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City to honor top volunteers; Kids get free holiday tree permit; Holiday music concert offered

City to honor top volunteers

Do you know someone who spends his or her free time volunteering, taking time to help neighbors, trying to make a difference in the lives of those around them, or sharing acts of kindness with others? Then you should nominate that person for the Robert Moore Award.

The Robert Moore Award was created by the West Linn City Council in 2013 to recognize individuals who contribute to the quality of life in the community without reward or recognition.

Named after the founder of West Linn, Robert Moore, the award commemorates Moore's selfless decision to name the town he founded after his friend and mentor, Dr. Lewis Linn. Because of people like Robert Moore and the recipients of the Robert Moore Award, West Linn is the community it is today.

The Robert Moore Award is an important way that the City recognizes the hard work of volunteers who step up and do the right thing for the community, schools and other organizations. The Moore Award is an opportunity to say "thank you" for this important work.

Nominations for the 2018 awards are due Friday, Dec. 28. A citizen review panel will review the nominations and forward a select few to the city council. This year, the citizen review panel includes the previous Robert Moore Award winners: Alexana Kachirisky, Lisa Clifton, Dave Kruse, Larry McIntyre and Don Kingsborough. The citizen review panel will determine which nominations to forward to the City Council, which will select the Moore award winner.

The winner will be announced and honored at the State of the City speech.

For more information or to make a nomination, visit westlinnoregon.gov.

Kids get free holiday tree permit

As part of the national Every Kid in a Park initiative, the U.S. Forest Service is excited to announce that all fourth-graders are eligible for a free holiday tree permit from their local national forest.

In order for students to receive a free tree permit, they must present a valid paper voucher printed from the Every Kid in a Park website.

Step 1: Visit www.everykidinapark.gov and follow instructions to obtain the paper voucher. 

Step 2: Print out the paper voucher.

Step 3:  Bring the paper voucher to a National Forest office to claim the free permit.

The Every Kid in a Park initiative is a national program to encourage children to visit national parks, forests and public lands. As part of the effort, all fourth-graders in the country can obtain a paper pass for free entry into all federal lands and waters by visiting the Every Kid in a Park website at www.everykidinapark.gov.

Holiday music concert offered

Get into the Christmas spirit with the Jim Beatty Jazz Band, performing Dec. 2 from 3-6 p.m. at the Willamette Ale & Cider House. No cover charge for this Christmas show; full service bar and food available.

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