Letters to the Editor
Thanks to all who made golf fundraiser a success
On behalf of the Woodburn Junior Golf Club and the Woodburn High School golf team, we want to thank all the participants, donors and sponsors of our sixth annual Golf Scramble fundraiser event that took place at the OGA golf course Saturday, April 27.
It was great to see so many alumni and returning participants. We are truly humbled by the outpouring of support for our program and kids. We believe in the power of golf to build strong character in the young men and women we are lucky enough to work with.
Our sponsors were: US Bank, OGA Golf Course at Tukwila, Adidas, Columbia Sportswear, ProActive Sports, The Killer's, Legacy Financial, Oar House Bar & Grill, Macleay Country Inn, Creekside Golf Club, Buffalo Wild Wings - Salem, Santiam Golf Club, Northside Electric, Outback Steakhouse - Salem, Woodburn Vision Source, Pietro's Pizza, Webb Chiropractic Clinic, Hallmark Properties, Terrall & De Villiers Attorneys at Law, LLC, Triplett-Wellman, Robert Russell CPA PC, Langdon Farms Golf Club, Robert's Crossing, Salem Golf Club, McNary Golf Club, Salem Golf Club, Long Bros. Building Supply, St. Paul Rodeo Foundation, Lil' Cooperstown Bar & Grill, Willamette Valley Hops, Phillip and Mary Wolf, Power Rents, LLC, Air Gas, Markee Associates, Wolfer's Heating and Cooling, Abby's Pizza, Brian and Margi Flannigan, Alpha Media, Lagardere Sports, Smokehouse Products, Woodburn Liquor Store, Shari's Cafe and Pies, Snell Golf Products, BBQ Buddha, Golf Tec, Charbonneau Golf Club, Willow Lake Golf Center, Valvoline Instant Oil Change, Muscles in Motion, Rose City Golf Course, McCallister Concrete & Excavation LLC, St. Paul Market, Al's Garden and Home, Leonardo's Barber + Style, Seattle Mariners, HGI, GSix Products.
Our sincere thanks for being part of our young men and women's education through the experiences they will receive playing the wonderful game of golf.
Neil Wilhelm, Bill Mickle, Ken Ellis
WHS golf coaches
Back in 2006, Woodburn's local Bi-Mart managers made room for a table where red, paper poppies could be distributed by Aurora Unit #110, American Legion Auxiliary. From Monday, May 20, through Saturday, May 25, that service will be provided to jumpstart the week preceding Memorial Day.
Poppy chairman Vie Anderson greets Bi-Mart shoppers as they exit, and passes them a poppy when she hears, "Oh, there you are! 'Been looking for my poppy."
Last century, when WWI fallen heroes weren't returned home for burial, they were buried in Belgium's Flanders Fields. Springtime saw red poppies rising up in those fields. Returning heroes formed a Legion to keep alive that remembrance, and wives, mothers, sisters and daughters vowed to assist their Legionnaires.
Wear a poppy to show your patriotism!