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Good News for United Way, Festival Mozaic, CASA and the SLO County Youth Coalition

The Nipomo Lions Club recently donated $750 to the South County Youth Coalition. Youth Coalition representative Mary Squellati, second from right, was presented with a celebratory check from Nipomo Lions Club members Denise Farmer, left, Wally Crookes and Bob McGill.
The Nipomo Lions Club recently donated $750 to the South County Youth Coalition. Youth Coalition representative Mary Squellati, second from right, was presented with a celebratory check from Nipomo Lions Club members Denise Farmer, left, Wally Crookes and Bob McGill.

San Luis Obispo

Jack and Luke Haring of San Luis Obispo, along with their mother, Lindsey, recently visited United Way of San Luis Obispo County to present a donation.

The boys set up a lemonade stand on Los Osos Valley Road near Laguna Middle School, where they earned more $100 for the United Way.

The brothers wanted to donate the money to United Way in honor of Allison LaVogue, an inspirational teen who was killed in a car accident in 2014, and the high school club that was started in her honor, Allison’s Angels.

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The National Endowment for the Arts recently announced that Festival Mozaic has been awarded a $10,000 Art Works grant.

The funds will support the Notable Encounter Series, an educational program that is part of the festival’s 2016 summer music event in July.

The Art Works category supports the creation and presentation of both new and existing work, education and public engagement through 13 arts disciplines or fields.

North County

Judge Linda Hurst recently swore in 14 volunteer Court Appointed Special Advocates at a ceremony held at Paso Robles branch of the San Luis Obispo Superior Court.

The volunteers will soon be assigned as advocates for abused and neglected children specifically in northern SLO County.

This is the first training class funded by CASA’s collaboration with must! charities, which awarded CASA more than $250,000, according to a news release from the agency.

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