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SUBMITTED PHOTO - From left, David Boden, Rachel Winningham and Greg Bisbjerg of Lake Oswego Interact Club visited Office Max and Walmart in Gladstone and spent two hours on Aug. 28 buying school supplies for Oregon City's homeless schoolchildren. They donated three backpacks full of supplies.

LO Interact buys school supplies for kids

The Lake Oswego Interact Club, a high school affiliate of the Rotary Club, recently has completed a couple of big service projects benefitting children.

As representatives for their club, Greg Bisbjerg, Rachel Winningham and David Boden visited Office Max and Walmart in Gladstone and spent two hours on Aug. 28 buying school supplies for Oregon City’s homeless schoolchildren. When they were done, they had enough to fill 12 backpacks with Crayola markers, colored pencils, paper, binders, scissors and more, Rotarian Ted Ricks says.

On Aug. 4, Interact Club volunteers devoted two hours to the Oregon Food Bank, sorting food for distribution to the Portland metro area. The Food Bank provides emergency food to people who are hungry through its network of hunger-relief agencies; about 270,000 people per month depend on the emergency food boxes, and 92,000 of those people are children.

The Food Bank accepts donations and collects discarded groceries from stores including Fred Meyer and from restaurants. The volunteers picked through donated cans, bags, bottles and boxes to choose the safest and healthiest food for families in need. Club members packed 570 pounds of food, which makes up 4,751 meals. That worked out to be 226 meals per volunteer, says Bailey Buchanan, Lake Oswego Interact publicity officer.

Email users beware

A new website, lakeridgepacers.com, is not affiliated with Lakeridge High School or the Lake Oswego School District.

An email announcing the new website has been circulating and is signed by Jack Londgren and Rob Monster of DigitalTown.com.

“Do not respond to anything from this website,” says Lakeridge Athletic Director Ian O’Brien.

The official website for Lakeridge High School athletics is www.lakeridgeathletics.com. The official website for Lake Oswego High School athletics is www.lolakers.com.

LOSD Citizens Academy apps due soon

Lake Oswego School District is looking for residents who want to learn more about how local schools tick.

Citizens Academy offers an overview of district roles and governance; school funding, finance and the budget process; curriculum and instruction; facilities; and services.

Applications are open to all who live in the district; 40 applicants will be chosen per session, which are held on Thursdays.

The fall session will be at Lakeridge High School, 1235 Overlook Drive, and will be held from 6-8 p.m. on Oct. 1, 8, 15 and 22. The spring session will be at Lake Oswego High School, 2501 Country Club Road, and will be held from 4-6 p.m. on April 7, 14, 21 and 28, according to the district’s website.

Applications for the fall session are due by Sept. 23; the deadline for the spring session is March 30, 2016.

For more information, visit bit.ly/1L2WVnh.

Pacers put on show

Lakeridge grads Andrew Provost and Chance Robb will be putting on a classic/alternative rock cover concert at Lake Oswego Public Golf Course, 17525 Stafford Road. Provost, Robb and drummer Henry Robins, who attended Milwaukie's La Salle High, comprise the band, called The Spinning Spokes. The group plays 5-7 p.m. this Friday, Sept. 4.