Young men’s assistance was welcome and timely
It isn’t very often one does something stupid and is rewarded for it. Details aside, my fanny pack (unattached) found its way to one of Corvallis’ busiest intersections on a dark and wet evening.
After a few cars had run over it, two young gentlemen found it in the crosswalk and rescued credit cards and other important contents, wet and broken.
My meager reward was finally accepted, and I told them they’d see their names in the Gazette-Times. That seemed to make a difference, so here goes: Javan Conner and Marcus Eveler, so many thanks for your honestly and kindness.
Because of folks like you, in spite of this long stretch of fog and cold, Corvallis still shines.
These words are likely to cheer and inspire in troubled times
I just finished reading a book written in 1956 in which the author quoted two lines from a poem written by Thomas Curtis Clark: “Let us no more be true to boasted race or clan but to our highest dream, the brotherhood of man.”
The author went on to say, “No man could help or should help loving his family, his school, his town, his country but in doing so, he must never forget the still higher dream in which all peace was rooted.”
May it be so.
Jo Lynn Allen
Thanks for generosity that gave Christmas to needy kids
A big “thank you” to everyone who purchased gifts for The Arc of Benton County’s annual holiday giving tree. Your generosity made it possible for 28 community members with developmental disabilities to receive Christmas presents — individuals who might otherwise not have received gifts.
All of the gift requests were fulfilled by community contributions, making it possible for set-aside funds to now be directed toward other programs of The Arc. Your support is greatly appreciated!
Mike and Nancy Hoffman
The Arc Giving Tree Committee
Furniture Share grateful for community’s long support
Furniture Share would like to thank Hewlett-Packard Co. and its employees for raising more than $21,500 for our BEDS for KIDS, Feeding our Future and Furniture for Individuals in Crises programs.
We would also like to thank Fitness By Emily for hosting and donating the proceeds of the Run Your Tutu Off Walk/Run Fundraiser held Jan. 19. Their generous contributions will go directly toward benefiting the lives of children and families in need.
It is dedication to our community like theirs that makes it possible for Furniture Share to help our community and help promote the health, safety and well-being of children, families and individuals. We are making a difference in our community, one family at a time. For more information please visit our website at www.furnitureshare.org or call 541-754-9511.
Kiwanis pie sale succeeds with assistance from many
Kiwanis Club Sunrisers has completed their 2012 Holiday Pie Sale. The Kiwanis Sunrisers parked their concession trailer next to the Ninth Street Les Schwab Tire Center and sold Marie Callender’s pies during the months of November and December. Customers could preorder or purchase pies from inventory.
This sale was made possible by the members of the Kiwanis Sunrisers who staffed the concession trailer/pie booth.
A special thank you to Patrick Lowen, general manager of the Eugene Marie Callender’s Restaurant and Bakery, Trent Miller, the manager of the Ninth Street and Circle Boulevard Les Schwab Tire Centers, Jon Warren of Bicoastal Media for providing great public service announcements and the Gazette-Times.
The holiday pie sale is one of our major fundraisers. The proceeds support children’s literacy and community service projects in and around Corvallis.
Kiwanis Sunrisers Pie Sale co-chairs
Support for Winter’s Eve a heart-warming trend
Winter’s Eve Corvallis, benefiting the philanthropies of Assistance League of Corvallis, has become the sparkling premier event that launches the holiday season in Corvallis. We sincerely thank the local merchants, the Downtown Corvallis Association and generous corporate sponsors who participated in 2012.
Thanks also to all who attended, purchased merchandise and bid on items in the silent auction; you made the night a huge success. The festive evening was, as always, enhanced by the delectable food and drinks donated by local food and beverage vendors and restaurants. We greatly appreciate their contributions.
To all the merchants who contributed silent auction items, and who offered extended shopping hours and discounts for ticket holders, our very special thanks.
This coming year will mark the 10th anniversary of Winters Eve’s festive holiday tradition on Friday, Dec. 6, 2013. The proceeds help fund Assistance League’s philanthropic programs, which benefit children and families in Benton County.
Assistance League of Corvallis
Support of holiday store helped to make world better
Gifts For A Better World Holiday Store just mailed donations totaling $8,000 to charitable organizations in Corvallis serving people in need! They are: Community Outreach Inc., The Vina Moses Center, Corvallis Daytime Drop-In Center, We Care, Love INC., Furniture Share (Beds for Kids), Corvallis School’s Homeless Education Program, Janus House, Jackson Street Youth Shelter, St. Vincent de Paul Food Bank and the South Corvallis Food Bank.
Thank you to many wonderful volunteers who helped staff the store! Thank you to our shoppers! Thank you to business supporters for free advertising space: Footwise, Citizens Bank and Crystal Lake Storage. Thank you to businesses that posted our signs. Thank you to a wonderful graphic artist. A special thank you to First Congregational Church UCC for free use of rooms to host our store! Your generous support enabled fair trade artisans to earn a living and made these donations possible!
Gifts for A Better World
City road crew came, was fast in fixing broken line
Thank you to the City of Corvallis’ road crew for their prompt response the evening of Wednesday, Jan. 30, to Circle Place in Corvallis.
They repaired a broken water main in record time, and by morning you could not even tell there had been a flooded street shortly before.
AnnaLiese M. Moran