School notes for Dec. 7, 2010

Free community dinner set Dec. 15

There will be a holiday celebration and dinner at the Jack, Will and Rob Boys & Girls Club Wednesday, Dec. 15 from 5 to 7 p.m.

The event is open to all and will include family activities and information about the club, as well as dinner.

The dinner is free, but advance sign-up is needed by Monday. To do so, call 817-9966 or stop by the club at 2033 N.E. Ione St. in Camas.

‘Project Give Back’ sale set Saturday

Project Give Back, a community garage sale benefitting local families in need, will take place from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday at Scout Hall.

It is located at Crown Park, 15th Avenue and Everett Street, in Camas. The organizer is Camas High School senior Drew White. He is accepting gently used items for the sale until Friday. Call him at 904-6242 to arrange pickup.

‘Breakfast with St. Nick’ set

Children are invited to Zion Lutheran Church in Camas for “Breakfast with St. Nick” on Saturday, Dec. 18 from 9:30 to 11 a.m.

The cost is $10 per child, with accompanying adults eating for free. It costs $25 per family for three or more children.

The event includes a pancake breakfast, craft making, a performance from members of the Liberty Middle School choir, the story of Christmas and a visit with St. Nick. RP Imagery will be on hand to take photos, which will be e-mailed to recipients.

Raffle tickets for gift items will also be available for purchase.

Proceeds go toward the high school service trip to New Orleans in July.

Tickets can be obtained at the Zion Lutheran Church office, 824 N.E. Fourth Ave., Tuesday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., or by e-mailing Bree at youthminister@zionluthcamas.org. A free-will offering will be received for anyone who would like to donate more.

CW Rotary distributes more dictionaries

The Camas-Washougal Rotary, in conjunction with funding provided by Columbia Credit Union, distributed more than 750 dictionaries to third-graders in eight Camas and Washougal public schools and two private elementary schools. This has been an ongoing project for the Rotary, but has been enhanced the past three years with the addition of a grant provided by Columbia Credit Union. The dictionary contingency was comprised of Rotarians and employees.

Many of the dictionary recipients never had their own book before, and were delighted to be presented with a dictionary, according to Rotary organizers, a press release said.

“Students are eager to get the dictionaries, and they are extremely proud of them,” Camas School District Superintendent Mike Nerland said. “This project is of great significance in the lives of these students.”

The Camas-Washougal Rotary is part of Rotary International, which is a service organization with more than 1.2 million members in more than 160 countries. The club meets at 7 a.m. on Thursdays at the Fairgate Inn, Northwest 23rd Ave., in Camas.

Other local projects include scholarships for high school students, Walk and Knock, Santa’s Posse, Backpacks for Students, Ducky Derby, Lost and Found Café, Loaves and Fishes, and community clean up projects. For more club information, call Carol Keljo at 606-4960.

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