Hello, and thank you for your interest in our unique, handmade rustic trellises. Crafted by local artisans in Happy Valley, Oregon from native branches, these durable and attractive trellises will be the perfect addition to your yard or garden. Ideal for supporting plant growth or just as useful as a decorative item.
Thank you again to all of our patrons and supporters from around the world for partnering with us on our 2013 Fund-An-Item project at the Clinica St. Teresita in Creel, Mexico.
The TCHF of Oregon recenly held their second annual Poker Party in early January. This was one of our sign up items from the Benefit back in October and we were excited to welcome 21 ready and rarin' to go poker players. Hosted by TCHF of Oregon Board Members, friends and family members in a beautiful house located on Mt. Scott in Happy Valley overlooking Portland.
Once again, we will be holding our 3rd Annual Art Contest for grade school students enrolled in Catholic parish schools in the state of Oregon. This contest will be held during the Easter 2014 season and the theme will be the "The Ascension".
* The deadline for entering the contest is April 18, 2014 and the winners will be announced on May 16, 2014. *
NOTE: We are posting this entry on behalf of our friends and colleagues in Creel.
The local community recently celebrated the Santa Teresita Feast Day. These pictures give a very good sense of the Tarahumara people, how they dress and the area in which they live. Santa Teresita is the patron saint of the Clinic in Creel. Thank you to Antonio for sending the pictures for us to post:
Imagine lives so impoverished that most of the community's children die before reaching the age of five. The children are part of a tribe of 60,000 Tarahumara Indians, who live in caves and primitive huts, with unsafe drinking water, parasites, and devastating malnutrition. Picture all this in an area of unsurpassed scenic beauty, with mountains and canyons and a rich cultural heritage - just hours from El Paso, Texas. This is the situation that Father Verplancken found when he came to Creel, Mexico in the early 1960's.