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STCU gathering donations for child

Spokane Teachers Credit Union is accepting donations for Jayden Bennett, a 7-year-old Spokane boy diagnosed with a bone cancer called osteosarcoma.

Bennett is being treated at St. Luke’s hospital in Boise for a large tumor on his leg, with the possibility of losing his leg. The cancer may even take his life. He is scheduled for 10 weeks of chemotherapy to battle the tumor on his leg, along with 20 cancer spots on his lungs, and an inoperable tumor at the base of his spine. After his chemotherapy is complete, Bennett will undergo surgery.

Bennett’s family is reaching out to the community for support.

Cash donations can be made in person at any STCU branch, in the name of Jayden Bennett.

Donations can be mailed to United Steelworkers Union Local 338, c/o Jayden Bennett Fund, P.O. Box 15286, Spokane, WA 99215-5286.

Credit card donations can be made on to

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South Hill

Garden restoration will be recognized

Key figures in the reconstruction and restoration of the Moore-Turner Heritage Gardens on the lower South Hill in Spokane are being recognized for their work by the Esther Reed Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution.

Lynn Mandyke, the project manager for the city parks department, is receiving a historic preservation medal during an 11 a.m. ceremony on Saturday at the gardens. The event coincides with the season opening of the gardens on Saturday at 10 a.m.

Mandyke also received an honorable mention for historic preservation from the state organization of DAR.

Also being recognized are Richard Hartlage, a Tacoma landscape consultant on the project, and Mark Albin and Tye McGee, owners of A.M. Landshaper Inc., of Spokane, the contractors on the work. All three are receiving outstanding achievement awards.

The gardens are located within Pioneer Park, which can be reached from a driveway on Seventh Avenue between Stevens and Lincoln streets.

Mike Prager

Lincoln Heights

Be a music star at ‘Rock’ party

The Hannah Montana “Rock the World” Party will be Saturday, from 1 to 3 p.m., at the Southside Senior Activity Center, 3151 E. 27th Ave.

The party will benefit the Kids-Helping-Kids organization, supporting children’s programs in the Hillyard community.

Hannah Montana fans can make their own music video, get made over for a star photo shoot, or make their own DVD from Hannah Montana’s tunes.

The party also includes a live DJ, snacks, party favors, and more.

Cost is $22, for children ages 5 to 17.

For more information, call (509) 482-0708 or Spokane Parks and Recreation at (509) 625-6200.

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