CCA Community Bulletin – March 2022

March 15, 2022

Happy Spring!

As we embark on another year, there are great things in the future for the Cove Community Association. The CCA is here to serve anyone who lives, works, or owns property in the Cove School District. I’m happy to be able to act as president this year, along with some great folks who are stepping up to keep the CCA active. I want to give an enormous thanks to Cindy Edwards and all the people who have ensured the organization, and most especially the Cherry Fair, remains a vibrant part of our community. As we all know, this is a wonderful place to make a life and each one of us is a fiber in the fabric of this community. I am grateful for the beautiful tapestry of people that is Cove.


Heidi Van Schoonhoven, new CCA president

What is Cove Community Association (CCA)?

The purpose of the Cove Community Association is to “assist in the development of public programs and services that enrich the greater Cove community.” We’re working on great things (read on), and if you have ideas and drive to enrich the Cove community, please join in! 

Current CCA Projects

CCA committees are working on three important projects right now, and we could use your help! If you want to join in on these projects or start something new, please get in touch!

  • Cove Cherry Fair
  • Developing a community center
  • Create communication and partnership with the Cove Pool

How to get involved with CCA

CCA has a board of directors that run committees and help lead the organization. All residents of the Cove community are welcome to attend CCA meetings and join in on the community work. Our monthly meetings are the first Monday of the month at Ascension School from 6-7:30. You can also join the email list by contacting secretary Nella Mae at or searching the “cove-community-association” group at 

Upcoming CCA Events

April 2nd- Community Game Night! New neighbors, old neighbors, all ages! Please join CCA for a community game night at Ascension School Founder’s Hall (brown building on Church Street) from 5-8pm on April 2nd. Bring your favorite games, your friends, your kids, yourself! Meet new folks and reconnect with your neighbors. 

April 4th- Monthly Cove Community Association meeting. 6-7:30pm at Ascension School, Founder’s Hall (brown building on Church Street.) Everyone within the Cove School District is welcome to join monthly CCA meetings. 

April 13th- Cove Community Center informational meeting. We are meeting with the leaders of the Catherine Creek Community Center (CCCC) in Union to learn about how they transformed the former Methodist Church into a community center. 9:30-11:30 am at the CCCC located at 667 N. Main Street in Union. 

April 23rd- SOLVE Earth Day invasive plant clean up and trail-building day at the Cove Ascension School. Have you been enjoying the public access walking trails on the north side of the Ascension School? Come help out on April 23rd as CCA partners with SOLVE to clean up weeds, trash, and work on the walking trails. Registration begins at 9:30 a.m. at Founders Hall. Event is scheduled from 10 am to 1 pm. Please bring working gloves and yard tools such as shovels, clippers, etc.

April 27th- Intro to Defensive Awareness Class, 6-8pm, Ascension School. Beyond self-defense, this class will cover how to spot and avoid dangerous situations and understand your surroundings. This is a safe, encouraging class with low-impact group & partner activities. All ages of seniors, adults, and teens are welcome. The class for $15 per person and scholarships are available–no one will be turned away. Instructors Danae Yurgel & David Tift of La Grande have 40 years experience teaching martial arts and defensive awareness. Class will discuss abuse & assault. For questions about the class contact David Tift SENSEI. Email (preferred)- Phone/text- 541-963-2365. To register, please contact Katie Sanchez at or 541-568-2086.

May 2nd-  Monthly Cove Community Association meeting. 6-7:30pm at Ascension School, Founder’s Hall (brown building on Church Street.) Everyone within the Cove School District is welcome to join monthly CCA meetings. 

August 19-20: SAVE THE DATE for the 2022 Cove Cherry Fair and Cove High School Class reunion! 

CCA Community Resources

You can borrow pop tents and folding chairs from CCA and even request to use our bulk mailing permit if you have a community announcement. 

CCA Directors

  • President- Heidi Van Schoonhoven,, 541-910-1798
  • Vice President- Gerry Zastrow
  • Treasurer- Lisa Boquist
  • Secretary- Nella Mae Parks, 541-910-4098
  • Sarah West, Ethan Shaw, Janet Marrs, Melissa Over, Doug Kaigler, Roman Heidrich, Amy Jayne

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