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PYAC extends

its appreciation

Dear Editor:

The Philomath Youth Activities Club would like to extend our gratitude to the community volunteers, sponsors and contestants who organized and participated in the Benton County BBQ Cook Off fundraiser. Thank you to our community for coming out to sample and vote on the best barbecue, and especially for showing your support of the PYAC.

Thank you to Annie Ingersoll, Russ Frederickson and Gary White for making the event come together again this year! Thank you to all of the people who spent their day volunteering! The cookoff was held June 11 and hosted by Ixtapa Restaurant, Marys Peak True Value and Vinwood Taphouse in Philomath and raised over $6,000.

Thank you to the presenting sponsor, Pioneer Telephone and to Holiday Tree Farms, Farmers Insurance, agent Gary White, Craig’s Custom Tile, Good Earth Pest Company, MVG Construction, and Les and Bob's Sports & Apparel for sponsoring the event. Thanks to Wild Hog in The Woods for the entertainment.

Thank you to our raffle donors: Crystal Lake Storage, Marys Peak True Value, MVG Construction, Lainey Davidson, Block 15, Carmike Cinema, Squirrel’s Tavern and Low Dogs BBQ.

Thank you barbecue contestants: Backyard Grillers, Brews Brothers, In-Laws BBQ, Low Dogs BBQ, Meatchanics, Nice to Meat You, Scotco Trucking and Smokin' Beaver.

The barbecue cookoff and our other community fundraisers along with the overall support of our community allows us to make sure that every child that wishes to participate in our programs is given the opportunity to do so!

Sarah Woosley, associate director,

Philomath Youth Activities Club

Local organization

appreciates grant

Dear Editor:

Philomath Community Services would like to thank the Oregon Food Bank for their Network Support Grant of $5,000 to help make HVAC upgrades to our facility at 360 S. Ninth St., here in Philomath.

These improvements will allow us to better control the temperatures in our facility, providing improved food storage conditions and energy conservation. Philomath Community Services partners, through our Food Bank and Gleaner programs, with Linn-Benton Food Share, Oregon Food Bank and the Feeding America Network to provide food in the Philomath area for those in need.

The work was completed by Northwest Mechanical in Albany. We appreciate their in-kind contribution as well.

Van Hunsaker, president,

Philomath Community Services


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