We had quite a day last Saturday when Santa paid a pre-Christmas visit to the Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Northwest Real Estate Newberg branch. Over 40 families and their kiddos had a fun time with Santa and they brought a generous assortment of food for donation to local residents in need of assistance. They collected two 40-gallon barrels of food!
Big thanks to Newberg Managing Principal Broker Ron Schock, photographer Kenneth Bunn, and all the Newberg brokers and local businesses that pitched in to create this fun, community-focused event. Most of all, thank you Santa for making the long trip down from the North Pole!
It’s days like this that make our hearts joyful. Wishing everyone a happy holiday season!
Prudential Northwest Properties Newberg and McMinnville branches joined together to sponsor the Special Olympics Summer State Games Victory Dance this past Friday night in Newberg and a fine time was had by all. Many of our brokers and their families came out to help guide the 1,500 athletes into the arena where law enforcement officers and fire fighters formed two lines that the athletes were able to “high 5” and shake hands with as they came in.
Our brokers were part of the chain of people giving encouragement and congratulations to the athletes and there were several more in the stands with their families cheering them on. Once the torch was lit and the music started, the victory dance began. It was great to see the athletes enjoying themselves and celebrating, and it was absolutely infectious.
Prudential NW brokers Kari Fahrenkopf (left) and Laura Oviatt gettin’ down at the dance!
Newberg broker Rob Molzahn, who spearheaded our involvement in this event, summed up the evening nicely, “What a treat! Here is where encouragement and positive attitude are a way of life. It was inspiring, and I’m very thankful and proud of all who came and participated. It was truly an evening well spent.”
Photo credit: Special Olympics Oregon
To Branch Managing Principal Broker Ron Schock and our entire Newberg and McMinnville crew and your families, a big “thank you” for supporting Special Olympics in Oregon … you make us proud!
Yamhill County Prudential Northwest Properties real estate brokers Rob Molzahn and Kari Fahrenkopf were both recognized by the Newberg Early Bird Rotary chapter for their outstanding volunteer efforts.
Rob, a past President of the organization, was named “Rotarian of the Year” and Kari received the “Spirit of Rotary” award.
In addition to feeding the homeless, building homes and playgrounds, and spearheading a variety of community projects in and around Newberg, the group has participated in a number of international volunteer efforts.
Rob and Kari, thank you for your dedication to helping others and making our world a better place to live. You make us proud!
In 2011, we helped more people buy and sell homes in Yamhill County than anyone else.
Kudos to our McMinnville, Newberg and Sherwood teams, and a sincere “Thank You” to the folks in Yamhill County for trusting the committed professionals at Prudential Northwest Properties with all your real estate needs. We’re proud to earn your business!
When Prudential Northwest Properties real estate broker Beth Keyser heard about a local family whose home was burglarized shortly after they moved to Newberg, she jumped into action and organized a drive to help replace the items stolen.
The family had moved from New Jersey shortly after the father lost his job as a police officer and the mother lost her job as a county employee. Their youngest child has expensive medical needs, so Beth felt, “we can’t over bless them.” Word spread quickly throughout Newberg and local churches and strangers at the grocery store started donating … Santa even came into the picture and delivered a bag of goodies for the kids that filled up their whole living room with presents!
“That’s what Christmas is all about,” says Keyser, “it’s about helping and loving and sharing. My family has enough.”
Beth, thank you for making such a difference in the lives of this family, and for organizing such a wonderful community wide giving effort. You make us all very proud.
Dan Foster, Managing Principal Broker of the Prudential Northwest Properties Sherwood & Newberg branch offices, has accepted an appointment to the Chehalem Valley Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors. Dan will serve a two-year term, commencing at the first of the year.
Newberg broker Pam Irish received a very heartfelt and public “thank you” from her clients. Jerry & Harriet Bade were so pleased with the wonderful service they received from Pam that they took out an ad in the Newberg Graphic and let everyone know! Pam, we’re proud you represent Prudential Northwest Properties with such a commitment to providing exceptional service. And Jerry & Harriet, thank you for such a generous display of your appreciation!