December 21, 2017 - Issue: Vol. 163, No. 209 — Daily Edition115th Congress (2017 - 2018) - 1st Session
HIGHLIGHTING THE ACHIEVEMENT OF A YOUTH GROUP IN NORTHEAST PORTLAND; Congressional Record Vol. 163, No. 209
(Extensions of Remarks - December 21, 2017)
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[Extensions of Remarks] [Page E1755] From the Congressional Record Online through the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov] HIGHLIGHTING THE ACHIEVEMENT OF A YOUTH GROUP IN NORTHEAST PORTLAND ______ 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. ____________________