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I~age A-28 - Mason County Journal - Thursday, Oct. 30, 2014 orum: rganlzers continued from page A-25get, I have no city-spon- soring ability to help these who said many local kids. But I have a moral youths are homeless and obligation," Erickson said. face violence and drug Then came the arrival abuse, of The Coffee Oasis, which With the economy in provides "the first steps to bad shape, "I have no bud- getting their life together ... They offer a pathway forward where kids can regain their lives," she said. Establishing the Bel- fair franchise will take energy and long-term support, Erickson said. "Effectively, you're adopting kids," she said. Some Poulsbo resi- dents said they didn't ing with youths at schools, She invited everyone to want The Coffee Oasis in skate parks and juvenile "make this dream a real- the community, Erickson detention facilities, ity." said. "I get to go to the dark- The outlet will not be "I hope that just makes est places in the city, and a shelter, and no one will your resolvestronger," I get to be family to kids stay overnight. she said. who are estranged from Anyone who wants to VictoriaAhlfors, an out- theirs," she said. make a tax-deductible reach coordinator for The A Belfair outlet woulddonation can reach Ahl- Coffee Oasis and a Belfair provide life and job skills fors at victoria.ahlfors@ resident, said she is talk- for youths, Ahlfors said. thecoffeeoasis.com. From Logging Boots to Business Suits.., ?:AcroSS f'm Kitsap:Bank OPEN EVERYDAY I I I continued from page A-25 the team of Bob and Cecil Taylor and Melody Hopfensperger for its nondairy New England clam chowder "with a West coast twist." The fan favorite for best amateur chowder went to Ged Honsowetz and the "Great Clama- tion" chowder, spon- sored by North Mason United Methodist Church. S FOUNDATION / loin us for... A B, Mason General Hospital & at Resort & Spa in Union Friday, November 21st Business Luncheon & Confection Auction The holidays are just beginning, so treat yourself to an afternoon escape at Alderbrook Resort and Spa for a relaxing afternoon on beaufitul Hood Canal or better yet bring the entire office. This year's Fantasy Forest will certainly get you in the holiday spirit, with over-the-top sweets to bid on, as well as a few beautifully decorated designer trees. Ticket price per person $50, Table of 10 for $500. Reservations required. Doors open at 11:00 am, lunch service at 11:30 am, auction 12 noon - 1:00 pm. Event ends at 1:30 pro. Event elements to include: Dessert Auction, Tree Auction and Fund-an-Item, Saturday, November 22nd Candy Cane Carnival, Co-Sponsored by South Sound Radiology Santa Claus is coming to Alderbrook Resort and Spa and he hopes that you and your family will stop by so he can get a head start on his Christmas list. This is a favorite of our youngest supporters so don't forget to get your tickets early as space is limited. $10 per person, Children 3 and younger are free. Soft seating only and reservations required. Doors open at 9:00 am and even begins at 9:30 am and ends by 11:30 am. Event elements to include: Envelope Appeal for Fund-an-Item. Deadline for ticket sales is Monday, Nov. 10, 2014 To Purchase Tickets call 3GO427-3623 or visit www.masongeneral,com Complimentary Valet Parking provided at all events. MGHF also acknowledges the following sponsors for their support of the 2014 Event: Program and Advertising Sponsor-Christmas Village; Gala & Live Auction Co-Sponsors-Heritage Bank and Hiawatha Corporation; Fashion Show Co-Sponsor-Finninsula Foundation; Site Decorations Co.Sponsor.Columbia Bank; Celebration of Life Co-Sponsor-John L Scott Foundation; Volunteer Village Co-Sponsor-Grastroenterology Associates and Taylor Shellfish Farms; Raffle Co-Sponsors- MASCO Petroleum, Mary Anne Munson, Peninsula Credit Union and Skookum Rotary-Oysterfest Dollars at Work; Forest Star Sponsors-Bob & Melanie Appel, Bowers Dental Group, Cameo Boutique & Wine Shop - Pare Hanson, owner, Edward Jones - Karen Schade, Fir Lane Health & Rehabilitation Center, Denis and Adele Leverich, McComb & Wagner Family Funeral Home & Crematory, Providence St. Peter Hospital, Robert W. Johnson, PLLC, Shelton Health & Rehabilitation Center, Wittenberg, CPA, PS. Sponsors as of 10-24-14. **Special thanks to Mason County Journal for making the Fantasy Forest 2014 ads possible. ** Photo courtesy of Linda Thomson About $2,000 was raised to help people in need at the inaugural North Mason Resources Chowder Cook-Off on Oct. 25 at Prince of Peace Catholic Church in Belfair. Each of the winners clean joke contest wasorganization that helps was presented with an Lynsay Justice. Stormyserve hungry residents, engraved cutting boardDonelson won the Stinky the homeless, veterans bearing the event logoJoke Award. and others. and event-sponsor list. North Mason Re- For more information, The winner of the sources is an umbrellacall 552-2303. e comparisons continued from page A-27 is. One of the reasons I started writing this six years ago, was that late in March guess they were too sharp. However, ifrd 2009, we had a downpour of snow. Every- got it, it would've cost me $6.35 to send it one was saying that had never happened to Chicago, so I guess I'm money ahead so late in the season. Then I was reading not to have it. Mrs. Baldwin says several Mary's diary and, low and behold, within people are sore because Mrs. Allison was a couple of days, 78 years ago in Belfair not invited to Erma OrFs shower. Howev- we had 6 inches of snow. So we might be er that was Mrs. Orr's privilege to include looking at freezing weather really soon. only the ones she wanted. I was surprised Thank you for reading this week's diary. to see my name on an envelope. Doris Brown was invited, but Gladys wasn't. Clydene Hostetler is a longtime Bel- Which seemed funny too. fair resident, local historian, media -- archivist and documentary filmmaker of My friend Julie who lives in Olympia, "Hidden in Plain Sight." She has been reads Mary's Memoirs and likes to see if researching Mary ThelelZs life for the there are similarities between our weath- past 11 years. She can be emailed at er and that of 78 years ago. Often there clydeneh@wavecable.com. CELEBRATING CASE Journal photo by Gordon Weeks Patti Case, the public affairs manager for the Green Diamond Resource Co., was honored for her 25 years of work for the company with a reception Tuesday in the lobby of the company's main office in downtown Shelton. Green Diamond office manager Diana Goldy, left, presented her with flowers and a wine cooler. Case started working for the company as a part- time employee in the mailroom as a summer job in 1975; she returned to the company full-time in the public affairs office in 1994.