Toledo Summer Festival
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Be sure to reserve time each July for the annual Toledo Summer Festival in Toledo, Oregon!
All the fun events and activities everyone looks forward to each year can be found at the Toledo Summer Festival in July!
2018 Toledo Summer Festival is July 12th- 15th 2018, with entry buttons available for sale around town for $8 for three days or $7 for one day. Organizers say to get buttons early, as the festival has been known to sell out before the events.
This year there will be a local logging contest, carnival, food and crafts booths, beer garden, live band, incredible fireworks display, and much more. The parade and fireworks show will be Saturday, July 14th.
Please note that we cannot allow pets, bicycles or skateboards on the field at any time. This policy is needed for the safety of everyone, including your pet. Service animals are allowed on the field with proper uniform and/or paperwork.
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Phil Krause has been named the Grand Marshal at the Toledo Summer Festival Parade.
Phil is a long-time icon on Main Street in Toledo. For 60 years he has been seen working, repairing, & entertaining the folks about town.
He was born in Winterton, New York in 1929 in the middle of a snow storm. He went to school in a one-room schoolhouse. When he was 17 he joined the Army and spent one year in Japan. While there in 1949, he was witness to the very first 4th of July parade Japan ever had.
Returned home he decided to visit his brother in Yachats and thought he liked the area. When he returned to New York in 1949 he met and married Eleanor Miller. They headed to Oregon in 1950.
Together they had 4 children: Linda, Colleen, Christy, and Paul. All of the children attended school in Toledo and all 4 went on to college. Linda and Colleen are retired school teachers, Christy is a chef working for Valley Catering, and Paul is a R&D technician working for HP for the last 34 years.
Eleanor passed away in 2011. She was an artist and a member of the Yaquina Arts Association.
Phil worked for CD Johnson Lumber Company, Georgia-Pacific, and Gaither Motors Ford Dealership. In 1959 Phil and Carl Strom purchased equipment and opened S&K Automotive. S&K has been on the corner of Main Street ever since. Phil and Eleanor bought the building in 1974 and it remained open until Phil retired in 1993. You can still find Phil most mornings tinkering on one car or another at the old shop.
Phil has an extensive traveling background. He’s driven across the country 3 times, visited Alaska, the Caribbean, England, New Zealand, Tasmania, Australia, Fiji, Panama Canal, Hawaii, East Mediterranean, and took the family on vacation to the Baltic Sea.
Collecting antique cars and restoring them is a vocation as well as an avocation. His cars include a 1964 Austin Hele Sprite, 1952 dodge Pickup and a 1963 Corvair convertible. The latest acquisition is a 1977 MGB. And there have been Studebakers. One of the Studebakers was named Stan. Stan survived all 4 kids and one grandchild (Jason). Currently Phil and Paul are restoring a 1940 Ford 4-door Sedan Deluxe. Phil does the mechanical and Paul does the assembly and paint.
Phil has been a judge from time to time for the Summer Festival Parade for the antique car entries.
39 years ago, Eleanor convinced Phil to take a dance class at the Toledo Elks Lodge with Jack Abbott. He has been an Elks member ever since where he is currently holds the Office of Inner Guard. He has been Inner Guard a lot! His son Paul is currently the Exalted Ruler of the Lodge.
Phil has entertained people with his repertoire of jokes. He never forgets a joke!
As for me (Jackie Graff), I have rented a space from Phil for 22 years. He has come into my store daily or weekly and never told the same joke twice. He is the most honorable of men and puts the GRAND in Marshal.
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