Wednesday, October 10, 2001
Two Hood River restaurants will participate in national "Dine for America" day Oct. 11. Shari's and the Red Carpet Inn will donate proceeds from sales that day to the American Red Cross Disaster Relief Fund aimed at helping victims of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks.
The idea was conceived by a Seattle restaurant corporation shortly after Sept. 11 and, since then, more than 5,000 food service businesses across the country have joined the effort. The fundraiser is expected to bring in more than $8 million nationwide, with more than $50,000 coming from Oregon restaurants.
Oregon Restaurant Association president Mike McCallum said that responding establishments "have come from the entire cross section of Oregon's food and beverage industry, including fine dining and family casual establishments to fast food and bar-tavern-lounge businesses."
McCallum said that enlisting of more restaurant participants will continue in the coming days. Residents are encouraged to support participating restaurants on Oct. 11. A listing of all supporting restaurants can be found online at:
Local Girl Scout Troop No. 30 has organized "Babysitting for America" to raise money for victims of the terrorist attacks. Troop members offer babysitting for kids ages 2-8 on Friday nights from 5:30 to 9:30 p.m. beginning Oct. 12 and continuing through mid-December at May Street Elementary School. They will provide crafts, games, healthy snacks, a G-rated movie and story time. Donations of $2 per hour will go to East Coast relief efforts. For information and reservations call Sandi Hansen at 386-2501 or Jo Ann Pollack at 387-3225.
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Director Judie Hanel presents the Steve Braunstein play “The Tangled Skirt” in an unusual theatrical setting, River Daze Café. Here, Bailey Brice (Bruce Howard) arrives at a small town bus station and has a fateful encounter with Rhonda Claire (Desiree Amyx Mackintosh). Small talk turns into a deadly game of cat and mouse and both seek advantage. The actors present the story as a staged reading in the café, where large windows and street lights lend themselves to the bus station setting, according to Hanel. Performances are 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 28, Saturday, Sept. 30 and Sunday, Oct. 1. (There is no Friday performance.) Tickets available at the door or Waucoma Bookstore: $15 adults, $12 seniors and children under 15. No children under 9. Enlarge