Celtic Christmas concert

Friends of the Family Ministries would like to thank sponsors of our Dec. 6 Celtic Christmas concert:

State Farm Agents Michael Berrey, Vernon Johnson, Dan Jones, Jim Kuhlman, Jeff Mills, Suzanne Roppe, Doug Tomlinson and Ken St. Pierre; HOPE 107.9FM; John & Phil’s; Leadership Link; Clay Dluehosh of Edward Jones; TnT Builders; Corvallis Cyclery; Gerding Companies Inc.; Keith and Cindy Lampi; AAsum-Dufour Funeral Home; Fitzpatrick Painting;, Powell Construction; Corvallis Knights Baseball; Stuewe & Sons; Citizen’s Bank; Wilma Hull; Les Schwab (South Corvallis); Orezona Building Co; Dennis and Charlene Smallwood; Wilson Motors; Woodstock’s Pizza Parlor; Albany Weed Man; First Alternative Co-op; Dr. Cam Little; 9th Street Salon; Smith Glass; Tax & Wealth Management; The Thank You People; and Tunnel Radio.

Thanks also to Marci B Photography, Rush Hour Video Services, University Hero and countless volunteers who generously gave their time and energy. We appreciate you all!


Cindy Crook

Friends of the Family Ministries

Parlour tour

I want to express my appreciation to all who made the Christmas Parlour Tour so beautiful and enjoyable. Having moved to Albany earlier this year, this was the first time I attended and I will make an effort to do so in the future. Thanks to everyone!

I also want to express my appreciation to the gentleman who found my cell phone, tracked my husband down to inform him, and made a special trip to the Albany Visitor’s Association to leave it for him to retrieve. Thank you so very much!


Keo Teghtmeyer


Food drive for youth

The staff and students at Albany Options School would like to express their sincere appreciation to everyone who supported their efforts in a food drive to help the hungry youth in our community. We would also like to thank Safeway, who donated the grocery bags, which were distributed around the neighborhoods to collect the food.

World History students at Albany Options School decided to put together a food drive as a Service Learning project after learning about World War II, the Holocaust, and all the hunger and starvation that was experienced during that time. The students collected 350 pounds of nonperishable foods, which they chose to donate to the recently opened Cornerstone Youth Outreach Center in Albany. The outreach center is a collaboration between Faith Lutheran Church and Jackson Street Youth Shelter, Inc. and serves as a drop-in center for youth in our community. Youth between the ages of 12-18 can come to the center for snacks or a warm meal, receive basic hygiene products, socks and hats, or just have a safe space to hang out or do homework.

Thank you to everyone who contributed to this Service Learning project. The staff and students were overwhelmed by the generous response they received from the community.

Anna Sokolov

Albany Options School


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