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    A4 • HERMISTONHERALD.COM
WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 22, 2017
Our Community
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IN BRIEF
McFundraiser benefits
Highland Hills
FILE PHOTO
The Kiwanis Christmas tree lot rings in a past holiday season with a special event. This year’s
tree sales will begin Tuesday, Nov. 28 in the Hermiston Chamber of Commerce parking lot.
Christmas trees liven up
the area’s holiday décor
By TAMMY MALGESINI
COMMUNITY EDITOR
With Christmas just
around the corner, peo-
ple in the market for a live
tree can buy one from local
organizations.
In addition to having the
fresh aroma that comes with
a live tree, the purchase will
help support local people
and programs. The Uma-
tilla Volunteer Firefighter’s
Association and the Herm-
iston Kiwanis Club have
announced plans to sell
trees.
“There is just something
about a real tree that makes
the Christmas season and
opening presents at Christ-
mas that much more spe-
cial,” said Doug Barak,
Kiwanis past-president.
In addition to selling
trees, the firefighter group
returns with its annual San-
ta’s Workshop. People are
invited to peruse the craft-
er’s bazaar inside Fire Sta-
tion No. 2 in McNary for
shopping and gift ideas.
The trees are arriving
this week and Santa’s Work-
shop opens on Black Fri-
day. It will be open Mon-
day through Thursdays from
4-8 p.m. and Friday through
Sundays from 8 a.m. to 8
p.m. at 303 Willamette Ave.,
Umatilla.
A special visit by Santa
Claus, who will arrive via
a Life Flight Network med-
ical helicopter, is planned.
The visit will include photo
opportunities
with
the
jolly ol’ elf. Details will be
announced later for the spe-
cial visit. For more informa-
tion, call 541-922-3718 or
visit www.facebook.com/
umatillavfa.
Money raised from tree
sales and the craft bazaar
supports the Christmas bas-
ket program, which provides
food and gifts for families in
need. In addition, the fire-
fighter’s group transports
Santa around town to deliver
candy canes, sponsors sports
teams and participates in
parades.
The Kiwanis club has
been selling Christmas trees
for more than 35 years. The
fundraiser helps in support-
ing local youths and the
community through schol-
arships and such programs
as the youth symphony, the
Junior Livestock Show and
community park projects.
Tree sales are set to begin
Tuesday, Nov. 28 in the
parking lot at the Hermiston
Conference Center, 415 S.
Highway 395.
The lot will be staffed
Sundays through Thursdays
from noon to 8 p.m. and Fri-
days and Saturdays from 9
a.m. to 8 p.m.
The trees, Barak said,
are farm-grown in Estacada
and are beautiful. The will
include Douglas firs, Grand
firs and Noble firs, rang-
ing in size from 5-feet to
8-feet. The trees are priced
between $25 to $80. People
can pay with cash or check.
For questions, contact hec-
torp960@gmail.com.
For more informa-
tion, search Facebook
or call Echo City Hall at
541-376-8411.
tion, and the top 25 will run
online at www.coastweek-
end.com.
Rudolph runs for
Good Shepherd offers Christmas baskets
babysitting class
A benefit event
McTeacher’s Night at
the Hermiston McDon-
ald’s will raise money for
the Highland Hills Elemen-
tary School Parent Teacher
Organization.
School staff will man
the counter Tuesday, Nov.
28 from 5-7 p.m. at 1320
N. First St., Hermiston. All
tips and 15 percent of the
sales will go to the orga-
nization to benefit projects
and activities at Highland
Hills in Hermiston.
For more information,
call 541-667-6500 or v
Boardman offers
holiday dinner
Boardman area churches
are hosting the ninth annual
Community Thanksgiving
Celebration.
Everyone is invited to
the free event, which fea-
tures a turkey dinner and all
the fixings. The gathering
is Thursday — Thanksgiv-
ing Day— beginning with
a praise service at 1:30 p.m.
at the Boardman Senior
Center, 100 Tatone St.
Food will be served from
2-4 p.m.
For more information,
deliveries or to volun-
teer, call 503-724-8823 or
541-481-5511.
Echo rings in the
holiday season
People are invited to get
into the holiday spirit with
activities in Echo.
Holiday shopping and
festive refreshments are
featured during It’s Magic:
Christmas in Echo. The
event is Saturday from 10
a.m. to 6 p.m. in downtown
Echo. The free event fea-
tures door prize drawings,
discounts, drinks and treats.
Young
entrepreneurs
interested in learning
general childcare tech-
niques are invited to attend
Babysitting Basics 101.
The next class is offered
Saturday, Dec. 2 from 9
a.m. to 3 p.m. at Good
Shepherd Medical Cen-
ter, 610 N.W. 11th St.,
Hermiston. Open to ages
10-15, the fee is $35, which
includes lunch and all class
materials.
Participants will learn
about children’s develop-
mental stages, basic first
aid and infant/child CPR.
For more informa-
tion or to register, call
541-667-3509.
is
planned for the Uma-
tilla Volunteer Firefight-
ers Association’s annual
Christmas basket program
The Rudolph Run is Sat-
urday, Dec. 9 from 9-11
a.m. at McNary Fire Sta-
tion No. 2, 303 Willamette
Ave., Umatilla. All ages are
welcome. In addition, par-
ticipants are encouraged
to wear ugly sweaters or
Christmas costumes.
There’s a suggested
donation of five non-per-
ishable food items. Also,
cash or credit card dona-
tions will be accepted.
For more information,
search Facebook or call
541-922-3718.
Coast Weekend seeks
shutterbugs
Women’s Center open
house Tuesday
The annual Coast Week-
end Photo Contest invites
residents of Oregon and
Washington to send in their
best shots.
The contest is open to
photographers of all skill
levels. EO Media Group
staff at The Daily Astorian
will choose the top three
entries. Photos must be sub-
mitted online by Sunday,
Dec. 18. Voting for people’s
choice will begin Monday,
Dec. 18 at 12:01 a.m.
EO Media Group staff
at The Daily Astorian will
choose the first through
third place winners. In
addition, the public can
vote (beginning Monday,
Dec. 18) for a people’s
choice award.
The winners will receive
gift cards. Also, the top 10
photos will appear in Coast
Weekend’s Jan. 4 print edi-
Good Shepherd Health
Care System will hold an
open house for its new Wom-
en’s Center and a reception
for new physicians on Tues-
day at 5:30 p.m.
The Women’s Center is
part of the hospital’s north
wing expansion project and
featured 11,000 square feet
of clinic space — more than
double the current location.
Attendees can also meet
new physicians General
Surgeon R. Todd C. Jones,
M.D., Orthopedic Surgeon
Patrick Harrison, D.O.,
Pediatrician Allan Damian,
M.D., Family Medicine
Physician Matthew Carl-
son, D.O., and Chiroprac-
tor Christopher Scott, D.C.
The reception runs from
5:30-7:30 p.m. in the main
lobby of the Good Shep-
herd plaza at 620 NW 11th
Street in Hermiston.
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