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Canby Herald letters to the editor for the October 3, 2018 edition - El Grito thanks, teen help

Thanks offered for El Grito celebration

To the editor:

Amusement Production Specialties presented El Grito Oregon at the Canby Fairgrounds on Sept. 15 and 16. El Grito is the day that Mexico was separated from Spain as its government. Many Latino families celebrate this holiday in their own homes.

It was a first-time venture and the community turned out and made the event very successful It was so successful that we plan to present El Grito Oregon 2019.

The Canby Herald.

Oregon Health Plan, Clackamas County and NW Family Services were a huge part of the Fiesta's success and we want to send a special shout out to the Canby Area Chamber Of Commerce. Chamber President Kyle Lang has some very exciting new ideas for next year.

The West Siders Car Cub was also a wonderful part of the party, as was the fairgrounds itself.

The Jaripeo/Rodeo hosted more than 9,600 guests and many plates of authentic, delicious food was devoured. Thirty Piñatas were broken and hundreds of loteria/bingo prizes were handed out.

The soccer tournament was an active spot both days.

We wanted to show your community a wonderful time and we feel that your community supported us in a big way. Thank you very much

We are already planning fun ideas and changes to El Grito Oregon 2019 but we plan to keep the same family oriented, local feel to this important holiday fiesta. We very much appreciated your support!

Mary Beth Coffey

Amusement Production Specialties

El Grito Oregon team

President needs help with Republican votes

To the editor:

How many of you leave your doors open and unlocked? Do you allow people to wander in and take up residence? Do you give them support and take care of their doctor bills?

So why should we leave our countries borders open? We get a lot of people in that will not help us and some will even kill us. President Trump needs our help by voting for Republicans. Democrats want open borders.

Keith L. Murphy

Canby

Teem suicide prevention effort marches on

To the editor:

Pat Smith last week had an insightful letter in this paper observing some of the issues that lead to isolation and sometimes teen suicide. As the Teen Suicide Prevention Task force gathers information, ideas, and a plan to combat this terrible situation, we continue to need the input of our citizenry. We meet every 3rd Monday of the month in the Willamette Room at the Canby Library at 6:30 - 7:30.

We have adopted a plan which is being implemented with the Canby School District, with funding from Canby Rotary Foundation, for a long term approach to combating the issues surrounding teen suicide. We are also working in partnership with Clackamas County's Youth Suicide Prevention Coordinator.

The County's representatives will be in Canby on Tuesday, Oct. 9, to listen to our community on what we see as contributors to teen suicide. I am hopeful that a large turnout of our community will be at Lee School at 1110 S. Ivy from 6:30 to 8 p.m. We need the entire village strength to save our children. Please join us.

Joyce Ares

Teen Suicide Prevention Task Force, Canby

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