Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Sherwood Main Street in Old Town and a 5K!


So I apologize now if you aren't a Sherwood local because this post is all about my favorite town.  I've lived in Sherwood for almost 8 years and it became home to me pretty quick.  I love the small town feel of Sherwood with the perk of having Portland only 30 minutes away.  The other day while I was grabbing some information from the Sherwood Chamber of Commerce I came across a brochure and it peaked my interest.  In a nut shell Sherwood has been able to pull together a Historic Preservation and Economic Development organization called Sherwood Main Street in Old Town.  The program's main goal is to boost the local economy and bring in more businesses and consumers into the Old Town section of Sherwood.  I've always loved Sherwood's Old Town and enjoy a lot of the events that are hosted in that part of town.  

Sherwood's Give N'Gobble 2011

I wanted to become part of this organization in some way and was excited to see that there is a lot of ways for me to do that.  I emailed the coordinator and met up for coffee yesterday morning and learned a little more about what they've been able to do so far and some of their future goals.  I am really excited to start volunteering with Sherwood Main Street and help promote all of the great events and activities they have going on.  I am going to be working with the Organization Committee and volunteering my services as a writer and overly enthusiastic local.  

Music on the Green this summer at Stella Olsen Park 

The Hungry Raccoon is a local business in Old Town and also a huge supporter of the Main Street project.  They are putting on a Halloween Hill Climb 5K run this Saturday the 20th in Sherwood with the proceeds benefiting Sherwood Main Street.  The 5K starts at 10:00 AM and the Casper Dash 1 mile run for the kids starts at 11:30 AM.  There are going to be some great refreshments, raffles and I heard a rumor there would be some spoooky zombies hanging around (I know I am a dork)!  If you are looking for a fun and local 5K race this weekend I would try this one out!  It could be a great time to actually place in a race!  Hey, you never know :)  Its $30 for the 5K and $15 for the kids run, Casper Dash.  I'll be there as a volunteer helping to direct the runners along the course, I am excited to be on the other side of the race this time!    

I am really looking forward to working with the other volunteers and coordinators to help create an Old Town that benefits the entire Sherwood community.     


  1. That race sounds really fun! I love that you are getting involved and helping with your community! :)

    1. I love Sherwood, makes it easy to get involved :) It was a lot of fun, the guy who one the entire race ran it in like 18 minutes! CRAZY!


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