Talk like a pirate day September 19

Wesley Miller


This year’s local observance will take place from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Monday, Sept. 19, at Marys River Grange, 24707 Grange Hall Road near Philomath. It will feature cornhole, dancing, puzzles and the special appearance of Grandma Mermaid. Throughout the evening, the band Possibly Irish will sing sea shanties at center stage. 

The event will also host a costume contest for those age 12 or under, and a Talk Like a Pirate contest for all ages. Pre-written sayings will be provided, and prizes will be awarded to the winners. 

“I hope to see a lot of young people there,” said Yvonne McMillan, who is hosting the event for the first time this year. “After COVID, I wanted to find a way to bring people together and get them off the couch.” 

Admission is $5 for adults and $3 for youth ages 18 and under. Tickets are available only at the door. 

Sponsors include Beggs Tire & Wheel, McGee Engineering, Independent Motorcycle Repair, Miller Timber and The Corvallis Clinic. 

To learn more about International Talk Like a Pirate Day, To volunteer for the event, call McMillan at 541-609-0303. 


Wesley B Miller

HW Kateley

Sounds like a total hoot. Sadly I don't think that I am close enough to attend on a week night. I am starting a writing class that day, so those things could converge humorously, or not..