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School briefs for Nov. 23

Equestrian team plans breakfast

Centennial High School's equestrian team is raising money through a breakfast at Applebee's, 489 N.W. Burnside Road, Gresham, from 8 to 10 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 26.

Tickets are $5 and can be purchased ahead of time or at the door. Door prizes will be given away.

All proceeds offset the cost of participating in equestrian events.

Butler Creek to host Saturday with Santa

Butler Creek Elementary School, 2789 S.W. Butler Road, will host its annual Saturday with Santa and Holiday Bazaar from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 3.

There will be crafts, breakfast, pictures with Santa, entertainment and a Scholastic Book Fair.

If you're interested in being a vendor, email Michelle Merrill at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Oliver parents offer Christmas trees for sale

The Parents Club at Oliver Elementary School, 15840 S.E. Taylor St., Portland, is selling Christmas trees, as well as hosting a Crafters Fair, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 3, in the cafeteria.

Santa Claus will visit, and there will be concessions and a book fair. The trees cost between $15 and $25.

For more information, call Denise McIntyre at 503-550-8258 to order a tree, and they'll be delivered to the school either Dec. 3, 10 or 17.

College names new foundation board members

The Mt. Hood Community College Foundation has announced new officers to its board of directors.

Tom Perrick, vice president, government relations at JPMorgan Chase and Co., will serve as board president.

Nancy Jaksich, owner of Suburban Auto Group, will serve as vice president.

Kathy Toynbee, general manager at Rip Caswell Studio, will serve as secretary.

Greg Mettler, certified public accountant, will serve as treasurer.

In addition, the foundation has announced the following new board members: Jeff Akers, from Kaiser Permanente; Gretchen Nichols, from Legacy Mount Hood Medical Center; and Casey Ryan, from Riverview Community Bank.

The foundation is a nonprofit organization established in 1969 to receive, hold and disburse private funds in support of the college's educational programs and students. Its mission is to be 'a unifying force providing resources vital to quality education and community life.'

To learn more about the foundation, call 503-491-7206 or visit mhcc.edu/foundation.

Soroptimists offer grants to nonprofits and schools

Soroptimist International of Gresham has announced the availability of grant funds for 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations and schools for project or program support.

These projects must align with the Soroptimists' mission of 'improving the lives of women and children through financial and service support.'

All applications will be evaluated against the mission and other criteria described on the Community Grant Process and Application form. Projects will be accepted for amounts up to $10,000.

Applications must be received by Tuesday, Dec. 20. Copies of the application form can be found on the website at sigresham.org. For more information, call Kate Allister at 503-618-6981.