Hello Sweet Home community!

Summer is finally here, and with it comes our beloved town's bustling and exciting busy season. We have a jam-packed schedule of events and activities for June, so mark your calendars and get ready for some fun-filled days!

To kick off the month, we have the Volunteer Faire happening this Saturday, June 3rd, from 10am to 2pm. This is a fantastic opportunity for individuals and families to explore various volunteering options and connect with local organizations. Whether you're passionate about the environment, education, or community service, there's something for everyone. So let's come together to make a positive impact on our community!

Next up, we have Movies in the Park on June 16th. Bring your blankets, lawn chairs, and join us for a cozy evening under the stars. It's a perfect chance to relax and enjoy the family-friendly movie, "Lyle, Lyle, Crocodile," with your loved ones. On June 17th, get ready for a day full of treasure hunting during the Community Yard Sale and safety awareness at the Jim Bean Safety Fair.

Calling all car enthusiasts! Join us at the Sweet Home Sweet Ride Car Show on June 24th and indulge in a stunning display of classic cars, hot rods, and custom vehicles. It's an event that will make any car lover's heart race.

But the excitement doesn't stop there! We are thrilled to announce that Radiator Supply House's Icebox Cookoff will take place on June 30th and July 1st. Prepare your taste buds for a culinary extravaganza as barbeque teams from around the world compete for the title. So get ready to sample mouthwatering creations!

And speaking of celebrations, mark your calendars for Sweet Home's own celebration: Sportsman's Holiday! From July 6th to July 9th, our town will come alive with thrilling events and festivities. It all begins with the Sportsman's Holiday Princess Court coronation on July 6th at 7pm, where we will crown the ambassadors of this exciting celebration.

On July 7th, rev up your engines for the ever-popular Cut the Gut car cruise. If you're not the cruising type, pull up a chair along Main Street to watch a parade of cool cars take over the streets, showcasing their style and grace. It's a sight that never fails to captivate young and old car enthusiasts alike.

On July 8th, the town will be abuzz with excitement as we kick off the day with a lively parade. Following the parade, head over to the craft fair to discover unique treasures and handmade goods. Don't forget to catch the Chips-n-Splinters Talent show, where local talents will showcase their skills. And of course, the Logger Olympics will keep you entertained with thrilling competitions that highlight the strength and skill of our local loggers. Finally, wrap up the day with a breathtaking fireworks show that will illuminate the night sky in downtown Sweet Home.

These are just a few of the incredible events taking place in Sweet Home this June and beyond. Watch for more details and updates in our future newsletters and on our website. We can't wait to see you all there, enjoying the vibrant spirit of our community.

Warm regards,
Lagea Mull
Executive Director
Sweet Home Chamber of Commerce & Visitors Center
1575 Main Street, Sweet Home, OR 97386
Office: 541-367-6186
Thank you to our 2023 Elite Partners!
June (& early July) 2023 Events At A Glance
Sankey Park
June 03, 2023 10am-2pm
Saturday, June 3rd, join us at Sankey Park for the Volunteer Faire! Discover diverse volunteer opportunities in Sweet Home through many local organizations. Ask questions, sign up, and get a chance to win awesome prizes in our volunteer raffle.
Sweet Home Community Center
880 18th Avenue, Sweet Home

Sweet Home Meals on Wheels provides nourishing meals, friendly smiles, and regular safety checks to older adults and people with disabilities in their homes or at our dining sites. Our Meals on Wheels volunteers make this program possible, who give 2-3 hours each week to ensure 140 clients receive nutritious meals.

Home Delivery: Deliver a meal and a greeting to older adults in their homes. Meals are picked up at a central location and delivered on a mapped route in a personal vehicle. Drivers can be reimbursed for gas. The delivery schedule is based on the operating hours and needs of the meal site.
Kitchen Preparation: Assist the meal site manager with food preparation, packaging, and clean-up. The schedule is based on the operating hours and needs of the meal site.
Community Dining: Support the meal site for in-person dining by assisting with set up, providing table service, and welcoming diners. The schedule is based on operating hours and needs of the meal site.

Leigh Matthews Bock
(541) 812-6015
Community Lunch
When: Every Wednesday 11:30am
Where: 880 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.
Thank you 541-367-4775

**50 cents extra for take-out containers**
REAL Entrepreneurs Showcase
Don't miss the best way to celebrate our local entrepreneurs:
  • Networking
  • Free lunch panel with entrepreneurs who became major local employers
  • Social media training from local legend Ellen Yin
  • Pitches and expo of local products / services! 
Coffee with Colleagues
June 13th, 8:30-9:15am
Get connected to the Sweet Home business community. Join us on the second Tuesday of each month from 8:30-9:15am. This month we will be hosted by Angila Tack Food Services & Moore Family Vineyard at Norden Hall located at 1266 15th Ave.

Bring a raffle prize and your business cards to add to the fun!
POWER HOURS for Entrepreneurs:

Most 2nd Tuesdays
Sugar Vibes

Calling all folks growing a business.
Get free in-person support. Take the next steps with your business and get connected with resources to make it happen!
RSVP with Nate Conroy: 
Sweet Home Community Yard Sale
Declutter your home and join the Sweet Home Community Yard Sale! Submit your address to be featured on the map. Mark your calendar for the upcoming sales on June 17th, July 8th & August 5th! The Sweet Home Chamber of Commerce will provide a map of all participating properties, available for pickup the Friday before the sale at the Chamber office, Sweet Home City Hall, and the garage sale board at the corner of 18th & Long. It's not just about shopping; it's an opportunity to connect with neighbors and make new friends. Host a sale at your property by signing up by calling our office
 at 541-367-6186, on our website at sweethomechamber.com or below.
Business After Hours hosted by Sieg's Valley View Ranch
24955 Crescent Hill Rd, Sweet Home
Thursday, June 22, 2023 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM

Unwind with the Sweet Home business community!
Bring business cards and a raffle prize to add to the fun. 

Icebox Cookoff
June 30th & July 1st
1460 47th Ave, Sweet Home

The Icebox Cookoff put on by Radiator Supply House, Best Damn BBQ Sauce, and its sponsors is not your ordinary BBQ. At RSH we like to build things big and the BBQ cookoff is no exception. With over 35 pro competitors and cash payouts of over $35,000 all in $2 bills, the Icebox Cookoff has quickly become the largest BBQ cookoff on the West Coast. The Icebox Cookoff is governed by both the State Cooking Association (SCA) and the Kansas City BBQ Society (KCBS) while also being a Jack Daniels sanctioned qualifier. The cookoff includes some of the best BBQ in the nation ranging from exotics like alligator to Barbados ram and classics like ribs to brisket along with live music and beer.
If you would like to be a sponsor, contact Will Garrett at 541-912-2549 or Will@RadiatorSupplyHouse.com. If you would like to be a BBQ participant,
contact Mike White with Best Damn BBQ Sauce at 503-351-1718
Icebox Cut the Gut Cruise
Friday, July 7, 2023 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Join us at the 2023 Icebox Cut the Gut Cruise on July 7th! Get your cool rides ready, and don't miss out. Checkpoints with fun activities will be available 6pm-8:30pm. Cruise freely with no set route, collecting stamps at each stop and enjoy Sweet Home's businesses. Passports have QR codes for easy navigation and voting. Enter the raffle to win amazing prizes. Raffle drawing will start at 9pm. Thank you to our sponsors: Icebox Performance, Anderson Enterprises, Mid-Valley Auto Glass, and the Larson Family Foundation. 
Sportsman's Holiday Parade
Saturday, July 8, 2023 11:00am

Get ready for the Sweet Home Sportsman's Holiday Parade on July 8th at 11am! The theme is "Welcome to Wonderland." Register for $10 to secure your spot and showcase your wildest Alice in Wonderland scenes.
Parade will be along MAIN & LONG Streets! Sign up your business, churches, organizations, kids on ponies, cheer teams or bands .... let's have some fun!
Parade route is a loop as follows: 22nd Ave north to Main Street, Main Street west to 10th Ave, 10th Ave south to Long Street, Long Street east to 22nd Ave.
Sign up below: