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Trinity Lutheran to host Advent Festival Nov. 17

Trinity Lutheran Church, 507 W. Powell Blvd., will celebrate its annual Advent Festival from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 17.

This family event features crafts children can make for Christmas. Young people will serve a chilidog lunch, and the women of the church will offer baked goods.

The women also will have small items such as napkins and cards for sale. The Fiddlers will entertain with music.

Adults can create an evergreen centerpiece or wreath with the help of Wendall Cook from Nancy’s Floral.

The Star Walk allows winners to select a sweet treat to take home.

For more information, call 503-665-3197 or visit trinitylutherangresham.org.

Poverty summit focuses on partnerships

With 16 percent of East County living below the poverty level, the organizers of an annual poverty summit are trying stay focused on hope.

The fifth annual KEY Poverty Summit, an opportunity to discuss the needs of impoverished citizens with service organizations, churches and community members, is from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, Nov. 17, at Mountainview Christian Church, 1890 N.E. Cleveland Ave., Gresham.

This year’s summit focuses on partnerships, with organizations presenting about their programs and how others can support them. Lunch will be provided between noon and 1 p.m.

To register, visit mvclive.com or call 503-907-2918. For information, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Quinby, Tlustos-Arnold lead in unofficial election

As of unofficial election results released at 5 p.m. Wednesday, Ken Quinby and Tamie Tlustos-Arnold were winning Position 2 and 6 on the Fairview City Council.

In the race for Position 2, Quinby held the lead at 49.89 percent, or 1,320 votes, ahead of Barbara Jones with 49.09 percent, or 1,299 votes. That’s a difference of 21 votes.

Tamie Tlustos-Arnold leads for Position 6 with 49.88 percent, or 1,273 votes, ahead of Brian Cooper at 48.90 percent, or 1,248 votes. That’s a difference of 25 votes.

A spokesman for the Multnomah County Elections Office said some ballots are yet to be counted, and he expects some of those may involve races in Fairview.

While the remaining uncounted ballots are unlikely to change the outcome of the races, it’s still too close to call. Multnomah County was planning to release another round of revised results at 5 p.m. Thursday.

Soroptimist International taking grant applications

Soroptimist International of Gresham is accepting applications for three grants for women and girls between Dec. 3 and Dec. 14. Awards will be presented March 7 at a reception in Gresham, with first place recipients going on to regional and national awards.

Dec. 3 deadline

Violet Richardson Award — Recognizes girls age 14-17 engaged in significant volunteer work with a focus on making their community and world a better place to live. Volunteer work benefiting girls and women will receive preference. Grants of $1,500 and $1,000 to first and second-place recipients.

Rudy Award — Acknowledges a woman whose personal or professional activities work to improve the lives of women and girls. The $500 award will be rewarded to a charity of the recipient’s choice in their name.

Dec. 14 deadline

Women’s Opportunity Award — Provides women with cash grants to improve their education, skills and employment. Applications must be the primary financial supporter of their family and enrolled in a college or vocational/skills training program. Grants of $3,500 and $2,000 to first- and second-place recipients.

For information or to request an application, call Peggy Johansen at 503-665-8370 or Julie Reed at 503-674-1214.

Completed applications can be submitted online to Julie Reed at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or emailed to P.O. Box 802, Gresham, 97030.



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