Local bank goes all out to aid hospice program
Every year, Clackamas County Bank hosts fundraisers to aid Mt. Hood Hospice — a garage sale and sale of Dahlia bulbs in Sandy and the Party on the Patio, with auctions, raffles and live music at Zigzag Inn in Welches.
The latter is also in honor of the late Randy Proctor, past president of Clackamas County Bank, and brother of current President Cathy Stuchlik, who served on the hospice board.
Combining funds from those efforts, Stuchlik was able to present a check worth $35,700 to Mt. Hood Hospice Executive Director Rhonda Franke on Aug. 7, accompanied by Zigzag Inn owner John Lazarides.
"So many people have been touched by hospice," Stuchlik said. "Mt. Hood Hospice is so well-respected in the community and people know how important they are, so people are willing to give. I also think the Zigzag Inn is the perfect venue for our event. My brother was very laid back, and we want people to be comfortable and be able to visit."
The total donation in 2019 is about $9,000 more than the average raised each year.
"We want to express our deepest thanks to the community members who came out and made the Party on the Patio such a success," Stuchlik noted. "We also want to thank John and his crew who help us put this on. None of it would be possible without the support of our local community and volunteers."
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