Thursday, November 3, 2005
September 10, 2005
New and familiar ways to help victims of Hurricane Katrina are emerging in Hood River County.
Hood River County School District has reactivated Project Pencil, a supply drive first held in 2003 for children in Iraq.
Windermere/Glenn Taylor Real Estate is holding a donation drive at its offices in Hood River (504 Cascade), The Dalles (312 E. 3rd St.), Bingen-White Salmon (900 W. Steuben), as well as in Stevenson, Goldendale, and Maupin. Through Sept. 23, bring new or gently used clothing to any of the Windermere locations, weekdays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Hood River News begins “Goals for the Gulf,” a fund-raiser done in association with the athletes of Hood River Valley, Horizon, and Cascade Locks high schools. Please see Local sports to help Katrina relief for details.
School superintendent Pat Evenson-Brady announced the renewal of Project Pencil on Thursday. Students, staff and parents will collect money for school supplies for homeless students and school staff who are trying to establish new classrooms away from New Orleans.
Hood River Schools enacted Project Pencil in 2003 for National Guard soldiers deployed to give to Iraqi school children.
Evenson-Brady has asked principals to save space in their schools to collect donated supplies and to gather donated money. Project Pencil will run through the first week in October.
Students are also being encouraged to write notes to children victimized by Hurricane Katrina and its aftermath.
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"The tangled skirt" opens run at unique venue
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