Dora to Celebrate National Night Out with free food and Smokey Bear

To celebrate National Night Out, community groups are sponsoring a picnic, “East Fork Meet & Greet,” in Dora that will include free hotdogs and an appearance by Smokey Bear on Tuesday, August 1, from 6 to 8 p.m.

Volunteers will grill hotdogs with all the fixings and serve up chips, drinks, apple crisp and ice cream—all free to participants. Funding for the celebration is provided by the Dora Friendly Club, Dora-Sitkum Rural Fire Protection District, and individual donors. 

The picnic at Dora Center, located on the East Fork of  the Coquille River about 19 miles east of Myrtle Point, will be an opportunity for residents and visitors to meet firefighters from Dora-Sitkum and Coos Forest Protective Association. Willy Burrris will answer questions about the Myrtle Point ambulance.

Smokey Bear will be on hand to remind everyone that “only you can prevent wildfires.”

“No speeches—just fun and free food on a summer evening in Dora,” said a spokesperson.  

For more information, call 541-572-2182.