Sunday, April 25, 2021

CCCC Open House- Huge success!

Bourbon Bill, Mike Riley playing music at Catherine Creek Community Center Grand Opening!


The Catherine Creek Commnuity Center, Open House was a huge success. The Board members were excited to present the freshly painted building and program thoughts to the community.

The highlights of the evening included live music in the Chapel, a wide selection of cookies freshly baked from supporters and the Union Fountain. Mr. Colt Haney arranged the music lineup. 

The evening ended with a drawing!  The prizes included $100 Gift Certificate from The Union Market, 1 chord of wood, two picutres by Maxine Meyers or a beautiful acoustic guitar! 

Tuesday, April 6, 2021

Open House April 24th


Raffle in support of an ADA Restroom


The Friends of The Historic Union Community Hall is hosting a raffle.  Drawing to be held on April 24th during our Open House!  

Proceeds will be used to suuport enlarging our current bathroom to meet ADA requirments.

Thank you for your continued support! 

Monday, April 5, 2021

Wedding Venue- Union County Oregon


The Chapel at Catherine Creek Community Center now offers an ideal location for your wedding.  The century old building contains spetacular stained glass windows as a back drop for your event. 

The Chapel at Catherine Creek Community Center can also be rented with the community hall. 

Eastern Oregon Wedding Chapel

Friday, February 26, 2021

Purchase Completed!

 The Friends of The Historic Union Community Hall are excited to announce that the purchase of the former Union United Methodist Church Property is complete!

The ability to purchase this historic building is the result of many donations from individuals, civic and non-profit organizations and local businesses.  Over $25,000 was gathered from the community in order to purchase the property on Main Street in Union.  Many thanks to everyone who donated.

The Friends of The Historic Union Community Hall are overwhelmed by the support of our local community for this project. “Union’s residents, regional businesses and service providers have been a driving force since our organization's conception in February 2020”, President Terra Richter said.

Even though a large hurdle has been achieved, there is a lot of work ahead for the Friends of The Historic Union Community Hall.  The building is in need of rehabilitation with several large projects requiring immediate attention and funding. Planning for a wide range of future activities and programming is also on the immediate horizon.  The building will be available for rent for community events very soon.   

A socially distanced Open House with an online viewing option will take place at the end of April. During this event, we will tour the building, announce our volunteer program and update the public on upcoming events and publicly thank the organizations that have assisted in the purchase of this beloved landmark. 

Check our website at to schedule events and activities or sign up as a volunteer. You can also email us at

Monday, December 14, 2020

Strengthening our Community by Preserving our History

Strengthening out Community by Preserving our History

Due to the efforts of Union's citzien to-date, the 501(c)(3) public charity, The Historic Union Community Hall, are now one step closer to the goal of purchasing the former Union United Methodist Church located at 667 N Main Street. Together with your support, we can preserve this beautiful century old brick building with breathtaking stained glass windows, and continue to strenthen our community.

We request your support as we mover closer to preserving Union's Hsitoric landmark. You can paritipcate in our missins by purchasinf our colorful Union Cookbook, enggaging on our upcoming events, volunteering or provide a donation to The Freinds of Teh Hsitoric Union Commnuity Hall.

Your donation can be clasimed on your taxes. Additoinally, THE CARES ACT passed in late march instituted a provision allowing people to dedcut $300.00 for charitable contributions. Deductions under THE CARES ACT must be in cash ( including checks and credit card paymenrs) and given to a 501 (c)(3) publich charity such as The Freinds of The Historuc Union Community Hall.

You can also double your impance by gogin to the Hsitoric Union Community Hall page on

the Oregon Culture Trust website at:

Thank you for your efforst!

for more information


or call 541-905-0102


Union Community Cookbook!

The Union Community Cookbook are Ready to Order
$25 per book, with blank recipe pages to add your own recipes.

Email: or call 541-905-0102 to place your order!


Note Cards are Now Available!


Blank note card sets with envelopes included.

$10 per set

Fundraiser for The Hsitoric Union Community Hall

Charitable Donations and The Cares Act


There have been several questions realted to The Federal CARES ACT. Mrs Hall, HUCH Board member, did some research and found that The Federal CARES ACT will allow contributions to any Non-Profit 501 such as Friends of the Historic Union Community Hall even if you are not itemizing deductions.

Therefore, with a receipt from the organization, up to $300 can be used as a deduction on your taxable income.
If you would like to contribute to The Freinds of The Hsitoric Union Community Hall or if you did not recieve a receipt from a previous donation, please contact us at HistoricUnionCommnutyHall@ This must be completed by 12/31/2020.

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Sunday, December 13, 2020

Addtional Cookbook Recipies

 The Cookbook sales are going weel and we are excite to have published to ate 48 cookbooks.  But we have an extra special treeat.  A few yummy recipies did not make it into the 2020 Cookbook edition.  Look for these recipies to be added in upcomig editions!!


From the recipies of Ruth Mitchell

Combine 2 and 1/2 cups drained sour cherries, 1/2 cup sugar, 1/2 cup cherry juice and 1 Tablespoon butter. 

Bring to a boil; remove from heat. 

Sift one cup flour, one teaspoon baking powder, 1/4 teaspoon salt, 1/2 cup sugar and 1/2 cup water. 

Poor batter into a greased pan; top with hot fruit. 

Bake at 400 degrees about 40 minutes

This is a good recipie for any fruit that isn't pre-sweetened


From the recipe of Ruth Mitchell (in her own words) 

Put 2/3 cup sugar in a pan and heat to liquid.  Add 1/2 cup boiling water and bring back to a boil, stirring  (be careful that stuff sure splatters and am mighty hot).

Cream 1/1/2 cup sugar, 1/2 cup shortening, 3 Tsp. burnt sugar, 1 teaspoon vanilla.
Add 2 cups flour, 1 teaspoon soda, sifted well

Beat 3 egg whites and fold in. 

Bake in layers or loaf at 350 degrees. 

Lots of peoepl have tried to duplicate this cake, and very few of them succeeded.  Mom said usin an iron skillet for the burnt suger made all the difference.... Lenora Clark

NOTE TO EDITOR:  I copies this from her hand writing.  I think the captial T on the burnt sugar quantity means Tablespoon, but Im' not positive.  LC


Submitted by Lenora Mitchell Clark

Preheat oven to BROIL. Place chicken parts in baking pan. 

Sprinkle with 1 envelop Lipton Onion soup Mix ( or substitue beef bouliion, poultry seasoning & minced onions).

Place under broiler just until soup mix blackens.

Remove, turn oven to BAKE 350 degrees. 

Drizzle chicken with one-half to two-thirds cup sherry ( the alcohol will cook off). 

Cover pan with foil.  Put in oven for about 55 minutes.

Save the makes wonderful gravey; just trim the fat before reiferating. 
NOTE: The Chicken will be very light near the bone, but it IS done.  I prefer serving it with noodles or fried rice. 


Ruth Mitchell

Blend one-fourth cup butter, one- half cup sugar, and one egg till light and fluffy. 

Stir in 1 cup Carnation instant wheat, one and one-half cup mashed ripe banana and one teaspoon vanilla.  Mix well. 

Add one and one-half cup sifted flour, 2 teaspoons baking powder, Stir. 

Add one-half cup chopped nuts.

Bake in greased pan for 350 degrees for one hour.  

Makes one loaf.

Wednesday, September 16, 2020

Union Community Harvest Party

Union Community Harvest Party Press Release The Main Street Union and Economic Development Committee in collaboration with the City of Union Chamber of Commerce is hosting the Union Community Harvest Party on September 19, 2020. The festival beginning at noon, will be located at The Union City Park and will include music, artisans and vendors. 

 The event's purpose is to gain community support for the Friends of The Historic Union Community Hall. This nonprofit is working to purchase and renovate the old Union United Methodist Church and develop the historic building into a community and arts center. This beautiful brick building with stained glass windows on Main Street and Delta in Union, Oregon has been a landmark in the community for close to one hundred years. 

 The Union Community Harvest Party Music lineup will be managed by local favorite Elwood. The line up includes: Brent Smith, Jezebel’s Mother, Steve Hines and Elwood. The Friends of The Historic Union Community Hall will have a table available to sign your name in support of their work to create a Union community and arts center. You can also donate canned food or garden produce to help combat food insecurity in the community. 

 This event is designed to meet at Oregon State Covid-19 safety requirements. Please stay six feet apart from others, masks are required. Chairs are not provided so bring a chair or blanket to relax with your family and enjoy the music. 

 You can also come to Union earlier to attend the Union County Museum Rummage Sale at the Little White Church. The sale will be operated from 9:00 to 2:00. 

You can pledge support for the Friends of the Historic Union Community Hall online at:

Mission Statement

The mission of the Friends of The Historic Union Community Hall, Inc. shall be to: Foster community relationships, Provide and encourage par...