1949 — The need for new choir robes became a team effort at this time 70 years ago as home economics students helped sew the garments for the high school choral students. Volunteers were encouraged to help in the creation of several black robes and red stoles.
1959 — The Mental Health Association of Oregon was calling on those of generous spirit this time 60 years ago by asking for gift donations for the 6,000 patients who resided in mental hospitals throughout the state. The goal of the organization was to have at least one gift wrapped for each patient.
1969 — If you were a Sandy Grade kid at this time 50 years ago, you would've enjoyed a school lunch of baked beans, carrot coins, buttered bread, milk, applesauce and birthday cake. (Yay for December babies!)
1979 — At this time 40 years ago, aspiring journalists were getting their first experiences of publication with bylines in the Pioneer Post, a special page in The Sandy Post dedicated to Sandy High School. Articles by the student reporters focused mostly on the charitable opportunities students provide in the holiday season.
1989 — This time 30 years ago, video camera recorders appeared on many people's holiday wish lists. You could buy a Magnavox VHS movie maker as a gift, or to record your holiday memories for years to come. They sold for $788.77 at Bi-Mart.
1999 — The Christmas season was in full swing in Sandy this time 20 years ago. The Post featured photos of residents parading through town with Santa Claus himself.
2009 — Immanuel Lutheran Pastor Trevor Orme was "calling all voices" at this time 10 years ago, to contribute to a community choir. All were welcome to make a joyful noise.
2018 — The Sandy River Watershed Council received nearly $1 million from the National Coastal Resilience Fund last year to implant a two-year, $2 million project in the Sandy Basin. The goal of the project was to reduce flood risk and improve fish habitat, which the council said in turn will benefit people living in the watershed. The project is ongoing.
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