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Sponsors aided pickleball fundraiser

James Schupp would like to thank all the sponsors of the very successful Tournament for Empowerment pickleball fundraiser for the Center Against Rape and Domestic Violence on July 28.

Primary sponsors:  Ellen Ringler in memory of James Ringler; Schupp, Plemmons, Cook Wealth Management; Wells Fargo Advisors; Valley Eye Care; Greg Kise; Pamela Moye in memory of Rene Moye; DeMaggio’s New York Pizza; Dink2Win; Michael and Elene Sheets; Sport and Spine Physical Therapy; and all the players who contributed more than the required amount to play. The event raised over $4,000 for CARDV.

James Schupp


Donors help provide path for students

As Franklin School K-8 students return this September, they will be greeted by a new walking path that was installed over the summer.

Several local businesses and families donated to support this project. We would like to thank especially our honored sponsor, the Rotary Club of Corvallis After 5, for its considerable donation. Directors Mortgage and Samaritan Health Services also provided generous support to ensure our path could be built.

In addition, we would like to thank Ken Pellett and the crew at Mid-Valley Gravel and our Franklin parent volunteers for their hard work and wonderful results. Thanks to Kim Patten at the district office and principal Craig Harlow for their support as well.

Because of the efforts of all those involved, students and staff have a sturdy, well-built path they can use for years to come. Thank you!

Laura Peterson


Funeral home showed generosity

Four years ago, our son was born prematurely and died soon after his birth.

As the hospital staff guided us through the protocol of how to deal with this unexpected tragedy — how to obtain the birth and death certificates, lists of funeral homes, etc. — one act of generosity helped start the long healing process: DeMoss-Durdan Funeral Home offered free services for families who have unexpectedly lost a baby.

They compassionately and respectfully handled all arrangements for our infant son, free of charge. I will be forever grateful for this act of supreme empathy. To lose a life that has just begun is perhaps the ultimate shock, and DeMoss-Durdan removed the insult to injury of adding more financial burden to such an unforeseen catastrophe.

Angela Johnson


Tribes provide meals for hungry

Stone Soup Corvallis, Inc., is pleased to recognize the generous gift from the Confederated Tribes of Siletz Indians.

Once again the tribes have provided funds toward the purchase of food for our daily meals. Stone Soup is an all-volunteer nonprofit agency providing a meal every day of the year for the hungry in our community. We could not continue to operate without help such as this from many concerned people and organizations. Thank you.

Susan Dunham

Stone Soup Corvallis, Inc.

Community unites to celebrate fundraiser

The Corvallis Environmental Center would like to thank all of the incredible community for coming together to celebrate our fundraiser, SAGE Summer Concert Series.

With great music and support from so many, we were grateful to spend four lovely evenings dancing together at Bruce Starker Arts Park.

A tremendous thank-you to the event sponsors, Oregon State Credit Union; Subaru of Corvallis; Block 15 Brewing Co.; Powell Construction; Pupuseria Del Valle; REMAX Integrity Oregon; Town & Country Realty; Live Well Studio; Tyee Wine Cellars; the Little Gym of Corvallis; Costco; Zia Cuisine; Lumos Wine Co.; Orangetheory Fitness Corvallis; Equilibrium Painting; Queen B Organizing; Timberhill Dental;

At Home Properties, Inc.; Corvallis Martial Arts; Softstar Shoes; Tried & True Coffee Co.; the Toy Factory; 2 Towns Ciderhouse; Nectar Creek; First Alternative Natural Foods Co-op; NW Graphic Imaging; and The Arts Center.

Jennah Stillman

Corvallis Environmental Center

Foundation gives grant to center

Old Mill Center for Children and Families would like to thank the Ball Memorial Fund of the Benton Community Foundation for the generous $3,000 grant they awarded our organization this spring.

The funds from this community grant will go toward promoting early literacy for families in need, a project that is an integral part of our mission.

We strive to foster a love of reading from an early age by providing the children we serve with books in a variety of reading levels and languages. These much-needed grant funds will allow us to continue putting books into the hands of at-risk children. Thank you, Benton Community Foundation, for your dedication to our community and our kids. Your contribution will have positive effects on young lives for years to come.

Kate Caldwell

Old Mill Center for Children and Families (Corvallis)

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