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Lions Club hosts Tucker-Maxon 'ice cream social'

DAVID F. ASHTON - Opera a  la Carte singers baritone Erik Hundtoft and soprano Catherine Olson perform their duet, Papageno/Papagena, from Mozarts Magic Flute, for the students and parents of Holgate Boulevards Tucker-Maxon School on September 9th. An activity featuring music and ice cream was the after-school activity at the Reed neighborhood’s Tucker-Maxon School on Friday, September 9.

It happened for the cultural enrichment of the students and families – as well as a fundraiser for the Lake Oswego Lions Club’s project of building outdoor tables for the Holgate Boulevard school’s patio.

“Activities like these meet the goals of our organization, because our outreach is focused on speech and hearing,” the club’s vice president, Dean Surface, told THE BEE.

“We’ve formed a really good relationship with the school,” Surface said. “One of the students enrolled here accompanied us for our Fourth of July parade in Lake Oswego!”

The entertainment portion of the activity was provided by Portland Opera’s “Opera a la Carte” outreach program, inspired by Portland’s food cart culture, with a new mobile performance truck that brings opera directly into the community in pop-up performances.

“It’s awesome to have an organization like the Lake Oswego Lions Club supporting our school,” smiled Tucker-Maxon School Principal Linda Goodwin.

“This relationship gives a real community feel, to have them come out and support our school,” Goodwin commented. “It’s good for the kids to see some older people who are involved in life, having fun, and enjoying weather with the kids, and the Portland Opera.”

Under the shade of the school building and trees, some 60 children and parents enjoyed the pop-up opera show – and the ice cream.