Thank You

Thanks for all the support

The Longview School District staff, students and families offer a big thank you to the following businesses, agencies and community members who have supported the Family Community Resource Center and our families this past summer and at the start of the school year.

Thanks to Longview Community Church, E.A.T. Weekend Food Group, Altrusa, Windermere Real Estate Group, Red Canoe Credit Union, the ELCA Hunger Grant and Bethany Lutheran Church, Lower Columbia CAP, the Child and Adolescent Clinic, the Health Care Foundation, FISH, Lower Columbia School Gardens, the YMCA of Southwest Washington, BIG C Industry, Longview Noon Rotary, Franz Bakery, the Longview First Church of God, Goodwill Industries, the Substance Abuse Coalition and several anonymous donors.

We have been so fortunate with all of the support from our community and our partners listed here to provide food, clothes, shoes, school supplies, blankets, hygiene supplies, gas cards, staffing, volunteers, Medical and Health Navigation support and shower passes to our students who need that extra hand up to get them and keep them in school.

Mollie DuBois

McKinney Vento (Homeless) District liaison

Thanks for cleanup help

The Pacific Northwest 4 Wheel Drive Association hosted and coordinated its 48th Annual Beach Cleanup, known as Operation Shore Patrol, on Sept. 21 and 22.

This is a volunteer effort where more than 60 miles of the Washington coastline—from Ocean Shores and Westport to the Long Beach Peninsula—are cleaned.

The Beach Cleanup began in 1971 and has been a club project that included a few four-wheelers. It has expanded to include three regions of the Pacific Northwest 4 Wheel Drive Association. Joining the four-wheelers are many organizations such as Good Sams, Telephone Pioneers, Tribal Nations, Scouts, youth groups and schools. Many interested individuals and businesses also join the effort. Participants come from Longview, Kelso, Castle Rock, Yelm, Yakima, St. Helens, Vancouver, Burbank, Roy and Gladstone. They traveled a total of 4,500 miles to assist with this effort.

The Trailbreakers Inc., a Longview four-wheel drive club, collected door prizes in Chinook, Long Beach, Ocean Park, Seaview and Ilwaco.

We thank the following establishments for their generous contributions: Jack’s Country Store, The Berry Patch, Adelaides, Sportsman’s Cannery, Chico’s Pizza, Loose Caboose, NAPA Auto Parts, Pacific Salmon Charters, Seabreeze Charters, Ole Bob’s, Salt, Olde Towne Trading Post, Cottage Bakery, Lost Roo, Surfer Sands, World Kite Museum, Drop Anchor, Oman & Sons, Malai Thai, Hungry Harbor, Long Beach Tavern, Funland, Taco and Beach Fire Barbecue, Scoopers, NIVA, Candy Man and The Chinook Observer.

Without the generosity of these merchants, the volunteers would receive a thank you for a job well done and that is all.

The Pacific Northwest again will host the next beach cleanup Sept. 19 and 20, 2020.

The Trailbreakers Inc.


KHS Booster clubs thankful

On behalf of the Kelso High School classes of 2020 and 2022 Booster clubs, we thank all the the businesses and individuals who generously donated money, services or products to our fundraiser auction held Nov. 9,

The proceeds from the event will be used to fund the drug- and alcohol-free graduation parties for the Kelso High School classes of 2020 and 2022.

Thank you to the following:

Fabio and Teresa Aloe, Regina Bakunowicz, Jennifer Bejeck, Michael and Angie Bettineski, Caitlynn’s, Chalk Couture (Kacy Hall), Comfort and Joy (Joy Wallace), Copies Today (Pat Palmer), Amy DeLaGrange, DeRosier Trucking, Double J’s Food truck, Fiesta Bonita, Romana Gamble, Bob Gaston, Grafton Chiropractic, Bryan and Kari Gott, Bob and Jane Gregory, Dana Gustin, Rob Hall, Hair By Chloe (Chloe Hamer), Brad and Jeanne Hamer, Madison Hamer, Winston and Dolores Hamer, Amy Hoggatt, Dave Innocenti, JoJo and Coco (Joanna Apslund), Mark and Janelle Johnson, Alison Jones, Georgia Krager, Mindy Letteer, Linked Design Group, Mary Kay (Karen Thelin), Scott Matthews, Rudine Mayfield, Mint Valley Racquet and Fitness, Mr. C’s Photography, Mike Myers, MN Design, Mount St. Helens Institute, Pacific Northwest Realty Group (Jill Clark), Pampered Chef (Rachelle Karavolos), Plaza Jalisco, Pollen Floral Works, Pure Romance (Erin Parsons), Pro Caliber Motorsports, Red Leaf Coffee, Raindance Accupuncure (Amy Schwartz), Tom and Peggy Renaud, Heidi Robinson, Roots Academy, Tri Coast Construction (Amy Robbins), Kyler and Jasmine Saccio-Devine, Scentsy (Jennifer Johnson), Skydive Toledo, Danica Stinger, Glynda Storenetta, Sweet Spot, Teri’s Restaurant, Jennifer Thomas, Kim Tippery, Three Rivers Athletic, Three Rivers Eye Clinic (Rhonda Loney), TNT Fireworks (Bob Brown), Twisted Sisters (Amber Gregory), Waste Control, Ty and Michelle Webberley, Weatherguard, Winco Foods and Andrea Woodard.

Kelso High School class of 2020 and 2022 Boosters fundraising team

Mary Chennault, Cherie Gaston, Karen Grafton, Susan Gann, Jill Hall, Karen Joy, Shannon Nestaval, Shannon Quintano, Ryan Prothero and Mary Beth Tack

LCSG thanks supporters

Lower Columbia School Gardens thanks our supporters for a very successful Nov. 19 Fall Gathering fundraiser.

It was a wonderful evening with more than 200 guests who enjoyed a delicious dinner sourced locally, fresh-pressed apple cider, local beer and wine thanks to Antidote Tap House and Roland Wines, and live music. Together we exceeded our fundraising goal, all of which will go toward facilitating more garden experiences for the kids we serve in Longview and Kelso. We are so grateful for this supportive community of donors.

To the many volunteers who put so many hours making sure this event was packed with special touches and to those who helped us host the evening, thank you. Just like the work we do with kids in the garden day in and day out, this event also takes a mighty garden army to create something truly wonderful for local kids and families.

Our event sponsors mean a lot to us. Thank you to Catlin Properties, The Kirchner Foundation, Advantage Chiropractic and Massage, Fibre Federal Credit Union, The Futcher Group, Anderson and Anderson Advisory, LLC, The Law Office of Meredith Long, LLC, Early Edition Rotary Club, Intregrus Architecture, American Workforce Group, and Child Focused Law: Tierra Busby.

Because of you, meaningful work is happening with kids and families in our community every day to promote health, connection with the natural world and care for each other.

There are now 19 school gardens totaling more than 150,000 square feet in Longview and Kelso. LCSG serves more 4,600 kids each year.

Thank you for making it happen.

Lauren Henricksen,

development manager

Lower Columbia School Gardens

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