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Verizon is offering free backpacks to children this Sunday, July 21, 1 to 4 p.m. while supplies last

The 2019 Picnic in the Park series, brought to you by the Crook County Foundation and in partnership with local businesses, kicks off this Wednesday, July 17 from 6 to 8 p.m. with "Precious Byrd"

Precious Byrd is one of the most sought after bands in the Pacific Northwest. Voted #1 Party Band in Oregon multiple years running, they have played for brands like Nike, Deschutes Brewery, Pendleton Whiskey, and more. Their fresh renditions of modern and classic hits, along with a number of high-energy originals are sure to fill the dance floor and get people on their feet.

Precious Byrd plays across the nation and features Grammy award-winning bassist Lonnie Chapin and drummer extraordinaire Michael Summers, boasting one of the tightest rhythm sections around. Matched with the soulful high energy of frontman Corey Parnell and his brother Casey Parnell on electric, the crowd gets nothing but their all.

The band also features renowned saxophone player Andy Warr, known for his work on the Oprah Winfrey Show. Top it all off with lead guitarist Derek Williams who has shared the stage with Florida Georgia Line and Jack Owen, and you've got a full band ready to rock.

ProActive Physical Therapy, 1470 NE Third St. will host this week's Prineville Perk on Friday, July 19 from 8 to 8:30 a.m. For more information on Prineville Perk, contact the Prineville-Crook County Chamber of Commerce at 541-447-6304.

TCC, local Verizon, located at 1565 NE Third St. Unit #A, will be having their annual "Free Backpack Giveaway" this Sunday, July 21 from 1 to 4 p.m. One backpack is available per child, while supplies last and the child must be present.

The Family Access Network (FAN) is thrilled to have been chosen as the 2019 Charity of Choice by PacificSource Health Plans' Central Oregon branch.

Every year, PacificSource employees vote for an organization to fundraise and volunteer for throughout the year. Eligible charities demonstrate a commitment to address the social conditions that impact health such as mitigating food insecurity and providing access to housing, health care, education, and transportation. They also look for organizations that foster resilient individuals, families, and communities by focusing on early childhood development, reducing adverse childhood experiences, and creating social connection.

FAN is an example of a nonprofit that works in all of these areas to support children and families living in poverty in Central Oregon. These funds will be used to provide struggling children and families in Deschutes and Crook counties with critical resources including nutritious food, safe shelter, health care, school supplies, and much more.

It only takes $100 to give a child FAN services for an entire year, and these donations from PacificSource will give more than 100 children access to vital needs that will help them flourish in school and in life.

Contact Industries has merged with Endura Products and will host a ribbon cutting on Friday, July 19 at 2 p.m. at 1155 N Main St.

Movies in the Park – The Lego Movie will be held this Friday, July 19 at Stryker Park, 453 NE Elm St. Join Crook County Parks and Recreation for the celebration as they kick off their first Movie in the Park of 2019. The event includes food, fun, games, music, and a magician.

Festivities start at 6 p.m. with a bounce house, corn hole, giant Jenga and more. Henrik the Magician starts at 7 p.m. with his physical comedy show. After the show, Parks and Rec staff will set up the movie screen and open up popcorn sales. The Lego Movie 2 will start at approximately 8:45 p.m.

One of our officers with the Prineville Police Department, Officer Clayton Hagen, and his family, could use our support (both emotionally and financially) and more importantly, our prayers now and in the coming months.

Officer Hagen and his wife, Chelsie, recently welcomed "Baby Bristol" to their beautiful family. Bristol, at just 3 months old, has been diagnosed with Acute Myeloid Leukemia (AML).

If you are able to and would like to help this family with a monetary contribution, you can do so at the local Prineville Branch of Mid Oregon Credit Union.

An account has been set up under the name of Clayton Hagen, Bristol's father, that will give the family access to funds immediately while in Portland caring for their daughter.

There is also a GoFundMe that you can donate to for future expenses. You can donate through the GoFundMe account set up under "Help Baby Bristol Fight Leukemia."

You can also find the link on Facebook under "Help Baby Bristol Fight Leukemia" for up to date information on any fundraisers that are being held.

Bracelets, window decals and hats "Praying for Bristol" are available for the community to purchase as well as homemade tamale fundraiser. In August, a softball tournament is planned for Aug. 17 and 18, and a dinner/auction is in the works for Aug. 24 at this time.

Life for those we love and hold dear can change in a heartbeat, and so can the above-mentioned fundraisers. The Central Oregonian will do its best to keep updated information on the ongoing fundraisers in support of this family.


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