[Extensions of Remarks]
[Page E1755]
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                          HON. EARL BLUMENAUER

                               of oregon

                    in the house of representatives

                      Thursday, December 21, 2017

  Mr. BLUMENAUER. Mr. Speaker, today I'd like to highlight the 
achievement of a group of young people in Northeast Portland.
  In 2014, fourteen 6th grade girls at Beverly Cleary School formed the 
Grant Park chapter of Jane Goodall's ``Roots and Shoots'' youth service 
organization. Their goal was to raise funds for orphaned chimpanzees at 
Goodall's Tchimpounga Rehabilitation Center in Africa.
  The girls' idea was to produce a vegetarian cookbook with sales 
benefiting the chimpanzee sanctuary. They wrote letters to chefs across 
the country asking for recipes and then spent most Friday evenings 
together cooking the food and taking notes. They also created artwork 
and bios for the chefs to go along with each recipe. Three years later, 
these young women are in 9th grade and the cookbook, called ``Saving 
Pan,'' is done.
  A first printing of 400 copies of Saving Pan was sold out in a week 
and raised $4,000 for the Sanctuary. For meeting their goals and making 
a difference, congratulations to Brooke Abbruzzese, Talia Baskin, Lily 
Buckenmeyer, Martha Bulkeley, McKenzie Caldicott, Ruby Cooper-Karl, 
Emma Francioch, Willa Gagnon, Maeve Larco, Matisse Nash, Maya Rashid, 
Charlotte Stoeger, Hanna Stokes and McKenzie Tell.