Celebration of Hispanic Culture

Oct 6, 2017 | 3 comments

Poster at the Oysterville Post Office

Two weeks from tonight – Friday, October 20th – there will be a Fundraiser and Celebration in honor of our Hispanic Community.  For the many folks who have been reading my “Stories from the Heart” series in the Chinook Observer and who have been asking, “How can we help?” – this is your opportunity.

The event will take place at the Chautauqua Lodge in Long Beach from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. and is a described on posters around town as: “Fundraiser to help peninsula Hispanic families disrupted by ICE detainment and incarceration.”  Included during the evening will be guest speakers, displays, refreshments, Latino music and community-sponsored piñatas for auction.  It is my understanding that there will be other auction items, as well, including several B&B donated gift certificates.


Arrangements and planning have been done by Dr. Robert Brake, his wife Gwen, and their group of “DoGoodnics.”  According to Dr. Brake’s FaceBook site:  Here’s my short list of other things we need: 1. additional piñatas for auction, 2. Mexican art/artifacts for display, 3. Mexican table cloth(s), and donation jars (at least two).

Would also appreciate assistance with setup on Friday, October 20 at the Chautauqua, say 10 a.m.
Let me know what you can do to help. DoGoodnics hopes to raise $2000 to help Hispanics.
Robert and Gwen Brake 360-665-2784 oobear@centurytel.net.

Mark your calendar!  We’ll see you there!


  1. Martha Donaldson

    I have a Mexican table cloth if you still need one

    • sydney

      Thanks, Martha. I’ll pass on that information to Robert and Gwen Brake who are the ones organizing the event.

    • sydney

      Thanks, Meg. I passed the information on to the organizers of the event.


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