Schools release early next week

West Linn-Wilsonville schools will release students early on Oct. 30 as teachers spend the afternoon on professional development activities. Contact your child’s school for information about release time and bus schedules.

Wear pink to the WLHS-Lakeridge game

Pink is the color to wear to the Oct. 25 football game between West Linn and Lakeridge. It’s the annual Pink Out event, sponsored by the school’s leadership class, and attendees will have a chance to buy raffle tickets to win gift cards, massages, hair cuts and more from West Linn organizations.

All proceeds will be donated to a local organization called Breast Friends, a nonprofit organization aimed at improving the lives of female breast cancer patients. The game starts at 7 p.m. at WLHS. Attendees are asked to wear pink to the game to show support for the cause.

Buy Debs poinsettias for the holidays

West Linn High School’s dance team is selling poinsettias to raise money for competitions and costumes. Available in red, white and pink, the plants cost $16 for medium and $24 for large sizes.

Orders are due by Oct. 25 and plants will be available after Nov. 20. To place your order, contact your favorite West Linn Debutante or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Delivery arrangements will be made at the time you place your order.

Support Stafford with purchases

Before you buy a Halloween costume at the store or order online, check out the prices at If you use the promo code FUN503, Stafford Primary School’s PTSA will receive 15 percent of all sales.

Costumes for all ages, from infants through adult, are available. Funds received from costume sales will be used to support the school’s international service project.

Wine raffle to benefit WLHS seniors

The West Linn Lions Service Club is holding its annual wine raffle in hopes of raising more than $6,000 for its 2013 scholarship drive. All proceeds will go toward scholarships for students graduating in June 2014.

During the past eight years, the Lions have granted more than $46,000 in scholarships to West Linn students majoring in education, health care and technology as well as those with special needs and outstanding community service backgrounds.

The Lions are selling 700 raffle tickets at $10 per ticket or $100 for 11 tickets, with 36 winners to be drawn at the November club meeting. Winners need not be present to win. The first ticket drawn will receive wine valued at $275; later winners will receive wine valued at $100. The total retail value of the 24 cases that will be raffled is more than $5,400.

Contact Ron Adams, WL Lions Raffle chairman, at 503-636-8444 or approach any West Linn Lions club member to purchase raffle tickets.

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