Donations Brighten the Day on Oregon Coast
(Newport, Oregon) – Two major donations have made the day for two different entities on the Oregon coast. The Pelican Pub & Brewery in Pacific City donated some major cash to local charities, and a historic veterinary service in Newport gifted its significant items to the local history museum.
The Pelican Pub & Brewery raised a record $5,600 at the Sixth Annual Brewers Summer Games this year and donated it to two local charities: Nestucca’s Booster Club and Caring Cabin, a program of the Children’s Cancer Association. The Brewers Summer Games took place on June 20 with 18 breweries and distributors participating from all over the Northwest.
Several owners of the Pelican Pub & Brewery - Jeff Schons, Mary Jones and Darron Welch along with Assistant Head Brewer, Jason Schoneman - presented the funds to representatives from each respective charity in a ceremony at the Pelican on August 11. The money donated was raised from selling beer, root beer and clothing at the Brewers Summer Games.
Since the start of the Brewers Summer Games in 2004, the Pelican Pub & Brewery has supported the community’s youth and donated all proceeds from this day-long event to Nestucca’s Booster Club and Caring Cabin. Nestucca’s Booster Club supports athletics and other extracurricular activities in local schools. Caring Cabin is supported by the Children’s Cancer Association and is a lakeside retreat near the Oregon Coast for families of critically ill children and those diagnosed with cancer. Volunteers from Nestucca’s Booster Club and Caring Cabin kept the food and drink flowing at the event.
In Newport, Lincoln County Historical Society has received a donation of items from the clinic and family of Newport's first veterinarian, Gail "Doc" Grove. Grove maintained a private practice in Newport from 1945 to 1979 with the assistance of his wife, Ernestine. Gail Grove died in 2003, and Ernestine in 2007.
Items range from the wooden sign used at the original Eads Street Clinic to a cauterizing machine, documents, and photographs. They will go into the Society's collection for use in exhibits and for research.
The items were donated by the daughters of Gail and Ernestine: Georgia Grove, Garnetta Day, G. Misty Grove, Gail Philo, Glenis Chapin, Gina O'Seanecy, and Gwenette Powers.
The Lincoln County Historical Society, which administers the Burrows House and Log Cabin museums, is located at 545 SW Ninth Street in Newport. The museums are free. Currently the Log Cabin Museum is open Thursday through Saturday 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. The Burrows House Museum is open Tuesday through Saturday 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. The Society is a nonprofit organization dedicated to the preservation and interpretation of the history of Lincoln County and the Central Oregon Coast.