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Good Words for Saturday, July 9

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Businesses aid homeless students

The Corvallis Public Schools Foundation would like to thank the Rotary Club of Corvallis and the Benton Community Foundation for partnering in financial support of the Homeless Education Program. Their generous gift helps meet the unique needs of our district’s 252 homeless students. Children experiencing homelessness in our community face enormous barriers to succeeding academically, and we appreciate these organizations’ ongoing commitment to making a difference in their lives.

We also thank donors to this year’s summer programs, especially Hewlett- Packard, INTO Oregon State University, Citizens Bank, Oregon State Credit Union, Stover Neyhart & Co., and Korvis. This is the fourth summer that local businesses and individuals have played a critical role in funding academic opportunities for students who need additional support to stay on track to graduate from high school. The impact of these gifts is evident in rising graduation rates.

Bill Humphreys Jr.

Liv Gifford

Corvallis Public Schools Foundation

Volunteers helped golf tournament

The Boys & Girls Club would like to extend its thanks to our Summer Golf Classic Committee for a fun and well-run tournament at Trysting Tree.

Steve Uerlings, Keith Bierwirth, Craig Hendrickson, Ken Robblee, Tammy Morrison, and Ken Downer were instrumental in making this year’s tournament a success through their volunteer time to create a tournament that was fun, well-organized and had outstanding business sponsor support. Their effort showed when 20 teams participated in the 18th annual event.

The club would like to send its appreciation to Barker-Uerlings Insurance for being the title sponsor, Sodexo for providing breakfast and to all other community members and sponsors who participated in this event. Thank you for making it a success! Your efforts will help provide scholarships to 45 families on the waiting list for summer day camp.

Helen Higgins

Boys & Girls Club of Corvallis

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