HAPPY 95TH BIRTHDAY TO PLEASANT RIDGE COMMUNITY HALL ASSOC. ON NOV. 8, 2016
The Pleasant Ridge Community Hall property was donated to the community in 1921. Funds were raised to build a Community Hall. Some interesting highlights, taken from the Minutes through the years of the Pleasant Ridge Community Hall Board, are shown below:
1921 – May 12, 1921 Redmond Spokesman article on G.W. Beaver donated land for a $2000. Building to be
used as the Pleasant Ridge Community Hall.
1921 – Nov. 8th – Articles of Incorporation were filed by G.W. Beaver, Rasmus Peterson (who created Peterson Rock Garden), and A.R. Teater in the State of Oregon as Pleasant Ridge Community Hall Association.
1928 – Board Members agreed to take turns cleaning the hall and it was agreed would be paid $3.00 per time.
1937 Nov 15 – “Fender was hired to repair and build addition to wood shed for ladies rest room. His wages was set at $5.00 per day.”
1937 Nov 19 – 2 Cords of 16” limb wood was ordered $5.50 delivered.
1939 Sept 18- “Decided to purchase two Red Comet Fire Extinguishers at $2.30 a piece and see if they could be left in the hall and not stolen. If unmolested, they would probably purchase more later.”
1939 – Board voted to up the rent from $8.00 per dance to $10. and to raise janitor pay from $1.00 to $1.50 per dance.”
1941 – Redmond Spokesman reprinted an article from May 12, 1921 in their “20 Years Ago today“ section, showing G.W. Beaver donated land for a $2000. Building to be used as the Pleasant Ridge Community Hall.
1945 Had 35 Dances in the year. Charged $20. Rental per dance for a total of $700. Income.
1950 – 2 chimneys rebuilt in the kitchen
1952 – Board decided to hire an extra deputy to help keep order inside the hall.
1955 – Aug. 5th “Hall burned to ground – complete at 3:36 am
1955 -Aug. – $5510. In savings account, including insurance plus $36.31 in checking account. Agreed to build smaller hall
1958, March – Ground cleared and blocks laid in walls
1960 – Jan. 14th. Board agreed Hall Rental $5. For day rent or nite meetings.
1962 – Board decided to hold dances and charge $1.00 per person with free refreshments.