Community Briefs for Nov. 28, 2019

Windermere collecting coats and blankets; holiday tree set up in downtown Camas

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The holiday tree came to downtown Camas on Nov. 19. The tree will be lit at 6:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 6, during the city's annual Hometown Holidays celebration. (Kelly Moyer/Post-Record)

Windermere collecting coats, blankets

Real estate brokers throughout Oregon and Southwest Washington are gearing up for Windermere Real Estate’s annual Share the Warmth campaign.

Now through Dec. 18, Windermere brokers in Camas will be collecting coats and blankets in all sizes to benefit the Inter-Faith Treasure House.

Those who want to help can stop by participating Windermere offices to drop off donations. The Windermere office in Camas is located at 401 N.E. Third Ave.

“Share the Warmth is a prime example of how Windermere Real Estate brokers step up to help those in need in our local neighborhoods,” said Scott Mitchelson, president of Windermere Services Company in Oregon and Southwest Washington. “Every year, I’m amazed by the generosity of our neighbors and am grateful that we operate in communities that take care of each other in times of need.”

Holiday tree comes to downtown Camas

The holiday tree arrived in downtown Camas last week, on Tuesday, Nov. 19, just in time for the upcoming Hometown Holidays festivities, set to take place from 5 to 8:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 6, throughout downtown Camas.

The tree, which is positioned in front of the Liberty Theatre on Northeast Fourth Avenue, will be lit at 6:30 p.m., during the annual Hometown Holidays celebration.

Look for more information about Hometown Holidays, which is expected to host more than 20 school and community choirs, bands and dance troupes this year, in the Dec. 5 issue of the Post-Record.

Cape Horn-Skye hosts grandparent event

The annual Cape Horn-Skye (CHS) Elementary Grandparent Day, held Nov. 14-15, provided students with an opportunity to welcome important family members and friends to their school.

The event offered a turkey lunch, book fair, photo booth and craft table.

“The kids have been talking about it for days,” said Terri London, who along with husband Brad joined four of their grandchildren, including Atison London, fifth grade; Krashh Taylor, second grade; and Zyluss and Kruzz Taylor, preschool. “We love coming each year. It is our first taste of Thanksgiving. And we always have a picture taken that will be placed on our refrigerator until the next year.”

“Grandparent Day is one of my favorite days here,” said CHS principal Penny Andrews. “It’s a great opportunity for grandparents and other adults to connect with the children and peek into their school life.”