What's next: Master gardeners plan annual fair, foundation offers memorial bricks

Master gardeners plan annual fair

The annual Clackamas County Master Gardener Spring Garden Fair is scheduled for May 5-6 in Canby, and proceeds will go toward horticulture scholarships for students at Clackamas Community College, along with community grants and free educational programs throughout the county.

The event will feature vendors selling plants, tools, and other garden items; a series of short classes with the master gardeners; free soil testing; a raffle; and a silent auction. The event will take

place from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, May 5 and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, May 6, at the Clackamas County Event Center, 694 N.E. Fourth Ave., Canby.

Admission is $5 per adult. Those 16 and younger can attend for free.

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Foundation offers memorial bricks

The Estacada Area Support Our Troops Foundation is taking orders through Monday, April 30, for new bricks on the Veterans Wall of Honor and the new wall for first responders at the Veterans Memorial.

The memorial bricks are for any past or present Estacada area veteran or first responder.

Forms for the bricks are available at the Estacada Chamber of Commerce, 475 S.E. Main St., the Estacada Public Library, 825 N.W. Wade St., and Estacada True Value, 310 S.E. Main St.

The price for a brick is $60.

Student collects cans for a van

Bryten Figgins, a freshman at Estacada High School, is collecting empty soda cans

to help offset the cost of a

new modified van for her family.

Figgins has osteogenesis imperfecta, or brittle bone disease, which makes her highly susceptible to broken bones.

The van will be used to transport Figgins to medical appointments, as well as places she enjoys such as the Oregon Museum of Science and Industry and local fish hatcheries.

The family's current van is 21 years old and requires extensive repairs.

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