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Thanks to the Fire Department

Thanks to the three young “fellers” from the Corvallis Fire Department who helped me change my tire on March 3.

It really was thoughtful to help an old duffer. Much appreciated.

Ed Aulerich


Thanks for help with dodgeball event

A great big thank-you goes out to the Siletz Tribal Charitable Contribution Fund and all the teams that came out in January for our dodgeball fundraising event to support our Playground for Kids project at the Boys & Girls Club of Corvallis.

Our elementary members are excitedly awaiting the construction of playground equipment and outdoor seating areas later this spring.

We would also like to thank Paul Thorpe, Layli Baghdadi and Benny Beaver from Oregon State University for visiting our Club All-Stars Elementary Leadership group. Benny and his handler, Layli, came by the club for an unforgettable visit and lesson in performing as a mascot.

Layli spoke about the path to becoming a collegiate mascot and some of the rules, techniques and strategies for getting the crowd excited while Benny showed us all how to have fun and get pumped. Paul Thorpe was instrumental in making this magical day happen. Thank you, OSU, and Benny, the best mascot around!

Helen Higgins

Boys & Girls Club of Corvallis

Foundation trustees appreciate support

The Corvallis Public Schools Foundation would like to thank the individuals and businesses who helped make the recent Hands Across Corvallis benefit breakfast a great success.

This event, held Jan. 31 at Corvallis High School, garnered support for the mission of the Corvallis Public Schools Foundation to support local schools and inspire learning for a lifetime.

Many 509J students helped make the event memorable, especially Andrew McGhee and Elsa Moreno Rangel, seniors at Crescent Valley High School, who shared their enthusiasm for career and technical education classes.

Thanks also to Avery Hsieh, Alicia Cheng, Lucy Bloomer and Adrian Hsieh of Corvallis High School for their outstanding string quartet performance; to the Corvallis High School Leadership students for assisting guests; and to Linus Pauling Middle School art students and their teacher, Claudia Hall, for the creative centerpieces.

Our sponsors, without whom the event would not have been possible, included title sponsor Barker-Uerlings Insurance; grand sponsors Benton County Schools Credit Union, Corvallis Kids Pediatric Dentistry, Corvallis Radiology, Jacobs Engineering, North Point Dental, Ollerenshaw Wealth Management, Oregon State Credit Union, and Subaru of Corvallis; honor sponsors Citizens Bank, Devco Engineering, Gerding Cos., Les Schwab, Pacific Power, Samaritan Health Services, The Barbers, and Wilson Motors; and in-kind sponsors Special Occasions and Horsepower Productions.

We commend all of these businesses for their support for our schools.

To the 350 guests who helped us exceed our fundraising goals, we thank you for your generosity and enthusiasm.

Mike Sheets

Corvallis Public Schools Foundation

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