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duck_enewsYou have until Oct. 1 to get your Great Rotary Duck Race tickets. It’s the 25th anniversary. Why not buy 25 tickets to celebrate 25 years? Your donation will go to help local organizations that work to prevent child abuse. Plan to be at Alton Baker Park at noon Saturday, Oct. 13, to see the race, and see if one of your ducks wins!

Do you know a business professional who is younger than 40 years old, excels at a career and finds time to be active in the community? Be sure to nominate that person for the fifth annual 20 under 40 awards. Nominations close Oct. 4. Thanks to Mercedes-Benz of Eugene and blue chip for sponsoring this recognition event.

The Veneta Harvest Festival happens on Saturday, Sept. 29. There will be music, a pie-baking contest (yum!), a pancake breakfast and lots of food and wine to taste. Funds from the festival support construction of the new Fern Ridge Service Center. Stop by at noon to witness the groundbreaking for the new center.

Do you shop at Delta Oaks or Willakenzie Market of Choice stores? Be sure to visit on Saturday, Oct. 13 for a very special customer appreciation event.


Eugene Active 20-30 Club is partnering with Oregon Club to sell raffle tickets at all home UO Duck football games. A $1 ticket buys a chance to win $1,000. A portion of the money will go to local children’s charities. Look for people in blue aprons and duck hats at Autzen.

Willamette Valley Cancer Institute is now offering gynecologic oncology care at The Corvallis Clinic. Find out more info here.

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Liz Cawood

Liz Cawood


Liz’s creative outlet is writing – and gardening. She’s dabbled in fabric arts and done a few oils, and even did some rock painting for “Flood the Streets with Art” last November. She’s a voracious consumer of content and enjoys the mental gymnastics of playing with ideas.