Northwest NEWS

March 29, 1999

Editorial

Benefit auction a big success

   On Friday, March 19, the parents and students of Cherry Valley Elementary hosted our third Camp Orkila Auction. Each year, the fifth grade class at Cherry Valley Elementary attends the five-day outdoor education camp at Camp Orkila on Orcas Island. The funds raised from this event provide tuition scholarships for those students in need of financial help.

   Because of the generous donations received from businesses, community members, parents, and students, we were able to raise $7,000, ensuring that all fifth grade students will be able to attend camp this year.

   We would like to extend a special thank you to Stan Chapman and Carl J. Manuel, our auctioneers, who donated their time and expertise and made for an exciting evening. And thank you to all the community members who joined us Friday night in supporting our students, enabling us to continue our tradition of providing this unique educational experience.

The Camp Orkila Committee