4th of July

Creswell’s traditional Fourth makes a strong comeback

Photo by Bradley Cook Photos by Bob Williams After a two-year hiatus, Creswell’s classic Fourth of July festivities brought feel-good fun back to Oregon Avenue. Most people agreed that this day represents freedom, liberation and self-expression. And for Izabelle Hatch, the holiday is also a day of “appreciating family, appreciating[Read More…]

Creswell July Fourth contest winners

Children ride toys shaped as planes, boats and horses, while on a parade float honoring the military. ERIN TIERNEY/THE CHRONICLE MOST PATRIOTIC HOUSE First: 158 S. 5th St.: $100 gift certificate to Cascade Home Center Second: 660 S. 7th St.: $75 gift certificate to Farmlands Third: 11 Almond Way: $50[Read More…]

Homemade parade

ERIN TIERNEY/THE CHRONICLECreswell’s Dusty Harrold, owner of Patriot Tree Service LLC, drives his truck in the community-organized July 4 parade in Creswell, as his wife, Bethany Harrold, stands in the bucket and throws candy to kids. Also pictured is Harrold’s friend Logan Perini, of Cottage Grove. Austin Horter, Tanner Herbert,[Read More…]

Creswell residents make July Fourth a homemade celebration

Parade participants weave through town, hoisting their flags and flashing a smile. ERIN TIERNEY/THE CHRONICLE CRESWELL — This year’s Fourth of July in Creswell is like no other — celebrating patriotism in a pandemic. Coronavirus restrictions have limited gathering sizes and halted traditional events, but have not hindered the city’s[Read More…]

Fourth of July Holiday: Celebrating close to home

Jasmine Hernandez, 9, decorates the sidewalk in front of City Hall with a detailed pastel flower that won the prize for Most Colorful during Creswell’s Awesome Sidewalk Chalk Art Contest. Though all Fourth of July celebrations in South Lane County are canceled due to COVID-19 gathering restrictions, city leaders are[Read More…]

My first Fourth in Creswell

Erica Barr/The Creswell Chronicle Standing in the middle of Holt Park in the early hours of July 4, I was excited to witness this year’s event – my first Fourth in Creswell. The theme, ”Out of This World,” commemorated the 50th anniversary of the U.S. moon landing. I have never[Read More…]

It’s here! Fourth of July Celebration kicks off

Mayor Richard Zettervall Welcome to all who attend Creswell’s July 4th Independence Day Celebration. I hope that you enjoy your time here. On this day, Creswell’s population typically triples to near 15,000. Creswell is called ”The Friendly City” for good reason, as we roll out the welcome mat to showcase[Read More…]