2021 Raffle Winner

It is fitting that long-time community member Thelma Belcher won the beautiful quilt titled “Pillars of our Community.”  The raffle raised funds to help renovate the Port Orford Community Complex.  Another lucky winner was Joyce Hodge who won the second quilt raffle—a symphony of blues titled “Stack and Whack.” Special thanks to master quilter Vicki Young who is a member of the Community Center Complex committee.  Also – special thanks to the winner of this same quilt in 2018 who donated it back to allow the quilt to raise even more money toward the effort.

Family Fun Day Postponed yet still a Success Due to Generous Donors

As the wind blows and the rain falls, it’s hard to remember we almost celebrated summer with Family Fun Day at Buffington Park on September 4. Due to the resurgence of COVID, we had to postpone the fundraising event, but a whole bunch of very generous people said, “keep the donation and use it when you reschedule.”  Such a show of support moves projects forward, no matter the odds. So all of us involved with the Community Center Renovation Project thank the following individuals and businesses. Thompson Tree Service, Gold Beach Lumber, Bandon Crossings, Battle Rock Coffee, Salty Dawg, NorCal …

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Coming soon—Fun for the Whole Family

Be on the lookout for a new date (original 9/4/21 date postponed due to COVID) so you won’t miss Family Fun at Buffington Park. This day of golf, games, food, and music is put on by the Port Orford Community Center Fund Raising Committee and the Port Orford Rotary Club. The fun starts at 11 am when the first group tees off at the putt-putt golf tourney. Just $25 to enter and that includes grilled hamburger lunch with chips and cookies.  This course is so tough you might win a prize just for finishing. The lunch will be available to …

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Stimulating our Community

It’s likely that some members of our community will receive the $1,400 Federal Stimulus Check any day now. If you find that you don’t need quite all of it, please consider stimulating our community by donating to the local non-profit of your choice. We’ve all been kind of sleeping for many months, but you can see sure signs of our town waking up what with busy construction, bright paint jobs, and new businesses. And the non-profit groups are meeting and planning programs and activities too. The committee working to renovate the Community Center is planning a miniature golf tournament, the …

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Put Your Best Foot Forward

We’ve discovered a very worthwhile way to raise funds to renovate the Port Orford Community Center—an Athletic Shoe Drive! It’s easy, just check out your closets for new or gently worn athletic shoes you no longer need or want. Then put them in any one of the  colorful drop boxes around Port Orford: Port Orford Public Library, TJ’s Restaurant, Melba’s Beauty Parlor, and Buddha’s Wellness Center. Ask your friends, family and neighbors to donate their shoes—only athletic ones please! All kinds and sizes of athletic shoes are welcome, from kids to adults, from old fashioned tennis to latest jogging footwear. …

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Community Center Committee Update

Covid 19 may have slowed us down, but we are still working behind the scenes to raise money for a new Port Orford Community Center Complex.  As our local Port Orford/Langlois businesses reopen,  look for our distinctive “donation houses.”   You can also make a contribution on our website or send your tax-deductible gift to RCOPO Community Service Fund, PO Box 1284, Port Orford 97465. Be sure to check out the “MoneyMeter” sign on Hwy 101, it is slowly rising toward our goal.  We can build our much needed community center…together! We have some fun local fund raising events ready to …

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New Around Town…Donation Houses

Not just another donation can, this hand made Donation House is the perfect place to drop your contribution to help build the new Port Orford Community Center Complex. You will find these Houses in businesses around town. We greatly appreciate such local support for this project.   We look forward to the day all our merchants are up and running again—soon we hope.

Going Up

This charming Money Meter painted by Karen Auborn is on it’s way up to the $1.5 million we need to create the new Port Orford Community Center Complex. Thanks to many generous donations, we are nearly at the $100,000 mark.  Once we are all on the other side of this virus crisis, we will begin fund raising again, starting with Gong Night, where America’s Got Talent meets the old Gong Show. We have some wonderful and wacky talent all lined up. We’ll keep you posted.

2020 Raffle Fundraiser

And the winner is….. Good news—Quilter’s Corner, the Port Orford premier shop for all your quilting needs and wants, is open again. Drop by any day between 10am and 5pm and cast your eyes on the beautiful “Stack and Whack” quilt made by local quilter Vicki Young.  This beauty can be yours with a lucky raffle ticket—only $1.00 each or six tickets for $5.00.  The proceeds of the raffle will go toward building the new Port Orford Community Center.  

2019 & 2021 Raffle Fundraiser

This beautiful quilt which was created by Vicki Young and quilted by Kim Gillett of Crescent City and donated by Quilter’s Corner; was raffled with all proceeds going to the remodel of the Port Orford Community Building. The pattern has been named “Pillars of Our Community” The drawing was held during the Community Christmas Bazaar in December 2019. The proud winner donated the quilt to the quilt maker with thanks for her creativity and hard fundraising work. This quilt was again raffled off in 2021. It is fitting that long-time community member Thelma Belcher was the final winner of this …

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