September 4, 2008 in Voices

Boys and Girls Club plan ‘Friend Raiser’ at Q’emiln

By The Spokesman-Review

Fall is in the air, but the Post Falls Community Volunteers and the Boys and Girls Club of Kootenai County will enjoy summer one last time when they team up Tuesday for the first “Fun in the Park Friend Raiser” barbecue at Q’emiln Park in Post Falls.

Beginning at 5 p.m., the two-hour event will include face painting and inflatable jump castles for the kids. Staff member Chris Haas will perform for the crowd. Club members will share about what the group means to them.

An information booth will be set up, allowing participants to learn about the Boys and Girls Club. Information will also be distributed throughout the park during the evening.

The $5 barbecue will be cooked by the Post Falls Community Volunteers and includes burgers, hot dogs, chips, drinks, and cookies.

The Boys and Girls Club currently has approximately 300 registered members. The focus is “at-risk” kids. But, executive director Ryan Davis said “all kids run the risk of getting into trouble without some guidance.” He said the members at the Kootenai County Club vary from kids of foster parents, single parents, and kids in households where both parents work.

More staff and resources are required to assure quality programs for all members, new and continuing, participating in the Boys and Girls Club of Kootenai County.

For more information about the event, call Davis at 661-9316. For information about the Boys and Girls Club, call 457-9089.

Rainey Coffin can be reached at (509) 927-2166 or via e-mail at

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