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What's Inside: YMCA to host fundraiser event, Days for Girls team schedules work party

FILE PHOTO - Liam Campbell and his fellow Troop 127 Scouts recite the pledge.

Isaac L. Gubelin of Gresham recently attained the rank of Eagle Scout through the Thunderbird District of the Boy Scouts of America Cascade Pacific Council. The Eagle Scout award is scouting's highest honor.J

Join planting event set for Nadaka Nature Park

Help take care of Nadaka Nature Park by joining a community planting event from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, Feb. 25. Meet at the Nadaka Picnic Shelter, 17615 N.E. Glisan Street.

Participants can plant native species in the backyard habitat demonstration garden and 10-acre forest, and remove litter throughout the park.

Tools, gloves, plants and refreshments will be provided.

Register online at www.friendsofnadaka.org. Contact Monica McAllister at 503-956-8558, or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., with any questions.

Days for Girls team schedules work party

The community is invited to join members of the Boring Days for Girls group for a sewing event from 12:30-4 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 11, at St. Paul's Lutheran Church, 24510 Highway 212, in Damascus.

The group is part of Days for Girls International, a nonprofit organization committed to providing reproductive health awareness and sustainable feminine hygiene necessities to young girls and women.

Nationwide, volunteers with Days for Girls have sewn washable, reusable shields, liners and hygiene product bags that have been distributed to more than 100,000 women and girls in 75 nations on six continents.

Sewing experience and your own sewing machine are helpful but not required to participate.

The group also accepts donations of girls' underwear, travel-sized bars of soap, washed cotton or flannel fabric (no prints, white or light colors, please) and dark colored washcloths.

For more information on the Boring Days for Girls Team, contact Sheri Brinkmann at 503-341-8796.

YMCA to host fundraiser event

"Reflecting Camp's Glow" is the theme for this year's YMCA Camp Collins benefit, scheduled for 5 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 25, at the camp, 3001 S.E. Oxbow Parkway near Gresham.

The event features dinner, a silent auction and several raffles. Goal for the event is $30,000, which will be used to provide financial assistance to children who might not otherwise be able to participate in the camping experience.

There is no charge for attendance, but an RSVP is requested. Visit www.ymcacw.org/reflecting-camps-glow to RSVP or for more information.