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 Phone: 503-640-1124 Community Partners
Murphy's Furniture
2962 Baseline Cornelius, OR  97113 

Saint Patricks Parade
 
Murphy's produces the parade every year as a thank you to the Washington County Community.

Every year's St Patrick's Parade seems to have it's own personality. Past year's entries include Washington County Sheriff's armored truck, a variety of floats from schools and local businesses, car clubs and a motorcycle drill team. Royalty have graced the parade from Miss Teen Rodeo, Clark County, Columbia County, Tillamook County, Yamhill County Rodeo Courts as well as Woodland's Planter Days Court. Washington County Sheriff's Mounted Posse always act as Color Guard. Even "Everybody's Friend" Ronald McDonald has joined in the celebration!

 The parades more than 30-year history began as a partnership with KUIK, our local radio station. The original parade route was on TV hwy starting at the parking lot of Bimart on the east end of Hillsboro and ending in the parking lot of what is now Winco on the west end of Hillsboro. That was twice as long as the current parade route. Mary & Kathy, daughters of Murphy Furniture founder Ruth Murphy, consider this community event a privilege to present.

The celebration will kick off with staging beginning at 9am in the parking lot across from Hare Field, on NE Grant Street in Hillsboro.  The parade starts at 11am at Hare Field.  The parade route continues east to Cornell Road, South on Main Street, West on Main to 2nd Ave, North on 2nd to Grant Street, and East back to Hare Field.

The party will continue with the Corned Beef and Cabbage Feed sponsored by Sports Look. Its staff volunteers their time to provide this authentic (and tasty) traditional Irish meal. In recent years Sports Look has expanded it's community involvement through events like this. Find out more about Sports Look at WWW.SPORTSLOOK.COM.

The Hillsboro Boys & Girls Club will host games for the kids. These activities will take place in the Hillsboro Civic Center Plaza between 1st and 2nd on Main in downtown Hillsboro. Plan on hundreds of smiling faces & spirited dancing. There is still time to be in the parade. Get together the family & friends and put together your own spectacle.  Entry forms are available at Hillsboro and Forest Grove Chamber offices or at Murphy's Furniture in Cornelius. 100% of the $20 entry fee will go to the Hillsboro Boys and Girls Club.Murphy's believe it's important to provide the parade as a symbol of the hope brought with spring. 

For more information call Murphy's Furniture at 503-640-1124.



Past Saint Patricks Day Pics            Enter for March 15th 2014     Washington County Waiver




Celebrate Cornelius Barbeque - June 2008 and 2009

Citizens and Community Leaders joined together in the parking lot of Murphy's Furniture to have some good old-fashioned fun in celebration of the beginning of summer.

Hands down the #1 attraction was the newest addition to this second annual Celebration - The Celebrity Dunk Tank, brainchild of the event coordinator, Mary Murphy. It's hard to say who was the biggest draw - was it Mayor Bill Bash? City Manager David Waffle - Cornelius Police represented by Sergeant Schmid or Commander Jensen - Local Business owners Tom Evans of Grande Foods or Bascos, Daniel Dominguez - Principal Martinez of Echo Shaw Elementary - Cornelius Fire, represented by Joel Peterson or Robert Conrath - Maria Aguilar of the Cornelius Library or Free Orchards Elementary Kindergarten Teachers Crystal Bayley or Amber Vanzant. Who ever took the fall most often, all should be commended for their bravery against the chilling depths of the tank.

The light mist ended up being a bonus for those who ventured to climb and conquer the monster slide giving it even more speed with a bit of a splashy ending.

The artistry demonstrated on the beaming faces of wee attendees courtesy of The Boys and Girls Club face painting, provided a fine substitute for the absent sun.

Squeals of success emanated from the coin toss produced by Friends of the Cornelius Library, as treasures were toted away.

Appetites worked up by the variety of activities were satisfied by the tasty feast of dogs and chips prepared by the Sports Look all volunteer crew and courtesy of the generous donation of all the food by Grande Foods, plus the hundreds of cupcakes that were consumed by the many winners of the ever-popular cakewalk.

Though the weather wasn't idyllic, Murphy's Furniture feels the event was a great success and thoroughly worth the investment of time and money. Right now it is more important than ever to appreciate family and community and celebrate the positive. Just one more way to say "Thank You", as well as raise money for a very good cause - our local Boys and Girls Club.


Past Celebrate Cornelius Pics

Christmas Tree Lot

Murphy's Furniture is always looking for volunteers to work the annual Christmas tree lot benefiting the Boys and Girls club. Douglas, Grand and Noble Firs will be sold, starting at $20. 100% of the proceeds go to the Inukai Family Boys and Girls Club in Hillsboro. This Club serves hundreds of western Washington County youth, ages 6 thru 18. The Christmas tree lot will be open for three weeks, 7 days a week beginning the weekend after Thanksgiving. It is open 10am to 7pm, in the parking lot of Murphy's furniture in Cornelius on TV hwy. Volunteers are needed to work 3-hour shifts Friday thru Sunday. Murphy's staffs the lot during the rest of the open hours. Youth groups - Civic Clubs - Key Clubs - Families and Individuals are encouraged to volunteer. Call Murphy's Furniture at (503) 640-1124 or Email at info@murphysfurniture.net Please help support this very good cause.  Every year over 400 trees are sold and it is our goal to sell even more this year! Even if you can only work 1 shift your participation will make a difference! If you can't work a shift, buy a tree! They really are wonderful!!

Past Tree Lot Pics

Donation Bark Chips and Wood

*FREE with donation* In an effort to raise money for our local Boys and Girls Club - we are offering a load of non processed bark chips or fire wood with donation to the Boys and Girls Club - "you decide $how much$" - the chips make wonderful landscape and some people have even used it for pet bedding - bring your pickup and shovels (self serve - you load) at Murphy's Furniture call if you have questions at (503)640-1124 or Email at info@murphysfurniture.net



Weekly Lucky Numbers for seniors

There is no purchase necessary to win a Murphy’s gift certificate. This game is strictly for fun.The Numbers are currently distributed through local senior centers and retirement centers during Bingo, Bunco or lunch. The Lucky Number must match the weekly Lucky Number posted at Murphy’s Furniture. Numbers are changed weekly and can’t be divulged over the phone. Participants must visit Murphy’s to check their number. Lucky Numbers don’t expire so players can collect and hold onto them. If any other organizations have Senior oriented events and would like to be included in the Lucky Number Distribution, feel free to contact Murphy’s Furniture.



Free Finishing Clinic

Murphy’s holds a Free Saturday Morning Finishing Clinic at the beginning and end of every summer. Past clinics have included Furniture Rescue Artist Victoria Johnson, owner operator of Simply Modern in Forest Grove. Victoria specializes in finding new residences for Mid-Century Modern Furniture with lots of "character". She graciously agreed to bring examples of her rejuvenated pieces, many pulled from certain demise. These furniture refugees epitomize the Irish tradition of incorporating the bones of the past into present day function with the flourish of folk art fun and color. The beginning of the summer clinic helps customers begin projects with confidence shelved until better weather. The end of summer clinic is perfect timing for customers looking to get children's rooms organized for another positive academic school year full of inspired learning. To enhance these endeavors Murphy's has plenty of Back to School Savings throughout the store. Also demonstrated are restoring techniques that will breath new life into worn pieces customers already own. Expert advice on common stripping and staining questions also will be covered. Recent clinics been held outdoors-allowing customers to bring projects with them and work together during the 2 hour session. If you have a project you want advice on, feel free to bring a piece of it with you. The clinic starts at 10:00 am on posted Saturdays in the Spring and Fall. Call Murphy's Furniture at 503-640-1124 or E-mail: info@murphysfurniture.net to reserve your spot, or stop by at 2962 Baseline (T.V Highway) in Cornelius.



  


Past Finishing Clinic Pics
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