June 23, 2011 in Washington Voices

In Brief

 

Elite Gymnastics plans open house

YARDLEY – On Friday, Spokane Elite Gymnastics, 5615 E. Broadway Ave., will hold an anniversary party and open house from 1 to 7 p.m.

Kids can enjoy games, jumping castles, free gymnastics and prizes.

For more information call (509) 533-9646.

Swim pass donations sought

SPOKANE COUNTY – The Make a Splash project is seeking donations for the summer swim pass program for children from low-income families.

In two days earlier this month, 1,100 swimming passes were given to area children and the funds for the program have run out. More than 300 children are now on the waiting list at the Salvation Army.

Passes are $20 for each swimmer.

To help area kids, send a check to Make a Splash, in care of Spokane Parks Foundation, P.O. Box 2021 Spokane, WA 99210-2021, or visit the website at www.spokaneparks foundation.org/splash.

The project’s goal is to ensure that children who cannot afford to pay to swim in the pools and aquatic centers in the cities of Spokane and Spokane Valley and Spokane County are not left out. Swim passes are still available at Spokane Valley Partners for the city of Spokane Valley and Spokane County, as well as the Spokane County North and South aquatic centers.

Business attire for women sought

RIVERSIDE – St. Luke’s Rehabilitation Institute, 711 S. Cowley St., is now accepting donations for the Wardrobes for Women program.

New or gently used dress slacks, blouses, skirts, dresses, shoes, handbags and accessories are needed for women in the community who are transitioning back into the workforce. Casual or summer-wear items cannot be accepted.

For more information, call (509) 232-8179, email dopsonk@inhs.org or visit www.foundation.inhs.org.

Fresh produce at Roots market

HILLYARD – The Community Roots Market, located at the east entrance of the Northeast Community Center, will provide fresh fruit and vegetables at a discount for local, low-income families, Mondays from 3 to 5:30 p.m.

Organic produce will be available at the market at a 50 percent reduced rate, free WIC Farmers Market Vouchers distributed and free samples and cooking classes will be offered onsite. Customers will also be able to use EBT or WIC cards at the market. The produce is grown by PEACH Community Farm.

For more information, call (509) 216-9273 or email bryan@peachlocal.com.


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