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*Perrydale auction deemed a success*MVCA is hosting Japanese students*Pacific University tabs three locals

March 20, 2012


Perrydale auction

deemed a success

PERRYDALE -- Perrydale Parents Club's annual auction held March 10 may not have been a sellout like in 2011, but it certainly was a hit.

"We still did very well," said club president Anna Scharf. "Gross revenues were about the same as last year at about $21,000."

Attendance was down about 40 people, but bidding on certain items was up, notably the themed baskets prepared by each Perrydale class and during the dessert auction.

"The top selling dessert went for $230," Scharf said.

All proceeds from the auction support K-12 educational programs at Perrydale School.

"Despite lower numbers, it went well," Scharf said. "It was worth it. It's always worth it because everything goes back to the kids."

Can't wait until next year? In its seventh year, the auction is moving to the Polk County Fairgrounds and Event Center. Fittingly, the theme will be "Lucky Number Seven."

MVCA is hosting

Japanese students

MONMOUTH -- This month Mid-Valley Christian Academy is hosting six Japanese elementary students from the Hayama International School.

The students will be visiting for two weeks to experience American culture and improve their English skills. It is also an opportunity for MVCA students to learn about the Japanese culture.


Pacific University

tabs three locals

FOREST GROVE -- Three Polk County residents have been named to the dean's list for the 2011 fall semester at Pacific University. Alexis Bell of Monmouth, Mark Rohde of Rickreall and Guthrie Straw of West Salem were among 283 undergraduate students at Pacific to earn the honor. To qualify, students must achieve a term grade-point average of 3.70 or higher and complete 12 or more graded course hours.

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