Portland, September 26th, 2013. Filling 223 seats at The World Forestry Center’s Miller Hall member volunteers and guests of Assistance League® Greater Portland enjoyed fashions by Chico’s Bridgeport, lunch by Vibrant Table and music by Charles Suniga.  President Kay Gebhart, KPTV news anchor Shauna Parsons and member volunteer Sally Rove helped launch the event. “Kids are the Stars of Tomorrow,” was the theme of the fundraiser for Operation School Bell® which provides new clothes for children in need in the Beaverton and Hillsboro School Districts raised almost $25,000 for the program. (Photo Credit, Allison Mudrick)

Charles Suniga and Charlene Zidell

Charles Suniga and Charlene Zidell

The audience was moved by the appeal given by local television news anchor Shauna Parsons – many with tears in their eyes as they wrote checks, filled out credit card forms or put cash in their envelopes.  Chairman of the event, Allison Mudrick, credits the success of the event from the support of board members Kay Gebhart, Carol Bergseng and Carol Bray, chapter members and guests, sponsors, donors, the location, lunch, entertainment by Charles and the appeal given by Ms. Parsons.

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