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August 31, 2014
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Chamber Corner: Canyonville community, events, volunteers all a source of pride

Hello from the Canyonville Chamber of Commerce!

Summer is coming to an end. Pioneer Days just ended and was a great success as were our other community festivals, music in the parks, car shows and motorcycle tours. We are a blessed community.

We love this time of year when the weather starts to change. Have you ever seen such a beautiful area? I loved raising my kids here. I knew they were safe in this community. Walking home they knew which homes they could go to if they needed help. I know the teachers personally along with the principals.

Some people say they need to leave this place to “become something.” I don’t believe that for a second. There are many successful people in this community. Life is what you make it. Success comes from within, and is just not money. I can honestly say I am very proud to live and work here.

School is starting shortly. Let’s be involved with our schools. These schools are dealing with lower budgets, increasing costs, building deterioration and difficult family situations. I have literally seen our schoolteachers, principals and staff take money out of their own pockets for shoes, or supplies for kids. Although Pam and I no longer have children in the school district we feel supporting our schools is important. Ask how you can volunteer or make a difference in your local school.

The Canyonville Chamber is working on a youth building project (want to help?) The pumpkin festival is coming up. The communities will have downtown “trick or treating.” There will be Thanksgiving baskets for those in need. We will need donations, people to help fill the baskets and people to help deliver if needed.

There are so many things to be done to help and improve our community. We need your help and support.

We are people who work together to make our community a better place to live. Wherever you live in this community, we are proud of all the volunteers that do help in the schools, community, clubs and organizations that help make us the wonderful community we are.

A big THANK YOU to Canyonville, Myrtle Creek, Days Creek, Tiller, Riddle, Tri City, Azalea, Milo and Glendale. You make our community great.

Jake Young is president of the Canyonville Chamber of Commerce.

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