Can you believe it's November? Not sure where the past year has gone, let alone the last six weeks since I began my Chamber adventure.

Now that Halloween is over, we will all be rushing headlong into the holiday season. We have many craft bazaars & activities happening in Sweet Home in the next two months. My hope is to cover as many as possible in the newsletter.

The Sweet Home Parade of Lights is scheduled for December 10th. However, we are waiting on the permit approval before we launch participant registration.

Please take a moment to welcome our newest members:

  • Susan Coleman

Faster Internet Oregon
The Faster Internet Oregon speed test campaign is a statewide broadband mapping effort for Oregonians to report Internet speeds or a lack of connection at home. The Faster Internet Oregon project will provide decision-makers with data that will:
  • Identify Oregon homes that lack high-speed Internet
  • Clarify which households don't have an Internet connection and why
  • Provide cost estimates and assess competitive viability of a variety of technical solutions for areas with identified gaps.
This campaign will help secure infrastructure funding across the state and ensure the funding is equitably allocated so that everyone has access to fast, affordable Internet service. Please help us identify Oregon's areas with the greatest need for high-speed broadband by using this link: It takes less than 1 minute!
Hut Raising
When: 11/5/22 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
On Saturday, November 5th there will be an old fashion "Hut Raising" at the Sweet Home High School Construction yard, located off of 18th Avenue. At least 15 huts need to be assembled before the site can open on December 1st. To accomplish this goal, we need your help. We need painters, laborers, people who can operate a screw drill and anyone that is just willing to help raise these huts. Tools and instruction will be provided.
If you can spare a few hours of your time on Saturday, November 5th we could certainly use your help. If you can help out, please email Larry Horton at
It’s that time of year! Annual Yard Christmas Cards will be on display throughout Sweet Home. Dedicated Rotary volunteers will be distributing them on December 3rd. Sign up to HERE to have a Yard Christmas Card on display at your home or business.
Holiday Crafters & Home-Based Business Expo
When: 11/5/22 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Where: Santiam Place
139 Main St Lebanon OR 97355

A variety of local crafters offering Fall & Christmas decor & more for sale. Home-based businesses will offer great products & services.

Vendor Information: 541-259-4255 or
Holiday Market Vendor Bootcamp
When: 11/7,11/9, 11/14 & 11/16 12:00 PM - 12:45 PM

Where: Online
Oregon RAIN is hosting a free 2-week, 4 session, virtual program designed to strengthen your business for the holiday market season

November 7th - 16th
Register by : November 4th
Weekly on Mondays and Wednesdays from 12:00 to 12:45pm

Register HERE

Christmas Lights Give-Away
When: 11/7/22 3:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Where: 3225 Main St
Sweet Home City Hall - storage building

Lowes Distribution generously donated Christmas Lights to the Sweet Home Community.
On Monday November 7th, we will be passing out the lights to local businesses, schools & community members. Stop by the storage building behind Sweet Home City Hall to get your FREE C9 incandescent exterior lights!
Coffee With Colleagues hosted by State Farm
When: 11/8/22 8:30 AM - 9:15 AM
Where: 727 Long St

Get connected to the Sweet Home business community. Join us on the second Tuesday of each month from 8:30-9:15am. Bring a raffle prize and
your business cards to add to the fun!
Community Lunch
When: Wednesdays 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
Where: 890 18th Ave
Sweet Home Senior Center

Every Wednesday the Sweet Home Senior Center sells delicious hot lunches to the community. Senior Center membership not required. $5.00 dine-in, $5.50 take-out.
Please call at least a day ahead if you are picking up take-out for 3 or more lunches to ensure we have enough to serve everyone, especially for the Thanksgiving Lunch.
Thank you 541-367-4775
**50 cents extra for take-out containers**
Book Signing Event
When: 11/15/22 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
1101 13th Ave
Come join us at the Sweet Home Public Library for a book signing event by local author J. Michael Corley for his newly released: "Harley, the Redneck Shepherd" 
Fall Bazaar
11/18/22 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
11/19/22 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
109 W Holley Rd
Fir Lawn's Fall Bazaar is coming November 18 – 19, 2022! We will be open Friday 5pm to 8pm, and Saturday 9am to 4pm. Tables are $25 for non-members and $10 Fir Lawn members. Call Angela to sign up or for more info 541-704-8714
Christmas in the Barn
11/18/22 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
11/19/22 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
42250 Ames Creek Rd.
Community Chapel
Presented by Sweet Things Boutique

Habitat for Humanity
Local Habitat for Humanity announced their home build for the McMahon family. They are looking for people to chip in to show the strength of this Giving Tuesday fundraising drive, where 100% of the proceeds will go toward building materials to make that wish come true. This is a crucial time to show they are continuing not only to keep people in their homes via the Home Repair & Preservation Program but beat housing shortages in our area. Please consider adding your donation as an individual, small business, or corporate sponsor this holiday season. All proceeds go directly to the McMahon home build. Donate Online
Tree Lighting Celebration
When: 12/01/22 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
3225 Main Street 
Sweet Home City Hall
Kick off the holiday season with the Annual Sweet Home Tree Lighting Celebration at City Hall! 
Christmas Bazaar
12/02/22 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
12/03/22 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
1347 Long Street 
Sweet Home Evangelical Church

This annual craft fair will have many handcrafted items from local vendors.

Contact Linda Veach at 541-990-7627 for vendor details.
Singing Christmas Tree
12/02/22 7:00 PM
12/03/22 7:00 PM
12/04/22 3:00 PM
1641 Long Street 
Sweet Home High School Auditorium

The Sweet Home Community Singing Christmas Tree is in it's 40th year of spreading Christmas cheer through song. Performances are Friday & Saturday nights with a Sunday matinee.
Kids Free Christmas Store
When: 12/03/22 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
890 Mountain View
Hope Church - Sweet Home
Annual Kids Free Christmas Store SWEET HOME Kids ages 2 - 12 Shop FREE for the families they live with. Still collecting NEW items for all ages. Drop off at Trash to Treasure (next to O&M Tire), the Chamber of Commerce office, Hope Church or Santiam Chiropractic office.
Sponsored by: Les Schwab Tires, The Oregon Jamboree, Ice Box/ Radiator Supply, Hope Church, Tell and Sell, Sweet Home Chamber of Commerce, Ridgeway Health, O&M Tires, Thriftway, Santiam Chiropractic, Economy Drug, Trash to Treasure & Outback Sign. For more information contact Nancy Patton 541-409-4276. 
Trees for Scholarship: Jingle Ball
When: 12/03/22 5:30 PM
800 18th Ave
Boys & Girls Club of Greater Santiam

Please join the Sweet Home Alumni Foundation for their 2022 Annual
"Trees for Scholarships" Auction to fund scholarships for Sweet Home graduates.
DONATE a Decorated Tree for the LIVE Auction
Call/Text Mary Sue Reynolds 541-401-1794
DONATE a Themed Basket or Item
for the SILENT Auction
Call/Text Lauri Carlson 551-401-3142
OR Jamie Melcher 541-401-1991
Reserve Your Seat Today:
Call/Text Shari Melcher-Smith 541-409-4019
Ticket Prices: Seating is limited
Single $35 - Table of 8 $280
VIP* $50 - VIP* Table of 8 $400
* A limited # of VIP tickets available that includes early-bird entry at 5 PM, plus a complimentary beverage while you preview the Auction Trees and Silent Auction items
Gingerbread House Competition
When: 12/17/22 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
1266 44th Ave
New Life in Christ Fellowship

Come see the impressive handiwork of our local Gingerbread House artisans. For details contact Cynthia Fox at