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Libkes to benefit from OC breakfast

At least 200 people are expected to attend a pancake breakfast next week at the McLoughlin Place assisted-living facility to benefit the family of Oregon City Reserve Officer Robert Libke, who died in the line of duty last month.

Take-out and drive-through service will be available, so it’s likely that many more locals will participate. From 7 to 9 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 10, at McLoughlin Place, 1153 Molalla Ave., Clackamas firefighters will stand outside with boots to collect suggested donations of $8.

Space also will be available for community members to sit down for an old-fashioned breakfast of pancakes, scrambled eggs, bacon, coffee and juice.

During the search for Miranda Gaddis and Ashley Pond in 2002, and whose bodies were later discovered murdered by Ward Weaver, McLoughlin Place raised thousand of dollars. The senior-living facility also put on a big fundraiser for law-enforcement efforts after 9/11.

McLoughlin Place Marketing Director Mary O’Dell, who’s organizing the event with Debra Jones of Stitch N Embroidery, said she’s been amazed by how the “tight, close community” of Oregon City has rallied around the fallen officer.

“It’s rewarding to put on this event because I’m so impressed by the outpouring of support from the community, and everyone seems to want to pitch in and be a part of it,” O’Dell said.

Libke’s death was a big loss for the community, and as a key part of the community, the Oregon City Chamber of Commerce has sponsored the event, said membership coordinator Karin Morey. Chamber employees are working with members to gather volunteers and food donations. Portland Catering Company already has promised to donate the bacon. Contact 503-656-1619 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more information.