Announcements and Upcoming Events
“Taste of Heppner & Surrounding Communities Cookbooks” are being ordered for Christmas Delivery fundraiser for St. Pat’s Parish Hall Renovations: There are 674 recipes and the cookbooks are being sold at $25 each. Please contact Mary Haguewood at 541-676-9759 or Ashley Lindsay at 541-376-8285 or sent an email to email@example.com, with name, phone number.
Now through Saturday, December 5th – Collections being take for a Holiday Coat & Toy Exchange: Bring your gently used coats, sweaters, hats, scarves, gloves, snow boots, socks, Warm pajamas, blankets, books, toys, extra wrapping paper, ribbons and tags and drop them off at the Mustang Diner. If you have stuff to be picked up, or need more information, please contact Dakota Rice at 541-256-0459 or Tylynn Cimmiyotti at 541-256-0168. The event will be held at the Morrow County Fairgrounds, Dance Hall.
Friday, November 6th – Friday, December 11th – Nomination forms are being accepted for Heppner Chamber of Commerce’s Town and Country Community Awards: Now is the time to nominate community individuals, business, teacher and student who has been involved in activities in the Heppner community. Nominations are open for: Man of the Year, Woman of the Year, Business of the Year, Youth of the Year, Citizen-Educator of the Year, and Lifetime Achievement. Forms will be available at the Bank of Eastern Oregon, City Hall, Community Bank, Post Office and the chamber office. If you want a form mailed or emailed to you, please contact the chamber at 541-676-5536. Completed Nomination forms need to be received by
Kuhn Law Offices or the Heppner Chamber of Commerce no later than close of business on Friday, December 11th to be eligible for consideration. The Heppner Chamber of Commerce’s Town and Country Community Awards Banquet will be held on Thursday, January 14th at the Morrow County Fairgrounds. Additional information and purchase of tickets ($20 per person) will be available at a later date!
Through Friday, December 18th – Wheatland Insurance is sponsoring a food drive: Help families in need for the holidays by dropping off your canned foods at the Wheatland Office. All canned foods will be give to the Neighborhood Center for distribution.
Through Friday, December 18th – Community Bank’s Annual Charity Drive: The funds collected from the community will donated to our local Neighborhood Center Food Bank to help with year’s holiday season. Funds collected will be matched at .50 on the dollar, up to a maximum of $500 in matching funds per branch. The goal for this year is to raise at least $1,000 to support the charity of their choice. For each branch meeting or exceeding this goal, the local charity would receive at least a $1,500 donation
Every Monday night – Community potluck from 6-8 p.m. in back room at Howe’s About Pizza – sponsored by Christian Life Center: Christian Life Center will be hosting a pot luck style meal every Monday evening for anybody in the community. It will be every Monday night from 6-8 pm, or until the food run out. If you would like to help with the donation of food, contact Christian Life Center!
Saturday, November 28th – 6 p.m. – OSAA 2-A State Football Championship game between Heppner Mustangs and Kennedy Trojans at Hermiston High School: Come out and support our Heppner Mustangs as they play for the 2-A Football Championship! Tickets are $10 for adults, $5 for students. Go Mustangs!
Thursday, December 3rd – 5:30 p.m. – Parade of Lights for Heppner Community: Come on out and watch the Parade of Lights as they light up Main Street and then stay after to take a picture with Santa from 6-7 p.m. at Heppner Family Foods and also take advantage of shopping local for Christmas and participate in the activities of local merchants for the evening!
Friday, December 4th 7 p.m. and Saturday, December 5th at 6 p.m. – Benefit Concert for Children’s and Music Ministries at Christian Life Center: Come out and enjoy some great entertainment by David Bates and Darren Montgomery and help to raise funds to benefit Children’s and Music Ministries. Doors open ½ hour before each performance and there will be a silent auction and dessert auction during intermission. For more information, contact 541-676-5814 or 541-256-0962.
Saturday, December 5th – 9:30a.m.-2:30p.m. “Artifactory”, being sponsored by Heppner Day Care will be held at the Catholic Church Parish Hall: Information sheet and application forms can be picked up at the Heppner Day Care Center. Applications are first come, first served and are due back by November 20th, so reserve your table now! Call 541-805-8917 for more information!
Thursday, December 10th – 6 p.m. – HES/HHS Winter Music Concert to be held at HES Gym: Plan on coming out and enjoying an evening with our community as we listen to the students share in the winter concert!
Sunday, December 13th – 3 p.m. – Chrismas Musicfest –Hope Lutheran Church: This Christmas Musicfest is a celebration of the season featuring several local musicians as a benefit to the community. Admission is free, but donations of canned food or cash to meet local needs through the Neighborhood Center will be welcome. If you know someone who would like to be added to the program, please contact Katy Anderson at 541-676-9970.
Thursday, December 17 – 6 p.m. – Celebrate Heppner Christmas Event at the Morrow County Fairgrounds: The evening will begin with a spaghetti dinner prepared and served by Gateway Café, and will be limited to the first 100 people; pictures with Santa and drawing of the “rewards cards”, raffle and penny board winners will wrap up the evening. Come and enjoy a great community event! We hear that Scrooge is also planning on stopping by to spend the evening!