Monday, May 23, 2011

The Dalles Chapter of The Gorge Heroes Club Sends Care Packages To The Oregon National Guard

Toothbrushes?  Check.  Toothpaste? Check.  Neck coolers? Check.  Freezer pops? Check. Squirt guns? Check.  Wait, stop!  Squirt guns? 

You read that right!  The members of GHC'S The Dalles, Oregon chapter met last Thursday evening  for our monthly box packing.  This month, GHC decided to send a "little fun and relief from the heat" to the 150 members of the Oregon National Guard 3-116th CAV Alpha Unit that GHC supports.  The unit is deployed to Iraq and reports are coming in that the summer heat has hit and the sandstorms have begun.

GHC members signing the handmade cards that each hometown hero receives each month.

Special thanks goes to GHC'S Card Team member Daphne Blanchard for her beautiful creations! This particular card is going to Oregon National Guard unit member Warren Webb who is stationed in Iraq and member of the Alpha company from The Dalles, Oregon.

GHC Member packing up the freezer pops!

GHC members preparing the items that go into each package. 

The production line is off and running! 

GHC would like to thank it's members and visiting community members for their continued support of our heroes!

The Gorge Heroes Club "Help Our Heroes" Art Auction Highlights

The Historic Granada Theatre - The Dalles, Oregon

The Gorge Heroes Club "Help Our Heroes" Art Auction was held Saturday May 14th at the Historic Granada Theatre in The Dalles, Oregon.  Huge thanks goes out to the Hood River Art club, local artists and businesses that contributed items for the auction.  Special thanks as well to Auctioneer Marcus Morgan, Master of Ceremonies, Lynn Gunther and the members of the Alpha and Fox Company of the Oregon National Guard 3-116th CAV units for helping make our event a success.
Members of the Oregon National Guard Alpha and Fox Company getting ready to meet their well wishers. 
Pictured above are members of the Oregon National Guard getting ready  for the "Support our Troops" public meet and greet. Members of the Patriot Guard Riders, lead by ride captain Rod Runyon arrived to show their support for our heroes as well.

Some of the artwork that was auctioned off.

More artwork.
 This picture is of the stage.  During the event, a video was played showing pictures of our deployed heroes.

Auctioneer Marcus Morgan during the event.

Some of the silent auction times prior to the event starting.
All proceeds from the event will go towards The Gorge Heroes Club troop support programs.  For the month of April 2011, GHC proudly supported over 690 hometown heroes.
Your GHC

Congressman Walden Donates September 11, 2011 Nation's Capital Flag To GHC

Saturday, May 14th - Historic Granada Theatre- The Dalles, Oregon
Thank you Congressman Greg Walden for your donation to our  Help Our Heroes Art Auction! Congressman Walden has donated a certificate for a USA Flag that will be flown over our nation's capitol on September 11, 2011. The flag comes with a certificate with the auction winner's name and will be signed and registered by the Architect of the Capital.

Friday, May 6, 2011

Texas Hold'em Poker Tourament - A GHC Benefit

Poker anyone? On Friday, May 13th Clock Tower Ales will be hosting a Texas Hold'em Tourament - 8PM @ 311 Union Street - The Dalles. Buy in is only $25!!! All proceeds will go towards GHC's Troop Support Programs. Please spread the word!

Thank you Clock Towser Ales for hosting this awesome event!  We apreciate your support!

Your GHC

Sunday, May 1, 2011

GHC Announces Locations To Purchase Art Auction Gala Event Tickets

An Oregon National Guard member sharing his food with a village child.

Have you purchased your tickets to GHC's Art Auction Gala? It is coming up quickly! There will be awesome art items and non-art items to bid on in both the live and silent auctions taking place that evening. Admission is only $15 per person (adults only) or $20 per person at the door. You can purchase tickets online on our webpage or at the following businesses:

The Dalles - Klindts, The Mid-Columbia Senior Center, Bob Stone Freeway Auto, The Dalles Country Club, CH Urness Motors and High Hills Salon.

Hood River Tickets: The Gorge White House, Hood River News, Waucoma Bookstore, Sears of Hood River, Brian's Valley Auto Supply, CenterPointe Bank.

Please click here for more details about our upcoming Art Show Gala Event:

Questions about this event can be e-mailed to: