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Timberline Baptist donates snacks to police, firefighters; library display pays tribute to Portland Canning Co.

COURTESY OF STUART MASON - Timberline Baptist Church and Timberline Learning Center recently collected from their membership a variety of snacks and beverages for the Sherwood Police Department and the TVFR Sherwood station No. 33. From left are David Garrett, John Couillette, Captain Mark Daniel, Chief Jeff Groth, Captain Ty Hanlon, Toni Mason, and Pastor Stuart Mason. Timberline donates snacks to police officers, firefighters

Timberline Baptist Church and Timberline Learning Center recently collected from their membership a variety of snacks and beverages for the Sherwood Police Department and the TVFR Sherwood station No. 33. This is the second consecutive year of support in recognition of the sacrifice and effort of these men and women who serve and protect our communities, according to Timberline Pastor Stuart Mason.

Display to pay homage to former canning company

The Sherwood Public Library will host a display on the history of the former Portland Canning Co. which once operated in Sherwood. The display, which is being put together by Yvonne and Don Sheller, will run from now until Aug. 20.

Both have become the unofficial historians of the cannery.

In fact, it was Don Sheller who locked the doors to the cannery on its last day of business in 1972 and took the keys to the bank.

National Night Out set for Aug. 1 in Sherwood

The Sherwood Police Department will host its Fourth Annual National Night Out at Cannery Square in Old Town, from 5 to 9 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 1.

Stop by to say hello to K-9 Irma and McGruff the Crime Dog or enjoy hot dogs, snow cones and much.

COURTESY OF METRO - An online article written by Metro uses Sherwood as an example of how enhancement grants help cities with community projects, in this case, Sherwoods community garden next to the fire station.

Community garden wins praise from Metro

Sherwood's community garden recently received a "shout out" in an online article written by Metro's Rebecca Koffman.

Metro is the regional government in charge of land-use planning.

The article focuses on neighborhood improvement grants the agency provides, noting that, "The (Sherwood) garden came to life thanks to a $40,000 grant funded through fees collected at the Pride Recycling Depot about a mile and a half away. Grants like these are part of a Metro program that provides communities that live near transfer stations and disposal sites with opportunities to improve their neighborhoods."

It also quotes Tammy Steffens, the city's volunteer coordinator, who oversees the garden:

"'We get lots of grandmas and granddads,' she says, adding that people exchange tips, try new vegetables, and water each other's plots during vacations."

To read the full article, visit oregonmetro.gov and click on the Metro News tab.

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