2015 La Pine Frontier Days
About La Pine Frontier Days Association
It is our pleasure to welcome you to our Annual 4th of July Celebration, a long tradition of the La Pine community. This event is a result of the tremendous and generous efforts of a large number of volunteers and businesses in the greater La Pine area.
It is La Pine's largest event and celebrates our heritage and unique character. It represents the coming together of the community in a celebration of all the things that we as Americans stand for.
We hope you and your families will join us as we rededicate ourselves to the principles that make us all proud to be neighbors, members of greater La Pine and Americans. Read more ...
The last few years the theme for Frontier Days has taken on new meaning … we started soliciting original artwork for our posters, etc. that would reflect the theme for the year and it's been terrific to see how that theme as inspired local artists. This years choice is what I call a "Grandma Moses style" artwork. It was submitted from T. Myers and I think it particularly evokes the theme … "Mom, Apple Pie & the 4th of July".
I am excited to see what will come up next year as we will be celebrating several milestones.
10 years of the City of La Pine
25 years of the Newberry National Monument
30 years of La Pine Frontier Days
100 years of Deschutes County
We will need a very special logo or piece of artwork. If you are inspired by these celebrations then by all means show us your stuff!
Using original artwork truly speaks to the history of our great event as for many years we helped to host the Frontier Days Art Show. Our dear friend Arlene Shaw was the inspiration and driving force behind this popular event. We enjoyed every moment we worked with her on the Frontier Days Art Show as well her contributions as an active member of our Frontier Days Association Board of Directors. Due to health reasons she had to stop organizing the art show and it is unfortunate we never found another "ramrod" for this popular event. We would love to bring it back, so if you are interested in showcasing artists in this manner contact us for next year!
I am sad to say Arlene passed away last year and because she was just a huge friend and partner to Frontier Days I would like to dedicate our Program Guide this year to our friend Arlene Shaw.
New! Apple Pie Contest - Baked and Bottled!
In honor of Mom and the fourth of July ... Click here for the registration form and more information about our Apple Pie contest.
More about Apple Pie.... (wikipedia)
Although apple pies have been eaten since long before the European colonisation of the Americas, "as American as apple pie" is a saying in the United States, meaning "typically American". In the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, apple pie became a symbol of American prosperity and national pride. A newspaper article published in 1902 declared that "No pie-eating people can be permanently vanquished." The dish was also commemorated in the phrase "for Mom and apple pie" - supposedly the stock answer of American soldiers in World War II, whenever journalists asked why they were going to war.
Please join us on Thursday, July 2!
ADOPT-A-FLAG AND FLAG-POLE PROGRAM
Do you have a loved one you would like to honor this Independence Day? La Pine Frontier Days has the perfect option.
LFDA is once again accepting requests from anyone who would like to honor or commemorate a friend or loved one. There is a $10.00 charge for each flag-pole adoption. A laminated tag will be attached to each flagpole. The adoption is good for two years. Click here for the registration form.