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August 12, 2011 10:43 pm

 

 Preparations are under way for the Community Back to School Breakfast for new employees of Brookings-Harbor School District and the South Coast Education Service District.

The 27th annual event will be at 7 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 30, at the Brookings-Harbor High School cafeteria. It is sponsored by the Brookings-Harbor Chamber of Commerce.

 Community members are invited to attend and the breakfast is free because area businesses help underwrite the cost.

 

 

 Preparations are under way for the Community Back to School Breakfast for new employees of Brookings-Harbor School District and the South Coast Education Service District.

The 27th annual event will be at 7 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 30, at the Brookings-Harbor High School cafeteria. It is sponsored by the Brookings-Harbor Chamber of Commerce.

 Community members are invited to attend and the breakfast is free because area businesses help underwrite the cost.

The breakfast honors new administrators, teachers and support staff.

Chamber President Les Cohen said about two dozen new staff members are expected. Each will receive a welcome basket of gifts from local businesses.

“These gifts are given to familiarize the new employees, many of whom are new to our community, with the businesses and services that are available and to encourage them to do their business locally,” he said.

For businesses, donating items for the welcome baskets is a chance for local merchants to show support for the school district and do some advertising at the same time, Cohen said.

He called it “a very positive event.”

Cohen said each new employee will be introduced and a short biography will be read. The breakfast ends at 8 a.m. so everyone can get to work on time, he said.

The community breakfast tradition was begun by longtime educators Mary O’Holleran and Kathy Willis.

“Gradually it has grown to about 300 people,” O’Holleran said. “Kathy lost her life to breast cancer so I try to keep it going for her.”

Volunteers will assemble the gift baskets Aug. 29.

The chamber is accepting financial donations from businesses as well as gift basket items. Contact the chamber at 541-469-3181 to make arrangements for donations or for more information.


 

 

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