Clark County Food Bank’s annual Taste & See event Oct. 3

by DIwpBacon on September 30, 2014
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Clark County Food Bank’s annual fundraising event Taste & See will be held on Friday, Oct. 3, at 6502 NE 47th Ave. in Vancouver. Tickets are $125 and table sponsorships are still available for $1500. A reception begins at 6:30 p.m. and the event runs from 7 to 9 p.m. Registration closes tomorrow, Wednesday, Oct. 1.

The food bank welcomes the public into its warehouse and distribution center to provide an intimate look at the innovative ways they are working to alleviate hunger and its root causes in our community. Community members are invited to come enjoy Pacific Northwest foods, wines and craft beer.

As a grower, gleaner and supplier of foods to 29 local hunger relief organizations, Clark County Food Bank is the critical link between food and people in need. In 2012, CCFB distributed 5 million pounds of food, a 29% increase over 2011. Partner organizations distribute 10,000 food boxes per month to more than 25,000 homes in Clark County, with children and teenagers making up 40% of those that are fed. For further details and to register, click here.

 

 

 

Silver Buckle Ranch hosts sixth annual Fall Festival Oct. 4

by DIwpBacon on September 30, 2014

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10675638_616180361824654_6054427388598963183_nSilver Buckle Ranch will host its six annual Fall Festival from 1 to 4 p.m. this Saturday, Oct. 4. The festival is a fun event for the whole family. Admission and parking are free. The ranch is located at 152nd Ave. and 119th St. in Brush Prairie.

For $5 children can get a pumpkin from the pumpkin patch (while supplies last), ride a horse and get a wagon ride. A variety of other family-friendly activities are planned, including a potato slingshot, apple cider press, and hay scramble.

Silver Buckle Ranch focuses on serving youth in Clark County through ranch and equine-related activities. All programs foster interaction with horses and instructors teaches young people vital life skills. A core program is Ranch Hands, which is a structured, progressive course where they learn to care for and ride horses. In the process, they learn respect for selves and others, self-confidence, the value of achieving personal goals, and responsibility–all while having fun in a safe ranch setting. For additional information on the festival, find the event on Facebook here.

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