State of the County event to include emergency food donations
Vancouver, WA – Commissioner Marc Boldt, Chair of the Board of County Commissioners, is scheduled to present the 2012 State of the County address on Thursday, Feb. 2.
The event will be open to the public at no charge from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. in the Washburn Performing Arts Center at Washougal High School, 1201 39th St., Washougal.
Boldt and his fellow commissioners are urging those attending to bring non-perishable food for local food banks, continuing a practice in place for the last few years. The Washougal Salvation Army will have representatives on hand to collect donations and make food available to families in that area.
“We keep hearing that service organizations are struggling to serve more and more families who have trouble feeding their kids,” said Boldt. “This is a generous community but the economy has been down so long that the need just keeps rising.”
Boldt will speak about community needs and public issues after the commissioners recognize volunteers for extraordinary efforts in 2011. “I believe the real core of service is helping your neighbor in need,” he said.
For those unable to attend, the program may be viewed later on CVTV (Clark-Vancouver Television) Channels 21 and 23.
About Commissioner Boldt: Marc Boldt, who was born in Vancouver, is beginning his eighth year on the county board. He previously served five terms as the 17th District State Representative. He earned an associate degree in agriculture from Yakima Valley Community College after graduating from Evergreen High School. He has owned a blueberry farm, worked as a dairy farmer and driven a concrete truck.
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