2013 - Homer Davenport Community Festival
2013, and it's another "Homer!"
The Homer Davenport Community Festival (August 2, 3, 4) which is coordinated by the Silverton Rotary Club strives to put the 'Homer' back in 'Homer Days.' To that end, we are reaching into the Homer archives of writings, photos and illustrations to bring our community's past to life. We plan to celebrate and honor our heritage! Information about the festival can be found here.
To the left is the new 2013 Poster for the festival, created by Salem cartoonist and publisher Murray Wade, in 1928 for the cover of his "Oregon" magazine. This issue, refered to as "The Silverton Number," focused on the town, as it was at the end of the roaring Twenties.
There were numerous articles about Silverton's business community; it's schools; surrounding farms; notable citizens of the day, and of course a glowing tribute to Homer Davenport, by then gone for just eleven years. Once again, The Davenport Project will provide a historical focus for the festival, as we continue to celebrate our hertitage from yesterday, today and tomorrow.
This year's festival promises to be bigger than ever, while keep our uniquely "home town festival" feel. On tap again for this year: Parade, 10K Fun-Run, The Davenport Races, Food Court, Live Music, Lion’s Club Breakfast, Cartoon Contest, Crafts Fair, Fly Wheels Classic Car Cruise-In, Combined SHS Alumni reunion, Tennis Tournament, Beer Garden, and much much more! Watch these pages for updates and future announcements!