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Portland Timbers supporters hold annual ‘blessing of the log’

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Supporters of the Portland Timbers held their annual "blessing of the log" ceremony this past weekend. Supporters of the Portland Timbers held their annual "blessing of the log" ceremony this past weekend.
SEASIDE, OR (KPTV) -

The Portland Timbers are ready for the new season. Over the weekend, supporters held their eighth annual "blessing of the log" ceremony at Camp 18 along Highway 26. 

Timber Jim, Timber Joey and at least 100 members of the Timbers Army were on hand to bless the lumber, which will now reside at Providence Park to be sliced, diced, celebrated and gifted to the stars of the match.

"It means something to me," said Timbers supporter Bill Kanable. "It’s fun to just be all around other people and we’re all expressing our hopes and wishes for the next season. It’s meaningful. It’s good family."
 
Timbers supporter Austin Putnam said, "A big part of the love that the community has kind of germinates around here, around this log blessing ceremony … the history behind that. So I really wanted to be a part of that at least once."

The season kicks off with this Sunday's MLS opener for the defending cup champs.

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