By Dana Merryday
Chronicle columnist 

50 years of psycho-spiritual rejuvenation for all

 

July 11, 2019

Dana Merryday/The Creswell Chronicle

As you read this I will be camped out and ready for the opening of the 50th Oregon Country Fair. For the past 27 years, the second weekend in July has been indelibly marked on my calendar as an "I know where I will be" notation.

I had heard of this gathering for years before I actually made it to Veneta, Ore. In the summer of 1992, I finally arrived there for what was to be a life-changing event. I showed up on-site a week ahead of that year's fair with my tools and a willing attitude. I was taken in and earned my first camping pass via my construction abilities. I met some folks who asked...



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