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Fun run, banquet keeps Horneck’s memory alive

Published on September 11, 2018 5:06PM

HERMISTON — Proceeds from a fun run and banquet will benefit the Hermiston Lion Club’s community project fund to support programs in Don Horneck’s honor.

A longtime agronomist and soil scientist at OSU’s Hermiston Agricultural Research and Extension Center, Horneck died Sept. 28, 2014. He was an active member of the Lions Club.

The 5K fun run and walk is Saturday, Sept. 22. It begins with registration at 7:30 a.m. at Hermiston High School. The entry fee is $15.

A banquet and auction begins with a social hour at 6 p.m. at the Hermiston Community Center, 415 S. Highway 395. Dinner will be served at 6:30 p.m., followed by live and silent auctions. Tom Spoo will cater the dinner, Cole Crosthwaite will provide entertainment and Charlie Clupny will emcee.

Banquet tickets are $40 and are available at Good Shepherd Health Care System, Kuhn Law Office, OSU Research & Extension Center, Hermiston Chamber of Commerce and Umatilla Electric Cooperative.

This year, a portion of the proceeds will go to Hydromania, Umatilla Electric’s summer day camp focused on science, water, energy and environment. It’s open to students completing the fourth or fifth grades, and provides hands-on learning opportunities and field trips hosted by local industries and ag producers.

Sponsorships are available by contacting Phil Hamm at philip.b.hamm@oregonstate.edu or Bill Kuhn at WJK@kuhnlawoffices.com. Donations of auction items may be made by contacting Aaron Treadwell at atreadwe@umchs.org. The Lions will arrange to collect your auction donations, which are tax deductible. For more information, call Kuhn Law Office at 541 567-8301.


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