“There is a loftier ambition than merely to stand high in the world. It is to stoop down and lift mankind a little higher.”
Henry Van Dyke, 1852-1933, American clergyman, educator, and author, born in Germantown, Pa., graduated Princeton, 1873, and Princeton Theological Seminary, 1874. He was pastor of the Brick Presbyterian Church, New York City, professor of English literature at Princeton, and U.S. minister to the Netherlands. Among his popular inspirational writings is the Christmas story “The Other Wise Man.” The themes of his sermons are also expressed in his poetry and the essays collected in “Little Rivers and Fisherman’s Luck.”
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Horseshoes, Barbecued chicken, music, dancing, socializing, and movie watching were the order of the day at the 5th Annual Rossi Farms Barn Dance held on Saturday, July 13 2002, at Rossi Farms. The Barn Dance raises money specifically for Parkrose youth and sports activities.
(from left) Cheryl and Jeff Polan, Parkrose business owner Craig Mendenhall with Rossi Barn Dance host and community leader Aldo Rossi. In the first four years of its existence, the Annual Rossi Farms Barn Dance has raised over $20,000 for Parkrose youth activities.
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Barn Dance holds its own; good guys win

Lee Perlman

Last month 1306 of your friends and neighbors ponied up $10 apiece to eat their fill of barbecued chicken, beans, salads and strawberry shortcake, dance to the Last Rodeo Band, and watch a movie at the Rossi Farms 5th Annual Barn Dance. They also paid extra for assorted beverages.

The net cash proceeds for the night were $7,000, all going to Parkrose youth sports programs administered through the Parkrose Educational Foundation. Both the attendance and final net dollars were about equal to last year’s event according to Barn Dance organizer Joe Rossi.

The proceeds would actually have been slightly less due to higher insurance costs that insurance providers attributed to 9/11. However, Rossi told the Memo, “My father (Aldo Rossi) made up the difference.”

The film, Turkey Creek Productions’ the filming of “James Prescott and the Legend of Parker Rose,” starred a local cast in a tale of the struggle of a good sheriff (Rossi) against a villainous and corrupt mayor in pioneer days. “James Prescott and the Legend of Parker Rose” is a sequel to last year’s production “The Legend of Parker Rose”. In both, Rossi’s Parker Rose is an old fashioned hero whose only flaw is that he may be a bit too trusting. However, in both films, as in life, he needs a little help from his friends.

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