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Alzheimer’s walk a huge success

A big thank you to the almost 200 participants at the 2018 Walk to End Alzheimer’s Event at Lake Sacajawea on Sept. 22, who walked in honor of, or in memory of, their loved ones with dementia.

So far, we have raised almost $20,000 for the Washington Alzheimer’s Association. The money will go to research and to help families dealing with Alzheimer’s and other types of dementias.

The Planning Committee for the Southwest Washington Walk to End Alzheimer’s thanks the following individuals and businesses for their participation and assistance with the Walk: KapStone Paper and Packaging Inc.; Koelsch Senior Communities; Nick Lemiere at Edward Jones; Vernie’s Pizza; Amy Loudenback of Visiting Angels; Pacific Perks Coffee; Jena Newby and all the associates at Western WA NFP; Nikkol Nagel and staff at Prestige Senior Living Monticello Park; Dede Brill and Linda Melton of Community Home Health & Hospice; Doug Hooper of SWAAD; Mac Collette of Amada Home Care; Russ Chittock and Chris Hulings of Enlivant Highlander Place; Beverly Gilmore, Charlene Darby and Teresa Duhamel of Epsilon Sigma Alpha; The Toutle Lake High School Key Club; Scott Netling and crew from Music and More; Victoria Smith and her Visiting Hooves; Cowlitz County Sheriff Mark Nelson; Rich Carle of the Kelso Senior Center; Deanne Timm; Amy Allen; Pam Hendrickson; Marlene Johanson; Heather Niemi; Pamela Bruce Daniel; Russell Goosey; Tony DeJames; Debbie Baher; Elaine Rietz; Laura Ellis; Mary Stoddard; Marcia Mongrain-Finkas; Paula Ekman; and finally, John Paul of KLOG/KUKN and the Wave for being our Master of Ceremonies.

Our biggest thank you is to the families who brought their children, grandchildren and pets to honor their loved ones.

Gretchen Niemi and Diane Craft, event co-chairwomen

2018 SW Washington Walk to End Alzheimer’s

Thanks for the support

The Longview Kelso Earlybird Lions Club and the Lions Sight and Hearing Foundation of Cowlitz County thank the local community members for all their support at the fundraising event held at the Fred Meyer grocery store entrance the weekend of Oct. 5 and 6.

All of this money stays in the community to help low-income individuals with eye exams, eye glasses, hearing aids and other related sight and hearing issues.

This event was a great success and again, we thank you.

Longview Kelso Earlybird Lions Club

George Obermeyer, first vice president/chairperson

Harvest run a success

The Longview Early Edition Rotary Club thanks everyone who participated Oct. 7 in the 39th Harvest Classic Run/Walk, including the 396 runners and walkers and the businesses and volunteers who made the event happen.

Your efforts resulted in donations of more than $5,000 to CAP’s Help Warehouse to supply our food banks in Cowlitz and Wahkiakum counties and to other community needs. This would not have been possible without the support of Longview Early Edition Rotarians and many generous members of our community.

A special thank you to Wendy Keegan of LifeWorks for providing the host location and to our sponsors: PeaceHealth St. John Medical Center, KapStone, the Child and Adolescent Clinic (directors and sponsor of the kids’ Pee Wee Run), Gibbs and Olson, Millennium Bulk Terminals, Advantage Chiropractic, Country Village Nutrition Shoppe, Columbia Bank, Columbia Auto Group, Prographyx, Twin City Bank, Foster Farms, J.H. Kelly, Longview Sports and Physical Therapy, Bicoastal Media, Reprographics, the Devin family and Longview Parks and Recreation.

Thanks as well to the media outlets that helped us get the word out about the event, including The Daily News, Bicoastal Media, KLOG/KUKN and KLTV.

Others who made the event happen include Alexia West, Amanda and Margaret McGlothlin, Anne Mette Smeenk, CAP/Help Warehouse staff and volunteers, the Department of Corrections, Faithful Servants, Foster Farms, Fred Meyer, Gibbs and Olson, Great Escapes, Helen Innocentiminich, Julie Frazier, Kelso-Longview Chamber of Commerce, KLOG/KUKN, the city of Longview, the Longview Fire Department, the Longview Police Department, Heritage Bank, the Michael Evans family, Ron Marshall, the Salvation Army, State Farm—Fischer Insurance Agency, Tina Quick and the Uberthons.

The corporate challenge teams included Altrusa, Cowiltz County Government, Express Employment, J.H. Kelly, the Kelso School District, Millennium and the Renewal City Church.

Thank you to any other supporters I may have inadvertently missed.

Kevin Rentner, Harvest Classic race director

Longview Early Edition Rotary

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