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Thanks for the donations

The Corvallis Elks Lodge would like to thank the many businesses that donated gift cards to our recent fundraiser for Camp Meadowood Springs.

The following restaurants donated very generous gift cards: McGrath’s Fish House, Cloud and Kelly’s Public House, Novak’s Hungarian Restaurant, Sybaris, Local Boyz Hawaiian Café, Shari’s, Big River, Block 15 and McMenamin’s. Also donating substantial certificates were Fish and Scales Guide Service and Elm Street Family Dental in Albany. Your contributions made our event a great success!

With the funds raised, the Corvallis Elks will be able to help provide scholarships to families with children aged 9 to 14 who wish to attend summer camp but who are impacted by communication and/or social learning challenges. If you would like more information about the camp, please call the lodge at 541-758-0222. Again, thanks to the businesses who donated and who are always eager to help us out with our community service events.

Sharron deMontigny

Corvallis

Thanks for lunch, recognition

This letter is being written to thank the unknown gentleman who approached my brother and me shortly after we walked into Denny’s Restaurant during the lunch hour on March 2.

My brother was wearing his “Served in Vietnam” cap at the time.

Shortly after being seated and having ordered our lunch, you approached our table and thanked my brother for his time in serving our country. Before leaving, you mentioned you had already paid for our lunch.

Since neither one of us had ever had anyone do this before, we later realized we probably had forgotten to say “thank you.”

So, just so you know, we both think you are a very special person. My brother mentioned this was the first time he had ever had anyone thank him for his service time. P.S.: He served with the U.S. Navy.

On March 2, you were his hero. You made his day.

D. Ray

Albany

Center gives thanks for grant

Old Mill Center for Children and Families would like to thank the OSU Folk Club Thrift Shop Foundation for its generous grant of $1,000.

These funds will go toward purchasing waterproof clothing for our kids to use during fall and winter, as well as additional technology for use in our classrooms. These valuable supplies will help the children in our classrooms to learn, play outdoors safely, and grow in a nurturing and supportive environment.

Thank you, OSU Folk Club Thrift Shop Foundation, for this much-needed grant and for your dedication to helping nonprofits in our community. We are immensely grateful for your support.

Christy Turner

Old Mill Center for Children and Families (Corvallis)

Volunteer work improves cemetery 

On the afternoon of May 6, members, leaders and parents of the Silver Spurs and Blue Ribbonaires 4-H clubs performed a wonderful community service by spending three hours working hard at the Mount Union Cemetery.

In that short time, these cheerful volunteers performed a long list of tasks that greatly improved the appearance of this historic cemetery.

The cemetery, established in 1861, is managed and maintained entirely by (mostly elderly) volunteers, and the help provided by these youthful, energetic and efficient 4-H club members and leaders is a tremendous boost. A huge thank-you to these fine 4-H folks who know how to “get ‘er done.”

Richard Raleigh

Mount Union Cemetery Association (Philomath)

Volunteers powered City Serve 2018

Love INC of Benton County gratefully acknowledges those who contributed to the success of City Serve on May 5.

Approximately 400 volunteers representing 21 churches served at public schools, local parks and nonprofit organizations throughout Corvallis and Philomath.

We would especially like to thank the following businesses for their generous sponsorship: Benton County Fairgrounds, Fred Meyer, New Morning Bakery, No Dinx, NutCakes, Photos by Orion, Safeway, Special Occasions, and Tried & True Coffee Co. We appreciate their support and willingness to contribute to this communitywide day of service!

Lauren Schaffner

Love in the Name of Christ (Love INC) of Benton County (Corvallis)

Special Olympics thanks Kiwanis Club

On behalf of the Benton County Chapter of Special Olympics Oregon, I would like to thank the Corvallis Kiwanis Club for a generous donation they recently made to our local program.

These funds are extremely important to our group, enabling us to provide year-around sports training to youth and adults living with intellectual disabilities. Our local program gives Special Olympics athletes the opportunity to develop physical fitness while sharing courage and joy with their friends and family.

The Corvallis Kiwanis Club is a wonderful group of volunteers dedicated to helping people within our community. One of their objectives is to assist individuals with disabilities achieve integration and inclusion. With this in mind, the wonderful Corvallis Kiwanis Club members have supported Special Olympics of Benton County with generous donations of funds and by volunteering at many events throughout the year. These efforts are very much appreciated!

Teri Wilkinson

Special Olympics Of Benton County (Corvallis)

CARDV Run/Walk a record-breaker

Thank you to everyone who participated in and helped organize the 16th Annual CARDV Run/Walk event on the Oregon State University campus.

This year’s event is a record-breaker, with 729 registered participants! The OSU Men’s Soccer Team arrived at 6 a.m. to help set up, direct traffic and clean up after the event, and the Bush Pilots entertained participants with old-time and bluegrass music. Burn Boot Camp was not only a sponsor, but also showed up in force with the largest team, bringing 55-plus runners and walkers!

Special thanks to event sponsors Xtreme Grafx; Silver Falls Dermatology; The Corvallis Clinic; Noble Women’s Healthcare; SERVPRO; Peak Internet; Pioneer Telephone; The Integrity Foundation ReMax; Stover, Evey and Jackson; West Hills Animal Hospital; Powell Construction; Albany Police Department Benevolent Association; Athletic Timing; Benton County Schools Credit Union; Henderer Design + Build; Life in Balance Acupuncture, Brodie Welch; Orangetheory Corvallis; Oregon State Credit Union; Philomath Family Medicine; Running Princess; Squirrel's Tavern; Valley Catering; and Woodstock's Pizza.

Special thanks to the volunteer planning team and everyone who made this event fun and successful. All proceeds benefit CARDV services for survivors.

Crystal Kelley

CARDV (Corvallis)

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