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Gies Family Foundation buys two OTH windows


February 21, 2019

Dorothy and George Gies

George and Dorothy (Hopp) Gies, both descendants of Odessa pioneer families, were longtime farmers in the Odessa and Columbia Basin areas, retiring in 1990. They were both born in Odessa, attended local schools and graduated from Odessa High School. They were active in their church and community. George was one of the first district hospital commissioners, and Dorothy was a founder of the Hospital Auxiliary. Their son James George Gies was their only child. They established the George and Dorothy Gies Family Foundation to benefit Odessa not-for-profit community organizations and projects each year. Their son Jim is president of the Foundation, and their niece Coleen Janke of Odessa is treasurer. Recent projects include the trees on First Avenue and the Odessa Food Bank.

The George and Dorothy Gies Family Foundation has now donated two windows for the Old Town Hall Window Campaign project. The campaign is very close to reaching the goal of replacing all 22 single-pane windows on the second floor of the Old Town Hall. The campaign will continue until windows on both floors have been funded. Those who would like more information about the campaign or would like to make a donation are asked to please call Terri King at 509-988-0430.


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