Hidden Charitable Trust
honored for providing
The Hidden Charitable Trust was presented the 2008 Clark College Foundation’s Presidential Award last evening for having provided scholarships to over 100 Clark College students over the past 14 years. The award was accepted by Monte and Naomi Hidden.
“Scholarships like those provided by the Hidden family make the critical difference to our students,” says Ara Serjoie, vice president of development for the college foundation. “In addition to paying for tuition and fees, the funds can provide assistance with purchasing tools, equipment, books and materials that are required in many fields of study at Clark College.”
Legacy Salmon Creek Hospital also earned a President’s Award from the foundation for Legacy’s work in helping Clark develop its Medical Radiography program.
First north county business
More than 200 persons and 50 vendors participated in the North Clark County 2008 Business Opportunity Expo in the Clark County Event Center Thursday, reports spokesperson Karen Ciocia.
The four jurisdictions that sponsored the expo, Battle Ground, Ridgefield, La Center and the Port of Ridgefield, have formed a partnership, North County Leadership Council, and are expected to begin planning further meetings to promote economic development for the growing region.
La Center mayor Jim Irish said after the expo: “Simply continuing with the status quo is not an acceptable alternative. The business expo was something new and different. It was an excellent way of focusing the economic development lens on north Clark County.”
Speakers were entrepreneurs Jeff Shafer, CEO and founder of now Ridgefield-based national denim apparel manufacturer Agave, and Jerry Greenfield, co-founder of Ben and Jerry’s Ice Cream.
“The tradeshow gave us a chance to showcase companies that currently do business in north Clark County,” said Battle Ground mayor Mike Ciraulo.
Old-time Barn Dance supports
An old-time barn dance, one of the major Clark County Historical Museum fundraisers of the year, begins with dance lessons at 5 p.m. Saturday, May 31, on the Dick and Bob Colf horse farm on Cedar Creek east of Woodland.
The band Lincoln’s Beard plays for the dance, auction and barbecue. Auctioneer is Tevis Laspa. The dress is casual. Denim and boots are expected to prevail.
Admission is $65 for members of the Clark County Historical Society, $75 for non-members. Guests must be at least 21 years old. For further information, call 993-5679.
Wind Symphony presents
Music celebrating Americana and jazz is being presented in a free concert by the SW Washington Wind Symphony at 3 p.m. Sunday, June 1, in the Mountain View High School auditorium, 1500 SE Blairmont Drive.
Under the direction of Tim Siess and Lewis Norfleet, the 55-member wind symphony shows off music of Duke Ellington, Aaron Copland, Leonard Bernstein, George Gershwin, John Philip Sousa and Leroy Anderson.
For further information, call 574-8386.
YWCA Clark County earned $430,000 from its participation in the 2008 Classic Wines Auction held in Portland last March, reports the Portland-based organization's executive director, Heather Martin. The auction earned over $3 million for five participating organizations, the Clark County YWCA and these Oregon-based agencies: Metropolitan Family Service, New Avenues for Youth, Friends of the Children, and Trillium Family Services. This year was the first time the YWCA was part of the event. It has been invited back for 2009, according to Martin. Kathy Kniep, YWCA executive director, said, “Combined with the YWCA earnings from its May event, Party Like Rockstars, the YWCA will be able to expand its violence prevention work, with the hope that fewer people will need the YWCA’s crisis intervention services.” For further information on the wine auction, go to www.classicwinesauction.com.
Kids 8 to 18 get free airplane rides during Pearson Air Museum’s Open Cockpit Day from 10 to 5 p.m. Saturday, May 31. Admission is $8 for adults; $5 for seniors or persons on military active duty; $3 for children 6 to 12. Visitors may also sit in the open cockpits of airplanes in the museum at 1115 E 5th Street. For further information, call 694-7026. <> A two-day free festival celebrating Columbia River sturgeon is noon to 4 p.m. Saturday, May 31, and Sunday, June 1, in the Vancouver Water Resources Education Center, 4600 SE Columbia Way. This is the 12th year the festival has been sponsored by the City of Vancouver and the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife. Lively presentations, hands-on activities and engaging presentations are promised.
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