‘Patriot‘ parade plans facing hurdles, concerns

CRESWELL – Discussions and planning around a Fourth of July Celebration has sparked plenty of fireworks – just not the kind anyone expected. 

Residents, public officials, a reconstituted Chamber of Commerce, local small-business owners, and event organizers made for a combustible mix when a flyer was posted on social media platforms announcing “The Largest Patriotic Independence Celebration in Oregon” would take place at TJ’s Restaurant, and included the note, “An opportunity to meet many of Oregon’s finest patriot groups.”

Bob Jensen, who is in the process of finalizing his purchase of . . .