The nugget. (Sisters, Or.) 1994-current, May 27, 2015, Page 14, Image 14

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Wednesday, May 27, 2015 The Nugget Newspaper, Sisters, Oregon
Camp Sherman students spruce up their backyard
By diane goble
Correspondent
The summer influx of visi-
tors has begun, as anyone who
waited to drive across High-
way 20 at Barclay Drive this
past week noticed. The stu-
dents at Black Butte School
(BBS) were doing their part
on Friday to tidy up the trails
around Camp Sherman to wel-
come visitors to one of the bus-
iest weekends of the season.
Teachers Stephanie Blake-
lock and Ethan Barrons
assembled the raking brigade
of 24 students and four com-
munity volunteers, Magda
and Pete Schay, Karen and
Jon Sheldahl, in front of the
schoolhouse to give them
their assignments and rak-
ing instructions. Their plan of
action was to clear the pine
needles, cones and branches
that have accumulated on the
trails over the winter.
Barrons took his upper-
graders from the schoolhouse
to the community center,
while Blakelock took her
lower-graders and a couple of
upper-graders along the path
down to the bridge in front of
the Camp Sherman Store &
Fly Shop, which was already
bustling with early-arriving
visitors.
Residents beeped their
horns and waved to the kids as
they drove by, thanking them
for their community service.
Holiday visitors in their RVs,
who were already lining up on
the road waiting to be able to
get into the RV park, cheered
them on.
“This is an annual event
BBS does before Memorial
Day weekend to give back to
the community,” Barrons said.
Among the many lively
conversations the children had
as they diligently raked the
path concerned the concept of
paying it forward and doing
random acts of kindness,
which Blakelock has instilled
in her students all year.
It’s like you do
something without
being asked to do it.
— Jaxson Chase
“It’s like you do something
without being asked to do it,”
Jaxson Chase said.
“ Kimberly was so fun and easy y to
work with. She has great t
ideas, a positive attitude and d
was always available when we e
needed her. Not only does
she know her market well,
she is an extremely hard
worker. We loved working
with Kimberly Gorayeb
of Metolius Property Sales and would
highly recommend her to anyone buying or selling
a home. You can’t go wrong with Kimberly.”
— Jeanne and Roger Sellgren
Kimberly Gorayeb , Broker
541-639-5551 | 541-588-6614 ext. 111
kiminsisters@gmail.com
kiminsistersrealestate.com
Metolius Property Sales
290 E. Cascade Ave.
They realized this com-
munity service project wasn’t
just about raking pine needles,
but about giving back to the
community that supports their
education.
“I hope they carry this
practice forward into the rest
of their lives,” Blakelock said.
As Blakelock’s group
raked, they also talked about
where in the world they
wanted to visit (“Paris and
Tokyo,” Shelby Gould said),
debated whether God controls
the weather and whether the
earth is alive, and speculated
about whether Harry Potter
really died in the end. Topics
changed rapidly and randomly.
Magda Shay, who said
she was “impressed with
the children’s good manners
and politeness and how well
they paid attention to Stepha-
nie,” paid it forward again
by stopping in at the Camp
Sherman Store and gathering
popsicle treats for all the kid-
dos. When they all got back
together at the playground,
they were excited to share
their experiences and gave a
cheer for BBS. The teachers
and adult volunteers thanked
the students for their acts of
kindness.
photo by diane goble
Black Butte School paid it forward with some community service.
Kim berly Gorayeb
As a real estate agent, Kimberly Gorayeb sees a
lot of folks who are hoping to make dreams come
true in Sisters Country. She knows how to help
that happen — because that’s what she’s doing
with her own home and garden in Sage Meadow.
Kimberly knows that buying a home can be an
adventure. There are so many things to be done.
You can buy an old house and turn it into a charm-
ing cottage. Create a kitchen garden and feed your
family with homegrown, high-quality, nutritious
produce. Give your children the priceless expe-
rience of raising chickens or livestock in their
backyard.
Kimberly loves to make things grow and thrive,
and with Metolius Property Sales, she can nurture
and cultivate your dreams of a life in Sisters as suc-
cessfully as she grows berries in her own garden.
Give her a call and start your own adventure
now.
Solar Lig ht
Solar Light, your local light-bringers, special-
ize in selling and installing Solatube Tubular
Skylights. You’ve probably seen their van around
town. It’s hard to miss. It’s big, it’s green and it lives
in Sisters. That’s because owners Brennan and
Melody Morrow and their partner Creed Seibel all
live in Sisters as well.
The business showroom is located at 19855
4th St. #106 in Tumalo, a good middle ground for
all Central Oregon residents to locate the busi-
ness and visit the showroom. The owners are all
Sisters all the way. Melody and Brennan sponsored
and coached soccer when their kids were young,
now they coach the Sisters girls rugby team in the
summer, working with the Sisters Trails Alliance
among all other things Sisters.
Bring some light into your home with your
local light bringers. This summer, tell them you
are a Sisters local and they’ll give you a locals-only
discount.