Wednesday, November 14, 2001
Last year's number was 450: not a lucky Lottery figure, but the number of families served by the program formerly known as "Toys For Tykes."
With its broadened focus, the county-wide holiday gift program is now known as Hood River County Christmas Project. Next week brings the Thanksgiving holiday and the Nov. 24 sign-up deadline for families and senior citizens in need. Food and toy baskets will be delivered to needy residents. Details on giving and receiving are on page B3.
The project deserves, and will certainly receive, widespread community support; 450 seemed like a large number last holiday season, yet the needs are bound to be as great or greater than in 2001, given the downturn in the economy.
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I Can't Keep Quiet singers at "Citizen Town Hall"
‘I can’t keep quiet,’ sing members of an impromptu choir in front of Hood River Middle School Saturday prior to the citizen town hall for questions to Rep. Greg Walden. The song addresses female empowerment generally and sexual violence implicitly, and gained prominence during the International Women’s Day events in January. The singers braved a sudden squall to finish their song and about 220 people gathered in HRMS auditorium, which will be the scene of the April 12 town hall with Rep. Greg Walden, at 3 p.m. Enlarge