Back Issues: April 26, 2017

Annual plant and greenhouse sales in Battle Ground April 29, 30

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

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A variety of annual and perennial bedding and flowering plants, as well as vegetable starts and hanging baskets grown by high school students in Battle Ground Public Schools’ greenhouses, will be for sale at upcoming public sales. Money raised from these sales supports the district’s horticulture and Future Farmers of America (FFA) programs and welding teams.

Students from Battle Ground High School; Prairie High School; the Center for Agriculture, Science, and Environmental Education (CASEE); and the FFA program grow tens of thousands of plants each year. Some of these plants are used in landscaping projects on school campuses, while the rest are sold at annual public sales.

Community members are encouraged to arrive early for the best selection and bring boxes to carry purchased plants. The sales are Saturday, April 29 and Sunday, April 30, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., at Battle Ground greenhouses, 300 W Main St., and from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., at CASEE Center, 11104 NE 149th St. in Brush Prairie. A third sale is slated for Saturday, May 6, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., at Prairie High School greenhouse, 11311 NE 119th St. Vancouver.

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Downtown Camas Association receives Excellence on Main Award

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

imgres-1The Downtown Camas Association (DCA) received the Outstanding Promotional Campaign of the Year award for its series of promotional videos at Washington Main Street’s Excellence on Main Awards Ceremony in Ellensburg. The ceremony was held in conjunction with RevitalizeWA, Washington State’s Preservation and Main Street Conference. In need of a visual campaign to promote downtown Camas, the DCA embarked upon a video series project. “The downtown videos are interesting, authentic, and artful,” says Breanne Durham, Washington Main Street Coordinator. “The Downtown Camas Association has created a high- quality tool that not only helps promote their downtown to those on the outside, but also serves to foster civic pride and galvanize the downtown business community.” Since their launch in January 2016, the videos have already received tens of thousands of views. The videos are being utilized by multiple stakeholders.

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“Let’s Take Flight!” annual fundraising dinner and auction May 20

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

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Tickets are now on sale for the Fort Vancouver National Trust’s fundraising dinner and auction, slated for Saturday, May 20, at the Pearson Field Education Center. “Let’s Take Flight!” featuring keynote speaker, Jerry McWithey, benefits aviation education programs for youth.

McWithey is the Director of Flight Operations at Insitu, Inc. Located in Bingen, WA, Insitu designs, develops and manufactures customized unmanned hardware, software and services solutions for commercial, government and defense customers worldwide.

McWithey’s personal story includes service to the country as CO/XO US Navy Electronic Attack Squadron 135; Operations Officer on the USS Kittyhawk out of Yokosuka, Japan; CNE Director of Logistics, N4, in the United Kingdom; and Commanding Officer at NAS Kingsville, Kingsville, TX.

Live auction packages will include a flight over Mount St. Helens, a hot air balloon flight, and a 1961 vintage Wurlitzer 2500 Jukebox. Admission is $100 and includes dinner. Purchase tickets or find more information at fortvan.org/letstakeflight.

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Denny Kiggins announces run to retain seat for Clark Regional Wastewater District

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Denny Kiggins 2015 2Denny Kiggins, a retired business owner, has announced his intent to retain his nonpartisan seat for Clark Regional Wastewater District Commissioner. ”I’m looking forward to continuing our great work here in the district,” says Kiggins, “We have accomplished a lot of good projects for our ratepayers, and I’m proud to say our rates are the lowest in the county. Our largest achievement is regionalization with the Discovery Corridor Wastewater Transmission system.” The multi-phase program provides conveyance of wastewater from Ridgefield and portions of the I-5 Discovery Corridor to the Salmon Creek Wastewater Management System. “This project opened up huge economic development in that area. It’s this kind of project and relationship building that I look forward to continuing in the coming years.” Learn more about the Kiggins campaign at www.DennyKiggins.com.

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