Week of April 16

Thank You, Key Club

To the editor:

On Thursday, March 16, the Molalla Warming Center held their First Annual Volunteer Appreciation Dinner. Approximately 50 people attended.

We want to thank the Molalla High School Key Club for helping with the dinner. It was really nice to have a sit-down dinner with servers. The following Key Club members were on hand that night.

Austin Burley, Helen Daniels, Rylee Elliott, Kaila Howell, Kaylee Nauta, Kurt Potter, Amanda Rieskamp, Audrey Rieskamp, Victor Soriano

It was encouraging to see these students willingly volunteer their time to serve our volunteers. That's the way volunteerism works. These students are the future leaders of Molalla and I think it's safe to say that we're in good hands.

Leota Childress, Chair

Molalla Warming Center Steering Committee

The Adult Center is going strong

To the editor:

Many of you remember a year ago at this time we were losing the Molalla senior center . . . it was hanging on by a thread, and the city of Molalla was in charge. Membership was down, participation low, atmosphere dreary.

Well, I’m here to let you know things have changed. The city of Molalla does not run the center any more. Management is under Director Cecily Rose and her crew.

Many churches have stepped up to help serve meals, and participate wherever they are needed. The Foothills Church has picked up the major responsibility of licensing, and donations are coming in from all over for remodeling, repairing and rejuvenating the Senior Center.

The biggest change has come with the senior center (Molalla Adult Community Center) itself. Cecily Rose greets you with a smile, or a question of the day. She might ask you how you are, what you did, whatever. But the smile is always there. Brittney helps the people get the bus ride to doctors, etc. – help where help is needed.

The senior bus driver Dennis is always helpful and courteous to every rider, concerned and caring about all his passengers. The food servers and organizers are smiling, helpful and caring – that’s what our new senior center is all about.

The feeling is so warm when you go in now; the atmosphere is so open and caring.

It is no wonder membership is rising weekly. Events are being planned by Cecily and her crew months in advance: special breakfasts, tea parties, cruises, luncheons, bazaars and plat sales.

Whatever the event, it is always active and fun, with the people and places to see and do. They are even outreaching to senior residences, to include everyone in the community, sending flyers to Pheasant Pointe, Evergreen Court and Molalla Manor and more.

The Molalla Area Seniors group meets every month to see what they can do to assist the running of the center, and funds go to help keep the grounds clean, planted and kept up. They also help with the costs of special events, and getting out the Senior Newsletter.

Fun and excitement around every corner, if you want to participate and share with your friends. Quilting, exercise, crocheting, knitting, embroidery, writing, computers, card playing, puzzles, whatever you have an interest in, you most likely can find it at the senior center.

Come and join in the fun. And don’t forget to thank the volunteers and the wonderful staff who are helping to make all this possible for our Molalla senior community. They are doing an exceptional job, and we want them to know how much we appreciate all they do for us. Here’s to another great year at the Molalla senior center.

Patricia Torsen,


Orange and Black Fun Run supports MHS athletes May 10

To the editor:

The Orange and Black Boosters would like to thank Hi-School Pharmacy for sponsoring and helping us to bring back individual athlete photos for our spring athletes.

We would also like to thank the following businesses for hosting our athlete signs: Cutting Edge Fitness, Country Value Store, Las Delicias Bakery, RE/MAX, Deardorff 3D LLC, EJK Associates LLC, Little Sweet Peas, and Bentley Feed Store.

May 10 is the date for our Orange and Black Fun Run, Dinner and Auction presented by Seaport Auto Wholesale. Sign-up for the 9 a.m. 5K Fun Run at or pick up a registration form at Cutting Edge Fitness. Cost is $25, $30 day of. $5 discount for families registering 3 or more participants. There is a 1/2 mile free fun run for kids 2-10! Wear your favorite orange and black attire.

Tickets for the auction are $15 each or 2/$25 and can be purchased at Passadores Pizzeria or at MHS. Doors open for the auction at 5 p.m.

Admission to spring sports is free; take in a game, match, or meet this spring and support your Molalla HIgh School athletes!

Beth Faulhaber,


Former Molallan ‘tickled’ by town improvments

To the editor:

After living in Molalla for 10 years and then moving to Washington for health reasons, I recently had occasion to come back for a visit. I was tickled at the many changes for the better. The condos and apartments, some with water features and statues, were quite the improvement.

I visited the Beauty Works to say “Hi” to some of the stylists and was happily pleased with the additions they’ve made to their boutique.

The remodeled Chamber of Commerce building and C’est La Vie restaurant in the Fountain Valley complex are both signs of a growing Molalla. I stopped in to see Al Borromeo at the dental office and he advised me that he’s planning a music festival in the open space between the office and the restaurant. I hope he keeps me posted because that’s something I’d come back to see. Best wishes to my Molalla friends

Diane Edginton,

Brush Prairie, Wash.

A response to hamlet nightmares

To the editor:

In reply to Gordon Price's comment about hamlets and his correlation to his nightmares of hamlets becoming Rajineeshpurams.

Mr. Price's opinion reminds one of a Molalla nightmare many years ago. I'm sure Mr. Price remembers Molalla Industrial Park Inc., when the Molalla community was not privy to all city affairs. The original swimming pool fund was another Molalla nightmare, Bhagwan included. Hamlets can be good watch towers.

Diane Potter,


Contract Publishing

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