Mulino News Dec. 18
Giving Tree for Mulino Families
This year the Mulino Parent Group (MPG) will be working together with the Foothills Community Church to provide Mulino Families in need with Christmas gifts and food baskets. If you would like to help in any way, please contact the Mulino School at 829-6888, and they will let you know the best way to make a donation of either funds, food or gifts.
Santa Comes to Mulino
A recent stop at the Union Mills Feed Store found children eagerly awaiting the arrival of that Jolly Ole' man himself, Santa Clause. He arrived around noon, just in time to enjoy some hot cider and chili being served to those children and their families waiting to whisper in his ear what they wish for Christmas. At Mulino Elementary School some of Santa's helpers set up a Santa's Secret Shop to offer a way for students to get their gift shopping done with secrecy. Each class took turns going through the shop and chose what they wanted. This was also an educational activity that the teachers used to help the students start learning about budgeting, counting money and ways to act in a store setting. Many volunteers from the Mulino Parent Group made this activity possible, and it has become one of the highlights of the children's year.
Recent fundraiser success
Because of the great support from the community, and families of Mulino School students, the recently held fundraisers were a big success. Between the pie sale and the Holiday Bazaar, the Mulino Parent Group was able to raise more than $2,500 for the students.
The money they raised goes directly to the students to pay for field trips, artist-in-residence, technology, student rewards and other activities. The school budget doesn't have enough money to fund such activities so anything "extra" needs to come directly from the students and their families. The hard work of the MPG makes it possible for all the children at the school to participate in these special events and activities.
Mulino Hamlet website
The Mulino Hamlet Meeting for December has been canceled. If you haven't checked out the Hamlet of Mulino website, they would like to invite you to do so. It is full of wonderful pictures of the historical people and places that helped start the community and keep it thriving and prospering.
It is found at www.hamletofmulino.us and includes links to the Beavercreek and Molalla Prairie Hamlets, as well as the Molalla River School District, Clackamas County, Molalla Communications, Mulino Elementary, Fire District 73, PGE, Mulino Water District and other local, county and state contacts.