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Good Words for Saturday, Feb. 20
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Good Words for Saturday, Feb. 20

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Rural Families group thanks sponsors

On behalf of Strengthening Rural Families’ board of directors, I would like to thank the following sponsors for the success of our 10th Anniversary Celebration:

Corvallis Radiology, JD McGee Inc. Engineering & Surveying, Philomath Area Chamber of Commerce, Philomath Family Medicine/Corvallis Clinic, Philomath Scout Lodge, Samaritan Health Services, Schreiner-McGraw Family, Spindrift Cellars, U-Craft-It Frameshop, Valley Catering, VanVleet Meat Co., and 2 Towns Ciderhouse.

In addition, we thank Airlie Winery, Benton County Pie Company, Benton-Lane Winery, Corvallis Knights, Davis Family, Emerson Vineyards, Imagine Coffee, Lumos Wine Company, Lori McGraw, Nectar Creek Honeywine, OSU Baseball, Vivacity Spirits, and The Wine Vault for their generous contributions to our silent auction.

We also thank Teresa Preddy for her heartwarming slideshow. We could not promote the health and well-being of individuals and families in rural Benton County without community support. We are truly grateful.

Lori McGraw

Strengthening Rural Families

Board chairwoman

Grace Center grateful for Kiwanis grant

Corvallis nonprofit Grace Center for Adult Day Services would like to thank The Corvallis Kiwanis Foundation for the award of $500 for Grace Center’s general budget. The primary purposes of the foundation with which Grace Center’s services align are to assist all persons to have successful, enriched, and meaningful lives; to assist individuals with disabilities in achieving independence, integration and inclusion; to assist humanitarian purposes; and to improve the quality of life in the greater Corvallis area.

Thank you, Corvallis Kiwanis Foundation, for your support of Grace Center presently and in many years past as well.

Tera Stegner

Grace Center for Adult Day Services

Basketball tourney scored a success

Philomath’s 10th annual Warrior Classic Basketball Tournament was a big success! The event was Feb. 13-14, included 34 middle school teams, and raised more than $9,000 for Philomath athletics!

This event was made possible by a collaborative effort by the Philomath School District, the Philomath Booster Club, the high school and middle school basketball teams and coaches, and the many families and friends who support basketball in Philomath. Thank you volunteers!

We greatly appreciate continued support from these local families and businesses: Barry & Elaine Schrock, Miller Timber Services, Pepsi-Cola, CH2M Hill, the Hiner family, Philomath Dairy Queen and Timber Supply Co.

This was a great opportunity for local basketball teams to compete at a higher level while supporting the local community and raising funds for Philomath athletics. It was a fun-filled weekend for basketball fans. We thank all who helped make this event possible!

Jackie Thorsness

Philomath Booster Club

Thanks for support for SafeHaven event

Thank you to everyone who supported SafeHaven Humane Society’s annual DeSex in the City Spay-ghetti dinner and dessert auction on Feb. 12! This year’s “Mardi Paws”-themed event boasted 107 fabulous desserts donated by members of the community, a delicious spaghetti dinner by Jacopetti’s catering and entertainment by the talented illusionist Jeff McMahon.

Proceeds from the dessert auction, ticket sales, ‘Heads and Tails’ raffle, and donations primarily benefit SafeHaven’s spay and neuter program (including the Cats Count Program) which offers $25 vouchers for the spaying/neutering of cats for qualifying residents of Linn County. The program is funded by donations that in turn pay local veterinarians a reduced fee to perform the surgeries, and was developed in 2007 to address cat overpopulation issues in Linn County by increasing the number of cats that are spayed or neutered.

A special thank you to The Swanson Agency for sponsoring the event, the Linn County Expo Center for their venue sponsorship, and everyone who donated their time, effort, and funds to make this event a success. The animals of SafeHaven thank you for your support!

Adaline Padlina

SafeHaven Humane Society

Quilts help families at Old Mill Center

Old Mill Center extends heartfelt thanks to Quilts from Caring Hands for their generous contributions to Old Mill Center’s families. Old Mill Center first began as an integrated preschool in 1977 and has since expanded into offering five unique programs that work with local families struggling with challenges such as trauma, poverty, atypical development, loss and grief.

Quilts from Caring Hands regularly provides lovingly handmade quilts that are distributed among the center’s families. The quilts are warm reminders of care, and we at Old Mill Center are grateful for them. Thank you, Quilts from Caring Hands, for making a difference in our families’ lives!

Mica Habarad

Old Mill Center for Children and Families

To send Good Words

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Good Words are published Saturday on a space-available basis, generally in the order in which they are received.


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