Friends of the Children grand opening

GRESHAM OUTLOOK PHOTO: JOSH KULLA - Ezra, 6, enjoys a chemistry experiment Thursday, Jan. 21, at the Friends of Children building open house.

GRESHAM OUTLOOK PHOTO: JOSH KULLA - Ezra, 6, enjoys a chemistry experiment Thursday, Jan. 21, at the Friends of Children building open house.

Friends of the Children held a grand opening for its donors and community leaders last week, showing off its new space in East Multnomah County.

Just a few months ago, the building was still a dusty construction site. But on Thursday, Jan. 21, it was filled with people milling about and taking part in many different activities.

"We are pleased to welcome Friends of the Children to the city of Gresham," said Mayor Shane Bemis. "The services of this highly respected organization will fill a crucial gap in services for children in our community, and we are thrilled to partner with them."

Read about it at the Gresham Outlook here