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Boring was not Dull Aug. 9

Hundreds in the small community celebrated the state holiday with a party


by: POST PHOTO: JIM HART - Opening the ceremonies at the Boring and Dull Day holiday at the Boring Station Trailhead Park are two youth members of the Sir James McDonald Pipe Band, piper Noah Dorsett of Tigard and drummer Gabe Teece of Oregon City. A small portion of the crowd in attendance is pictured as the would-be Scots march across the park.Thunderstorms that raced across the state last Friday caused a slight change in plans for the first Boring and Dull Day celebration, organized by the Boring Community Planning Organization (CPO).

But that’s why Boring is an exciting place to live — and not as Dull as its counterpart in central Scotland.

More than 300 people gathered at Boring Station Trailhead Park, enjoying free ice cream, several types of music, visits with new friends and neighbors, moments of levity and dedication to shared cultures and heritages.

And the rain.

“That made it interesting; the first measurable rainfall of the summer fell on Boring and Dull Day,” said CPO Chairman Steve Bates. “That only dampened our spirits a little, because everyone was having a good time.”

With a quick change in the evening’s agenda, everything that had been planned was accomplished — just a little more efficiently, before the clouds began to drip.

Karen Craig of Gresham won the drawing for a nearly-all-expense-paid tour of Scotland. She purchased the ticket at the request of her mother, Shirley Roth of Alamogordo, N.M.

Roth, who will join the tour in mid-October, says she grew up in Boring and regularly watches the Boring and Dull page on Facebook.

Bates said plans are already in the works for the next holiday Aug. 9, 2014.