in appreciation

2013-07-27T07:00:00Z in appreciation Albany Democrat Herald
July 27, 2013 7:00 am

Touch Enough event

On behalf of the Philomath Frolic and Rodeo, we wish to thank all the good folks who supported our first Tough Enough to Wear Pink event at our free Thursday night rodeo.

Not only were you all excited about coming out, but generous too! With the sale of items, t-shirts designed by Lilly Stagner, student, quilt raffle, made by Carol Stueve, and donations, we collected over $1,000 to be donated to HER (Help Enlightenment Resources) for cancer screenings in Benton, Linn and Lincoln counties.

A gigantic thank you!

Kay Yechout, TETWP Chairman

Finished projects

My husband was the youth pastor of South Albany Community Church; he passed away suddenly May 30.

This wonderful church family demonstrated God’s loving mindfulness toward us by coming to our home, June 27 and completing the projects Ken hadn’t finished.

I don’t have a vocabulary large enough to convey my gratitude, but appreciate the following for the gift of their time and energy:

Chris Bohanan family, John Breitmeier family,  Steve Bumgardner family,  Scott Cowan family,  Al and Bev Culver,  Nate Gerig family,  Sam Gonzales, Joyce Grimps,  Aaron and Andrew Haase,  Sue Hall,  Carl Hanson,  Daniel and Sheila Headings, Dan Jones family,  Stan amd Carole Karstens,  Jon amd Danette Killinger,  John Kollaer,  Kyle Latimer,  Kathy Marsh, Percy  and Patti McKnight,  Middle School Group,  Stan Miller,  Rich and Kathy Newton,  Mark O’Neill family,  Bryce and Jen Phelan,  Sarah Phelan, Curtis Roberts, John Robinson,  Joyce Roth,  Greg Saling family,  Jamie Smith family,  Wilber Starr,  Joe Steele,  Curt Stutzman family,  Ricki Taylor, and Doug and Duane Troyer.

Many gifts were bestowed and meals delivered. People ask how we cope — I tell them to look up Ecclesiastes 5:20 “She seldom reflects on the days of her life because God keeps her occupied with gladness of heart.”

Kathleen Kerkhoff, Albany

Maple Lawn fundraiser

On June 30, First Burger held a fundraiser for Maple Lawn Preschool. The purpose of this event was to raise money to purchase a replacement for the slide that was damaged in late May due to vandalism.

People lined up outside the restaurant before the doors were open that morning. Those who attended enjoyed a wonderful breakfast of sourdough blueberry pancakes, bacon, eggs and orange juice cooked by Matt Bennett and his staff. His daughters, Emma and Lily, served maple syrup and butter at each table. Not only did the Bennetts donate their time, their staff donated their tips, and vendors donated the food for the event. By the end of the afternoon, $1,200 was raised.

As a member of the Maple Lawn Preschool staff, I am very touched by the generosity of our community. The funds raised for the slide will pay half of the purchase price.

The Bennetts and our community are kind and caring and often go out of their way to make situations right, as well as finding opportunities to support our city and those who live in it.

Thank you very much for your support and caring.

Debbi Richards, Maple Lawn Preschool, Albany Parks & Recreation

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