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We are Bethel Celebration

June 10 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm PDT

Event Title: We are Bethel Celebration

Date: Saturday, June 10, 2023

Time: 12:00pm – 4:00pm

Location: Petersen Barn, 870 Berntzen Road

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Join us for a fun-filled community event featuring activities, performances, and more! Over 40 booths including Lane Regional Air Protection Agency (LRAPA) will engage attendees with various activities. Enjoy a day of music from bands like “Micky Wickd”, “El Taller de son Jarocho Band”, and more, along with performances from local dance groups.

Tantalize your taste buds with lunch and early dinner from the Guatemalan Food Cart “El Quetzal” and satisfy your sweet tooth at “Bea’s Cart”. Participate in fun carnival games run by local high school students and Gunny Sack races with participant ribbons for all racers!

Don’t miss the Bethel students’ art show in the main room at Petersen Barn. Also, try your luck at the Active Bethel Community raffle with five $20 gift cards given away each hour.

For those interested in the environment and public health, there’s a special feature: Free soil screening for lead. Bring dry soil samples from your yard, play area or garden for testing by OHA. Remember to prepare at least 2 cups of dry soil placed in clear plastic baggies. A maximum of three baggies will be tested. Get same-day results, one-on-one education, and information on safe gardening practices.

Volunteers are welcome. If interested, please email bethelneighbors@gmail.com.

Come celebrate the vibrant community of Bethel from Noon to 4:00pm!

Note: This event will be following local public health guidelines and any changes in response to current conditions.

Parking Information: The grass area to the left of the driveway will be open for parking with overflow in the Asbury Church parking lot.

Free Soil Screening Details:

  • Must prepare at least 2 cups of dry soil sampled from your yard, play area or garden.
  • Soil must be dry before the event and placed in clear plastic baggies.
  • Prepare up to 3 baggies to be tested from different parts of your yard.
  • Label each bag so you know where in your yard you took the sample.
  • Complete sampling instructions can be found on OHA’s website.
  • The screening cannot identify sources of lead and should not be used to make public health or legal decisions. It can only detect lead at the point where the sample was taken, rather than an entire area. This method is not as accurate as laboratory analysis.


June 10
12:00 pm - 4:00 pm PDT
Event Category:


Active Bethel Community Neighborhood Association
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Petersen Barn Community Center
870 Berntzen Rd,
Eugene, OR 97402, OR 97402 United States
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(541) 682-5521
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