Back Issues: August 4, 2017

CDM breaks ground on new adult day center

Friday, August 4, 2017

Photo courtesy of Kate Singh.

After over seven years of dreaming, planning, and fundraising, CDM Caregiving Services Executive Director Eric Erickson told a recent group of 90 supporters “Today is the day that we transfer hope into reality” during a groundbreaking ceremony for the new McKibbin Center, which will be the organization’s new home.

Erickson was joined by CDM Board President, Dick Halvorson, a volunteer for the organization for over 35 years. Halvorson highlighted the vision of the organization, bringing new opportunities to serve the elderly and disabled population of Clark County. CDM employs nearly 250 people locally, with a budget of over $7 million, making it one of the largest non-profits in the area.

The groundbreaking event was attended by seven of the local Washington state legislative delegation, officials with both City of Vancouver and Clark County governments, as well as donors to the project and many friends of the organization. Legislators pledged to continue working toward a Capital Budget, which was slated to bring an additional $400,000 to the project before talks broke down.

Royce Pollard, Honorary Chair of the capital campaign, joined CDM client Jeff Dillman, in turning the first spade of earth as the crowd cheered, marking the symbolic beginning of construction. Dillman, a Vietnam veteran, told the group that he loves attending the adult day center and shared how much a larger space will mean to current and future clients. CDM hopes to move into the new facility in February, 2018.

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Rocksolid hosts second annual Summer Concert Aug. 19

Friday, August 4, 2017

Rocksolid Community Teen Center invites the community to its second annual Summer Concert Saturday, Aug. 19, at 5 p.m., at Moulton Falls Winery in Yacolt. Tickets are $10 and are available at www.rocksolid-teen.com under the “News” tab.

Entertainers are local artists, Amber Sweeney and The Exquisite Taste of Plain Water. The winery will have its award-winning cider, wine, beer and food available for purchase.

We are hoping to raise enough funds to update our multipurpose theater room, where we host guest speaker presentations and show educational based programs and entertaining movies,”states Marcy Sprecher, executive director. “Our system is 16 years old and is in dire need of updating.

Sponsors this year include S & T Truck Repair; Morton’s Stoves, Pools & Spas; Renner’s Real Estate; and Blairco Heating & Air Conditioning. There will be raffle items to support Rocksolid’s fundraising goal. To learn more, click on the ad on the right column.

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Clark College teams up with Vancouver Rocks!

Friday, August 4, 2017

Starting today, Aug. 4, those who paint, hide, and hunt for rocks around their community as part of the popular Vancouver Rocks! movement have a new kind of rock to search for: Clark College is hiding 100 hand-painted rocks in Southwest Washington.

Vancouver-area residents will have the chance to find Clark-themed rocks hidden in parks and other public spaces. In addition to adding a rock to their collection, each community member who finds a Clark rock can redeem it at the college’s Welcome Center, for a free cookie from the McClaskey Culinary Institute. One special rock, painted by Clark’s culinary faculty, will earn its finder lunch for two at the institute. Rocks may be redeemed between September 25 and December 31.

The rocks are hidden throughout the college’s service district–meaning not just Vancouver, but also all of Clark and Skamania counties, as well as part of Klickitat County. Each rock has a label on the back that explains how the rocks can be redeemed.

 

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Local Dutch Bros. raises over $5,000 for Hunter Pearson Scholarship Fund

Friday, August 4, 2017

Last Sunday, the Vancouver community partnered with the Dutch Bros. located at 9913 NE Hazel Dell Ave., to raise $5,410 for the Hunter Pearson Scholarship Fund. Hunter Pearson, was a senior at Columbia River High School, and was set to attend college this fall at Utah State University, where he earned a scholarship and had plans to play football. He lost his life while swimming in Lacamas Lake. Those interested in donating to the fund can do so at: https://www.gofundme.com/hunter-pearson-memorial-fund.

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