Letter to the editor: Wayne Stoll thanks Jo Schaefer for Stoll Plaza work, says farewell to Lee Perlman
A giant heartfelt “thank you” to the entire Hollywood District for honoring Norm and Helen Stoll with the dedication of Stoll Plaza at Northeast 41st Avenue and Sandy Boulevard. Mom and Dad would be justifiably proud for being recognized by their peers in this way. From their beginnings in Hollywood in 1950, Mom and Dad loved the District. They embraced the small-town atmosphere and the many, many people they worked with over the years.
Specifically I would like to thank the Hollywood Neighborhood Association, Hollywood Boosters, Hollywood Lions Club, Creston Homes, Central Northeast Neighbors and the City of Portland. Without the cooperation of all of those groups, this would not have occurred.
The biggest thank you, however, is reserved for Jo Schaefer, president of the Hollywood Neighborhood Association. Jo was the catalyst for making this happen. She is the heartbeat of Hollywood. If you want to know what is happening in Hollywood, ask Jo.
Again, “thank you” to all for your hard work on this project.
In closing, I want to say how much I will miss my monthly chats with Lee Perlman as he delivered the Star throughout the District. Rest in peace, my friend. Rest in peace.
Wayne H. Stoll
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