Community Briefs for Jan. 30, 2020

Groundhog dinner in Washougal Feb. 1 to benefit Family Promise; Camas school plans 'paint your pet' fundraiser on Feb. 7; Kaiser Permanente employees lend helping hand

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Groundhog dinner in Washougal to benefit Family Promise

The 31st annual Groundhog Dinner, with 10 percent of proceeds benefiting Family Promise of Clark County, will be held from 4 to 7 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 1, at the Washougal United Methodist Church at 39th and “M” streets in Washougal.

The menu includes “John Sinden” secret recipe sausage patties, mashed potatoes, sausage gravy, coleslaw, biscuits, applesauce, green beans, dessert and beverages. Take-out orders are available.

The cost is $9.50 for adults and $5 for children age 12 and younger.

Camas school to host ‘paint your pet’ fundraiser

The Liberty Middle School’s parent-teacher organization will host a “Paint Your Pet” fundraiser from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 7, at the school, 1612 Garfield Ave., Camas.

The event is open to the public and people of all ages and skill levels are welcome. Professional painters will lead the event, sketch the pet’s image to help guide the portrait, and work hands-on with each participant throughout the evening.

The cost for creating a portrait of a pet is $35 per portrait.

Supplies are limited and reservations are required. Participants must pay online via PayPal for the portraits and send an image of their pet with their name and phone number attached to libertymsptopresi Online registration is available at

For more information, email

The fundraiser will benefit the school’s programs and purchase things such as art supplies, books for language arts classes and science equipment.

Kaiser Permanente employees lend helping hand

More than 100 Kaiser Permanente employee volunteers from Oregon and Southwest Washington, along with their families and friends, sorted 20 tons (40,000 pounds) of potatoes at the Clark County Food Bank in recognition of the Martin Luther King Jr. Day holiday on Monday, Jan. 20.

The potatoes were donated by Seattle-based Northwest Harvest, and will be distributed to more than 40 of the food bank’s community partners to provide 33,340 meals to those in need in Clark County.

The Clark County Food Bank is one of 45 service sites where more than 1,400 Kaiser Permanente Northwest employees are volunteering this year, giving back to Northwest communities in honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Day.