Cemetery tour a big success
Members of the Stella Historical Society participated in the Bunker Hill Cemetery Tour on July 13 and thank the following people and organizations for their part in making the tour a huge success: the Cowlitz County Historical Museum, the Bunker Hill Cemetery Association, the actors who portrayed several historical people buried at the Bunker Hill Cemetery, the Ocean Beach Highway and the 15th Avenue Safeway stores for the generous donations of flowers for the event, and everyone who came to listen to the stories of the people who were represented.
The Stella Historical Society
CDM receives $6,500 grant
The Children’s Discovery Museum recently received a generous grant award from the Weyerhaeuser Giving Fund in the amount of $6,500.
The Weyerhaeuser Giving Fund Grant has been designated to allow us to contract with the Cowlitz AmeriCorps Network for an AmeriCorps member to serve at the Children’s Discovery Museum.
Being awarded these types of grants allows us to remain free to the public and to utilize our wonderful volunteers more efficiently.
We thank the Weyerhaeuser Giving Fund for their continued support of not just ours, but many organizations in Cowlitz County.
The Children’s Discovery Museum is 360 degrees of FREE learning fun providing children and their adults a lively and safe environment to learn, engage, play and make new friends.
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Golf tourney a success
On July 17 and 18, the Heritage Bank Women’s Scramble was held at Three Rivers Golf Course
We had a field of 108 players from Washington, Oregon, and as far away as Arizona. This tournament was a great success due to some very fine local sponsors and organizations. Because of the generous help from our many sponsors, our tournament will be able to make donations to Meals on Wheels, the Emergency Support Shelter and Phoenix House.
Our deepest gratitude to our Title Sponsor Heritage Bank and Lorie Blaine for her guidance and assistance in helping our tournament become the great success it is.
We also express our thanks and appreciation to the following: Hole-In One Sponsors Max Kamp of Continental Investor Services; KP Sponsor Eldon Robbins Auto Sales; Long Drive Sponsor All-Out Sewer & Drain Service; Platinum Sponsors Twin City Bank, Mary’s Bar & Grill, Jerri Henry of Cowlitz Boat & RV Storage and Noelle Hamilton, attorney at law; Gold Sponsors Three Rivers Men’s Association, Columbia Ford, The Futcher Group, Diamond Showcase, Comfort Inn and Claudia Timmerman of Homer’s Bread; and Bronze Sponsors Cascade Eye Care, Triangle Bowl, Anderson & Anderson Advisory, and Renaud Electric Heating & Cooling.
Thank you also goes to Misa Fitzpatrick and the Three Rivers Women’s 18 Hole Association who donated gifts and time to make a very successful raffle that will benefit children at Christmas time.
A special thank you goes to Pat Palmer of Copies Today/Speedy Litho.
We also express our deep gratitude to Kelso/Longview Elks No. 1482 and Lance Satcher and his staff from Three Rivers Golf Course for all their time and effort in making our golf tournament a huge success.
Finally, a heartfelt thank you to our Goodfellas for their donation of time and energy to our ladies event.
Patti Humpla and Dot Joslin, co-chairwomen
Heritage Bank Women’s Scramble
Car show a success
Columbia River Corvettes thanks the following individuals and businesses for helping make our 27th annual Bow-Tie Bash a great success.
Through the generosity of our sponsors and participants since the first car show in 1993, we have been able to raise more than $85,000 to donate to various community charities. These have included our annual scholarship to Lower Columbia College, Meals on Wheels, the Emergency Support Shelter, the St. James Family Center in Cathlamet, the Humane Society of Cowlitz County, United Way of Cowlitz and Wahkiakum Counties, Neighbors in Need, the Salvation Army Angel Tree and Food Pantry Fund Drive, Hospice, Community House on Broadway, Children’s Community Resources, Corvettes Conquer Cancer, Backpack Buddies, Hilander Dental, Relay for Life, Hood to Coast Run, the local school gardens project, the Children’s Justice & Advocacy Center, the Lions Club Camp Leo for Children with Diabetes, the Progress Center, high school car shows and more.
In keeping with our tradition, personalized jackets chosen by sponsors were awarded again this year instead of trophies. The jacket sponsors for 2019 are Kerr Car Care and Quality Muffler Hut, Bud Clary Chevrolet, C&L Licensing Inc., Castle Rock Eagles, the Clean Machine, Columbia Funeral Service, Country Folks Deli, the Creekside Cafe, Day Wireless, Edward Jones Investing (Ron Horn), Columbia River Corvettes in memory of Meghan Evans, Back the Blue in honor of Justin DeRosier, in memory of Vickie Schierscher, J Squared Barrel House, Kim Bowl, Little Indian Embroidery, Meadowlark Family Dentistry, Mill City Grill, Prographyx, PT Northwest of Longview, Ray’s R&R Motors Inc., Red Canoe Credit Union, Saginaw-Chippewa Indian tribe, Sloan’s Abbey Carpet and Floor, O’Reilly Auto Parts, Teague’s Interiors, Teri’s Restaurant, and Lynn’s Ice Cream, Yogurt & More.
The raffle prize sponsors were Art’s Auto Supply, Kim Bowl Restaurant, State Farm (Bob Beal), Red Canoe Credit Union, Shawn Green at ServPro of Longview/Kelso, Sugar Pearl, Skyline Golf Course, T&T Tire, Evergreen Paint, Cowlitz River Rigging, O’Reily Auto Parts, Esty’s Auto Center, Gunnar’s Auto Supply, Bud Clary Chevrolet, Vintage Square, Sweet Spot Yogurt, the Soap Factory, Starbucks, The Juice Bar, Jacobsen’s Chevron, Fiesta Bonita and Longview Donuts.
Columbia River Corvettes also gives a special thank you to the ladies of the club for making and donating many gift baskets, and also to Ranae McKee, manager of the Sears Hometown Store, for the generous donation of an air compressor.
For many years, Mike Nesbit of Columbia Funeral Service has sponsored the Best of Show award in honor of the late Ray Bechill. The 2019 Best of Show winner is Bill Spencer and his 1968 Ford Mustang Shelby Tribute.