Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Thank you TIP of Portland and Vancouver

Gresham Ford's "Contribute to the Community" Program supports non-profits like TIP proudly
Thank you TIP!  There are no words to describe how deeply and sincerely we appreciate all of the wonderful people in our community for all the selfless acts on behalf of the students and staff at Reynolds High SchoolGresham Rotary made a generous donation to assist.  On Friday morning at the Gresham Area Chamberof Commerce A.M. event, sponsored by ServiceMasters, a warm and thoughtful prayer was given by retired Pastor Fuller and immediately after that event Christy Brewster and Sandra Forquer, each with their own careers, but take time to regularly volunteer with TIP (Trauma Intervention Program) were on their way to the Reynolds High School to assist with the emotions of students and teachers coming back to the school to clean their lockers or classrooms.  They have been trained to give emotional support in these situations and hats off to this great organization.  There are hundreds of others who have donated their time, talents and treasure to assist our community and please know that the difference you make – makes a difference. 

Thank you on behalf of our employees who had family members who were safely brought home.  Thank you to the countless others who stepped up in the days that have followed.

So, in that same light of making a difference, we are participating in the “Ford Peanut Butter Drive!”  It is part of Operation Better World and the Ford Focus (now that’s a nice car) on Child Hunger for 2014.  Why Peanut Butter?  Peanut Butter is a highly desirable staple for community food banks to feed kids, but it is expensive and thus difficult for them to acquire in the quantities needed during the summer months.  So at Gresham Ford this summer our goal is to help “Ford Feed Kids”!  Please join us by dropping off a jar of Peanut Butter at the Dealership - we will then match your jar!  It is a nutty idea but one that will make lots of kids smile.  And isn’t that what it is all about?  All donations will be delivered to our Food Bank partner for this promotion – SnowCap.

Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Summertime Fun in Gresham!

Are you looking for fun things to do with the family this summer? Well, if you live in or around the Gresham area, you will find that there is no shortage of fun, family friendly, inexpensive and entertaining things to do! From classic cars, food, arts and crafts, music and fresh local grown produce, you can find it all. Walking, biking, hiking or just enjoying some evening entertainment with family and friends, you’ll find the Gresham area has tons of summer fun to be had.

For example, Pharaoh’s Street Rodders Endless Summer Cruise in every Wednesday night, starting June
4th through September at Billy Bob’s right downtown Gresham. Third Thursday 5:30pm-8pm, an evening
of art, music and food featuring a different artist each month, beginning June 19th 2014 downtown Gresham. Skosh Japanese Festival III, 10am-4pm at the Japanese Garden in the Main  City Park. Music Monday at the Gresham Arts Plaza, every Monday starting July 7th 2014, 6:30pm-8pm. And don’t forget the annual Gresham Arts Festival, July 19th from 9am-5pm!

And then of course we have one of the best Farmer’s and Saturday Markets around, every Saturday,
downtown Gresham and the K-Mart parking lot from 8:30am-2pm! Some of the best local fruits,
veggies, grass fed beef, arts and crafts, music and fresh flowers you’ll find anywhere! And it’s all right here in Gresham!

There is so much going on, I don’t have enough room to list it all, so for the rest of the story, go to! There’s just never a shortage of Summertime Fun here in Gresham!