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Portland to gather Saturday

Portland to gather Saturday

June 5th, 2013 in News

A Portland community tradition continues Saturday with the 29th annual Portland Day celebration.

This year's gathering at the Portland Community Building, located on Main Cross Street, will consist mainly of a carry-in potluck dinner starting at 1 p.m.

"This year is going to be rather quiet," said Carolyn Leeper, treasurer of the Portland Community Center's board of directors. "We usually arrange some entertainment. This year the entertainment will just be visiting with friends."

Of course, visiting with friends is the whole purpose of Portland Day - a sort of Portland family reunion - to begin with.

"It's just a good opportunity to get acquainted with people in the community and have fellowship with your neighbors," Leeper said. "As busy as people are these days, it's kind of nice to realize who your local friends and neighbors are."