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Staff at Estacada Community Center focus on spreading the word about what the organization offers

PMG PHOTO: EMILY LINDSTRAND - Peggy Hartwig, Valerie Hansen-Renteria, Trixie Hall and Jackie Fausto stand in front of the Estacada Community Center's welcome sign.

There are several new employees at the Estacada Community Center, but they are familiar faces at the organization.

Longtime volunteers Trixie Hall and Jackie Fausto are focusing on client services, and Peggy Hartwig is working at the center's front desk, kitchen and on special projects.

"When people come into the center, they know these guys. They know them really well," said Valerie Hansen-Renteria, chair of the directors for the Community Center at 200 S.W. Club House Drive.

All three are eager to delve into their new tasks.

"It's an opportunity to offer more services to the community, and it's exciting to be part of something that can only get better," Hall said.

Fausto is looking forward to connecting with the center's visitors and clients.

"I love meeting with them one on one," she said.

Those involved with the center also hope to spread the word of the organization's offerings to more local residents.

"It would be an opportunity for the community to know what we do," Hall said. "We offer the opportunity to make new friends and meet people coming together to support the community."

Recently, leaders at the center passed out candy at the Estacada Creepy Crawl on Halloween. They also plan to invite veterans to ride in the center van during the Veterans Day Parade, and will host a community Thanksgiving meal from noon to 2 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 28.

"We have incredible offerings here. There's something different for everyone," Hall said. "It's an opportunity to connect with people in our area."


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