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United Way gives $1,000 each to four SLO County youth programs

United Way’s Youth Board has awarded a record number of grants for local youth programs this year.
United Way’s Youth Board has awarded a record number of grants for local youth programs this year.

SLO County

The Youth Board of United Way of San Luis Obispo County awarded a record number of grants to youth programs this year, according to a news release from the organization.

Each of the four grant recipients selected received $1,000.

The recipients include:

▪  Jack’s Helping Hand, which received funds for Little Riders therapeutic horseback riding program for children with neurological disabilities.

▪  Barbara Babka’s AVID class at Judkins Middle School, which received funds for The Power of Imagination through Art class.

▪  Jim DeCecco’s fifth-grade class at Oceano Elementary School, which received funds for the Oceano Dolphins Grow Healthy project

▪  San Luis Obispo FFA, which received funds for its Bottomless Basket project.

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San Luis Obispo County Public Libraries recently collected 2,256 pounds of food during Food For Fines Week. The nonperishable food, which was donated to Food Bank Coalition of SLO County, was equivalent to about 1,880 meals.

“Library patrons can lower their outstanding fines while at the same time helping those in need in our community.” said Aracelli Astorga, library Adult Services coordinator.

Food for Fines is an annual event celebrating National Library Week.

For more information, visit www.slolibrary.org.

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Joelle Lewis of San Luis Obispo, a media arts production major, and Molly Leach of Oceano, a musical theater major, have been named to the dean’s list for the spring semester at Emerson College in Boston, Massachusetts.

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