Ford, Gresham High raise $6,700

Gresham Ford, Gresham High School and local citizens raised $6,700 for Gresham High's Spirit Club at a recent test-drive event as part of Ford Motor Company's Drive One 4 UR School program.

More than 230 Gresham-area residents test-drove a Ford vehicle at Gresham Ford on Oct. 15, and Gresham Ford and Ford Motor Company donated $30 for each test drive of a Focus. They also donated $20 for each qualifying test drive of other new vehicles.

'I am so pleased with the turnout and the level of support from the local community. I've never been more proud to be a Ford dealer,' said Laurie Schwarzkopf, project manager at Gresham Ford. 'It was a great opportunity to take a fun, casual drive in one of our vehicles, while giving our students and community a much-needed helping hand.'

'With all the cuts in school budgets, its been important to find creative ways to fund raise,' said Kerry Parmenter, parent volunteer. 'The money raised with Ford will really make a difference to our students.'

Portland Lutheran to host open house

Portland Lutheran School, 740 S.E. 182nd Ave., will host the first of its 2011-12 open houses from 4 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 3.

Portland Lutheran is a pre-kindergarten through 12th grade school dedicated to the intellectual, spiritual and emotional development of its students. This event will focus on the high school curriculum. Portland Lutheran offers academics, arts, athletics, social activities and spiritual education.

For more information, call 503-667-3199, ext. 354, or visit

Crafters invited to sell at Oliver Elementary

Need an outlet to sell your crafts? The Parent Teacher Organization at Oliver Elementary School, 15840 S.E. Taylor St., will host a Holiday Bazaar from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 3, and is renting tables for people to sell their crafts.

Proceeds from table rentals and a raffle will be used to pay for new playground equipment.

Table rentals cost $20 for a 6-foot table with bench; $30 for two 6-foot tables with bench; $20 for a 6-foot area for your own table; or $25 for 8-foot wall space (these spaces are limited).

For more information, call 503-550-8258 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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