This last week has been action packed—first Crazy Days, then the return of Studio-Tru to La Grande and, as an added bonus, Goss Motors was celebrating their 100th anniversary.
The Crazy Days Street Festival, held on Friday and Saturday, July 15th and 16th, was a lovely way for members of our community and region to meet and greet and indulge in a bit of shopping. Friday was the day for Adams Avenue merchants to hold sidewalk sales and there were lots of great things on offer. Seguing into Saturday, the Timber Cruisers Car Club lined Adams Avenue with two rows of classic cars—and since I grew up in Michigan, I always appreciate a great car show. Every era of motor car development was represented, all lovingly taken care of or restored (some quite fancifully). The fun continued throughout the day with great food and drink and lots of children having a great time while their adults browsed through the many beautiful crafts on offer from artists from around the region.
It turns out Cheri has recently been into competitive natural bodybuilding and I used to do this in the early 1990s…so there was a lot of catching up to do. The shop is elegant and the haircut turned out perfectly. As the recipient of several bad haircuts in the last five years, it was a delight to be able to give her very basic descriptions and end up with what I had envisioned! Cheri’s daughter, Cassidy Hisgen, will be joining Studio-Tru in September, so there will be a double whammy of talent on offer. Check out the Studio-Tru website at https://www.studiotrusalon.com.
Next week, in the spirit of the summer season, I will be visiting a couple of the parks we have in lovely La Grande, with a special emphasis on Downtown’s very own pocket park.