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Sherwood Chamber of Commerce to host monthly breakfast, ribbon cutting in May

The Sherwood Area Chamber of Commerce will host its monthly breakfast from 7:30 to 9 a.m. Tuesday, May 13 at the Sherwood Community Senior Center, 21907 S.W. Sherwood Blvd.

RSVP to the Chamber office by calling 503-625-7800 or by sending an e-mail to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .. The cost for the breakfast is $10.

On Tuesday, May 15, from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m., the Chamber will host a ribbon cutting ceremony at Sherwood Family Medicine, 20015 S.W. Pacific Highway, Suite 221, Sherwood. For more information, call 503-625-2848.

Clothing store owners sponsor food drive

In an effort to support the local Oregon Food Bank, Langer Plaza shopping center retailers Casual Style and The Boutique joined forces in an unique promotion to both raise awareness and 300 pounds of food.

'I was shopping in a Tualatin center one morning and came across a lady looking through a garbage can,' said Ginny Stroupe, Sherwood resident and owner of the Boutique. 'I figured she was looking for cans, but when I saw her drinking from the recently discarded coffee cups, I was shocked. You just don't see that type of behavior on this side of the metropolitan area.'

Stroupe felt compelled to do something. She called the Oregon Food Bank and soon after contacted her business neighbor, Tami Spath of Casual Style. Spath and Stroupe brainstormed the concept of offering an incentive to their customers: throughout May, shoppers donating two cans of food will receive a 10-percent discount at both stores. Patrons bringing in more four or more cans can receive a maximum discount of 20 percent.

'The economy is tough,' explains Spath. 'As a small business owner, I see the impact on my store. And it makes sense: People are not able to spend as much on items such as new clothes when gas and other essentials become more expensive. Ginny and I hope that the local community can use the promotion to support the local economy while at the same time benefitting a worthy local cause.'

The stores are located on Langer Drive, a center off of Highway 99 and Sherwood Drive.

Old Town businesses participate in May 10 art walk

A total of 15 Old Town Sherwood businesses will participate in this month's Second Saturday Art Walk on May 10. Head into Old Town from 1 to 4 p.m. that day to visit local businesses and meet with at least 10 local artists.