“Boots & Bites” benefit for Silver Buckle Ranch Sept. 12, early bird pricing ends Sept. 4
by DIwpBacon on August 31, 2015
The community is welcome to join the Silver Buckle Ranch for a great evening featuring a BBQ, auction, and music by the Jessie Leigh Band. “Boots & Bites” is set for Saturday, Sept. 12, from 5 to 9 p.m. Silver Buckle Ranch is located at 11611 NE 152nd Ave. in Brush Prairie.
Silver Buckle Ranch focuses on serving youth in Clark County through ranch and equine-related activities. All programs foster interaction with horses and instructors and 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.
All of the evening’s proceeds will benefit ranch programs and activities. Tickets are $30 per person if purchased on or before Friday, Sept. 4 and $35 afterward. Tables for eight are also available. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit www.silverbuckleranch.org or call 360-260-8932. Event details are also on Facebook, here.
Nonprofit Excellence Awards Sept. 8
Posted August 31st, 2015
Local nonprofit organizations and businesses will be honored on Tuesday, Sept. 8, at the Nonprofit Excellence Awards sponsored by the Nonprofit Network Southwest Washington. The awards reception, which is presented by PeaceHealth Southwest Medical Center Foundation, will be held from 5 to p.m. at the Heathman Lodge, 7801 NE Greenwood Dr. Additional sponsors are Vancouver Energy, and Riverview Community Bank.
“Local residents invest their time, their dollars, and their talent into nonprofits every day, all focused on improving our community,” says Nonprofit Network Executive Director Jeanne Kojis. “This is the fifth year for the Excellence Awards, and once again we have outstanding finalists who demonstrate what can be done when people come together for a common cause. The Awards Reception is not only for finalists, it is a celebration of community change and a great networking event.”
Cost for the reception is $20 per person. For more information, including a list of finalists and registration details, visit www.nonprofitnetworkwa.org or call 360-735-7110.
Red Cross blood drives planned in remembrance of Sept. 11
Posted August 31st, 2015
The American Red Cross is partnering with 9/11 Day of Service to offer individuals a chance to help others and commemorate the events of Sept. 11 by giving blood or platelets or volunteering their time with the Red Cross. Launched in 2002, 9/11 Day has evolved into the largest annual day of charitable engagement in the U.S. and was designated as a National Day of Service and Remembrance by the U.S. Congress in 2009. Each year tens of millions of people observe the day by performing acts of service and good deeds.
“This annual observance increasingly resonates with people with each passing year, for the benefit of countless people and communities in need, and that’s surely gratifying,” says Jay S. Winuk, co-founder of 9/11 Day. “Those who participate are making a real difference. The Red Cross is an ideal partner to engage people to step forward, and we’re confident that blood donors, volunteers and organizations will answer this call for help while honoring the heroes of 9/11.”
Blood donors of all types – especially those with types AB, O negative, A negative and B negative – and platelet donors are encouraged to give. Type O negative is the universal blood type that can be transfused to patients of any blood type. It is often used to treat trauma patients and is always in demand by hospitals.
Those who would like to observe the 9/11 National Day of Service and Remembrance by donating blood or platelets are encouraged to make an appointment. For more information and donation locations, visit www.redcrossblood.org/donation-centers/pnw.