‘14th Night’ to benefit community programs

The country band, Backstage Pass (pictured at the 2012 Scappoose Sauerkraut Festival), will be the closing act on Saturday during 14th Night on the River in Columbia View Park.

ST. HELENS – Live music, food vendors, informational booths and more will be featured tomorrow, Sept. 29, during the 14th Night on the River benefit at Columbia View Park in St. Helens.

The free event, from 5:30 p.m. to 1 a.m., is a fundraiser for the St. Helens Community Foundation. There also will be a beer garden, and the city of St. Helens will hold a drawing for a $50 credit toward a resident’s utility bill. Visit their booth for details.

Bands to perform are:

•  5:30 p.m., 90 Proof (rock).
•  7:30 p.m., Thurgood Marshall Tucker Band (rock).
•  10:15 p.m., Backstage Pass (country).

Youth are welcome to attend until 10 p.m.

The St. Helens Community Foundation provides legal status and protection for many community groups in the city, including 13 Nights on the River and Lost and Found Youth.

Proceeds from the event will go towards deferring the cost of insurance coverage required for the foundation to offer future community activities.

For more information, contact Keith Locke at 503-369-0575, or keithlocke@comcast.net.


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Sheriff’s office seeks volunteers for search and rescue

ST. HELENS — The Columbia County Sheriff’s Office will hold an informational meeting for people who are interested in becoming a search and rescue volunteer at 9 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 29, at 901 Port Ave., St. Helens.

The search and rescue team is mostly made up of volunteers from the community and is overseen by commanders from the sheriff’s office. They assist in locating missing people, inside and outside of Columbia County, as well as helping to find important evidence in a crime.

Members train yearly and are required to keep a minimum level of training current in able to maintain their certification.

For details, call 503-366-4611 and request to speak to the search and rescue coordinator. Volunteer applications also are available for download by clicking here.