Happy Holidays!

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A Child at Pearl Buck Center Pearl Buck Center
A Place to Remember

What gets you in the spirit of the holidays? For Jennifer Johnson, she enjoys going to the tree farm with her daughter Alyssa. The preschoolers at Pearl Buck Center look forward to participating in this annual event. The children go on a thrilling hayride before they get to pick out and cut down their tree. Afterwards, they enjoy lunch and a cozy bonfire. This yearís trip is scheduled for December 11th.

Alyssa attends the Families With Special Needs Program, an early intervention preschool at Pearl Buck Center, in Eugene, Oregon, which Comcast proudly supports. The goal of the program is to teach school readiness skills to children at risk for environmental disability, abuse and neglect because their parentsí cognitive challenges limit their ability to nurture a childís healthy growth.

Lisl Waechter founded Pearl Buck Center in 1953, as a school for children with developmental disabilities. Lisl believed that everyone has the right to be productive, to learn and grow. Over time, the organization evolved to provide a life span of educational, vocational, and rehabilitation services to people with developmental disabilities and their children.

To learn more about ways to give this holiday season or schedule a tour, please contact Dena Amend at (541) 484–4666 or visit the web site www.pearlbuckcenter.com. Happy Holidays!!!

Oregon 150 Logo Tell Your Oregon Story
Oregon is more than a place; it’s a source of inspiration, a setting for adventure, and a journey of discovery. No one knows Oregon – your county, town, tribe, job or your family – as well as you and your neighbors do.

Share your Oregon story as part of the celebration of Oregon’s 150th birthday coming up February 14, 2009.

Oregon 150, a cultural nonprofit, is currently taking submissions, in all forms of expression, from poetry to photographs to videos. Share something about Oregon that you cherish – the way things used to be, or what you hope they can become. Share a hardship you’ve faced, or tell a joke. Share stories about your hometown, your family and/or your friends. Just share what you would like other Oregonians to know and remember.

You’ll find information on story guidelines, submission and other Oregon 150 events on the Oregon 150 website. Check it out, and be sure to share your Oregon story.

Comcast Community Partners Program
The Comcast Community Partners program is a signature community program that provides eligible non–profits with discounted Comcast Business Class Services including Comcast Business Class Internet and Business Class TV services.

The Comcast Community Partners discount program is available to organizations that have facilities in Comcast–serviceable territory and that demonstrate status as an IRS 501 (c)(3) non–profit. As part of the program, Comcast will assist the non–profit organization in identifying which services best suit its communications’ needs. The savings the non–profit organization receives can then be utilized towards resources that support their community objectives.

For more information on how to become a Comcast Community Partner, please call Rebecca Brown, Community Relations Manager, at (503) 605–6030, or e–mail Rebecca_brown@cable.comcast.com.

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Festival of Trees Display December 5–6th
Providence Festival of Trees
Oregon Convention Center, Portland

Stroll through a festive village decorated with more than 100 trees, wreaths and holiday vignettes. During your visit to the Festival, you can stop in at the Teddy Bear Hospital, or Santaís Workshop, and enjoy continuous live entertainment throughout the day. Click here for more details and to download a coupon for $1 off admission.

Saturday, December 6th
City of Salem Tree Lighting
Riverfront Park, Salem

Kick off the holiday spirit with carols and hot chocolate as Comcast and the City of Salem sponsor the 13th Annual Riverfront Park Holiday Tree Lighting Ceremony, emceed by Mayor Taylor. Donít miss the special guest thatís arriving to top the Holiday Tree, with assistance by the Salem Fire Department.

Saturday, December 6th
Springfield Country Christmas Parade

Main Street (between 5th and 6th), Springfield
Come at 1pm for the Annual Tuba Carol Concert and stay for the Parade at 2pm! Grand Marshalls will be from KKNU New Country 93, featuring a parade visit from Santa and a Parade Route Window Decorating Contest!

Poinsettia Arch Now – January 1st
Winter Wonderland
Portland International Raceway, Portland
A sensational display of lights and animation spanning the track at Portland International Raceway, Winter Wonderland is recognized throughout the Pacific Northwest as the "Largest Holiday Light Show West of the Mississippi." Watch for new favorites like the spectacularly animated Dinosaur World – sure to fill your car with wonder and amazement. Traditional favorites include Santa jumping down an 84–foot ski slope, reindeer flying over your car and the vivid color of the giant poinsettia arch.

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