Etcetera - 05/25/12

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Through service, education, training and research, those who participate in summer camp at Meadowood Springs Speech and Hearing Camp develop life-changing communication skills and interventions, according to a release.

Those activities, including hiking, canoeing, swimming, miniature golf, basketball, arts and crafts and challenge courses, are linked to one of Meadowood's core programs, which improve the lives of people and families affected by social learning and communication challenges. More than 3,000 people nationwide have been served through this programming.

The camp will host a Memorial Day Weekend Auction on Sunday, said Michael Ashton, executive director. All of the funds raised from the event will further support Meadowood's mission. It will be at 6 p.m. at the camp, 77650 Meadowood Road, Weston. To attend, call 541-276-2752 to RSVP.

Ashton is still accepting donations for the auction. Pickup of donated items is available by calling 541-276-2752.

Contributors will "benefit from exposure of your company's name to those who attend the event.

"Donors will be acknowledged during the event for their contribution and the merchandise you give will be on display through the event," Michael said in a release.

Each donor and one guest are invited to attend the fundraiser.

For more details, contact him at michael@meadowoodsprings.org or see www.meadowoodsprings.org.

Meadowood Springs' mission is to improve the lives of people who have communication difficulties and related disorders by providing service, education, training and research.

There's still time to catch an exhibit of artwork by Pioneer Middle School students.

Their work was selected for display through May 31 at Coffee Perk at 4 S. First Ave.

Art projects include works in a variety of mediums by sixth- through eighth-graders.

The acrylics, oil pastels, pencil and ink and sculpture pieces were chosen to recognize the excellence that can be achieved by middle-school students.

Eric Robinson of Milton-Freewater graduated May 5 from Corban University in Salem. Eric earned a bachelor's degree in interdisciplinary studies.

More than 250 graduates walked across the stage at the Salem Armory to accept their degrees.

The venue reflected the first year the commencement has been moved to an off-campus location in the school's 76-year history. The change was informed by a steady increase in the school's enrollment.

Etcetera appears in daily and Sunday editions. Annie Charnley Eveland can be reached at annieeveland@wwub.com or 526-8313.

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