Start: August 19, 2011 5:00 pm End: August 20, 2011 4:00 pm
Venue: The Mill Casino Address: Along Hwy 101, Coos Bay, OR, United States, 97420
The Oregon Food Bank has joined with the sixth-annual Oregon Tuna Classic Reelin’ in Hunger event to provide food and funds to hungry families in southwestern Oregon. The Tuna Classic will be held from 5 to 8 p.m., Friday, Aug. 19 at The Mill Casino-Hotel and 6 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 20, in Charleston. Registration is due by Sunday, Aug. 14 with an entry fee of $300. Late registration will end Wednesday with an entry fee of $400. Fishermen can enjoy an awards and raffle presentation and dinner banquet at 6 p.m. in the main tent at The Mill Casino-Hotel, 3201 Tremont Ave. in North Bend.
The charity event donates the majority of albacore tuna caught during the Charleston tournament to South Coast Food Share and to regional food banks in other port towns where the event is held. In the past, the Tuna Classic has brought 200 to 500 sport fishers to the South Coast.
The event is sponsored by The Mill Casino-Hotel, Oregon International Port of Coos Bay, Coos Bay-North Bend Tourism and Promotions and other local businesses and organizations. K-DOCK will broadcast live from the docks during the event.
A registered 501(C)(3) non-profit organization, the Tuna Classic has partnered with the Oregon Food Bank to fight hunger in Oregon since its inception in 2005. In 2009, the Tuna Classic produced more than 7,300 pounds of Albacore tuna for the entire state, with the organizers making sure all fish caught in these coastal communities were donated to regional food banks that served local families. This year, more than 180 boats and nearly 900 people are expected to participate in the statewide competition, with Charleston serving as one of four host sites. For more information about the 2011 Tuna Classic, visit www.oregontunaclassic.org.
By Lori Newman, The Umpqua Post Wednesday, July 27, 2011
Great Afternoons will benefit from funds The majority of families today either have two working parents or are headed by a single parent. In this area, about three out of every five students attending Reedsport schools qualify for free or reduced lunch.
As a result, today’s children need more services than ever before ” services that parents too often cannot provide or afford.
That’s where Oregon Coast Community Action, or ORCCA, comes in. Great Afternoons is a nonprofit ORCCA program that operates at Highland Elementary School. It provides afterschool activities for students, as well as day care services for infants and preschoolers.
The five food assistance programs in Bandon: Bandon Senior Nutrition, Coastal Harvest, Everyone At Table (E.A.T.), Good Neighbors Food Bank and The Restoration Worship Food Pantry have again joined together to present the fourth annual 'Bandon Feeds the Hungry Variety Show" and Silent Auction, which will be held Saturday Oct. 1 at the Sprague Community Theater in Bandon.
Auditions for all ages and any and all kinds of talent will be held at the Ocean Crest Elementary School gym, 1010 Allegany St., in Bandon, on Sunday, Aug. 28, from 3 to 5 p.m. and again on Thursday, Sept. 1, from 6 to 8 p.m.
For those wishing to make donations to 'Bandon Feeds the Hungry" can do so by mailing it to P.O. Box 566, Bandon OR 97411. For further information or to volunteer your talent for the show, call Lyn Silverman at 541-347-1585.
Event Details Date(s) & Time(s):: Weekly on Monday, Saturday from August 15, 2011 until September 10, 2011 Phone: (541)888-7070
Link: http://www.orcca.us Event Description The 4th annual Octoberfish Festival is seeking musicians, artists and vendors to help us celebrate great food, art and music at the Old Charleston School on October 8, 2011. Sign up your band, business, or non-profit by September 10th. For more information call (541)888-7070, or visit www.orcca.us. Sign up today, and help our community thrive! Return to Events List
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