Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Cape Students Create "New Years" Cards for Military Service Men and Women

Cape Horn-Skye Elementary students created more than 150 beautiful handmade cards for Gorge-area residents serving overseas in the U.S. military. The Happy New Year cards will be sent in January as part of a gift package through the Gorge Heroes Club.

Washougal resident Margie Coursey coordinated the cardmaking project after she heard about the Gorge Heroes Club and its efforts. Coursey gathered donations from friends and purchased supplies, which she delivered to Cape Horn-Skye Principal Mary Lou Woody. Cape Horn-Skye staff worked with students to create the beautiful, individual cards.

Coursey said she was thrilled with the result. “It was really fun,” she said. “You wouldn’t believe how cute the cards are.”

Cape Horn-Skye Elementary staff and students regularly work with Veteran’s of Foreign Wars Post 122 on events throughout the year, such as canned food drives and essay contests.

“Our community really supports those who have served in the military,” said Principal Mary Lou Woody. “We have many military families and showing our support through partnerships such as this one is an important part of our community,” she said.

The Gorge Heroes Club is a non-profit based in Hood River, Ore. For more information on the Gorge Heroes Club, visit