It’s time to get your groove on, Camas. On Saturday, the city will transform itself into a rock music paradise. People dressed in all matter of things, “rock ‘n’ roll,” will flood the streets as they join the 11 a.m. Grand Parade for Camas Days.
Popular kids' band was set to perform at 6:30 p.m.
Amanda Bachelder has always loved the vintage look. Clad in a flowing white shirt, jeans, hand-painted boots and toting a custom tool box with bejeweled handle, she looks very much the part of modern mixed with yesterday. “I fell in love with the shabby chic look,” she said. “I would buy furniture at garage sales, and paint layers of white paint for that look. I love that style.”
Every year, Aaron Lutz looks forward to Camas Days. One of his favorite activities is the annual bathtub races, where eight teams of three people — two pushing and one steering — weave a tub around five cones set up in front of Camas City Hall. The tubs are filled with 40 degree water.
When Sophie Shoemaker texted her mother to tell her she’d achieved a perfect score on her ACT exam, Cherie Shoemaker thought she was one of a few at Camas High School to earn it. “I just replied back in the usual fashion, ‘That’s amazing!’ and ‘That’s my girl, good job!’ thinking she was probably one of five or 10 other students from Camas who got a 36,” Cherie said.
Donna Hargrave gazes at the house and surrounding property at the corner of Northeast Everett Street and 23rd Avenue. To the untrained eye, it appears to be little more than an old blue farmhouse and shop building, with grass that needs trimming.
Students, parents and staff of Gause Elementary School had an opportunity to “visit” with famous people from history such as Neil Armstrong, Steven Spielberg, Jane Goodall, Jackie Robinson and Milton Hersey. And how did this happen? It was during second-grade teacher Julie Taie’s “Famous Person Museum” in the school library on June 18.
Hearing the bell ring to signify the start of the school day was a time honored tradition in local schools. Before the days of cell phones with alarms and inexpensive wristwatches, it was the way children were summoned to begin the day.
When Kirsten Muskat formed the Camas Camera Club, she had no idea if it would even last. Three years later, the club has 20 members and is preparing for a group exhibit at the Camas Public Library’s Second Story Gallery. “It’s a great group of people, a place where you can pick up new skills and there is a lot of help,” Muskat said. “It’s a really nice way to learn from other people and there is a good social aspect as well.”
Every day, countless people look in the mirror and declare, “no more.” They make a commitment to lose weight. For weeks, or even months, a rigorous diet and exercise regimen is followed. They lose weight. Friends marvel at their commitment.