Column: Fifty first names only – March edition

Noel Nash

Joe and Sandie came by our Springfield office last week to discuss their ideas regarding a weekly food-and-music festival they’re trying to establish in Cottage Grove. The experienced marketing and festival organizing experts hope to attract residents and visitors from throughout the southern Willamette Valley to the Western Oregon Exposition (W.O.E.) fairgrounds off Highway 99, next door to the Cottage Grove Speedway. The plan is to have music, food, and all kinds of vendors and artists at the fairgrounds before each Saturday’s scheduled . . .