Sherwood Area Chamber
of Commerce & Visitor's Center
PO Box 805/22566 Washington St. #101
Sherwood, OR 97140 503.625.7800
To see if you are winner check to see if your name is on this list. If it is stop by the Chamber Office at 16065 SW Railroad Street by 10/25/10 to claim your Prize!!!
Name $20 Red Robin Gift Card
Pat Carlson 1 Charm
Molly Walker Adams Screenprint Shirt and Bag
P. Federspeil Almond Roca
Bonnie Y Arbonne Crème Set
Scott Johnson Beauti Control Candles
Robbi Porter Bookmark and Tea Bag
Bruce Daves Domino's VIP Card
Robbi Porter Domino's VIP Card
Tom Byrd Domino's VIP Card
Tige Wilbanks Dozier Designs Custom Earings
Emma Sherman Hazelnuts
Dianna Tanabe Honey
N. Doyel Innovations in Management Gift Basket
Molly Walker Lia Sophia Jewelry
Mary Miller Pacific Family Dental: One Free Exam, Xrays, and Toothwhiting
Mary Miller One Month YMCA Pass
Kris Hitchcook Polar Bear Yogurt Gift
Dianna Tanabe Professional Dual Heat Brush Iron
Kelsey Anderson Pumpkin Décor Basket
Tige Wilbanks Robin Hood Festival Shirt and Hat
K. Jewett Steel Tec Hose Holder
Scott Johnson Steel Tec Hose Holder
Pam Landers Ten Pounds of 2011 Table Grapes
Sonia Leet The Ballerina Bag
Sue Dahlen Tupperware Gift Items
Kelsey Anderson Tupperware Gift Items
Bonnie Y Two Rotary Trees
Scott Johnson Ultimate Game Pack
Nancy Hernandez Walt's Appliance Deluxe Wine Opener
Vendor Chairman: Roxanne Scholten Contact: 503-625-2131
Sponsorship Contact: Nancy Bruton Contact: 503-625-7800
Volunteer Coordinator: Darin Malcolm Contact: 503-318-4425
Where: Archer Glen Elementary School
16155 SW Sunset Blvd, Sherwood, OR
When: Sat, October 16th, 2010
Time: 9 AM - 4 PM
Cost: Free admittance; food prices vary
Celebrating Sherwood’s legacy as the West Coast’s largest shipper of onions, the 24th Annual “Great Onion Festival” is October 16th, from 9 am to 4 p.m. at Archer Glen Elementary School.
“Onion Festival is our premier social event,” noted Tracey Hebrock, owner of Innovations in Management, the Sherwood-based national-wide facility maintenance company and event title sponsor. “Sherwood families spend much of the day seeing old friends, making new ones and having great fun and a great meal, and there are plenty of area businesses to check out as well,” he said.
While onions drive the event, the famous Sherwood Firemen’s Chicken, side dishes and deserts round out the day’s banquet.
Live entertainment, arts, crafts and vendor sales, raffle drawings, onion rolling and the onion eating contests, and kids’ face and pumpkin painting make for plenty to see and do. A farmer’s market in the Archer Glen entry sets the stage for the gustatory experience inside.
“This year’s Best Dang Onion Dish contest calls for appetizer or hors d’oeuvre entries only,” according to Bernie Danylchuk, aka “Chef Bernie,” Best Dang contest coordinator.
“A theme for onions in a specific type of dish will be more competitive and more creative,” he explained. The top-rated onion-using appetizer/hors d’oeuvre will win a special prize. Bernie has offered recipes and other advice to contestants at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Sherwood Chamber of Commerce is hosting the event and offers a variety of sponsorships for area businesses and organizations. For more information on business opportunities, or to volunteer, call Nancy Bruton, Sherwood Chamber Executive Director at 503-625-7800.
In the early 20th century, Italian farmers settling in the Sherwood area, prospered with bumper onion crops from the high water level in Sherwood fields. In a time when transporting foods was regionally limited, Sherwood gained dominance as the prime onion supplier on the Pacific Coast. Cipolla, as in Cipole Road, is Italian for “onion.”