'Bronze His Boots' campaign celebrates success
A grateful shout-out from the Canemah Neighborhood Association's "Bronze His Boots" team goes to David Karkanen, branch manager for Finance of America; Chris Sweet, Pamplin Media Group account manager; and Clackamas Review/Oregon City News Publisher Angela Fox for their significant contributions that made the Coasters Crossing restaurant fundraising event (Sept. 9) hugely successful.
We also very much appreciate Editor Raymond Rendleman's news story of the event that contributed to this accomplishment. When Coasters Crossing owner Brian Grant donated a generous portion of sales that evening, the fund passed its finish line to bronze the boots of Robert Libke, Oregon City's fallen police officer.
The Canemah Neighborhood Association has raised a total of $2,500. Months ago, the estimate for bronzing the boots was $1,600. If that estimate holds, that leaves $900 for associated memorial amenities, such as plaques, signage or other needs befitting this installation in the memorial area in the Robert Libke Public Safety Building, expected to open in September 2020.
To the many who donated to the fund, your support of the Oregon City Police Department was apparent, forthright and heartfelt. Thank you — and again, and again, thank you.
As the boots-bronzing process moves forward, we will keep you posted.
Canemah Neighborhood Association's Bronze His Boots Team includes Dennis Anderson, Ken Baysinger, Linda Baysinger, Karen Blaha, Susan Borger, et al.
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