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Hermiston Education Foundation Annual Events

Hermiston Education Foundation has two key fundraising events each year: the HEF Beach & Beef dinner and auction and the HEF Fun Run. The dinner is held each February, and this year the run will be held in August.


HEF Beach & Beef

The 10th Annual HEF fundraising event will be Saturday, February 2nd, 2019, at the Eastern Oregon Trade & Event Center. Dinner is all you can eat crab and beef, and doors open at 5:00 p.m.
Tickets can be purchased at the Hermiston School District office, Hermiston Chamber of Commerce, and online at


Thank you to the 2019 major sponsors:

  • Barnett & Moro, P.C.
  • Blue Mountain NAIFA
  • Chartwells School Dining Services
  • Columbia Dental
  • Community Bank
  • LambWeston
  • Dr. Jeremy Larson
  • Midco Bus Co.
  • Midway Bar & Grill
  • Mr. and Mrs. Randy Shoop
  • Ordnance Brewing
  • Pendleton Bottling
  • Roger J. Bounds Foundation
  • Rogers Toyota
  • Simmons Agency
  • Dr. John Spomer
  • Umatilla Electric
  • Vern’s Food Service Distribution


Dancing with the Hermiston Stars

Hermiston Education Foundation took over the reins for the 2019 Dancing with the Hermiston Stars event. It was Saturday, January 12, 2019, in the Hermiston High School auditorium.
Tickets were available online for purchase by clicking here.
The seven dancers that participated are below. Financial support for the dancers, was received online via HEF Square Store.
Beth Anderson Dr. Beth Anderson for Hermiston Education Foundation
Jake Bacon
Jake Bacon for Kiwanis Club of Hermiston
Jonny Badillo
Jonny Badillo Guerrero for Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA)
Kara Frazier
Kara Frazier for Made to Thrive
Tony Garberg
Tony Garberg for Rotary Club of Hermiston and the Pioneer Relief Nursery
Ashley Umbarger
Ashley Umbarger for Campus Life
Mary Winebarger
Mary Winebarger for Altrusa International of Hermiston
Thank you to our event sponsor:
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2018 HEF Fun Run 

Thank you Hermiston School District staff and community members for taking part in the HEF Fun Run & Walk on Saturday, October 27! Congratulations to our award winners:

The Fisher family (pictured), winners of the best costume award and a $50.00 cash prize.

Desert View Elementary School won the Fleet Feet Award and a $100.00 cash prize for the most participation.

Sunset Elementary won second place and Hermiston High School was third for the number of staff participating in the run.