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Thanks to all who helped with dance

Dear Editor,

I would like to thank my co-workers, the volunteers and businesses that helped to make the 2018 Daddy Daughter and Mother Son Disco dances an overwhelming success.  

I’m grateful to live and work in a community with so many helping hands!  

Park district events rely heavily on volunteers and sponsorship for their success.  

The dances are unique requiring more decorating and set up than the average special event.  

It takes many hands to transform the gym at Nash into a fun venue based on the theme.  

Many hands were cutting, laminating, decorating, filling goodie bags and more.  

Volunteers lent a hand to help with games or to make the traditional bracelets with the girls.  

Special thanks to the Oregon Soap Shoppe for their generosity.  

They not only donated lip balms for all the girls that attended, but made a special DISCOlicious lip balm just for the dance.  

Special thanks to Fischer’s and Merlin’s for providing other components needed to make decorations and gifts.  

Thank you to Niki Hunt Photography for the exceptional pictures and efforts to create the perfect backdrop for the theme each year.  

Kudos to Rock River Sound for their great DJ service and Rob who always “dresses” the part. 

As an Oregon Chamber Ambassador, I love the fact that park district programs and events often bring business to our community.  

The dances are no exception. 

Many of the hair stylists were booked with hair appointments, the florists made boutonnières or corsages, and couples made the evening special by dining at local restaurants before coming to the dance.  

It’s a wonderful feeling knowing there are many businesses and components to the success of all events held in our community, not just those that the park district coordinates.

To those businesses that are community minded, I thank you.  

Your sponsorships and/or product contributions don’t go unnoticed and are appreciated.  

To the kind folks in our community that give of their time and talents to volunteer, there are not enough words to express my appreciation.  

Events are driven by volunteers who simply want to help without pay or expecting nothing in return.  

However, I hope our volunteers know how much they are appreciated and that the return for them is knowing that they do make a difference. 

To my co-workers, I am forever in debt.  

Our team of employees work very hard together to offer exceptional programs and events.  

We each have our own area of expertise, but the combined efforts lead to fantastic results and I think the quality of the park district programs and events reflect that.  

There is no better place to work than the Oregon Park District where we spend our days “Creating fun for a lifetime!”

Debbie Leffelman

Event Coordinator

Oregon Park District

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