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Connecting With the Community

At Johnson Bixby, connecting with our community is as important as connecting with our clients.

Recently, team members attended two events hosted by local organizations committed to serving our community. Their hard work, dedication, and contributions help make our community great.

On Saturday, April 29th, we attended the Clark County Skills Center Foundation’s annual dinner and auction where we learned that the Skills Center is now the Cascadia Technical Academy. Changing the name was a student-led effort to better reflect the experiences and opportunities provided by the school. Cascadia Technical Academy’s mission is “To prepare each student with the relevant knowledge and skills for learning, career, and life.”

The student speaker of the evening was Noah Smyth, and we were honored to be seated with his parents. They shared with us how appreciative they were of the opportunity provided to Noah and proud of what he accomplished as a student and how he’d grown as a person.

The Foundation’s annual event raises funds to support Cascadia Technical Academy, which is a cooperative educational venture of ten school districts in southwest Washington. You can learn more about it at

Our Ball Gown Cake

On Friday May 5th, we attended the Community Home Health & Hospice’s annual fundraiser held at the Cowlitz Regional Conference Center. The theme for this year was “On the Red Carpet”. In keeping with the theme, some of the ladies came dressed in sequined gowns, and some of the men came dressed in tuxedos. There were some vintage automobiles on display as well, including the one in the photo above.

We sampled the signature drink, a Raspberry Vodka Champagne cocktail. There was live music, dinner, a wine wall, mystery gifts, and a dessert dash. Jeri was our runner this year, and she snagged us a beautiful and delicious ball-gown-shaped cake.

Proceeds fund the Charity Care program, which provides services to uninsured and under-insured members of our community. Community Home Health & Hospice services include hospice care, respite care, tele-monitoring, and grief support. Other programs are the We Honor Veterans, and Pet Peace of Mind. There is also a memorial garden to visit and remember cherished loved ones.

Community Home Health & Hospice serves the Vancouver and Longview communities. You can find out more about Community Home Health & Hospice by visiting http://www/

Written By Johnson Bixby