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Food pantry scores during Civil War

by: TIDINGS PHOTO: VERN UYETAKE - Nine-year-old Jacob Rice tries to predict the number of pieces of candy in the Oregon and Oregon State footballs as part of the library's buildup to the Civil War game.The West Linn Public Library wanted residents to show their school pride while collecting donations for the West Linn Food Pantry.

Between Nov. 23 and 30, residents could choose their side at the then-upcoming Oregon State University Beavers and University of Oregon Ducks football game.

by: TIDINGS PHOTO: VERN UYETAKE - The library held a competition to see which team's food barrel would collect the most food donations.

During the canned food drive, residents could place their donations in a bin decorated for the Beavers or one decorated for the Ducks. Apparently more Beavers fans visit the library as they won with three-quarters of a barrel of food, and the Ducks were not far behind with a half barrel of food.

Library patrons could also predict the final score for the Nov. 29 Civil War football game. However, no one came even close. Either they had Beavers winning with 37.5 percent of the vote or a total Ducks blowout with 62.5 percent of the vote. The actual score was 36-35 in favor of the Ducks.

Downstairs in the children’s area, there were two small football-shaped gumball machines, one filled with green and yellow candy and one filled with orange and black candy. The lucky winners who guessed correctly the number of candies got to take the gumball machines home.

The Ducks football had 638 candies, and Beth DeVogele was the winner. The Beavers football had 825 candies, and Jadyn Dewey was the proud recipient.

by: TIDINGS PHOTO: VERN UYETAKE - Library users could make their prediction on how many touchdowns each team would score.

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