Day: November 24, 2010

The season is here

Karston (9) and Kynzi Williams (11), of Keizer, show off Keizer’s first snowman of the season. It’s not the biggest, but it is a snowman none the less. (Submitted by Erik Williams). Check out more photos of the the Holiday season in the Keizertimes photo...

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Group needs help with baskets of holiday cheer

By JASON COX Of the Keizertimes An annual program providing food for hungry families – and gifts for children who may not otherwise get one – is again gearing up for the holiday season. With the community’s help, the project aims to provide 125 families with a holiday meal, and toys under the tree for dozens of area children. It’s a project headed up by the Keizer Network of Women (KNOW), a group organized by the Keizer Chamber of Commerce. Donations are tax-deductible thanks to the Keizer Chamber Foundation, a non-profit. “It’s our goal to get bigger and better,” said Audrey Butler, who founded KNOW. “We’re just finding more and more support each year. There’s just so many kids!” It works like this: Guidance counselors in area schools are asked to provide the names and needs of children whose families could use a little holiday cheer. The KNOW group aims to fulfill a need and a want on the kids’ list – at least one article of clothing and something fun to open. “We channel our energy and it gets done,” Butler said. There’s already been one miracle, she said. “There was one child who asked that his family computer be fixed so he could do his homework on the computer like other kids do,” Butler said. “I put a call out to Chris Howery of CompuTutor. He’s going...

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