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SUMMER SMOOTHIE FUNDRAISER at Local Flow

July 30th, 2019

For Yamhill County Imagination Library This August you can taste the very best of summer in Yamhill County with three limited-time smoothies inspired by beloved children’s books. Healthy, delicious, fun – proceeds benefit Yamhill County Imagination Library. August 1st– Where the Wild Things Are Smoothie A wild berry smoothie that could tame the most malicious beast […]

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YES Pinot Noir | A delicious way to support YES!

July 9th, 2019

Sokol Blosser Winery has generously donated and bottled 27 cases of exclusive reserve-quality Pinot Noir. $25 per bottle funds Yamhill County Imagination Library for one child for one year. Come to Kookoolan Farms on Saturday July 13th from 2-4 pm for a complimentary tasting with Susan Sokol Blosser. This is the season of summer BBQ […]

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Golden Valley Fundraiser for Imagination Library

April 22nd, 2019

Please join us Tuesday, April 30th from 6-10pm at Golden Valley Brewery in McMinnville for the most delicious fundraiser.  All you have to do is enjoy some scratch-made fair (no cooking or dishes required) from Golden Valley Brewery & Restaurant. They will donate 10% of proceeds to Yamhill County Imagination Library.  Bring the family or […]

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Changing the Story for Yamhill County Children

November 24th, 2018

YAMHILL COUNTY IMAGINATION LIBRARY Child development research continually demonstrates that the number of books in a child’s home correlates directly to improved reading scores. When a child has access to books, their world becomes larger and their imagination soars. That’s why the Yamhill Enrichment Society (YES) provides financial support for the Yamhill County Imagination Library […]

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Youth Mariachi Project

November 24th, 2018

The Youth Mariachi Project educates grade and middle school students in the traditional instruments of mariachi music. This legendary musical expression is recognized by UNESCO as an “Intangible Cultural Heritage” and dates back to at least the 18th century in western Mexico. Begun in 2011 as a collaboration between the Yamhill Enrichment Society (YES) and the […]

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Celebrating JOY (Junior Orchestra of Yamhill County)

November 24th, 2018

In September, 2017, YES began an El Sistema music program for the four kindergarten classes at Edwards Elementary School in Newberg. One hundred kindergartners started to learn to play the violin. Internationally recognized, the El Sistema’s mission is to provide underserved youth with intensive orchestral music instruction emphasizing collaboration, promoting self-confidence, and creating a community where […]

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Kookoolan Farms Raises $3,850 for Yamhill County Imagination Library

November 21st, 2018

Read about one of our most original and thoughtful Imagination Library Fundraisers from Kookoolan Farms, as told by Farmer Chrissie… In April 2018, Koorosh went to the feed store for nails, and came back with twenty, day-old Narragansett turkey keets. All summer these “pet” turkeys have been roaming the farm eating bugs and berries. We offered these turkeys for […]

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YES Wood-Fired Oven Raffle to Support Early Literacy

July 20th, 2018

Great news! YES has reached an important milestone in the progression of the Yamhill County Imagination Library program which mails an age appropriate book every month to children under the age of 5 in Yamhill County. We currently have 2,800 children enrolled – which is approximately 50% of the county! As a result of our […]

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JOY – Junior Orchestra of Yamhill County

September 1st, 2017

In Fall 2017, music classes for kindergarteners at Edwards Elementary in Newberg will have a new sound! During their twice-a-week music classes, these budding musicians will be learning to play the violin. Students are introduced to melody, rhythm and playing instruments using a box violin and will being using real violins later in the term. The new […]

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Changing the Story for Yamhill County Children

July 1st, 2017

When a child has access to books, their world becomes larger and their imagination soars. Research has shown that the number of books in a child’s home correlates directly to improve reading scores. Any Yamhill County child, from birth to age five, is eligible to receive a free, age-appropriate book, every month, through Yamhill County […]

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