Good Morning Sisters, OR! It's "Try Local Tuesday"! Today’s (5/29 from 10am-5pm) special deal is:
😍 All Sisters, Ore Baseball Hats/Caps 😍 Assorted styles.
As a reminder:..... "Try Local Tuesday" specials are for 50% off ONE of the special items (per person), only good for the Tuesday's date listed AND you must be a Sisters, Black Butte or Camp Sherman, OR resident to qualify.
Looking forward to seeing you today! 😊
PS. We ❤️ our visitors too, but this one's just for the locals!
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Happy Mannequin Monday, Ya'all! Today (5/28), is week two of four weeks (round 3)- are you all ready to play?? HINTS: The comma is also scrambled with the letters, think "end of the earth".
As a reminder; Every Monday our friendly store mannequin travels to a new locale. Be the FIRST person to unscramble that locale correctly AND POST your answer and you will be entered into a prize drawing. Every 4 weeks we will draw ONE name from the previous 4 weeks and that person will WIN a logo item from the store. (Prize for this round is a cotton canvas MCM tote!)
You can enter and win more than one time- more weekly round wins means more chances to win the prize! Good Luck! 🍀
#mannequinmonday #sistersoregon#doyouwantoplayagame #whereami#fun #monday #mackenziecreeksisters #trylocalfirst #shoplocal #travel #letthegamesbegin #mondayfunday #mcm
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Hey Y'all! It's "Feature Friday"!!
Starting this week, we will offer an item or two in our Facebook Shop that you can purchase online from the weeks featured brand. The item(s) will be available for online purchase for 1 week until the new featured brand is posted.
Today's featured in-store brand is JellyCat! Be sure to check out our Facebook SHOP to see what's available online! :)
Creating original and innovative soft toys in London since 1999, Jellycat continues to combine luxurious fabrics with designs that are sometimes quirky, sometimes cute but always with a little something different that makes them stand out from the crowd! The name Jellycat was dreamt up by a child who loved jellies and cats and giggled at the thought of the two together. The silliness of the name was a great reflection of the design and so it stuck!
We have designed in the UK since the beginning and continue to work with designers in London and around the country. The small range we launched with in 1999 was individual and most unusual, announcing ourselves as a soft toy creator with a difference. Since then we have continued to work hard to combine the coolest designs with the most luxurious of fabrics in the process creating thousands of wonderfully innovative soft toys. Check out our design history and have a good giggle of where our imaginations have taken us!
Our network of stockists has grown considerably since the beginning. Not long after establishing ourselves in the UK, Jellycat Inc was set up in Minneapolis in 2001. In the following years we have been privileged to supply some of the finest retail shops, department stores and boutiques throughout the UK, USA, Canada, Europe, Asia and even as far as Australia.
We are continuously experimenting with designs, trying to find the most lovable combination of soft squidginess and quirky which are launched in two collections each year. Seek out our quirky critters wherever you go!
Safety & Suitability
The safety of everything we make at Jellycat is of the utmost importance to us. We take the greatest care possible to make sure you and your children stay safe with our toys.
Every toy we sell from the USA is rigorously tested to the US Safety Standard (ASTM). All the animals, their friends and accessories too have all willingly participated in these tests and all bear the CE mark as proof of their success.
All of our toys are tested for any age suitability. This means that unless the toy carries a specific safety recommendation or suitability message, a Jellycat toy is safe for all ages- from birth to 100 years old (and beyond!)
We hold the ASTM test certificate for every Jellycat toy. They are available upon request, please do get in touch with us if you would like to see a copy.
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Hey Y'all- It's "Throwback Thursday"!
How about a little history on the upcoming Sisters Rodeo!
In the era when life still moved slowly enough for day dreams, and neighbors visited each other on front porches, cowboys competed in the first Sisters Rodeo. These cowboys, amateurs and professionals, wore cloth squares hand painted with numbers pinned to their backs and waited for their events. Because the small-town rodeo offered purses of $500, equal to Pendleton and Cheyenne, the cowboys tagged Sisters Rodeo “The Biggest Little Show in the World.” The year was 1940.
Local couples had pooled $10,000 to produce the rodeo east of town on land next to the site that became Sisters Airport. Two years later, they purchased land on the west end of town and held rodeos there for the next thirty-four years. The events included bull and bronc riding, calf roping bull dogging, wild cow milking and wild horse races.
Except for the announcer and the stock suppliers, the rodeo was an all-volunteer production, a tradition that has not changed.
From the Hitchcock mill north of Sisters, donated timber was milled by rodeo volunteers and used to build the arena and a few stands. Ellis Edgington’s buckaroo breakfast was initiated, with pan-fried bread and wild buffalo meat. Twelve years later, wild buffalo herds were so diminished that this part of the tradition ended in 1953.
The rodeo attracted the best in the business from the beginning. Mel Lambert, one of the first inductees in the National Cowboy Hall of Fame, announced at Sisters for nine years. World Champion cowboys competed every year, and the rodeo’s reputation grew. Stock came from local ranches, the McCoin Ranch in Terrebonne and Henry Durfee’s cattle ranch in Redmond.
Rodeo queens in the first years were chosen from a selected group of princesses who competed for the prize by selling raffle tickets for a steer. The young woman who sold the most tickets was declared the queen. Mary Saxon of Terrebonne held that first title. Over many years and a few hazardous escapes of steers, this selection evolved to a competition of horsemanship, speaking ability and presentation.
From 1956 through 1960, Sisters Rodeo was an amateur event sponsored by Veterans of Foreign Wars. Their profit built a small theater in the night-life-starved town. But dwindling interest in amateur rodeo led the VFW to step aside after five years. It appeared that Sisters Rodeo had sent its last cowboy out of the bucking chute.
A legendary pick-up rider and competitor, Pat Fisk, produced the rodeo at a loss the next year because he “hated to see the rodeo die."
Salvation came in the form of Mert Hunking, a cowboy “born with rodeo in his blood.” Hunking, and a one-year partner ramrodded the rodeo in 1962. Then, the Hunkings produced the show on their own: Mert as arena director and organizer, and his wife, Martha, in charge of tickets, concessions and the buckaroo breakfast.
In 1963, the rodeo reorganized with Hunking, Clifford Ray, Fred Ferrian and Homer Shaw as the officers of the new association. Stock was supplied by Son Bain of Redmond and Christianson Brothers Rodeo Stock Company. With this quality of rodeo stock, the best of national rodeo cowboys made Sisters part of their circuit to compete with local amateur cowboys.
Hunking, Richard Rollins and Jerry Kosh formed Sombrero Stock Company in 1971, which supplied consistently fine rodeo stock until 1988, setting a pattern of excellence which fans came to expect.
Still, the rodeo had problems, especially with new government regulations. Outhouses were in need of replacement. The fire marshal wanted overhead sprinklers installed. Weather was always unpredictable, often reducing spectator numbers. The inventive rodeo board responded to the challenges as well as they could: They brought hundreds of feet of hoses from their homes for fire safety, revamped the outhouses and even had to pump the grounds through the night to continue rodeo the next day after a flood in one of those years.
By the mid 1970’s, the obstacles seemed too great and the income too low. The rodeo grounds were sold. Yet, local citizens did not want to see their rodeo disappear. They held a meeting for “anybody who has a horse or interest in the rodeo,” resulting in another reorganization with Homer Shaw as president.
In 1977, the rodeo was held on Hunking land east of town (behind the elementary school) with borrowed bleachers and temporary fences. For the next two years, it was on the Topping Ranch on Harrington Loop (west of the current site). The structures (fences and bleachers) continued to be borrowed or rented, and were hauled by members from as far away as the Willamette Valley, only to be returned after that year’s rodeo.
1979 found the rodeo at its permanent site, on 33 acres purchased from 1940 original members, Carl and Virginia Campbell. Within a few years, the rodeo had installed permanent stands and arena fencing, mostly by “creative” financing.
Sisters joined the International Professional Rodeo Association in the early 1980s. World champions in that organization competed every year. By that time, the association had about 60 members and a seasoned list of volunteers.
In 1988, the association was accepted as a member of the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association, the Big Daddy of professional rodeo. It joined St. Paul and Pendleton in this highly sought membership, an indication of the fine reputation Sisters had built through nearly 50 years of quality rodeo.
A member of the Columbia River Circuit of rodeos throughout the northwest and northern California, Sisters Rodeo was recognized at the Rodeo of the Year in 2009. It has been featured in the New York Times and on The Late Show with David Letterman.
Sisters Rodeo Association has maintained its quality of rodeo stock and high purses, guaranteeing that the best in the sport make Sisters part of their annual schedule. On the second weekend in June, Sisters Rodeo has the highest purse in the nation. It has the second highest in the entire month. This is a sure draw for top competitors. World champions return year after year.
With nearly 200 members, the association has also remained a valuable member of the Sisters community, granting annual student scholarships and supporting local charities and other non-profit organizations. The Western theme of the city of Sisters was inspired by Sisters Rodeo. -By Bonnie Malone
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These AWESOME Men's Columbia Swim Shorts go from SOLID (dry) to PATTERN (wet)- How cool is that!!
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Happy Mannequin Monday, Ya'all! Today (5/21), is week one of four weeks (round 3)- are you all ready to play??
HINTS: The comma is also scrambled with the letters, think "good fishing" and 49th state :)
As a reminder;
Every Monday our friendly store mannequin travels to a new locale. Be the FIRST person to unscramble that locale correctly AND POST your answer and you will be entered into a prize drawing.
Every 4 weeks we will draw ONE name from the previous 4 weeks and that person will WIN a logo item from the store. (Prize for this round is a cotton canvas MCM tote!)
You can enter and win more than one time- more weekly round wins means more chances to win the prize!
Good Luck! :)
#mannequinmonday #sistersoregon #doyouwantoplayagame#whereami #fun #monday #mackenziecreeksisters #trylocalfirst#shoplocal #travel #letthegamesbegin #mondayfunday #mcm