West Lane

West Lane Baby Boxes Draw Funding

24 Apr 2018
The Baby Box isn't just a South Lane project - all of our rural regions have chosen it as a strategy, and the Western Lane Community Foundation recently recognized the potential with a generous grant. Board President Tom Basset remarked at the award presentation that "one of my favorite - and they’re all favorites - is the Welcome Baby boxes that were started in Finland. They are 30 by 90 inches and fit a baby, when used as a bassinet, and come with diapers and baby items. They also come with a visit from an in-house representative." How passionate was the WLCF about the project? “They asked for 30 boxes," Basset said. "We thought so much of the program that we gave them 60.” Read the rest...

Above and Beyond for CAPM in West Lane

12 Apr 2018
Three Rivers Casino and Resort
West Lane is outdoing itself this year for Child Abuse Prevention Month, with pinwheels and blue ribbons all over town. The Three Rivers Casino and Resort in Florence has planted what must be the largest pinwheel garden in the county - even bigger and better than previous years' efforts! Students at Mapleton Middle/High tied blue ribbons all over their school's fences, making a bold statement to passersby. The Boys and Girls Club, Lions Club, and Rotary have all gotten involved, with Vonnie McClellan, the West Lane RLT's CAPM team leader, making pinwheel bouquets for each table at a recent Rotary Club meeting to thank its members for their financial support of the region's CAPM projects. We...