Sending overseas greetings

Cape Horn-Skye Elementary students create special cards for military personnel

Cape Horn-Skye Elementary students made more than 150 cards for Columbia Gorge-area residents serving overseas in the U.S. military.

The Happy New Year cards will be sent in January as part of a gift package through the Gorge Heroes Club.

Washougal resident Margie Coursey coordinated the project after learning about the Gorge Heroes Club and its efforts. Coursey gathered donations from friends and purchased supplies, which she delivered to Cape Horn-Skye Principal Mary Lou Woody. Cape Horn-Skye staff members worked with students to create the cards.

“It was really fun,” Coursey said. “You wouldn’t believe how cute the cards are.”

Cape Horn-Skye Elementary staff and students also regularly work with the American Legion Cape Horn Post 122 on events throughout the year, such as canned food drives and essay contests.

“Our community really supports those who have served in the military,” said Principal Mary Lou Woody. “We have many military families and showing our support through partnerships such as this one is an important part of our community.”

The Gorge Heroes Club is a non-profit organization based in Hood River, Ore. For more information, see