fun and fund-raising for the Oregon Lions Sight and Hearing Foundation.
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Lawnmower torches Arbor Vitae on Portland Drive
The riding lawn mower driven by Norma Cannon overheated and made contact with dry arbor vitae owned by Lee and Norma Curtis, sending more than a dozen of the tightly-packed trees up in flames. The mower, visible at far right, was totaled. No one was injured; neighbors first kept the fire at bay with garden hoses and Westside and Hood River Fire Departments responded and doused the fire before it reached any structures. Westside Fire chief Jim Trammell, in blue shirt, directs firefighters. The video was taken by Capt. Dave Smith of Hood River Fire Department. Enlarge