Mother’s Day Contest Winner!

contest winner

Congratulations, Patti Thibodeaux!

Your deserving mother won an all expenses paid one night stay at Celilo Inn with a view of the Dalles Dam and a bottle of wine to enjoy.

We cannot wait to share another milestone with your family!

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Mother’s Day Contest Alert!

Moms never stop working.

Even when they get home from their 9 to 5, they’re still taking care of everyone around them. It’s for this reason that it’s often said that being a mom is the hardest job anyone will ever do.

Have a mother who is especially deserving of a night off?

Post a comment or story telling us why your mother deserves a free night of her choosing at Celilo Inn*, sleeping in a fabulous king size bed with a view of the Gorge, and enjoying a bottle of Celilo Inn’s private label red or white wine. The best story wins!

Winner will be announced on May 12th on Mother’s Day!

* Restrictions apply. Must use before June 30th, 2013. Voucher only valid Sunday through Thursday. Valid for winner and one guest.
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The 9th Annual Classic Car Show

The 10th Annual Classic Car Show

1957 Chevrolet Bel Air (Shown Above)

Planned and coordinated by the Dalles Chamber of Commerce, the Northwest Cherry Festival and the Classic Car Show aims to provide a cultural arts event that offers a forum for learning, entertainment, fun, and support of the local community.

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Cheery People and Cherry Cars at the 34th Annual Northwest Cherry Festival

Columbia Gorge Discovery Center's Covered Wagon

Columbia Gorge Discovery Center’s Covered Wagon (Shown Above)

There was plenty of action this weekend at the Northwest Cherry Festival in The Dalles, Oregon. This year’s schedule of events included the Annual Lip Sync Contest, Saturday Parade, 9th Classic Car Show, Streetfest, vendors, and live music through out the streets of downtown.

It was a beautiful day with warm weather. Far and wide in the crowds, all you could see were cherry shirts and cherry dresses. Candy was thrown out to the little kids lined up on the streets excitedly waiting to see what horse, motorcycle, wagon, tractor, or band was ’round the corner.

Live music from the band Brewer’s Grade was heard from center stage in the Civic Auditorium’s historic theater.

On Federal Street, you could see people milling about car-struck at each of the classic beauties that owners drove from miles away to show off their restored works of art. From a 1957 Chevrolet Bel Air to a 1970 Plymouth Road Runner, each car told a story of a generation–a story that no doubt some admirer would definitely relate to in the midst of the family-oriented event.

Indeed, this year’s Cherry Festival was indicative of why so many people in the area look forward to this annual staple of late April. If you didn’t make it out this year, you’ll definitely want to make it a ‘don’t-miss’ next year.