Washougal — A $500 donation from Lacamas Community Credit Union will support booster club activities at Cape Horn-Skye Elementary School. Lacamas Community Credit Union Consumer Loan Manager Leann Wilkins presented the money to Booster Club President Jean Collins at a March 20 school assembly.
Washougal — Gause Elementary School social worker Julie Bristol told students that she had a single birthday wish: Collect enough food donations to carry the school's Weekend Backpack Program for hungry families through the rest of the school year.
Arnada: Nearly 400 people took part in a fundraiser for Vancouver-based Pink Lemonade Project, raising $195,000 to better the lives of those with breast cancer. The March 22 Pink Glow event at the Leftbank Annex in Portland was dubbed a "party with a purpose." Guests dined, bid on auction items and danced into the night. The donated money will benefit the nonprofit group's programs, including educational efforts, retreats and mentorship, as well as the new Lemon Drops program, which will provide child care to women undergoing breast cancer treatment.
Columbia Way — The Christensen Shipyards warehouse was the setting March 15 for an interactive display of Clark College student endeavors in STEM fields: science, technology, engineering and math. The Clark College Foundation designed the event to show local businesspeople how the college prepares its students for STEM careers. Guests learned about student projects such as water clocks made out of coconuts and bamboo; a rocket that's part of a NASA competition; software for identifying license plates; DNA sampling; chocolate-chip cookie weighing; and more. Guests also had the opportunity to see the three-story-tall yachts in the warehouse. Learn more about the foundation and its efforts at clarkcollegefoundation.org.
Salmon Creek – Alki Middle School students heard from nearly 30 local professionals — including a psychologist, a dentist and an airline captain — Wednesday morning at the school's Career Day event. Each of the guests gave four 20-minute presentations about their careers, followed by a few minutes for questions. The format allowed Alki students to choose four career talks, based on each student's interests. School officials said the event helps middle-school students learn about a variety of professions, better preparing them to select a potential career path by their first year of high school.
Salmon Creek — On March 13, Cascade Flooring America helped put a floor under — and a roof over — women and families in need of housing. The store on Northeast Highway 99 held its eighth annual benefit auction and raised $18,000 for Second Step Housing, a nonprofit agency that helps women out of homelessness. More than 100 people attended the event, which featured music and food, as well as donated auction items. Second Step client Alicia Fletty, now a certified nursing assistant and student at Clark College, shared her story of recovery and success.
Hazel Dell — A Vancouver woman won $50,000 on a Washington Lottery scratch-off game and says she plans to spend part of the money on her family, a Disneyland trip and laptops for her grandchildren. Frances Delaplaine bought her winning ticket while shopping with her husband on March 22 at a local 7-Eleven. She told lottery officials that she plays lottery games three to five times a week but has only ever won small amounts until now.
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