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Letters - July 28, 2011

Lions say thanks for support on the Fourth of July

To the Editor:

The Lake Oswego Lions Club would like to thank the Lake Oswego community for making this year's Fourth of July Pancake Breakfast one of the best ever. This year over 2,500 enjoyed a hearty breakfast while visiting with neighbors and making new friends. The weather was perfect, the music delightful and the crowd was gracious while waiting in line. We look forward to seeing everyone again next year!

Special thanks go out to Wizer's Foods, Alpenrose Dairy, Starbucks Coffee, Glenmore Farms, The Stafford and Lakeridge Summer Baseball. Without their support, this year's event would not have been possible.

The money raised on the Fourth of July this year will help local charities such as the Lake Oswego Adult Community Center Meals Network Program, Boy Scouts of America, Campfire Council and the Salvation Army. Donations will also be made to Lions International, Oregon Sight and Hearing, Guide Dogs for the Blind, Gales Creek Camp for Diabetic Children, Clackamas Women's Shelter and Special Olympics.

Our motto is 'We Serve' and we are delighted to be a part of such a caring community.

For those interested in learning more about the Lake Oswego Lions and how you can participate in the next Fourth of July Pancake Breakfast, please call Barbara Buckley at 503-635-4649 or Dave George at 503-579-5108. You are also invited to visit our weekly meeting at the Oswego Heritage House on Wednesdays at noon.

Eric Weberg

President,

Lake Oswego Lions Club

Duo from Ace went above and beyond call of duty

To the Editor:

One of the joys of living in a small town is getting to know the merchants you deal with.

Recently Gary and Steve at Lake Oswego Ace Hardware, across from Albertson's on State Street, went above and beyond the call of duty to make sure the new drip system for my planters worked properly.

First, Gary spent an hour and a half with me to select the various components for the system and boost my confidence that I could, in fact install this system. I did, but there were some parts that leaked, so he made a housecall - on the Fourth of July no less - to check it out. He came back after work the same day, with Steve, his boss. They then made yet another trip the next day with a different part to complete the work.

This is the kind of service that makes for a strong community. Thanks guys!

Jan Castle

Lake Oswego

Thanks to Bryan T. Robinson for fundraising story

To the Editor:

Thank you so much for the lovely article in (last Thursday's) Review and Tidings about bridging communities though art and agriculture. I believe that we are going to have a well- attended event in large measure because of this piece.

Bryan (T. Robinson) was a very good interviewer and his writing is exceptional. A tip of the hat to Bryan and I hope that his career in writing takes him to his highest goals.

Thanks once again for the support,

Roberta Schwarz

West Linn

Editor's note: Schwarz is referring to Bryan T. Robinson's story, 'Fiala Farms bridges the community' from the July 21 newspapers).