This Week's Community Announcements

• Congratulations to…

▪ Yard of the Week Winner: 1605 Fairview Place Submit nominations of a single family residence inside the city limits to the Chamber of Commerce (541-942-2411) or City Hall (541-942-5501). In addition to the honor of the Yard of the Week sign in front of their house, winners receive a one-month credit on their water bill from the City, a gift certificate to local businesses from the Chamber and a one-year subscription from the CG Sentinel.

▪ Larry Sullivan, selected to serve as South Lane School District’s Interim Superintendent for the 2018-19 school year.

• May is Mental Health Awareness Month. Here are some sobering facts on mental health in America… ▪ Approximately 1 in 5 experience mental illness in a given year. ▪ 1 in 25 experience a serious mental illness that interferes or limits one or more major life activities. ▪ Approximately 1 in 5 youth, aged 13-18, experience a severe mental disorder at some point during their life. ▪ 1.1% adults live with schizophrenia ▪ 2.6% adults live with bipolar disorder ▪ Only 41% of US adults with a mental health condition received mental health services in the past year. ▪ Half of all chronic mental illness begins by age 14, three-quarters by age 24. ▪ Despite effective treatment, there are long delays (sometimes decades) between the first appearance of symptoms and when people get help.

• Two community events are currently looking for vendors and volunteers:

     ▪ Bohemia Mining Days (7/19-21) Email: bmd@BohemiaMiningDays.org

     ▪ WOE Family Fair (8/17-19) Email: westernoregonexpo@gmail.com

• BMD needs donated flat white bed sheets for its planned 7,000 sq ft Kids Zone. The sheets will be brilliantly colored at a Community Tie Dye event on Friday, June 1, from 9 am to 6 pm in Coiner Park. Call Cindy at 541-942-5064 to arrange for delivery or pick up. Additional details available on festival website: www.BohemiaMiningDays.org

• Partners in History Library Exhibit: Paintings by local artist Robert Drenner (1894-1971) are now on display at the Library courtesy of the Cottage Grove Museum. The wildlife artist, known for his beautiful outdoor landscapes and scenes of birds and other wildlife, also painted beautiful desert scenes and murals, including the colorful murals that graced the walls of the former CG High School Library on Taylor Avenue.

• VFW needs small RV trailer for a new “Coffee Wagon” Looking for a free (or nearly free) one to use at the I-5 Gettings Creek rest area to serve weary travelers and raise money for their programs and projects that support veterans. For details call Jack Gates at 541-968-9055 or 541-521-4190.

• 13th Annual Main Street Hanging Basket Project now accepting donations for the 2018 summer season to purchase and maintain Main Street hanging baskets from River Road to Gateway Blvd. Donation $20 (or more) made in the name of an individual, business or someone special. Deadline: Saturday, May 19. All donations are tax deductible. For more info call Amanda at 541-942-3340.

• CG Museum offers a wonderful glimpse into “the attic of our community” revealing all kinds of historical treasures. Hours: Saturday & Sunday, 1-4 pm on the corner of H & Birch. Current exhibit: Square Dancing

▪ Artists Wanted: Opal Center for Arts & Education seeks community members/artists to provide art projects at Summer Lunch Program locations in Cottage Grove. Looking for all types of art/culture…music, dance, painting, fiber, painting, writing, etc. Opal Center will cover supplies and provide a small stipend. Info: OCAE@opalcentercg.org

• Friends of the Cottage Grove Carousel is restoring a vintage carousel donated to the people of Cottage Grove. More money is needed immediately to continue the restoration process. To help keep the project moving along, call Don Williams at 541-942-4752, Email cgcarousel@gmail.com or visit www.cgcarousel.com or Facebook page. Donations for its June 8-9 Rummage Sale are needed now. Call Don to arrange for pickup.

• South Valley Athletics Soccer Field Improvements $10K GoFund-Me Campaign now underway to improve the field next to LCC-CG Center that would pay for leveling, irrigation, fertilization, seed and drainage improvements to create two additional practice fields and an alternative game field for youth sports activities. Help our kids stay active!

• Support Cottage Grove Pool Upgrades by making a donation at www.generosity.com and helping achieve the campaign’s $25,000 goal. In May 2016, South Lane voters approved a bond measure that earmarked $5.1 million. Project costs have increased requiring an additional $600K to purchase and install a brand new fast tank for racing, a 20-yd warm water lap pool, new plumbing, dressing rooms and new deck.