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The new school year is upon us once again and this year we've accepted a challenge! Carol, with the Mt Hood Mustangs & Fords Car Club challenged us to purchase 20 backpacks for the Operation Backpack. And we've passed that on and challenged others in the community and now, we'll pass this along to everyone that reads this! Will you accept the challenge?

Operation Backpack is a project that was started by bus drivers in the Gresham Barlow school district. They saw, year after year, children starting school with no backpacks or school supplies and decided to do something about it by having backpack and non-perishable food drives around the community. This project provides local students from grades K-12 with backpacks, school supplies and non-perishable foods. During the school year, breakfast and lunch can be provided by the schools but some kids go home to very little, especially on the weekends. Operation Backpack fills a backpack with not only school supplies but non-perishable items such as canned fruit, crackers, ramen noodles, mac and chees cups, and other items that a student can prepare themselves.

They also have an annual Car Show, this year to be held at Office Depot, 2205 NE Burnside on Saturday, August 24th from 1pm-5pm. They will have a bus on site with the mission to fill the bus! If you'd like to accept the challenge and purchase and fill 20 (or however many you'd like) backpacks, you can bring them to help fill the bus. For more information please contact Angie Powell at 971-274-6748 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

On another note, The Rotary Club of Gresham 66th Annual Steak Fry is just around the corner, September 4th, 4pm-8pm at Mt Hood Community College Vista Dining Room. If you haven't purchased tickets yet, please go to Proceeds provide scholarships to local high school students to attend Mt Hood Community College.

So, come on out, help support our kids and help us FILL THAT BUS!!

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