Here’s a big thank you to all involved in the Willapa National Wildlife Refuge’s fourth grade Environmental Education Program! We concluded our 2017 season with three days of field trips to the South Bay Trail this May. Because of the 26 dedicated volunteers, 233 fourth graders from Pacific County Public Schools received an additional science curriculum related to our local wildlife. They learned that they are part owners of this refuge and can help with work the refuge performs to responsibly maintain and manage this glorious acreage of land, water and animals. From the staff at the Refuge Jackie Ferrier, Terri Butler and Deanna Wilson, to Kathy Freitas and the Friends of Willapa NWR, to all our teacher/volunteers, the fourth grade teachers in Long Beach, Ocean Park, Naselle, South Bend, Raymond and Willapa Valley schools, the citizen scientists (aka students), Evergreen Septic and the Rotary Club, I am eternally grateful for your expertise, dedication, enthusiasm and assistance. I will return regularly to Tarlatt, Riekkoa, Teal Slough and Ledbetter to hike, observe, meditate and enjoy these public lands. Join us!
Long Beach Head Start, an Educational Opportunities for Children and Families Program, would like to extend our sincerest thanks to the oodles of parents and family members that support our Preschool! In addition, many community partners assisted to make our 2016-17 program excel, including: Active Enterprise, the Beach Baron Car Club, Dennis Company, DPR Builders and Developers, Fire District One, our foster grandparents “Grandma Gail and Grandma Pat,” Jean Fisher from OBSD who has included Head Start when sharing donated materials, Long Beach Volunteer Fire Department, Mrs. and Mrs. Claus, all Ocean Beach School District personnel, Peninsula Baptist Church, Quilts from the Heart, Salmon Creek and our own local Lions Foundation, the Save the Children Book Exchange program and Miss Dixie, Sid’s Grocery Store, Smile Mobile, Saint Vincent de Paul, Taft Plumbing, the Timberland Library System and Miss Zilly and more! Thank you for generously helping EOCF strengthen vulnerable young children and families at Long Beach Head Start.
For 50 years Educational Opportunities for Children and Families (EOCF) has provided quality preschool and family support programs for vulnerable young children and their families in southwest Washington. We serve 2000 children annually through the Head Start, Early Childhood Education and Assistance Program (ECEAP), Early Head Start and Hotshots Youth Sports programs. Our comprehensive programs support the entire family on their path to self-sufficiency. Thank you for your service.
Carol M. Foster
The Keepers of the North Head Lighthouse wish to thank all who helped to make the 119th anniversary celebration for the North Head Lighthouse so successful on Saturday, June 3. Thanks to State Parks volunteers and staff, especially Interpretive Specialist Steve Wood, the Cottage Bakery for donating a beautiful cake, Penttila’s for raffle tickets, Richard Dawson for the helium tank, Sunshine the Clown, aka Kathie Kyle, Barbara and Jon Christian who designed the North Head Lighthouse History Exhibit, Susie Dawson and Susan Gebhardt cake servers extraordinaire, Jim Sherman, Colleen Anderson, Darlene Sorenson for helping with membership and raffle, Debbie Berkeley for reader boards, members of the Coast Guard Auxiliary who worked in the parking lots, The Chinook Observer, Coast Weekend and Astorian, Ocean Park Chamber of Commerce, Long Beach Visitors Bureau for publicity, and especially for my co-chair, Janet Easley for her never ending support for the restoration and maintenance of North Head Lighthouse.
Keepers of the NorthHead Lighthouse, Ilwaco
Peninsula Youth Baseball would like to send out a huge thank you to our sponsors for this year’s baseball and T-Ball teams. Without their generosity and support we would not be able to do all we do for the kids.
Thank you to: Taft Plumbing & Septic, Snap Fitness,Oman & Son Builders, Belk’s Plumbing, Adrift Hotel, Corral Drive-In, Big Tuna Construction, Ocean Park Retreat, Peninsula Pharmacies.
Peninsula Youth Baseball