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- 2011 News, Events & Fundraisers -
Effective January 1, 2011: To make easier viewing of our latest NEWS,
EVENTS and FUNDRAISERS... we are NOW posting them on all facebook!



- 2010 News, Events & Fundraisers -
November 2 thru December 7 - Applications for Christmas Holiday Food Boxes accepted. Please register at the Food Bank. Applications may also be requested by phone (503-429-1414) and then mailed to Vernonia Cares, PO Box 126, Vernonia, OR 97064-0126. This holiday box, contain the basic groceries for a Christmas meal, is available to Vernonia area residents, please. Monetary donations may be mailed to the same address. Food donations, including frozen turkeys, may be dropped off during Vernonia Cares business hours (Tuesday and Thursday, 10 AM to 2 PM). Tax deductible receipts will be issued upon request. Those wishing to sponsor a food box may also donate through the check stand giving system at Vernonia Sentry Market, 735 Jefferson Ave, Vernonia, OR. Cost is $25.

December 4 and 5 - Rosie’s delicious homemade candy and caramel corn will be for sale during the Vernonia Christmas Bazaar. This event is held in the Vernonia School Cafeteria. There will also be a “winter basket” available as a raffle prize. Tickets will be sold at the booth and the drawing will be Sunday at 5 PM.

December 21 - Christmas Holiday Food Boxes will be given to registered families from 10 AM to 4 PM.

Holiday Hours - The food bank will be closed Nov. 25 for Thanksgiving and Dec. 22 through Jan. 3, 2011 for a winter break. Vernonia Cares will reopen Tuesday, Jan. 4. 2011.


- 2009 News, Events & Fundraisers -
March - A Typical Visit to the Vernonia Cares Food Bank [Read Story Here]
February - Vernonia Cares - Initiating an Action Plan [Read Story Here]
January - Columbia Pacific Food Bank helps Vernonia Food Bank [Read Story Here]

- 2008 News, Events & Fundraisers -
December 13, 2008 - Vernonia Jazzercise Hosts Fundraisers [Read Story Here]


- 2007 News, Events & Fundraisers -
June 16, 2007, Saturday - KUPL Fishing Derby - We sold Snow Cones and Popcorn at both the Vernonia Lake and Hawkins Park!
July 28, 2007, Saturday - BBQ Chicken Feed at the Senior Center, 446 Bridge Street, Vernonia, Oregon. Meal consisted of Quarter BBQ chicken, Potato Salad, Baked Beans, Roll, Cookies, & Beverage.
August 18, 2007, Saturday - Vernonia Bear Creek 10K/5K Run/Walk - Event started and ended in Anderson Park, Vernonia, Oregon. Registration began at 7:45 am in the Park.

- 2006 News, Events & Fundraisers -
April 8 - Soup for Half Marathon Runners - (co chairpersons: Marge Dunay & Rosie McCoy)
April 22 & June 24 - Texas Hold' Em Tournament - (co chairpersons: Josette Mitchell)
April 23 - Concessions for the Road Rally crews - (co chairpersons: Dave & Rosie McCoy)
May 20 - Fun Run - (chairperson, Julie Farmer)
June 17 - Fish Cleaning Booth during Fishing Derby - (Josette Mitchell)
July 29 - BBQ Chicken Feed - (co chairpersons Rosie McCoy & Sandy Welch)
August 19 - Bear Creek Run along the Linear Trail - (chairperson: Terry Grosnick)

- 2005 News, Events & Fundraisers -
Christmas Holiday Boxes: On December 20, 2005, Cares gave out 138 grocery boxes which served 429 people. The boxes contained the basic food for a Christmas meal, including a turkey. Everything was donated or paid by donated money. What a great bunch of supporters "Cares" has!
October 1, 2005, Saturday - Salmon Shack booth was operated during the Salmon Festival in Hawkins Park. Salmon Bento meal (BBQ salmon on a bed of rice with a special sauce added).
September 16, 2005, Friday - Corn on the Cob Booth located by Grey Dawn Gallery near Madison Avenue and Bridge Street. Cares sold corn on the cob during the Cycle Oregon Event in town that day.
August 20, 2005, Saturday - 3rd Annual Vernonia Cares 5K Fun Run/Walk - Our Corporate sponsor this year was "Tuality Healthcare" and our two gold level sponsors were Holce Logging and "Dennis Electric". Many other Vernonia businesses were also acting sponsors.
July 23, 2005, Saturday - 2nd Annual BBQ Chicken Feed was held at the "Vernonia Senior Center" from 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM. Menu: Quarter BBQ Chicken, Potato Salad, Baked Beans, Roll & Butter, Ice Cream and Beverages. "To Go" orders were available. Thanks for supporting Vernonia Cares Food Bank!
May 21, 2005, Saturday - The annual return of the Rose City Motorcycle Club with a van full of donated items. This group has been bringing food since the flood of 1996.
May 8, 2005, Sunday - Vernonia Cares served a Mother's Day Luncheon at the "Vernonia Senior Center". Menu was meatloaf, potatoes, gravy, veggie, roll and strawberry shortcake.
April 24, 2005, Sunday - Dave and Rosie McCoy ran a concession stand for the public and the Oregon Trail Rally Club. It was in the Washington Grade School parking lot and ran from 10:30am through 3:00pm. Menu was Krispie Kremes donuts, cookies, hot dogs, homemade chili, pop, juice and coffee.
April 23, 2005, Saturday - During the "Vernonia River Fest", Josette sold Krispie Kreme donuts and coffee in front of the Legion Hall/Vernonia Cares building. Started at 7:30am and went until she sold out.
April 09, 2005, Saturday - Oregon Road Runners Club Vernonia Half Marathon - Charity lunch at Anderson Park. Served soup and snacks to participants of the run.

"Because no one should go hungry"


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