Press Release: Ride will benefit the North Portland Tool Library

Press Release:

    North Portland Tool Library presents a “Night in St. Johns”

    PORTLAND, Oregon – Spend the evening of Thursday, November 1 in St. Johns to benefit the North Portland Tool Library. Start with a bicycle ride to St Johns cemeteries to honor Dia de los Muertos. Next, sit down to dinner at Ladybug Café, Proper Eats or other restaurants in downtown St Johns. End the evening with a movie at the St. Johns Cinema. North Portland Tool Library’s spooky fund raiser encourages people to “wear a costume if you dare.”

    Created this year as the First Annual “Night in St. Johns”, members of the Tool Library advisory board are excited about the many fun possibilities for an annual event. Proper Eats, Lady Bug Café and other restaurants in St. Johns are donating 10% of their proceeds of the evening to the North Portland Tool Library. Movies at the St. Johns Cinema will charge $10 on November 1 for evening shows and donate $4 to the North Portland based non-profit.

    The spooky bicycle ride to area cemeteries is being organized by Laura Dalton, carpenter and Tool Library board member who lives in St. Johns. The family-friendly ride starts at 4:00 pm at Weir’s Cyclery in St. Johns, the bike ride will follow a knot route to cemeteries and “scary places” in the St. Johns area. Stops on the ride include visiting the final resting place of James John (St Johns’ founder) at the Columbian Cemetery and the lone gravesite of pioneer farmer, Fred Ramsey. “We will pay the old boy a visit, light a candle, leave some flowers, maybe a bit of whiskey,” says Dalton of the Ramsey site.

    The North Portland Tool Library (NPTL) is a community resource dedicated to building community and fostering sustainability by providing residents with tools and the power to use them.

    NPTL is looking for volunteers to help with the evening’s events. Graphic design, putting up flyers and volunteers for tabling are all needed. Please contact Bob New, Volunteer Coordinator, at 503-823-0209 or if you can help as a volunteer or have questions about the event.

Jonathan Maus (Publisher/Editor)

Jonathan Maus (Publisher/Editor)

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