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Support Services

Stayton and Sublimity are communities with strong caretaking networks and volunteer activity. As examples, people point to:

  • The crossover in boards and staff among the various organizations of the communities;

  • The Welcome Neighbor Program: their volunteers get lists of new residents from the phone company and visit newcomers;

  • The Jordan Bridge moving and reconstruction;

  • The hospital and golf course;

  • The school cafeteria was built by community members for the two high schools to share;

  • Public schools bus the private school children.

“The community volunteered time and donated money to build the High School common space when they discovered that students had no place to eat lunch.”

“Phenomenal volunteerism.”

“Parents formed an informal state-wide basketball league. Local fundraising efforts are made which brings in a significant amount of

money.”

“After September 11 called a meeting that was well-attended , ____ She’s always doing stuff like that.”

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Stayton has a strong leadership base, and a stable core of people to accomplish civic activities. One old timer said that, “Sixty percent are old established names.” This indicates that the communities are still able to absorb newcomers and stay grounded in traditions and values of the old, a mark of community resilience.

Children and youth get particular focus when people talked about Support Services.

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