Tri-City Roasters Coffee shops holds food drive with free drinks Dec. 9
Tri-City Roasters Coffee shops will be offering customers any 16 ounce drink free in exchange for donating at least three food items Tuesday.
The food drive, which will benefit Second Harvest Tri-Cities, will take place at all five Roasters Coffee locations in the Tri-Cities. Second Harvest Tri-Cities acts as a food bank to area food banks.
Donations should be nonperishable canned or boxed food. None of the food should be in glass containers.
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Terryn Turner, regional manager, said in a statement, “We care about the people of the Tri-Cities, and so we do our best to give back to the community whenever we can. Our customers are amazinsg people and this is their chance to show the Tri-Cities how much they care about the community.”
Richland seeks adjustment board member
The Richland City Council is accepting applications from residents interested in serving on its Board of Adjustment.
Applicant must be Richland residents.
The Board of Adjustment meets the third Thursday of each month at 7 p.m. The term of appointment is five years.
Details are available on the city’s website at www.ci.richland.wa.us by clicking on “Government, Advisory Boards and Commissions” or by calling the city at 942-7388.
Application deadline is Dec. 19.
Luminaria to light up Pasco neighborhood Dec. 13
The annual Desert Plateau Luminaria starts at 6 p.m. Dec. 13 at the west Pasco neighborhood, off Argent Road at Road 44.
More than 30,000 candle-lit bags will line the streets in the residential neighborhood, and hundreds of homes will be decorated with thousands of holiday lights.
Visitors can walk the neighborhoods to see all the pretty lights and listen to carolers, who also will be strolling areas singing Christmas tunes.
The Luminaria takes place predominately in the River Heights and First Place housing developments, and Santa will be handing out candy at 4816 Desert Plateau Drive.
There also will be a Pasco School District school bus parked at McGee Elementary School on Horizon Drive, where visitors can donate nonperishable food for food banks.
Camp Patriot seeks donations for ranch
The Pasco Sunrise Rotary and Ranch & Home are helping raise money for the new Camp Patriot Ranch.
Camp Patriot recently purchased 300 acres in Montana, where it plans to offer outdoor recreational therapy for more than 300 wounded and disabled veterans annually. But the Rotary is asking people to provide Christmas gifts for the ranch. The ranch needs bedding, canned food and hunting and fishing gear.
A list of needed items is available at the Kennewick Ranch & Home store, 845 N. Columbia Center Blvd. Donations can be made at any Ranch & Home.
Camp Patriot was founded by Micah Clark of Richland. It coordinates activities for veterans including hunting, flying motorized gliders and climbing Mt. Rainier.
Visit www.camppatriot.org for information.