Community Services Consortium

Serving Linn, Benton, and Lincoln counties in Oregon. Helping people. Changing lives.

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Barrel to Keg Relay Race a Success

A team member of the “Beer-ded Ladies” team takes off from the 8th leg of the relay. The ladies all ran in tu-tus and were a team of 4, which means they each ran three legs of the race.

The Barrel to Keg Relay Race held July 23rd was a great success. Forty-six teams finished the 69 mile-race from Harris Bridge Winery near Philomath to Rogue Ale brewery in Newport

The relay race raised funds for Community Services Consortium, the Community Action Agency for Linn, Benton and Lincoln counties.

Martha Lyon, Executive Director of Community Services Consortium was on hand at the finish of the race to congratulate the teams on completing the race. “You are finishing a race here today,” she said, “but you are also helping us finish a race to end poverty and homelessness in our communities.”

Clay Martin, Director of CSC Workforce & Education and his staff put together the relay race to raise money to address the root causes of poverty and homelessness in Linn, Benton and Lincoln counties. He congratulated all the teams and CSC’s own running team who finished 7th overall. “I especially want to thank the many volunteers from local communities and across the state who helped all along the route, with a special thank you to Mark Barrett, race event director, Dee Teem and Danielle Bryant, CSC staff who put our plans into action.”

This is how the teams finished: Besides the eight team divisions represented at this year's event, two individuals ran the entire distance solo.

Top teams in each category, with total finish time and average per-mile pace:

Open 6-person
1. We Got the Runs, 7:21:30, 6:24
Open 4-person
1. Coast Hills Bootleggers, 8:47:43, 7:39
Open 2-person
1. Go Baby, 9:38:58, 8:24
Women's open 6-person
1. RunOregon Blog, 10:22:14, 9:02
Women's masters 6-person
1. Lunachicks, 13:53:01, 12:05
Women's masters 4-person
1. Down the Other, 12:15:56, 10:40
Men's masters 6-person
1. The Final Leg, 10:13:53, 8:54
Coed master's 6-person
1. Rebecca's Mighty Muffins, 10:49:47, 9:26
And the solo runners:
1. Moe Codino of Portland, 11:59:23, 10:26
2. John Liebeskind of Corvallis, 13:21:24, 11:37

Experience Culinary Delights at the Bite of Benton

Come celebrate Benton County’s culinary delights at the 2011 Bite of Benton!

August 27th,2011

Central Park
6th & Monroe & 8th & Madison
Corvallis, Oregon 97330

time: 4:00 pm
features: A fundraiser for Community Services Consortium's Linn Benton Food Share program! price: $10 parking: Street Parking great attraction for: Families

Local restaurants, wineries, breweries, and food producers will be showcased in this premiere event that will be a gourmet’s delight. In addition to exploring the multitude of booths offering “bites and tastes” of locally created delicacies, attendees will enjoy local entertainment.

Don’t miss your opportunity to savor the tantalizing flavors of the Willamette Valley and enjoy delicious foods, regional wines and beers, music, demonstrations and more. Tickets are now available.

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Kids Day for Conservation

It’s time for the ninth annual Kids Day for Conservation (KDC) which will be held on Saturday, October 1st from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Benton County Fairgrounds Arena building.

Kids Day for Conservation is put on by over 40 organizations, agencies, and businesses that offer a variety of hands-on natural resource activities suitable for children of all ages. The event is free and open to the public. KDC has been designed to educate and encourage youth to take action for conservation in their community.

Participants will have the opportunity to hold a snake, join the animal parade, learn about recycling, and build a bird house. They can also create recycled art, hear fish tales, and discover the wonders of wetlands. Families can explore energy sources including wind turbines and solar panels and learn how to conserve energy and water. Visit CSC's booth and learn about Energy Education!
Last year over 1800 youth and adults participated in KDC. Attendees said, “It was a great event for kids and adults!” and “It was hard to get my kids to leave, we will definitely come back next year.”

This event will be held rain or shine and there is sure to be exciting and interesting activities for you and your family! A variety of food and drink will be available for purchase.

For more information about Kids Day, call the OSU Extension Office at 541-766-6750.

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