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Sandy High Key Club raises money with BBQ

Sandy High School’s Key Club will hold a general fundraiser dinner from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Saturday, May 3, at SHS, 37550 Bell St.

The event will take place in the upper commons.

Buster’s Barbecue will cater the dinner. There also will be a raffle and silent auction.

Tickets are $10 pre-sale or $15 at the door.

Tickets can be ordered before the event by contacting a Key Club member or calling 503-444-1156.

Kelso School raises money through books

Kelso Elementary will hold its annual spring book fair from Monday, April 28, through Friday, May 2.

The book fair will be open during recess and briefly right after school. It also will be open during STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) night Thursday, May 1, starting at 5:30 p.m.

The funds raised from the book fair will be used to buy new books for Kelso’s library.

Kelso is also raffling off a Traeger Texas Grill during the same week.

Tickets are $5 and are available for purchase in Kelso’s office during school hours.

A winner will be drawn Thursday, May 1, at STEM night. Entrants do not need to be present to win.

The funds raised from the raffle will be used to buy computers and supplies.

Diversity Career and Job Fair hailed a success

The first-ever Diversity Career and Job Fair at Mt. Hood Community College attracted more than 1,300 job seekers, 20 community resources, several chambers of commerce and 60 employers from a broad range of industries.

“Job seekers were pleased with this year’s turnout of employers from diverse industries and the new focus of the fair, highlighting their diverse skills and backgrounds,” said Bhaktirose Dawdy, one of the event organizers.

MHCC’s annual spring career fair — renamed and refocused this year as the Diversity Career and Job Fair — is the largest such event in east Multnomah County.

It provides opportunities for career exploration, networking with local businesses and connecting with community resources.