Thursday, March 28, 2013
Tuesday, March 26, 2013
Local businesses stepped up to make food drive a success
The Oregon State University Department of Zoology and the biology program are very grateful to the businesses that provided items for our February silent auction and houseplant sale fundraisers for the Governor’s State Employee Food Drive, which benefited Linn Benton Food Share.
Each year, Oregon State helps to feed the hungry in Linn and Benton counties through a variety of ways, including the annual Food Drive.
We want to thank American Dream Pizza, Bella Vino Gift Baskets, Browsers’ Bookstore, Clodfelter’s Public House, Creative Crafts and Frame Shop, Cyrano’s, Dream Dinners, Great Harvest Bread, Harrison House Bed & Breakfast, Local Boyz Hawaiian Café, Schmidt’s Garden Center, Soft Star Shoes, Squirrels Tavern, Staples and Tyee Wine Cellars for generously and enthusiastically partnering with us to raise money for those in need.
Trudy Powell for OSU Zoology and Biology
Many thanks to the generous businesses that made the food drive a success!
You can view the letter at the Corvallis Gazette-Times web site here.
Sunday, March 24, 2013
The YouthBuild, Natural Resource Crew, and Youth Garden crews built additional shed space, constructed a roof for a chicken coop, harvested winter kale, mulched multiple beds, turned some imposing compost piles, dug up and replanted perennials, assembled and varnished garden plot signs, and mowed and weedwhacked the one-acre community garden during the five-hour work party.
Corvallis Environmental Center Garden Manager Deanna Lloyd expressed her appreciation to the crews, stating that “it would have taken us weeks to accomplish what you all have done in one day. SAGE and our community really benefits from all the hard work you put in.”
The youth crews all are part of the Oregon Youth Conservation Corps network, and enroll approximately 35 members between the ages of 16-24 throughout Linn, Benton, and Lincoln counties. Though each program has a different focus, all programs include opportunities for completing high school, building work-readiness skills and preparing for employment and college.
|Melissa Wigmore and Saka Coy meet with |
Oregon State Representative David Gromberg
CSC Head Start Parent Representative Melissa Wigmore and Teacher/Advocate Saka Coy attended the Oregon Head Start Association Winter Legislative Meeting held in Salem in February 2013. On Thursday February 7, they joined other Oregon Head Start staff and parents at the State Capital to meet with the State House and State Senate lawmakers. Meetings with Oregon State Representative David Gomberg from Lincoln City and Oregon State Senator Arnie Roblan from Coos Bay provided opportunities for Melissa to educate about the CSC Head Start program. Both lawmakers and their staff enthusiastically welcomed parents and staff into their chambers and listened to individual parent stories about Head Start. The lawmakers told Melissa and Saka that they fully support Head Start and will do all they can to protect future funding of all Head Start programs in Oregon.
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