Oroville Heritage Days and Fly-in July 20-21

OROVILLE – Mark your calendars for an activity packed weekend July 20 to July 21 as Oroville Heritage Days and Fly-in take place in Oroville.

The Okanogan Borderlands Historical Society presents Heritage Days with activities all around town and at Dorothy Scott Municipal Airport and The Can Am Hydro races return after a short hiatus to Lake Osoyoos.

Heritage Days begins at Oroville’s Veteran’s Memorial Park on Friday, July 20 at 7 p.m. with Native Stories, sponsored by the Royal Neighbors of America. Also at 7 p.m. the “All Star” Community Choir will be performing at the Free Methodist Church.

On Saturday, July 21, the day begins at Dorothy Scott International Airport with a full breakfast from 7 a.m. to 10 a.m., sponsored by the Boy Scouts. The Farmer’s Market in front of the library begins at 9 a.m. There’s also a Bring Your Own Yard Sale behind the library (sign-up required, 509-476-2187) and a Quilt Show in Centennial Park. The Quilt Show is sponsored by the Molson Highland Quilters and they promise to show off many Antique Quilts in local store windows as well.

At 10 p.m. there will be live music in the park and the museum will feature their exhibit “Past and Present” with the working model train. On the veranda of the depot the Garden Club and the Royal Neighbors will be having a sale and there will be ice cream, special popcorn and the Senior’s Pie by the Slice and more, according to Kay Sibley, executive director of the historical society. Back at the airport the “All Star” Community Choir will be performing and airplane rides will be available.

“This year we’re doing things a little differently with the antique tractors, in addition to the show their will be a tractor pull held across the highway from the Oroville Building Supply,” said Tillie Porter, president of the historical society.

The tractors will be on display beginning at 10 a.m. and the tractor pull starts at 1 p.m.

About Gary DeVon

Gary DeVon is the managing editor of the Okanogan Valley Gazette-Tribune and celebrated his 25th year at the newspaper in August 2012. He graduated from Gonzaga University with a degree in Communications - Print Journalism, with an emphasis in photojournalism. He is a proud alumnus of Oroville High School. His family first settled in Okanogan County in the late 1800s. His parents are Judy DeVon and the late Larry DeVon and he has two younger brothers - Dante and Michael. Many family members still call Oroville home. He has a grown daughter, Segornae Douglas and a young granddaughter, Erin.

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