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High school events raise money for childrens hospital

by: SPOTLIGHT PHOTO: ROBIN JOHNSON - Students with the SHS leadership class divided into groups to plan and organize the schools annual Doernbecher Days fundraiser.Scappoose High School will hold its 11th annual Doernbecher Days fundraiser for the Doernbecher Children’s Hospital in Portland this month.

The total amount raised during last year’s event was $16,000, and while the school has not yet outlined a funding goal, students say they hope to beat last year’s numbers.

After announcing the fundraising event with kickoff assemblies at all of the district’s schools, SHS’s leadership class will put on daily community events to raise money for Doernbecher. Most events are open to the public and all will benefit the children’s hospital.

Shelbie Butler, senior and associated student body vice president at SHS, said the school’s leadership class, which puts on the event annually, is involving other schools within the district this year to hopefully increase the amount of funds raised. This is in addition to the class’ effort to bolster community involvement.

“We’ve been trying to involve the community more over the next couple years,” Butler said, adding she is excited to see the Doernbecher Days turn out well and hopes to make participants happy with the events. “Hopefully everything will work out as planned.”

Butler said students within the leadership class divided into groups to accomplish various goals and did the majority of the planning and coordinating themselves.

While some Doernbecher events are open only to students — such as assemblies, dances, and a Harry Potter “Quiddich Tournament” — fundraising events open to the public are as follows:

Give Back Night at Pizza Vendor

Pizza Vendor, located at 33705 East Columbia Ave. in Scappoose, will donate 20 percent of its proceeds to Doernbecher Thursday, April 10, from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Give Back Night at Yo Mamas Frozen Yogurt

Yo Mamas Frozen Yogurt, located next to Fred Meyer at 51505 Columbia River Highway, will donate 20 percent of its proceeds to Doernbecher Monday, April 14, from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Scappoose Has Talent

Community members are invited to bear witness to the talent of Scappoose’s youth Tuesday, April 15, at SHS. Grades K-6 will preform a talent show at 6 p.m. and grades 7-12 will perform at 8 p.m. The cost is $3 per show (or $5 for both).

All profits generated at the talent show will be donated to Doernbecher.

Magic show and hypnosis comedy

Scappoose will hold two professional performances in its auditorium Wednesday, April 16. Portland magician Hart Keen, who made an appearance on the reality series, “America’s Got Talent” in 2010, will preform from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. Later, Hypnotist Kerry Sharp will preform comedy hypnosis on volunteers from the audience, starting at 7:30 p.m. The cost is $5 per show ($7 for both).

’50s dinner night

The SHS cafeteria will cater a ’50s-style dinner of burgers, fries and milkshakes for $10 per person Thursday, April 17, at from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Doernbecher carnival

A Doernbecher carnival will be held for the entire community on Friday, April 18, from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. The carnival will feature bounce houses, a dunk tank and various carnival games.

Throughout Doernbecher Days, students in grades K-12 will be selling Doernbecher doll cut-outs in order to raise additional funds. The dolls are also available for purchase at Scappoose businesses, including Figaro’s Pizza, Dairy Queen, All About Mail, Ace Hardware, Ichabod’s, Fork’d, Bert’s Kitchen, Avenue 30, Hildreth Real Estate, Pizza Vendor, the Scappoose Fitness Center, Sears, Papa Murphey’s, and Yo Mamas Frozen Yogurt.

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