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Roger Yost Receives Heritage Center Award 2010

April 8, 2010

Yost Receives Heritage Center Award 2010
Virginia Green and Roger Yost

Reed Opera House owner Roger Yost received one of two Heritage Enterprise Awards presented by the newly merged Mission Mill Museum and Marion County Historical Society April 8 at Mission Mill.

Now known as the Willamette Heritage Center, the neighboring organizations combined their annual awards to honor those leaders and organizations who have significantly contributed to the Salem community’s cultural heritage.

Historian Virginia Green presented Yost with his award, saying “he has been a very active partner in the revitalization of Salem’s Historic Downtown.”

She said: “Roger leads Go Downtown Salem in its efforts to make Salem the cultural heart of the Mid-Willamette Valley . . . and has also been a leader by promoting the arts in Salem through his support of Artists in Action and the Salem Art Association; creating annual art scholarships at Salem high schools; by establishing the largest international art gallery in the Northwest, and hosting CASA of Marion County’s annual Art with a Heart auction.

Carl Crowell and Michelle Ing of Crowell Ing, LLP, received the other Enterprise Award for their support of the Heritage Awards and Teen Interpreter Program and other community enterprises.

Prior Heritage Enterprise award honorees included the Statesman Journal, Pendleton Woolen Mills, Portland General Electric, Pioneer Trust Bank and Salem Electric.

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