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Doddie Williams, right, and Rachel White serve Aimee Cook, 4, a corn dog lunch at Spokane Valley Community of Christ Church Wednesday. Some of the free lunch programs offered at schools have ended, so the congregation at Community of Christ is stepping up with free lunches for children and adults three days a week at the church. SR photo/Colin Mulvany
Saturday's Valley Voice once again gave you a solid lineup of stories covering what's happening in Spokane Valley. Reporter Lisa Leinberger has details on the annual Summer of Service volunteer day run by Eastpoint Church that will send volunteers to 15 Central Valley schools for improvements on Aug. 11. Volunteers are still needed, so sign up if you can lend a hand.
The Spokane Valley Community of Christ Church has stepped up to offer free meals to children and adults three days a week through the month of August. The church is trying to fill the gap that exists now that many schools have stopped serving free meals for the summer.
The Spokane Valley City Council discussed a familiar topic last week - animal control. The council is moving nearer to a decision, however. The city has to decide whether to continue with SCRAPS or switch to SpokAnimal for animal control services.
Spokane Valley Partners is again collecting school supplies for distribution to low income students. Lisa put together details on what supplies are needed and how families can sign up to get a backpack filled with supplies.
Every year Spokane Valley Partners collects school supplies to give to low income children who need them. This year's donation drive is almost over. The last day to donate is Sunday. Donation barrels are located at Spokane Valley Partners, area Rosauers locations, Spokane Valley Fire stations, Dishman Dodge, Vera Water and Power, Valley Hospital, Dollar Tree locations and the Episcopal Church of the Resurrection.
Items needed include backpacks, crayons, paper, erasers, folders, colored pencils, pens, pencils, rulers, scissors, spiral notebooks, binders, highlighters, markers, divider tabs, glue and pencil pouches. Call Spokane Valley Partners at 927-1153 for more information.