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Mobile food bank to distribute food at Clarkston High School Dec. 19

Clarkston High School is partnering with Second Harvest to "take on hunger 'til no kid is hungry" this holiday season. A mobile food bank will distribute food boxes to both Clarkston High School and Lincoln Middle School students and their families on Friday, December 19 from 11:15 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at the CHS cafeteria, located at 401 Chestnut Street.

The Second Harvest Mobile Food Bank provides fresh, nutritious produce and other food staples to local communities by focusing on students in need and their families. No appointment or documentation is needed for CHS and LMS students and families wishing to receive food boxes.

"This time of year can be especially difficult for many students whose families struggle to make ends meet," said CHS Principal, Eric Anderson. "We are grateful for this partnership with Second Harvest to make sure no student goes home hungry."

Holiday Heroes Food Drive returns to Lewiston Rosauers

Each year, the Lewis-Clark Valley makes efforts to feed those in need with food drives and donations and 2014 is no different.

The fourth annual Holiday Heroes Food Drive will take place on Saturday, December 20 from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at the Rosauers in Lewiston. The goal for the drive is to provide at least 250 bags of pre-packaged food to local people in need.

Customers of the Rosaurs will have the opportunity to purchase these bags for $20 each.

Since the Holiday Heroes Food Drive's inception, the Lewiston community has purchased over 1,000 bags of food to benefit their neighbors all over the Lewis-Clark Valley. 

Help Clarkston High School FFA "Stock the Trailer"

Help Clarkston High School FFA "Stock the Trailer"

The Clarkston High School FFA will host a "Stock the Trailer" food drive on Saturday, December 13 from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. in the Clarkston Albertson's parking lot.

Members from the CHS FFA will be collecting non-perishable food items for the Asotin County Food Bank to help assist local families obtain meals during the holidays. Their goal is to fill a 12 foot stock trailer with food items that will be donated to the food bank.

Clarkston FFA Advisor, Ms. Cami Browne, said the students are eager to spread some holiday cheer to local families in need.

"The National FFA's focus this year is Hunger Heroes," Browne says. "Their goal is to be able to provide 2.5 million meals to people nationwide. Our local chapter is trying to help local families in need during the holiday season."

The Clarkston Albertson's is located at 400 Bridge Street. For more information, contact FFA Advisor Cami Browne at 509-758-5591.

Local girls have chance to code national Christmas trees in D.C. with Google

Local girls have chance to code national Christmas trees in D.C. with Google

Google and the National Park Foundation are teaming up for a program that gives girls in Washington state the chance to have their work on display in Washington D.C. for the White House's annual tree lighting ceremony.

A Holiday Happening fund raising event for St. Boniface Catholic School

A Holiday Happening fund raising event for St. Boniface Catholic School

St. Boniface Catholic School in Colton, WA will host "A Holiday Happening" fund raising event on Saturday, December 6th, from 9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.

The event will include 24 different vendors offering a variety of different products. Event organizer, Andi Keller, said the event will be a good way to both help the school make extra money, as well has give people a chance to get their Christmas shopping done in one place.

Some of the event's vendors will include, Scentsy, Lila's Jewelery Made with Love, Mary Kay, Photos by Marlin, and Jamberry.

The vendor's booth fees will go directly to the school, and the vendors will also have the opportunity to donate any profit they make. The event will also have lunch available for purchase, a bake sale, and gift wrapping. The proceeds for these areas will go directly to the school. This event is one of three major fundraisers the private school puts on annually to help raise money to ensure it stays open. 

The event will be held at the school at 306 Steptoe Street in Colton, WA. Any questions can be directed to Andi Keller at 509-330-A 1094 or by email at andikeller11@gmail.com.

WSU Athletic Hall of Fame to induct Steve Gleason at Apple Cup on Saturday

WSU Athletic Hall of Fame to induct Steve Gleason at Apple Cup on Saturday

Washington State University will induct Steve Gleason as the 178th member of the school's Athletic Hall of Fame during this year's Apple Cup game. The ceremony is set to take place during an on-field ceremony between the first and second quarters of Saturday's game against Washington.

 

“I'd encourage fans to be there to make sure they don't miss anything,” said Associate Director of Athletics, Bill Stevens.

 

Stevens said each year a selection committee determines who is elected into the hall of fame.

 

Holiday Alternative Giving Fair to benefit area non-profits

LCSC Center for Arts & History (CAH) is hosting a Holiday Alternative Giving Fair on Friday December 5, from 5:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m. and Saturday, December 6, from 11:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. at the Center for Arts & History, 415 Main Street in Lewiston.

The purpose of the fair is to give community members a meaningful alternative to holiday gift giving and an opportunity to support local non-profits. CAH is a department under LCSC Community Programs, and strives to enhance community well-being and sustainability through the celebration of the arts, community partnerships, and personal charity. The fair will offer holiday shoppers a choice of holiday gifts in a festive atmosphere to honor family and friends while supporting local charities and nonprofit organizations. 

Participating nonprofits will have a shopping list of specific cash designations from which shoppers can choose.  For their purchase, shoppers will receive a card with an insert representing the ‘gift’ on their behalf to the nonprofit.

Anyone interested in more information can contact the LCSC Center for Arts & History at 208-792-2243.