Take the Ice Bucket Challenge Sept. 6

East County momentum for the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge continues, as 7-Eleven, 1016 N.E. Kane St. in Gresham, is planning an event for 1 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 6.

Owner Ravinder Waraich encourages members of the community to come to the store, be doused in icy water and donate $10 to the ALS Association.

The event will include a DJ and other fun activities. Waraich said she would donate 50 cents for every $5.55 pizza that families buy Sept. 6.

For more information, call Waraich at 503-984-1398.

Pioneers of East County gather in Corbett

East Multnomah County Pioneer Association will celebrate its 99th anniversary Sunday, Sept. 7, in Corbett.

Started in 1916 to celebrate the first people who came to East County, the pioneer association has been getting together once a year ever since to say hello, share stories and catch up.

“People come from all over the country to this event,” said Chuck Rollins, vice president of the East Multnomah County Pioneer Association.

Rollins said the association, one of the few in the state, has continued to grow and honor early pioneers as well as new pioneers.

More than 150 people are expected to show up Sunday.

The event will be held from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the cafeteria of Corbett Middle School, 35800 E. Historic Columbia River Hwy. in Corbett.

Cost for the event is $5. Lunch will be provided.

For more information, call Chuck Rollins at 503-695-5821.

Rotary holds Steak Fry for scholarships

The Gresham Rotary will host its annual Steak Fry from 5:30-8 p.m. Sept. 10 at Mt. Hood Community College's Vista Dining Room. Dinner includes steaks or chicken and hotdogs as well as "mouth-watering" desserts. The event funds Rotary's scholarship program which last year awarded $12,000 in scholarships. Tickets are $25 each at the door. Kids 7-12 can eat for $8 and children under 6 are free. For more information log onto

Puttin’ on the Ritz, senior center style

Gresham Senior Center’s annual fall fashion show and luncheon, Puttin’ on the Ritz, is set for Saturday, Sept. 13, at Courtyard Fountains Retirement Community.

The lunch features chicken or salmon Caesar salad, rolls, cheesecake and beverages, with fashions on display from the Dress Barn and Glass Butterfly.

Tickets are $10 and may be purchased weekdays at the Gresham Senior Center reception desk, 600 N.E. Eighth St., Gresham.

For more information, call 503-988-4870.

Harrison performs at Human Solutions benefit

Noted Portland pianist Michael Allen Harrison will perform a benefit concert for Human Solutions from 6-8 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 25, at Montavilla United Methodist Church, 232 S.E. 80th Ave., Portland.

Donations collected at the concert will benefit Human Solutions’ Daybreak Shelter for Homeless Families, a 15-bed shelter that operates year-round and accommodates between four and eight homeless families at one time.

The shelter is supported by a network of 30 churches and synagogues throughout Multnomah County.

Admission to the concert is free and open to the public, with light refreshments served. For more information on the concert, contact Sara Fisher at 503-548-0283 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Super Circus Heroes to visit Moda Center

Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey are presenting Super Circus Heroes Thursday through Sunday, Sept. 4-7, at the Moda Center.

Tickets for the show are now on sale, beginning at $20.

Purchase online at and, Walmart and select Fred Meyer locations, charge by phone at 800-745-3000 or visit the Rose Quarter Box Office.

Foundation exceeds fundraising goal

Golfers in the 14th annual Ham and Sam Foundation Golf Tournament enjoyed a great day on the links while raising money for charity and college scholarships.

More than 130 duffers participated in the tournament, which was held Saturday, Aug. 16, at Gresham Golf Course. The group brought in a record $20,600, according to foundation chairman George Walker, surpassing last year’s proceeds by more than $6,000.

Named for Richard Ham, former fire chief for District 10, and Sam Wolsborn, founder of Gresham Golf Course, the foundation provides college scholarships to local students, as well as financial support for an assortment of nonprofit groups including the Oregon Food Bank, Zaraphath Ministries and My Father’s House. Since its inception in 2001, the foundation has distributed more than $30,000 in scholarships to nearly 30 East County college students.

For more information or to apply for a scholarship for the 2015-2016 school year, call Walker at 503-860-8031.

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