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COTTAGE GROVE SENTINEL OCTOBER 4, 2017 9A
Harrison selected in national book giveaway
Cottage Grove elementary school one of two selected for new books
By Zach Silva
New books are coming to Harrison Ele-
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Family & General
Last spring Harrison was selected by Pic-
ture Book Summit, an online conference for children’s books that
takes place this weekend, as one of two schools in the country that
they will be donating some of their profi ts from the event to.
Harrison Elementary School was chosen along with Lincoln El-
ementary in New Britain, Connecticut because they are both Title
I schools which means that they have high levels of students from
low-income families. The schools will each be receiving 2.5% of
the profi ts from the event which is estimated to be over $1,000 dol-
lars that will all go to new books for the schools.
In addition to being eligible, Harrison was also picked because of
Kristin Ammerman who in addition to being a parent in South Lane
School District also helps Picture Book Summit with their market-
ing. Last spring Ammerman approached South Lane about the idea
of having Picture Book Summit give their donation to Harrison.
“She pitched to them this idea what if we had one school from
the west coast and one school from the east coast and we could say
we are helping kids from coast to coast,” said South Lane Commu-
nications Coordinator Garrett Bridgens. “She just said do you mind
if I gave you some data about kind of our homeless rate in Cottage
Grove, our socioeconomic status in Cottage Grove. Do you think
I could pitch one of our schools to them to see if they would be
After pitching the idea to the conference, they approved and Har-
rison became one of the schools that they were going to help.
“We don’t know yet how much money we’re going to get back
from Picture Book Summit. But their online conference is next
weekend and so once that’s done they will cut a check for us to buy
books with it,” said Bridgens.
Bridgens, who also teaches a video class at Cottage Grove High
School, was also involved with the project when a group of his
students made a video for the conference showcasing why Harrison
will be a good home for the new books. The video showcased Harri-
son students showing that their current library is outdated and could
certainly use some new books.
“They went through the library and they were fi nding books from
the 1950s, the 1960s and just books that don’t work for kids any-
more,” said Bridgens.
While Harrison will be the recipient, it is not to say that they are
the only elementary school in the district that is in need of books.
“It’s not just one specifi c school in our school district that needs
books so that’s a little tough because we want to be making sure that
we get books out. But I think there is going to be a way for how to
do that,” said Bridgens.
One way is for Harrison to then give some of their books to the
other schools to share the wealth of books in the district.
“We just want to try to help out all our schools because there is a
need for all of our schools and it just so happened that Harrison was
the one selected for this project,” he said.
PeaceHealth urges fl u shot for residents
d d ess DMD
As fl u season approaches,
PeaceHealth Cottage Grove
Community Medical Center
echoes the U.S. Centers for
Disease Control's recommen-
dation that everyone age six
months and older get a yearly
vaccine against the infl uenza vi-
rus, commonly known as a "fl u
shot" or "fl u vaccine." Cottage
Grove is hosting several walk-
in fl u clinics for adults on Fri-
day, Oct. 6 and Thursday, Oct.
12 from 9 a.m. -- 1 p.m., and a
clinic for children on Saturday,
Oct. 21 from 9 a.m. -- 1 p.m.
"Getting the vaccine is espe-
cially important for those who
are at high risk of having seri-
ous fl u-related complications,
Comprehensive family, medical eyecare
and optical services
914 S. 4th Street
Cataract exams • Glaucoma exams • Lasik exams • Diabetic exams
Serving Cottage Grove Community since 2006
for the Month of August, 2017
to fully offer protection, getting
one as soon as possible is crit-
Last year's fl u season in Lane
County saw a number of out-
breaks in December and Janu-
ary, according to Lane County
Call 541-767-5200 to make
an appointment for your shot.
“Brightening Lives One Smile at a Time”
including young children, old-
er adults, pregnant women and
people with chronic medical
conditions or disorders," says
Jonathan Rafael Lazaro, MD
family medicine at PeaceHealth
Cottage Grove Community
Medical Center. "And, since
the antibodies from the vaccine
typically take about two weeks
Welcome new patients
Offi ce hours:
Monday thru Thursday 9-5, Friday 9-4
257 N. 8th St. • 541-942-5000
1425 Daugherty Ave. • Cottage Grove • 541-942-0054
SATURDAY - OCTOBER 7
Food, Lodging, Tourist Attraction
Gift Certifi cates plus merchandise like
Stovetec items, ladies apparel, tomato
greenhouse, wine barrel and more.
Many items in KNND’s front window.
To get a bidder number prior to the auction,
call KNND between 2-5 pm at 541-942-2468.
KNND Alligator Radio trade auction is
Saturday, October 7th from 11am until 4pm.
O CTOBER -F EST
S ALE D AYS
WILL BE DISCOUNTED FROM
YOUR TOTAL PURCHASE BASED
ON YOUR ROLL OF THE DICE !
Ask us about volunteering
with Habitat for Humanity
Habitat Offi ce and Warehouse
2155 Getty Circle ~ Unit #1
in the Cottage Grove Industrial Park
South on Hwy 99 past the High School
The Alligator Auction promises
fun and great deals for
businesses and listeners
A percent of the proceeds to benefi t South Lane Dental Clinic
for more information