This Week's Community Announcements

September is National Preparedness Month & this week is “Home Inventory Week” The Oregon Division of Financial Regulation encourages Oregonians to do two simple tasks: Build a home inventory & Review your insurance coverage. Check out the video at: www.dfr.oregon.gov/preparenow to see how easy a home inventory is to build. This simple task will save time, money, and stress following a disaster. Once your inventory is complete, contact your insurance company or agent to review your policies.

• Congratulations to…

▪ Yard of the Week Winner: 142 Chad (Middlefield Estates) Submit nominations of a single family residence inside the city limits to the Chamber of Commerce (541-942-2411) or City Hall (541-942-5501). In addition to the honor the Yard of the Week sign in front of their house, winners receive a one-month credit on their water bill from the City, a gift certificate to local businesses from the Chamber and a one-year subscription from the CG Sentinel. See pics at www.cottagegrove.org (Five weeks left to go! Submit your nominations soon!)

▪ AKHS Graduate Samantha Kelsey & AKHS Staffer Heather Lawson for painting the beautiful mural to welcome people to Al Kennedy High School. ▪ CG Public Library Staff and Community Volunteers for providing another successful Summer Reading Program that made reading fun for kids all summer long and organized unique field trips that were fun and educational for youth.

• Fire Danger Level: HIGH For details of additional restrictions visit www.oregon.gov/ODF/Fire/Pages/Restrictions.aspx

• Cottage Grove Youth Advisory Council 2019-20 Recruitment: All Middle & High School-aged youth living in the community are welcome to apply. Go to www.cottagegrove.org/YAC for application forms and information or stop by the City Manager’s office.

• Friends of the Cottage Grove Carousel To learn about upcoming fundraisers & how you can help make this dream a reality, visit www.cgcarousel.com or its Facebook page or call Don Williams at 541-942-4752.

• South Valley Resource Alliance (SVRA) is a nonprofit organization that partners with Food for Lane County to offer free food distribution to South Lane County residents who experience hunger or food insecurity. To cover the cost of renting a truck to deliver the food, SVRA invites the community to pitch in “A Buck for a Truck”. For more info go to southvalleyresourcealliance.org.

• Free Red Cross Smoke Alarms The American Red Cross, in partnership with the Office of the State Fire Marshal, offers free smoke alarms and installation. There is no cost or eligibility requirements – the program is open to anyone. Instillation is by a trained Red Cross volunteer. Info: www.redcross.org/GetAnAlarm or call 503-528-5783

• Library English-Spanish Tech Help Volunteers Needed on Saturdays from 10 am-Noon. Call 541-942-3828 for info.