Make the McKenzie Connection!

Dinner gets a "V" for victory!

Vida McKenzie Community Center is almost $2,000 closer to opening its doors this Fall after hosting a Valentine’s Dinner at McKenzie Valley Presbyterian Church on Saturday, February 12th.

The room was abuzz with animated conversation and everyone left with their appetites quenched. Many people took their meals “to go.” Some supporters even left “tips” (aka donations) to help rebuild the Center more quickly. Auto Craft donated funds to cover a large portion of the food items, Thurston Florist donated some of the flowers and OroWheat Bakery donated the rolls.

During the dinner, VMCC was able to announce receipt of a $250,000 grant from Ford Family Foundation and a $1,000 check from the Bottle Boys.

Rex and Patty Starr were the winners of the Raffle Basket which, among other items, contained a box of See’s candy and two bottles of delicious wine from Meadows Estates in Oakland, Oregon, owned by Marilyn and Dexter Meadows of Deerhorn. Patty said she wanted the basket because of the wine. Rex wanted the candy. I love it when things work out well.

Thank you to everyone who made this event a success including Diane Brown and her sidekick Scooter plus Ed Pelton and Dick Shirely.

Gerry Aster and

Tammy Pelton, VMCC


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