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‘Courthouse’ gets new paint job

Thank you to members of the Rotary Club of Greater Corvallis who gave up a recent Saturday to paint the “courthouse” at Wildcat Park.

And thank you to our local Sherwin-Williams for donating the paint.

One of the favorite parts of the park had been well-loved since it was built 10 years ago and was in serious need of some new white paint. Now the courthouse looks as good as new and features new blue windows as well.

The painting went on while children and parents enjoyed birthday parties and playing on the rest of the most popular playground in Corvallis.

Lori Hendrick

Wildcat Park Committee

Diabetes walk scored success

Thank you to our wonderful community for its support and generosity to raise awareness and money for Type 1 Diabetes.

More than 300 people turned out on May 20 at Crystal Lake Sports Fields for the first Walk for T1D, and we raised over $78,000 for the JDRF Diabetes Foundation. Every dollar counts since 100 percent of every dollar we raised will support scientific research to treat, prevent and cure Type 1 diabetes.

Thanks to our generous sponsors, Hayes + Associates, the Adams and Montgomery family, Samaritan Health Services, the Hennessy family, PacificSource and Helig, Misfeldt & Armstrong. Thanks also to our many in-kind sponsors, Tried and True Coffee, Jamba Juice, Fred Meyer Stores, Revolve Resale Boutique, Del Alma Restaurant, Mod Pod, Live Well Studio, New Morning Bakery, S & K rentals, Special Occasions, Best in the West, and Corvallis Custom.

Thanks to Linda Hart, city of Corvallis Parks and Recreation Department, for helping all year with logistics and last-minute planning. Thanks to our emcee, Harrison Harter, who ran a great program, ending in a dance-off as a warm-up before the walk. Walk Ambassadors Jon Casey of Corvallis and Linda Weeks of Eugene shared a snapshot of their lives with Type 1, and we appreciate their participation.

Prizes went to top fundraisers Susan Casey, team In the “Jon Zone;” Alex Williams, team Mighty Max; and Peg Kriz, team West Coast Minions. The top 10 fundraising teams were In the “Jon Zone”, Mighty Max, Live Well Love Warriors, West Coast Minions, Hoof Hearted, OSU Department of Nuclear Science and Engineering, Walk Fast-ish for Lippy, Team McKenna, 2 for 1: Type 2’s Supporting the 1’s, and Action for Jackson.

The walk was run by volunteers, and I thank the walk committee, Cas Cooper, Raechel and Matt Soicher, Kristen Lipscomb, Theresa Anderson and Tasha Leonard, for their countless hours of service. 

A huge shout-out to the Oregon State University Delta Tau Delta Fraternity, who began planning with us in January, posting hundreds of flyers and who showed up in force (more than 30 guys!) to set up, cheer and clean up. Thanks to Peg Kriz for posting flyers throughout the year and getting in-kind donations from many local businesses.

Volunteers on the day of the walk Karen Hooker, Pat Amacher, Linnea Adams and Amber Fultz all helped make the walk run smoothly. And lastly, thanks to Molly Vaughn and Evelynne Hoy, EMTs of the Philomath Fire Department, for bringing glucometers and other medical/safety needs.

What an amazing community we live in. Can’t wait until next year!

Christine Snow

Corvallis Type 1 Diabetes Walk

Thanks to G-T for coverage

Thanks to Mike McInally for his very thoughtful editorial on the importance of Memorial Day.

Also, thanks to him for providing the coverage and information about the Memorial Day ceremonies. When we forget where we came from and lose our sense of gratitude, our lives become much less meaningful.

A great big thank-you to all the reporters and photographers who worked hard to convey the messages and importance of the local ceremonies. They are so helpful and easy to work with.

I appreciate that while we take a day off from work, they are having a day of work. I say to the G-T, thank you! Thank you!

Charles Nelson

Chaplain, American Legion Post 11

NCCC members welcomed to town

The Corvallis Environmental Center is immensely thankful for the 14 members of the AmeriCorps National Civilian Community Corps who have come to Corvallis to help provide food to families navigating poverty in our community.

These dedicated members are volunteering at Starker Arts Garden for Education (SAGE) and local hunger relief agencies for 40 hours a week for more than a month to help plant, harvest and deliver thousands of pounds of fresh vegetables to families in Corvallis. We are so grateful for their truly amazing gift of time and service. Thank you for bringing yourselves and your commitment to service to Corvallis!

Jennah Stillman

Corvallis Environmental Center

Sponsors boosted Old Mill event

We wish to extend our warmest thanks to the many amazing sponsors who made the Old Mill Center for Children and Family's annual dinner and auction a success. It takes a village to raise a child, and this village is helping raise hundreds of children!

Thank you to Duerksen & Associates; Market of Choice; Republic Services; Samaritan Health Services; Gerding Builders; Tax & Wealth Management; Hull-Oakes Lumber Co.; NW Natural; Timberhill Athletic Club; All Pro Property Services; Barker Uerlings Insurance; Carla Allen RE/MAX Integrity; Citizens Bank; Corvallis Radiology; Good Earth Pest Company; Griffo Bros; Dennis Hanson and Bob Power; Nick Hurley; the Lasswell Family; The Narver Team — NW Realty Consultants; Starker Forests; Ticor Title — Salem; Town & Country Realty; Toyota/Subaru of Corvallis; Valley Catering; Airlie Winery; Mazama Brewing; Edward Jones: Bronwyn Evans; First American Title Co. of Oregon; Garland Nursery; Korvis Automation; Legend Homes; Mike and Tari Morse; Oregon State Credit Union; OSU University Relations; Smith, Davison & Brasier, PC; The Swanson Agency; Wilson Motors; Western U COMP — NW and Woodstock’s Pizza.

Thank you all, for making magic!

Mica Habarad

Old Mill Center for Children and Families

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