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Evangelical Lutheran Church To Host Ymca Latchkey Program

Nina Culver Correspondent

Holy Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church is collaborating with the Valley YMCA to bring a latchkey program to the community. The program, run by the YMCA, will be hosted by the church, located at 2511 S. Pines.

Church leaders brought the idea of hosting the program to the YMCA in the spring, and found out only this week that their space would be needed.

The church simply wanted to provide a service to the community, says Howard Nelson of Holy Trinity’s Congregation Ministries Committee. Parents need to know that their children will be taken care of and protected, said Nelson.

“These kids, they can’t be going home unsupervised,” said Nelson. “We just thought we’d see if there was a need for something like this and it turns out there was.”

“We get phone calls on it every day,” said YMCA Program Director Kuray Arland.

The program at Holy Trinity will serve only kindergarten students. The program will run from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. so children who have either morning or afternoon kindergarten class can attend. Full-time enrollment costs $220 a month for Y members and $235 a month for non-members; half day participation in the program is $145 a month for members and $155 a month for non-members.

For more information or to enroll in the program, call the Valley YMCA at 927-1474.

Convertibles at Pines Baptist

Pines Baptist Church, 714 S. Pines, has a special community event planned for Aug. 30.

A classic car show and free barbecue will kick off the evening at 4 p.m., followed by a performance by “The Convertibles” at 6 p.m. The band, affiliated with the Campus Crusade for Christ ministry based in California, plays ‘50s and ‘60s music.

The events are free and all are invited to attend. Classic car owners who would like to register their vehicle for the show are asked to call the church office at 928-7880.

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