Altrusans complete library project

<p>Members of Altrusa International of Hermiston worked on a project to renovate the Lanham Room at the Hermiston Public Library.</p>

With nearly 95 percent of its group participating, Altrusa International of Hermiston undertook a renovation project at the Hermiston Public Library’s Lanham Room.

Altrusa’s community service committee appreciated the additional support from John Wambeke in competeing the project. He also received assistance from Dean Fialka, while Karen Luciani found a great source for window blinds.

A work party held Jan. 17 included help from many, including Connie and Dick Ferranti, Pam Cooper, Patsy Keimig, Rose Emerson, Jeanne Bloom, Johnna Shimp-Jones, Ann Fialka, Marie Peck, Dorothy Smith, Edith Holt, Diana Ables, Kathy Krosting, Jackie Dunlap, Karen and John Luciani, Cathy Lloyd and Teresa Brock. Providing food as people worked were Brock, Teresa Walchli, Sharon Kelly, Tim Glass, and Margaret Saylor.

In other Altrusa news, its community service donations included $200 each to Our Lady of Angels Catholic Church, Hermiston Church of the Nazarene, the First Christian Church, the Seventh-day Adventist Church, and First United Methodist Church for the open table program. The churches each host a weekly meal, open to community members. Also, $2,000 was given to Hermiston Energy Services to be credited toward the bill for the domestic violence shelter.

Altrusa International was founded in 1917. Its civic-minded members are interested in creating better communities. For more information about Hermiston and Pendleton Altrusa groups, go to and search for district 12.

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