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Battle Ground club lift spirits with ‘birthday bags’

The Columbian

BATTLE GROUND — The Battle Ground Chapter of the General Federation of Women’s Clubs has developed what they call “tailgate” projects during the pandemic. “The moniker was chosen because project collections and donations are brought by members to a designated member’s vehicle at a specified outdoor location and within a designated time frame,” a news release said. The most recent project, called Birthday Bags, was held Oct. 22 at an outdoor shelter where members put together bags that included a cake mix, canned frosting, candles, sprinkles, a teddy bear and party favors. Distribution will be made through the North County Community Food Bank and Battle Ground Public Schools’ Family and Community Resource Center. The food bank will receive the first 10 bags in November. Donations will be alternated between the two groups through June 2021. “The donations were later assembled into bags decorated with colorful stickers,” Chairperson Mary Eastman said. “Our goal is to lift their spirits.”