‘Sailing for Sacagawea’ benefit May 31 in St. Helens

ST. HELENS — Sacagawea Health Center will host their 12th annual “Touch the Heart of Child” auction and benefit May 31 at the Columbia County Fairgrounds.

The theme of the event is “Sailing for Sacagawea”. It will include a hosted bar, appetizers and a barbecue dinner by Blackbird Catering, entertainment, and a silent and oral auction. Travel packages, fine art, pottery, glass works and other items will be up for bid.

Tickets are $45 each and can be purchased at Sacagawea Health Center, Houlton Bakery and the South Columbia County Chamber of Commerce in St. Helens, and at Fultano’s Pizza in Scappoose.

The Sacagawea Health Center is a non-profit organization that extends medical care and other services to students in Columbia County (regardless of having health insurance). Primary health care, such as, well-child examinations, immunizations, treatment for chronic conditions like asthma or diabetes, and sports physicals are offered.

The center also provides prevention services, including fitness and nutrition classes, and some mental health services, such as family counseling and counseling for depression.

Details: call 503-366-7696, or visit the website www.sacagaweahealthcenter.org. For real-time updates, like the Sacagawea Health Center on Facebook.

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Silent auction to benefit St. Helens cancer patient

1466112_10202447444328373_36114392_nST. HELENS — A  silent auction benefitting Angie Van Ortwick will be from 4 to 6 p.m. Sat, Nov. 30., at Sacagawea Health Center, 1060 Eisenschmidt Way.

Van Ortwick, who is from St. Helens, was diagnosed with stage three breast cancer in June. She is a single mother of three children – two boys ages 18 and 15, and an 11-month-old girl.

She has two major surgeries planned for early December that will prevent her from returning to work as a nursing home dietary manager  for several months.

The silent auction will feature various gift baskets and gift certificates from local businesses, as well as other items. Hors d’oeuvres will be served by Blackbird Catering. Proceeds from the event will go towards Van Ortwick’s living expenses after surgery. Coordinators hope to raise at least $3,500.

Cash donations for Van Ortwick also can be made at any branch of St. Helens Community Federal Credit Union, under the account: “Help for Angie”. A Give Forward account also has been set-up, which can be accessed by clicking here.

Details: Tracy Oliver, 503-369-0304, or Kevin Walding/George Schmitz, 503-397-3717.


SHS class of 2014 safe and sober committee hosts Friday fundraiser

SCAPPOOSE — Varsity Grill and Bar and Scappoose Dutch Bros. Coffee will team up Fri, Oct. 4, to raise money for the Scappoose High School Class of 2014 safe and sober graduation committee.

The fundraiser will be held in conjunction with high school’s homecoming game, which begins at 7 p.m., and both businesses will donate a percentage of their sales during the event to benefit 2014 graduation festivities.

Local musician Bart Hafeman also will play an acoustic set at the Varsity Grill and Bar from 4 to 7 p.m. and 9 p.m. to close, and baristas from Dutch Bros. Coffee will be at the football game selling their beverages.

Varsity Grill and Bar is located at 52001 Columbia River Hwy., and Dutch Bros. Coffee is at 33503 S.W. Chinook Plaza.


Warren horsemanship school hosts benefit on Saturday; proceeds go toward riding programs for disabled and at-risk youth

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Columbia County musician Stevi Marie and band Jackson Road will perform on Saturday during the Sande School of Horsemanship “Boot Scootin’ Benefit”.
Photo courtesy of www.SteviMarieMusic.com.

WARREN — Sande School of Horsemanship will host their Boot Scootin’ Benefit on Sat, Oct. 5, to raise money for scholarship programs for low-income and disabled students, and to launch a mentorship program that will support at-risk youth in community.

The event will begin at 5:30 p.m. with cocktails and a silent auction at Sande Performance Horses at 33836 Bennet Road, Warren. A formal program and dinner will follow at 6:30 p.m., along with line dancing lessons at 7:30 p.m., and a barn fire and dance at 8 p.m.

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Kassi Euwer, instructor at Sande School of Horsemanship, gives tips to a rider during a group lesson.

Live music will be performed by country artist Stevi Marie and Jackson Road. Line dancing lessons will be given by instructor Rockin’ Rhonda. Western attire is encouraged.

Tickets are $35 a person. Children ages 10 and younger are $25; ages 2 and younger are free. A kids-only horse shoe tournament also will be offered during cocktail hour.

Tickets must be purchased in advance. For online ticket sales, visit the Boot Scootin’ Benefit page at www.sandeschoolofhorsemanship.org, or call Kassi Euwer, 503-369-3008, or e-mail info@sandeschoolofhorsemanship.org.

Sande School of Horsemanship is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization.


Gallery: Relay for Life

Bags are lit in memory or honor of a friend or loved one who has been affected by cancer during the Luminaria portion of the Relay for Life event at St. Helens High School. Photo courtesy of Annie Davis.
Bags are lit in memory or honor of a friend or loved one who has been affected by cancer during the Luminaria portion of the Relay for Life event at St. Helens High School.
Photo courtesy of Annie Davis.

ST. HELENS — Hundreds of people from Columbia County are showing their support of those affected by cancer during the annual Relay for Life event at St. Helens High School.

This year’s event began at 10 a.m. Saturday and will continue through 10 a.m. this morning.

Relay for Life is an annual fundraiser for the American Cancer Society. According to the organization’s Web site, so far this year 389 participants from 27 teams in our community have raised $75,462 for cancer research and outreach and educational programs.


Student health clinic hosts annual benefit

ST. HELENS — The Sacagawea Health Center will host their 11th annual “Touch the Heart of a Child” benefit Saturday, May 18, at the Columbia County Fairgrounds.

Doors open at 5 p.m. The event, which will have an “Arabian Nights” theme, offers appetizers, a hosted bar, dinner, desserts, and a silent and oral auction. Tickets are $45 a person and can be purchased at the St. Helens Community Federal Credit Union, 1720 St. Helens St., or the Sacagawea Health Center, 1060 Eisenschmidt Lane.

The fairgrounds are at 58892 Saulser Road. For more information, call Nicole Lawrence at 503-366-7696.


‘Sweetheart Ball’ on Feb. 9 to benefit local art project

ST. HELENS — The St. Helens Arts and Culture Commission will host a “Sweetheart Ball” fundraiser on Feb. 9 in the Pythain Ballroom at 213 S. First St.

The event, from 6:30 to 10:30 p.m., will feature dinner by Blackbird Catering, live vintage swing music by the Jenny Finn Orchestra, a dance performance by Swing Time, a comedy show by Sharon Lacey, a silent auction, and sales of fine arts, jewelry and unique gifts.

Tickets are $75 a person, or $65 if purchased by Tuesday, Jan. 15. VIP tables are available for $630 each (or $550 if purchased by Tuesday) and includes complementary wine.

Tickets may be purchased at the South Columbia County Chamber of Commerce, St. Helens City Hall, or St. Helens Public Library, or online at www. brownpapertickets.com.

Proceeds from the event will benefit the installation of the “Gateway Sculpture” on Milton Creek Bridge, along Highway 30, in St. Helens.

For more information, call 503-397-6272, or visit the “Sweetheart Ball” page on Facebook by clicking here, or the arts and culture commission page on the city of St. Helens website here.

The Sweetheart Ball, Feb. 9, 2013

Results of area fundraising efforts announced

The following are reports from Columbia County agencies, organizations and businesses who have held recent fundraising events:

  • • The St. Helens Police Department collected 3,860 pounds of food and raised $4,797.75 for the Columbia Pacific Food Bank in St. Helens during “Donut Day” on Dec. 15.
  • • The St. Helens Burgerville collected 2,500 pounds of food and raised $515 for the Columbia Pacific Food Bank in St. Helens during their “Be a Star” fundraiser from Dec. 1-14.
  • • The Amani Center in St. Helens raised $43,000 during their 10th annual luau and auction fundraiser on Sept. 8.

Does your agency, organization or business in Columbia County have fundraising news? Information may be submitted via the “Feedback” section of our Web site (found under the “Contact” tab), or it can be posted it on our Facebook page by clicking here.


Spaghetti feed, silent auction tonight benefits local animal shelter

ST. HELENS — The Columbia Humane Society will host a spaghetti feed and silent auction fundraiser tonight at the St. Helens Moose Lodge at 57317 Old Portland Road.

The event will be from 5 to 8 p.m. and will feature a catered dinner of spaghetti with meat sauce, a green salad, green beans, garlic bread and coffee or tea. Tickets are $5 a person, and can be purchased at the door, or in advance at Old Oregon Smokehouse, Houlton Bakery and Bertucci’s Coffee Shop.

The silent auction will feature 14 items, including a certificate for a kitten adoption and a basket with all the things you will need to bring your new addition home.

For more information, call 503-397-4353 or visit www.columbiahumane.org.


St. Helens dental clinic hosts benefit car wash

ST. HELENS — St. Helens Dental Care will hold a benefit car wash from 1 to 5 p.m. Friday, Oct. 12, at Easy 2 Wash, 755 N. Columbia River Highway, in St. Helens.

Proceeds from the event will help staff attend a dental volunteering trip to the Dominican Republic in 2014, where they will help more than 150 children a day receive free dental services.

Kettle corn and Mo’s famous clam chowder also will be available for purchase.

For more information, call 503-397-3326.