Egg hunt benefit set, VPA concert on tap and Scouts get Catholic emblems

Egg hunt to benefit mother with cancer

Briana Dannen, this year’s McCabe Real Estate Group’s Egg Hunt For Hope recipient, is a well-loved Sherwood High School teacher who is expecting her second daughter this spring. At only 32 years old, Dannen is also battling an aggressive form of breast cancer.

The eighth annual benefit egg hunt is set for Saturday, April 12, at 1:30 p.m. This year the event will be at a new location as well — Edy Ridge Elementary School’s field, 21472 S.W. Copper SUBMITTED PHOTO - Briana Dannen

Cost for the benefit egg hunt is only $3 per child.  Rain or shine, there will be four egg hunts: one for the age group of 0-2 years, 3 years olds to kindergarten students, and first- to fifth-graders. A free hunt is offered to all adults.

To raise money for Briana, sweets and hot coffee or cocoa will be sold at the event for a donation. 

You can also purchase drawing tickets for a chance to win one of many great donated items or you can bid on the higher priced ones. And don’t forget to bring your camera to get pictures taken with the Easter Bunny.

To donate to Briana, please make your check out to: Sherwood Community Friends Church and don’t forget to put on the memo line: Egg Hunt For Hope: Briana.  Please mail your check to: Sherwood Community Friends Church, 23264 SW Main Street, Sherwood, 97140

Meanwhile, you can “like” the Egg Hunt For Hope Facebook page to find out updates for this year’s event.

Todd and Leslie McCabe, local Sherwood residents and volunteers, are a real estate team with Keller Williams Realty and The McCabe Real Estate Group.

They started the Egg Hunt For Hope in 2007 to raise money for a local family affected by cancer.

VPA performance on tap for Feb. 21

Voices for the Performing Arts choirs and strings will be presenting their VPA Winter Showcase concert on Friday, Feb. 21. This two-part, free concert will feature the strings students from 7 to 7:20 p.m. and all the youth and children’s choirs from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the Sherwood High School Performing Arts Center.

The event will showcase the educational, yet entertaining and enjoyable work the students are doing this winter. The concert will be followed with a desert reception. Family, friends and neighbors are invited to enjoy a night out with song and sweets.

Bluebird recovery training session set

The Prescott Bluebird Recovery Project is seeking volunteers interested in fieldwork monitoring Western Bluebird nesting activity.

An informational and basic training workshop will be presented by current volunteers at the auditorium at Champoeg State Heritage Area Visitor’s Center on March 8 from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Bluebird monitoring routes are in Washington, Clackamas, Yamhill, Multnomah, and a portion of Marion County. Anyone interested in helping to sustain the numbers of this appealing native songbird, once very plentiful and now listed as a sensitive species in the northern Willamette Valley, is welcome to attend.

Five Cub Scouts receive emblem

Five members of St. Francis Catholic Church’s Cub Scout Pack 724 were recently selected to receive their Light of Christ emblem.

On Jan. 26, Oregon Archbishop Alexander K. Sample and the Archdiocesan Catholic Committee on Scouting presented emblems to 78 young men and women from 31 parishes and missions across Western Oregon and Clark County, Wash.

Those receiving the Light of Christ award from Pack 724 included: Johnathan Leroux, Isaiah McIntosh and Jaden Will, all of Sherwood, and Caleb Kester and Matthew Wiren of Tualatin. The emblems are presented to Tiger Cubs and Wolf Cubs up through the second grade.

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