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The Great Willamette River Raft Race

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The Great Willamette River Raft Race

About the Event: The Great Willamette River Raft Race has become a tradition for Willamette Valley families for 40 yrs. Starting in Independence at Riverview Park you will travel approximately 11.5 miles down the Willametter river to Wallace Marine Park in Salem. Kayaks & Canoes travel the distance in about two hours, others may take up to five hrs. So join a great event that will bring the family together for some summer time fun. Besides when was the last time you played Tom Sawyer and got out on the river and layed out on a raft? Or watched Eagles soar and Cranes nesting? Or remember...

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MUD MADNESS

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MUD MADNESS

 Sat Aug 25th, 2018. Pro 5K 9:00am, Fun Run Main 10:30am, Challenger 11:30am! A new strain of madness has struck Fordyce Farm! Witnesses of it’s symptoms call it Mud MADNESS! Those afflicted say catch it! Mud Madness has something for everyone! Great obstacles including a 120ft water slide, Lots of Mud, music, food and beer! Beer provided by Santiam Brewing! Also water, sodas and more! Entries start behind the farm store. After a short run you enter the first set of obstacles, tire mound crossing, tire tunnels, and wall climb. Now the fun starts with 500ft of leg wasting, lung...

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OktoberFest

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OktoberFest

The Exchange Club has been participating in the Oktoberfest in Mt Angel Oregon almost since it’s inception. Selling hard ice cream cones, floats and sundaes to fund the service projects! New for this year we will be selling Rosti Brauts mit Kasi,  (Hotdog topped with potato & cheese!) Also Potato soup! And for the second year Apple Strudel, Marionberry Cobbler and Cinnamon Rolls! Much thanks to the Scottish Rite without who’s support this would not have been possible! Thank YOU  Dave! Oktoberfest...

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ACE Awards

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ACE Awards

The A.C.E. (Accepting the Challenge of Excellence) Award recognizes high school students who have had to overcome great physical, emotional, or social obstacles and are now eligible for high school graduation. This program especially recognizes students who have made a dramatic change in their attitude and performance during their high school years. These changes have enabled the students to overcome adversities and prepare for graduation. Clubs may also submit their top A.C.E. Award winner to the district competition. Local winners receive a stipens & plaque and at the district level...

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Foster Family Picnic

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Foster Family Picnic

The Foster Family Picnic, the brain child of Ed Hallett, began in 2005. The event has evolved and change locations several times since its meager beginnings. Today the event has grown in purpose, size and effect, and is currently held at the Oregon State Fairgrounds. However the basic idea remains the same, which is to let the Foster Families know how much the community appreciates what they do!

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ESCAPE Pumpkin Patch Outing

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ESCAPE Pumpkin Patch Outing

October! Halloween! What FUN! Unless your homeless. As a project for Youth, the Exchange Clubs of Salem provides, free of charge, a pumpkin patch outing for the families from the “Forever Families” child abuse prevention program operated by Escape (Exchange Sponsored Child Abuse Prevention Effort). The morning begins as club members transport the families to the pumpkin patch. At the pumpkin patch the kids have the opportunity to go on hay rides, wind through corn mazes, climb on a hay fort and of course run among the pumpkins and pick out their favorite!

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Book Of Golden Deeds

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Book Of Golden Deeds

    Presentation of the Award The Salem / Keizer area  Exchange Clubs host a joint “ACE Awards &Book of Golden Deeds” banquet each year. Join Us:   May 15th, 2013 Where:   YWCA 1255 Broadway St NE Suite 110 (Green Room) Time:   Social Hour 5-6:00pm Event:6:00pm   Purpose Volunteer efforts are very important to our society and should not go unnoticed. The National Exchange Club’s longest running project, the Book of Golden Deeds Award, recognizes dedicated volunteers who give endless hours of their time and talents toward making their communities...

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Escape Survival Challenge

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Escape Survival Challenge

The Escape Survival Challenge is a multi-day event which challenges your survival preparedness, perserverance, endurance and adaptability! The adventure starts mid-winter and travels the Cascades using snowshoes and pulks. Weather can be severe with past trips experiencing 60+MPH winds, temps -15degs and 18ins of snow in a single day! So if you have what it takes contact us for more info!

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