Wednesday’s editorial in the Outlook is what I and many other business leaders have tried to say but Mark does such a better job. Guess that is why he is a “publisher” of a great local newspaper and I sell cars and trucks. Anyhow he points out how businesses and business people are the backbone of so many local causes, education programs and charitable endeavors. He discussed the upcoming Gresham Barlow Education Foundation’s Phon-A-Thon, as he said this is something that we can all support – a bunch of small contributions end up helping young people learn to read and there is nothing more important than that!
Another thanks to our local “Phone Guy”, John Eisel he personally went around to all his clients and collected boxes (too many to count) of phones to be given to our “Phones for Soldiers Program”. The phones will be refurbished and with the proceeds phone cards will be given to our soldiers overseas. Give John a call and thank him 503-901-0374, I also highly recommend him for all your cell phone needs!
Lori Stegmann, of Farmers Insurance is another community leader making a difference in not just our community but in the entire Solar System! She with others is promoting “Pluto Day at the Plaza” – Thursday, February 18th from 5:30-7:00 p.m. at Plaza del Sol, 18709 SE Stark, Gresham. The ceremony will officially declare Pluto a Planet and it will be a great way to see and learn the vision for this beautifully painted Plaza in Rockwood. Just incase that isn’t enough reason to attend - listen to this one – you will get a chance to stand on Mars!! Call Lori for more information 503-926-4419.
~Bess Wills, Gresham Ford