Chamber webinar spotlights business grants

The Dallas Chamber of Commerce hosts a Rural Focus Webinar: Spotlight on Funding Opportunities, on Wednesday, Sept. 29 from 2 to 3:30 p.m.

Join the Chamber to hear from three foundations who have experience making grants in rural Oregon. Learn about how these foundations operate, understand how to apply for grants, and ask questions to help increase the likelihood of grant success for your organization and community.

The guest speakers are:

Amy Drake, Program Officer for the Oregon Community Foundation

Jackie Murphy, Interim Director of Programs for The Collins Foundation

Levi Williams, Associate Program Officer for The Ford Family Foundation

To sign up for this free webinar, go to The session will be virtual via Zoom and a calendar invite with link will be sent. For more information, contact Freya Hendrickson at Rural Development Initiatives at or (458) 215-8396, x4.

Dallas Glow Run fundraiser slated for Oct. 9

Christmas Cheer is doing one of their biggest fundraisers for the year, the Dallas Glow Run on Oct. 9.

The event starts with a Kids Dash, for ages 6 and under starts at 6:30 p.m. and is $20. A costume contest follows at 6:45, The main 5K fun run starts at 7 p.m. and is $35. The course starts at the Academy Building and goes through the Dallas city park and the downtown area. It’s a fun family event and all the proceeds go to Christmas Cheer.

Dallas Christmas Cheer provides food boxes to families in need that live in Dallas, delivering these boxes to homes on Christmas Eve in the morning.

To participate in the Dallas Glow Run, register at

Walk-n-wag rescheduled for Saturday

Due to inclement weather, the Willamette Valley Hospice rescheduled its 9th Annual Walk-n-Wag to Sept. 25 from 2 to 5 p.m., at Minto Brown Island Park.

The early registration price of $10 will be extended to Sept. 23. The event costs $15 if not pre-registered. Children 12 and under are free.

Proceeds from the event support pet care for hospice patients as well as grief support programs.

The event will include a vendor village of pet-centric booths, a poster dog photography contest, scavenger hunt, door prizes, and more. Learn more and register for the rescheduled event at

DDA Scarecrow contest returns

The Dallas Downtown Association is accepting entires for its second Scarecrow Contest, to be held in the downtown area. Entires are due by Oct. 1, and categories include Grand Champion, Most Creative, Most Fun, Most Elaborate, and Most Likely to Scare a Crow. The inaugural contest had sixteen entries and organizers are hoping for at least 25 this year.

Scarecrow creations will go on display on Oct. 9. Cash prizes will be awarded.

Pick up entry forms at Corby’s Public House, West Valley Taphouse, The Blue Lady, Main Street Emporium, Some Things, and Karma Coffee.

For more information:

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