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McMinnville Young Life Bark Dust Fundraiser

Saturday, May 7th, 2016

Purchase bark dust for a good cause! All proceeds go towards helping kids in McMinnville with the cost of attending Young Life Camp. If you choose to purchase the option to have your bark spread, a team of YoungLife adults and students will come to your house and spread your bark for you!

3yds (delivered).....................$150
3yds (delivered & spread)......$200
1 unit (delivered)...................$275
1 unit (delivered & spread)....$450

Questions? Call 971-241-8798, or email


Yamhill-Carlton Grad Night Plant Sale

Saturday, May 7th, 2016

The Yamhill-Carlton Grad Night Committee is sponsoring “Mother’s Day Plant Sale” from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, May 7, at both the Bellwether Insurance Agency, 125 N. Maple St., Yamhill and at the Carlton Market, 320 N. Yamhill St., Carlton. Price of plants range from $11 to $25.

For more information, contact Jane Harloff at 503-730-6782 or


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