Readers thank community for participation in Rotary event, ponder purpose of 'No Treasspassing' signs

Thanks to all who helped, attended Rotary event

On behalf of the Rotary Club of Woodburn, we would like to extend our heartfelt thanks to our generous sponsors and the overwhelming number of runners who turned out on Sept. 23 to make our 3rd Annual Mud, Sweat & Beers event an enormous success.

Mud, Sweat & Beers, a 5K Adventure Run and Brewfest, held each year at the Wooden Shoe Tulip Farm, features live music, local food, beers and wine. Runners come from all over Oregon and even out-of-state to take on the challenge of 20-some different obstacles across the course. Runners, individuals and teams, included family members of all ages and all skill levels.

Preliminary reports show sponsors and sponsorship support up substantially, most based in Woodburn. We welcomed a record number of runners, and this year's fundraising far outpaced last year's.

With this growing success of Mud, Sweat & Beers, Woodburn Rotary can increase support to Woodburn area organizations, schools, scholarships and community efforts that improve our community's health, safety and livability. We will continue our support to Woodburn Boys & Girls Club, Scholarships to Woodburn High School graduating seniors, Centennial Park, and a quarterly needs-based Dental Van. And with additional funds, we are able to expand our support to new community needs.

We would also like to acknowledge and thank the Woodburn High School football team and Woodburn Rotarect Club for volunteering alongside our Rotary Club volunteers. In addition, our day would be impossible without the hospitality of the Wooden Shoe Tulip Farm.

Thank you to all who have so generously supported Mud, Sweat & Beers!

Stan Milne, John Zobrist, Patti Milne


What is the point of anti-trespassing signs?

I have noticed a few of the mobile homes here in the Woodburn Senior Estates have placed large signs in their front windows that state, "NO TRESPASSING"!! And I'm wondering whether I should place one of these signs in my front window.

I mean, does the sign work? I mean, if a thief comes through this mobile home park, will he leave the homes with the no trespassing signs alone, and just break into our homes that don't have a no trespassing sign?

And if these signs really do work, then shouldn't the banks place signs in their windows that say, "NO ROBBING"?

And, if you own a business, would it be a good idea to put a sign in your window, saying, "NO BREAKING IN"?

Don Hearn


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