Our Rotary Club is delighted to partner with Ohana Media Group this year with our food bank donations:
Harvest Haul Helps Hungry
The Fifth Annual Harvest Haul, a food drive for the Peninsula wrapped up another stormy season on Saturday. This was the fifth year for the OMG Radio, Okie’s Thriftway Market, Great NorthWest Federal Credit Union Harvest Haul. Food and cash donations during Harvest Haul go directly to the Ilwaco and Ocean Park Food Banks.
Bins were delivered and donations began rolling in on October 5th and were made at Okie’s in Ocean Park or either Great NorthWest Federal Credit Union branch as well as the following supporting sponsors: Morgan’s Long Beach Tavern, Ocean Beach Hospital, any Peninsula Pharmacy, Boardwalk Quilts, the Adrift Hotel and the Lightship Restaurant and Columbia Bar. The Bins were donated by Dennis Company in Long Beach. Ocean Park Elementary School, Long Beach Elementary School and Hilltop Middle School also collected food for the Harvest Haul.
The Harvest Haul concluded with a live remote, Saturday the 31st, with Dave Martin of Eagle Country 103.9 at Okie’s Thriftway Market in Ocean Park and Shaun O’Connor of Clammy 99.7 at Great NorthWest Federal Credit Union in Long Beach. Ken Heman of 102.3 KCRX the Classic Rock Station was present at both in place of Nicki Whittle, Account Executive at OMG Radio and organizer of the event as she was absent for the first time. (Her son is a Senior at Seaside High School; she was watching his Cross Country Team take the 4A State Title in Eugene, OR!). The event took place from 11am-2pm.
Totals: Ocean Park Food Bank: 949 lbs of food total and $1297 in cash donations
Ilwaco Food Bank: 1988 lbs of food total and $1470 in cash donations
Total Harvest Haul contributions: 2937 lb of food and $2767 in cash donations
Please note: $1000 cash donation were made by both the Peninsula Rotary and Vince and Roxanne Williams of Warrenton KIA – major factors in a new record for total cash donated. Cottage Bakery, Subway of Long Beach and Box K Auto all stepped up to provide prizes for the local schools. Mrs. Hinde’s class from Long Beach El, Miss Bruncke’s room from Ocean Park El and the 7th Grade class at Hilltop were the schools’ winners.
For further info: Nicki Whittle: 503-861-6635 / firstname.lastname@example.org