Local news briefs for Nov. 2


Elks host veterans dessert, show

The Gresham Elks Lodge 1805, 3330 N.E. Division St., will hold its annual Veterans Dessert Show at 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 6.

Admission is $5, which covers dessert, punch, coffee and entertainment. All proceeds go toward the purchase of bus passes for the veterans at the Veterans Administration hospital.

This show is sponsored by the 1805 Players Group. For more information, call 503-666-1805, ext. 0.

City receives state fitness award

The city of Troutdale recently received the Oregon Governor's Fitness Leadership award during the Oregon Mayor's Association conference in Bend in recognition of the city's popular karate and taekwondo programs.

Troutdale, the only city in East County with a full-time recreation program for children and adults, was one of three cities chosen out of 242 cities across the state to receive the award.

Karate instructor Andrea Jackson and taekwondo instructor Ronna Rothenberger will be acknowledged at the Tuesday, Nov. 8, City Council meeting.

Kiwanis host Veterans Day breakfast

The Columbia River Gorge Kiwanis Club is hosting its annual Veterans Day breakfast from 7 to 11 a.m. Friday, Nov. 11, in the Corbett Schools Multipurpose Room, 35800 E. Historic Columbia River Highway.

Active military personnel and veterans will be admitted free. General admission is $6 for adults, $4 for children ages 6-12 and free for children 5 and younger. Military displays and patriotic music will help honor veterans and military personnel for their service.

For more information about the breakfast or the Kiwanis Club, call Michael Orelove at 503-703-4495.

Wood Village closes park playground

The playground at the Donald L. Robertson Park in Wood Village is closed through Thursday, Nov. 3, for resurfacing to provide a safer surface for all children to enjoy.

This project was funded in part by a Community Development Block Grant.