Guide Dogs for The Blind

April 10, 2010

Ben Jeffries had done the planning for the trip, but health problems prevented him from going, so Liz Reanier took his place. Leaving Shopko - Coburg Rd, we drove I-5 to Oregon City, with our coffee break at the Santiam rest stop. We arrived in Sandy (Hwy 212)at Calamity Janes, famous for burgers of all types. After a leisurely lunch, we back-tracked to Boring - home of Guide Dogs for the Blind. We had a tour of their facilities and at 1:30 attended the graduation ceremony where the persons who raised the dog - give it to the blind recipient (who has just completed 2 weeks of intensive training). A reception followed - where we could visit the dogs and the trainees. At 3 p.m., we started home, driving Hwy 211 back to Woodburn (hoping to see fields of tulips) - NONE! then I-5 back to Eugene. All had a great day.

Riders were members: Bill Arthur, Max Brown, MaryLee Cheadle, Brigitte Cross, Sharon Cutsforth, Barbara Flanders, Dennis Flanders, Dora Harris, MaryAnn Holser, Phyllis Hulse, Joanne Ledet, John McManigal, Lenore McManigal, Barbara Payne, Don Payne and Liz Reanier; and guests: Jean Brown, Linda Brown, Virginia Cheadle, Chet Duncan, Dave Gadomski, Sharon Gadomski, Marsha Jensen, Dorothy Pease, Judith Phelps, D'Ona Read, Kathryn Read, Miriam Schafler, Jay Surgeon, Kathie Surgeon, Al West, Betty West and Laura Woodward.


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