For April 4

The bulletin board from the April 4 edition of The Post.

Sandy pool has grand (re)opening

The Olin Y. Bignall Aquatic Center, now under management of Oregon Swim Camp Inc., will celebrate its new operators and vision for the future with a grand reopening celebration from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, April 14, at the pool, 39055 Pleasant St.

The 'swimming fair' will feature information on programs, aquatic presentations, free refreshments and door prizes. For more information, call the pool at 503-668-440.

Welches' book fair needs help

The Welches Grade School book fair needs volunteers to help during various time intervals between now and Friday, April 6. The school needs a volunteer each for the 8:30 to 9:30 a.m., 11:30 to 1 p.m. and 2:30 to 4 p.m. time lots on Thursday, April 5.

Also needed are two volunteers for the 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. time slot and one person for 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday, April 6. Call Lori Thompson at 503-622-5616 or the school at 503-622-3165 to help.

Health seminar at Hood View

A four-week Coronary Health Improvement Project (CHIP) will take place April 15 through May 10 at Hood View Seventh-day Adventist Church, 26775 S.E. Kelso Road in Boring.

Those interested in learning more about how to reduce their risk for heart disease, high blood pressure, diabetes, high cholesterol, obesity, cancer, arthritis, depression and more are invited to attend one of the preliminary informational and registration sessions April 2, 5 or 10 from 7 to 8 p.m.

The seminar is free to the public. Free health screenings will take place from 6 to 9 a.m. Friday, April 13, and Friday, May 11. Call 503-658-2329 for more information.

Got a freezer?

Sandy High School's Pioneer Booster Club needs a stand-up freezer or small chest freezer for concessions storage. Anyone who has a new or used freezer to donate is asked to call Courtney Murphy at 503-668-8011.

Mountain Festival seeking vendors

The Sandy Mountain Festival is accepting applications for Art and Craft vendors to participate in the 2007 festival.

Interested parties may obtain an application and artist guidelines by sending a self-addressed stamped envelope to: Sandy Mountain Festival, Attn: Artist Applications, P.O. Box 549, Sandy, 97055. Applications must be received by March 31.

Visit for downloadable applications or more information.

Festival seeks royalty

The Sandy Mountain Festival Five Generation Court would like your help in honoring five outstanding ladies of the Sandy community by selecting them for the 2007 Queen's Court.

To be eligible, the queen and princesses must have lived in the Sandy area for at least five years, they or their family must be active in the community, and they must be willing to represent Sandy. Nominations for queen (age 70 and older) and the four princesses (ages 46 to 69, 21 to 45, 14 to 20 and 7 to 13) must be sent to Joan Parker, 13220 SE 362nd Ave., Boring, 97009, by March 31.

Visit for downloadable applications or more information.

Parade entrants needed to 'Strike up the Band'

The Sandy Mountain Festival is accepting applications for its 2007 parade. This year's theme is 'Strike Up the Band.'

To obtain a parade application, send a self-addressed stamped envelope to: Sandy Mountain Festival, Attn: Parade, P.O. Box 549, Sandy, 97055. Applications must be received by June 15, 2007.

Visit for downloadable applications or more information.

'Play Games, Build Dreams' for Cottrell students

The Cottrell Community Club is looking for local businesses to help make its April 14 Casino Night fund-raiser a success by donating goods and services.

The event, a night of casino-type gaming to be held at the Sandy VFW Hall, 38452 Proctor Blvd., will raise money for a new, safer, splinter-free playground at Cottrell Elementary School.

In addition to donating prize items, businesses are invited to sponsor game tables for $250. Sponsorship would give a business maximum exposure as well as two of the $25 event tickets. Learn more about this fun and important event in coming editions of The Post.

For more information on donating and/or tickets, call Amy Byron at 503-668-9410.

Locals needed for exchange program

ASSE International Student Exchange Programs are seeking volunteers to serve as area representatives in their local community.

ASSE provides academic year, semester and short-term exchange programs in the United States for high school-aged students from around the world. Students are 15 to 18 years old, have passed a series of academic and character requirements and are anxiously awaiting an opportunity to embark on their American adventure.

Representatives recruit and screen prospective host families, interview students to study abroad and supervise the visiting exchange students in their community. Representatives are reimbursed for all expenses and are provided with some travel opportunities.

Call Bonnie at 541-514-4565 or 1-800-733-2773 for more information.

Help Sandy's Meals-On-Wheels

The Sandy Senior Center is looking for drivers to deliver hot lunches in the Sandy/Boring area. Meals are delivered Monday through Friday. The time commitment for drivers is 1-1/2 hours (generally 10:30 a.m. to noon) one day a week. Drivers usually deliver the same route on the same day each week. Training is provided, and mileage reimbursement is available on request.

Interested persons should call the center at 503-668-5569 or Grace Reich, driver coordinator for Meals-On-Wheels, at 503-668-6590. On-call substitute and inclement weather drivers also are needed.

Recycle those old cell phones

Help the Sandy High School Key Club and Youth-to-Youth Club by giving them your old cell phone. This ongoing fund-raiser supports the activities of the two student service clubs, and 10 percent of proceeds go to Clackamas Women's Services, a shelter for battered women.

Phones and phone batteries (no accessories, please) may be dropped off at the Sandy High School Athletic Office (Room 26) or Room 14, as well as Mountain Moka, 17450 Meinig Ave.

Donations are welcome anytime. Call 503-668-8011, ext. 211, for more information.

Seeking Welches alums

Alumni of Welches Grade School are planning a 'mountain kids' reunion for July 12, and they need help finding classmates and friends.

The reunion committee seeks the following people: Joanne Walsh, Virginia and Paul George, Geraldine or Eddie Shank, Shari North, the Robinsons (Forrest, Wally and Shirley), Jim Kempster, Dana or Jim Bartley, Donna Morgan, Jim and Judy Odea, Joyce Bailey Predmore and Rita Gamble Smith.

Those individuals, or people who know how to reach them, are encouraged to contact Gordon 'Winfrey' Denton at 503-646-9327 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., or Call Susan (Rogers) Harris at 503-646-4395.

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