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PAGE elects new officers

The Performing Arts Group of Estacada (PAGE) has elected new leadership in its biannual officer election.

Starting Jan. 1, Julie Hamer will serve as president, Cinnamon Sampair will be secretary and Jerry Polzin will be treasurer.

Chamber puts together new directory

The Estacada Area Chamber of Commerce is preparing to release a new directory with a map of Estacada, general information about the town, free alphabetical listings of chamber members with contact information and paid advertising.

Call the chamber at 503-630-3483 for more information or to place an ad before Dec. 5.

Food Bank, Community Center get boost from county

The Estacada Area Food Bank and Friends of the Estacada Community Center were awarded $2,000 grants from Clackamas County for their work serving vulnerable populations.

The Clackamas County Board of Commissioners announced that $200,000 in grants had been distributed to organizations throughout the county that serve struggling populations as a part of the Small Grants Program, now in its sixth year.

The grants were awarded to 37 of 88 nonprofit organizations that had applied for grants in July and August.

The successful recipients had to demonstrate the ability to become self-supporting or that the funds were necessary for a “much-needed one-time expense.”

Groups that were awarded grants are required to demonstrate how the funds are used.

According to Dylan Blaylock, Clackamas County community relations specialist, the Estacada Area Food Bank was awarded $2,000 to purchase enough food “to help continue feeding 926 people in Estacada, Eagle Creek and Colton.”

The Friends of the Estacada Community Center received $2,000 to purchase 4,000 meals for seniors, disabled people and low-income residents of Estacada, Eagle Creek and Colton.

DEFY switches to quarterly meetings

Drug-free Estacada Families and Youth Director Susie Tracy announced in an email that the coalition will now meet quarterly rather than monthly.

Upcoming scheduled meetings are from 3-4:30 p.m. Tuesdays, Jan. 20, April 21 and July 21, at the Estacada Public Library.

Estacada has new tourism website

Estacada Area Chamber of Commerce Administrator Connie Redmond announced that the city of Estacada, the chamber and the chamber’s Tourism Committee have completed a website “dedicated to attracting visitors to the city of Estacada and surrounding area.”

The Clackamas County Department of Tourism provided funding for the new website.

Local graphic designer and photographer Peggy Price of Price Designs built and designed the site.

Estacada’s new tourism website is up and running at www.visitestacada.org, though businesses and recreational activities will continue to be added.

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