News Briefs - Eagle Scout crafts park signs; man shot in Fairview
Eagle Scout crafts park signs
Anyone visiting Gresham's Main City Park will now have an easier time getting around, thanks to a local Eagle Scout, his father and a team of volunteers.
Nick Bacon helmed an effort to put in way-finding signs throughout the park, 219 S. Main Ave., and a reader board at Ebetsu Plaza. The reader board is made from reclaimed materials, and has a dedicated space for community members to share info on event, lost pets, or anything else.
One injured in Fairview shooting
Multnomah County Sheriff's Office deputies responded to reports of shots fired in a Fairview parking lot at 1:13 a.m. Monday, April 26.
The shooting occurred in the 22700 block of Northeast Halsey Street, and deputies found an adult male suffering with a gunshot wound. The victim was transported to a hospital with non-life-threatening injuries and is expected to survive.
Witnesses reported seeing multiple vehicles fleeing the area immediately after the shooting. No arrests have been made as the investigation is ongoing.
Anyone with information is asked to call the MCSO Tip Line at 503-988-0560 and reference case No. 21-20382.
Senior Center seeks board members
The Gresham Senior Center is still seeking applicants to join its Board of Directors.
There are six open seats it hopes to fill through an election Wednesday, June 9, at the center, 600 N.E. Eighth St.
Board members gather for monthly meetings, serve on Senior Center committees and help organize fundraising events. Prospective members will also be asked to occasionally volunteer at the center. Board members do not have to be seniors.
The Senior Center is continuing to bounce back after a difficult 2020, which had the organization on the brink of closing due to financial concerns. The organization has been working to form new partnerships to bring financial stability, and being able to gather for events like the annual car show this year has been a big help as well.
With an influx of new faces on the Gresham Senior Center's Board of Directors, the hope is a bevy of new fundraising and community events that will continue to shine a bright spotlight on the center.
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