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Kids pack downtown for Scarecrow Row

Main Street saw wall-to-wall trick-or-treaters Saturday during the seventh annual Scarecrow Row parade in Downtown Klamath Falls. Hosted by the Klamath Falls Downtown Association, the parade hosted kids and families from all over the area showing off their Halloween best. Association Coordinator Chantal Alatorre said the crowd of ghouls and goblins, and no small amount of Elsas, were just what her group was looking for. “The kids seem to be enjoying themselves, and it is about them,” said Alatorre.

AmeriCorps volunteer begins planning work for city of Coquille

COQUILLE — Although she's still new to the community, the city of Coquille's AmeriCorps volunteer keeps busy researching the town and surrounding area as she helps prepare for larger projects.  Anne Duquennois (pronounced "duke-n-nois") volunteers as part of the Resource Assistance for Rural Environments AmeriCorps. According to the University of Oregon website, RARE is an AmeriCorps program administered through the university's Community Service Center.

Service program wins leadership award

The University of Oregon’s Resource Assistance for Rural Environments (RARE) AmeriCorps Program has won the Oregon Main Street Leadership Award, only the second time the agency has conferred the distinction. The leadership award recognizes individuals and organizations offering creative approaches to downtown revitalization through strong leadership that results in significant, long-term contributions.

St. Helens welcomes new Main Street coordinator

At the St. Helens City Council meeting on Wednesday, Sept. 16, council members welcomed a new face to the community to fill the role of Main Street Program coordinator. Anya Moucha, who started her 11-month assignment last week, came to St. Helens via the Rural Environments, or RARE, program as an AmeriCorps volunteer through the University of Oregon. Applicants for the RARE program are matched up with various cities that are looking for help in specific areas of development.

New Main Street coordinator greeted

REEDSPORT — Reedsport welcomed a former resident back to the city, as she begins a new job as the city's Main Street Coordinator. A “meet-and-greet” was held at the Umpqua Discovery Center on Sept. 15. Katie Lockard will take over Main Street duties from Emesha Jackson, who completed her 11-month role as an Americorps RARE (Resource Assistance for Rural Environments) employee. Lockard is also with the RARE program. The evening also gave the city a chance to tout the Main Street effort.


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