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Good Words for Saturday, Sept. 17

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Consumers Power assists club 

The Boys & Girls Club of Corvallis extends our sincere gratitude to Consumers Power Charitable Trust for supporting clubhouse scholarships with a $1,500 award.

Scholarships provide much needed support for local families who rely on our affordable out-of-school care for over 300 days per year. The club keeps membership fees intentionally low at $25 per year, and scholarships help keep our neighborhood youth center accessible for all. With help from Consumers Power and our other community partners, we build strong foundations in STEM, creativity, and literacy; promote college access, career exploration, workforce development, and first job experience; inspire a life-long commitment to health, wellness, nutrition, and fitness, and cultivate 21st century skills, leadership, and a commitment to service and good citizenship.

Helen Higgins

Boys & Girls Club of Corvallis

Wildlife Center thanks farm

Chintimini Wildlife Center would like to give an enthusiastic thank you to the Andersons Blues blueberry farm, which again this year donated blueberries to our organization. This generous donation will help feed the many wildlife patients at the center during the months ahead. Andersons' willing commitment to us year after year is greatly appreciated.

Jeff Picton

Chintimini Wildlife Center

Crescent Valley thanks Rotarians

On behalf of all of the teachers and staff of Crescent Valley High School, I want to thank Anne Schuster and all of the Rotarians of the Thursday Rotary Club of Corvallis for the kind welcome we were given the day before school began. Club members appeared on our campus early that morning, offering greetings, complimentary coffee, teas, specialty drinks and delicious pastries.

What a wonderful way to honor our teachers and staff and send best wishes for another great school year. Thank you, Thursday Rotarians!

Steve Kunke

Crescent Valley High School

Many Hands helped Cornerstone

Cornerstone Associates, Inc. was honored to have the opportunity to participate in Many Hands Trading’s "Day of Sharing" this August.

Many Hands Trading really gives back to the community; every third Saturday of the month is dubbed its "Day of Sharing" and for every $4 spent at the store on that day, $1 is donated to a worthy local charity.

For Cornerstone, $960.27 was raised and will be used to purchase arts and crafts materials, music and exercise therapy supplies and expand our weekly Community Outings Program.

Cornerstone customers, volunteers, employees and board members turned out to staff the information table and greet Cornerstone supporters, while passing out our famous Taylor Street Ovens chocolate chip cookies.

Thanks to everyone who came out to support us and to Many Hands Trading for inviting Cornerstone to participate in an amazing community building event.

Nancy Maxwell

Cornerstone Associates Inc.

Elmer's, Denison backed Old Mill

Elmer’s Restaurant partnered with Old Mill Center to make an award-winning chili (veggie) at the ninth annual Benton County Sheriff’s Office Chili Cook-Off on Sept. 11.

We are so grateful for a terrific partnership with the team at the locally owned Elmer’s who provided more than half of the ingredients for our 10 gallons of chili! We couldn’t have done it without their support and enthusiasm!

We thank Denison Farms as well for donating the 21 pounds of grape tomatoes needed to make our smoky tomato vinaigrette for our entry, which was the only cold chili – Chilly Chili.

We appreciate Elmer’s Restaurant and Denison Farms for their contributions and support.

Old Mill Center for Children and Families is a nonprofit organization focusing on children and their families with services including prevention, intervention, early education and therapy for children ages birth to 18.

Kate Caldwell

Old Mill Center for Children and Families

To send Good Words

Items for the Good Words column are published to recognize good deeds and charitable events. No promotions or advertising, please. Include the sender’s name, address and a daytime telephone number for verification or in case of questions.

Good Words items can be up to 150 words or generally will be edited to that length. We prefer that they be sent electronically to, but also can be mailed to the Gazette-Times, attention “Good Words,” P.O. Box 368, Corvallis, OR 97339-0368. Written copies can be dropped off between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. at our office at 1837 N.W. Circle Blvd. Please label them “Good Words.”

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



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