McKenzie Memories April 4. 2014

Prince and Marjorie Helfrich on the McK Pass 1930
Prince and Marjorie Helfrich on the McKenzie Pass circa 1930

McKenzie Memories
Friday, April 4th, 2014 from 6-8:30 pm
At Cozmic – 199 West 8th Ave in Eugene

Tickets: $10 – a fundraiser for the McKenzie River Trust

Join the McKenzie River Trust for another unforgettable paddle down memory lane with storytelling, music, rare historic films and photographs. The evening will kick off with live acoustic music. Then Dave Helfrich will share early family stories as we celebrate the 100th anniversary of the Helfrich family up the McKenzie. Also, learn about the evolution of the McKenzie Wooden Drift Boat with historian and author Roger Fletcher, and hear River Stories presented by the University of Oregon Environmental Leadership Program. Randy Dersham will be our guide for the evening. This event has sold out two years running, so buy your tickets today!

Live Auction
This year at McKenzie Memories, a very special adventure awaits one lucky person.

We will be offering a brief live auction including a memorable afternoon floating down the great McKenzie River with Dave Helfrich at the oars. Dave will share his personal memories and stories of his family’s 100 year history on the river along the way. Lunch will be provided riverside. Dave Helfrich generously donated his time on the river for this unique experience to help raise money for the McKenzie River Trust’s work to protect the lands and rivers in western Oregon. So come ready to bid for this memorable experience!

Buy Tickets Now
If you share our love of Oregon’s wild McKenzie River and its remarkable history, this evening of storytelling and films is not to be missed. If you wish to buy your ticket, click here!

Driftboat terminology

Kickoff the April Matching Gift Challenge
McKenzie Memories kicks off a month-long Matching Gift Challenge offered by our friends at Mountain Rose Herbs. From April 1st through 30th, every dollar donated to the McKenzie River Trust will be matched dollar for dollar up to $5,000 by Mountain Rose Herbs! Your donation will help protect and care for special lands and the rivers that flow through them in western Oregon.

And if you donate $100 or more from April 1st to 30th, you’ll receive our new ceramic mug.

To donate online, click here.

For more information about McKenzie Memories contact Brandi Ferguson, Development Manager at 541-345-2799 or
Photo credits to Roger Fletcher & Randy Dersham.


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1 Response to McKenzie Memories April 4. 2014

  1. David Jensen says:

    I asked Prince and Marjorie’s son, Dick, Wednesday about what was in Marge’s right hand. He said he’d asked also, but never got an answer. It had to be a Ninkasi, 80 years before its time. Do not miss this event, it is an evening to hear from Prince and Marjorie’s eldest son about a century on our area’s premier river. This is like hearing Frank and Jean Moore on the North Umpqua.

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