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#1 Jeff M

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Posted 12 August 2006 - 01:30 PM

Hey! Announcing the August Blanchet House gig. Calling all Lizards to volunteer and have fun at the same time.

WHAT: Help serve dinner to the homeless.
WHERE: Blanchet House 340 NW Glisan, Portland (west side of the Steel Bridge).
WHEN: Saturday August 19, 445P-615P
WHY: It's fun and fulfilling! If you haven't been before, come on down. There will be lots of experienced Lizards there to help you.

Also, we've been known to head out to dinner afterwards at a nearby restaurant!

Signed up so far: Dougster, Matt "Exxon Valdez" Rizzo, Carolyn "Ham" Jones, Kristin, Steve Sanders, Merill, Alan, Albert, Joanna, Christophe, Hugo, Steve Sexton, Gary, Drew, Betty and me. Tim Knox is a maybe.

Questions, comments, suggestions, contact:

Jeff Malmquist
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jeff6974@netzero.com
jeff@redlizardrunning.com

If I had some ham I could make ham and eggs if I had some eggs.


#2 Doug

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Posted 12 August 2006 - 02:37 PM

I'll be able to join in on the fun again.

#3 rizzo

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Posted 12 August 2006 - 05:07 PM

i'm back! i'm in. i hope they will let be in the kitchen. i'm feeling confident that i will definitely spill something. blink.gif

#4 runnerduck1

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Posted 12 August 2006 - 11:09 PM

I'll be there! hope i'm in the kitchen again- it was fun!

#5 traildog

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Posted 13 August 2006 - 07:51 AM

I'm juggling a lot right now, but am hoping to make it. Betty

#6 bigddrew

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Posted 13 August 2006 - 07:39 PM

Count me in too, Jeff.

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#7 steve sanders

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Posted 14 August 2006 - 07:27 AM

Kristin and I will be in attendance grin.png

#8 Tgirl

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Posted 14 August 2006 - 01:51 PM

I'll be there.

Maybe we can do dinner after
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#9 innocentbystander

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Posted 14 August 2006 - 02:36 PM

This is the same day as the Marathon Aid station volunteer day? I'm thinking about doing the aid station in the morning and joining you guys in the afternoon for this also. If the aid station is anything like last year, we probably won't finish until about 1pm, so it works out nicely. Take a break for a few hours and then head over to Blanchet I guess.

#10 arozend

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Posted 14 August 2006 - 08:20 PM

I should be there...

#11 timknox

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Posted 15 August 2006 - 05:06 AM

I'm a maybe. Going out of town for some of the weekend so I'm not sure if we can fit it in.

#12 steves

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Posted 15 August 2006 - 06:39 AM

I can make it!

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#13 Gary

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Posted 15 August 2006 - 08:27 PM

A cautionary note. This is a report from one of our ODOT employees about what she observed this past Monday near Blanchet House.

Hi, everyone!

Yesterday, around 4:00 P.M., I saw what appeared to be a bad fight/assault involving several individuals, some of whom appear to loiter and possibly sleep on the sidewalk between 2nd and 3rd Ave. @ approx. Glisan St. (along the north side of the brick structure adjacent to the Northwest Natural Gas parking lot.) The police were called, and the fight/assault was interrupted, but the situation could have been very dangerous for anyone heading out the back (north side) door and toward the direction of 3rd Ave/Glisan St, as the situation was EXTREMELY volatile! A few days ago, on my way home, I saw a suspicious looking individual loitering near the north door of the building. I observed him from a distance, until he eventually moved on. I wanted to pass this information along, so that everyone can be alert and cautious when exiting the building from the north door.

This is not intended to scare, but be careful out there, OK? Other than being approached by panhandlers, I've never had any issues in this neighborhood after nearly eight years down here. If you want an escort, let me or someone know, or walk with a friend or group.

Gary

#14 Jeff M

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Posted 15 August 2006 - 09:20 PM

To echo Gary, if anyone would like, I can meet you at your car (or MAX) and walk with you to/from Blanchet House. I'd be happy to do it!

Jeff

If I had some ham I could make ham and eggs if I had some eggs.


#15 Bunny Toes

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Posted 19 August 2006 - 06:53 AM

Jeff, I'll be there as well. Lets go together. I was downtown last night and started feeling uncomfortable in certain sections I was walking in by myself. This ain't Vermont ohmy.gif !
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